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First off, Smith & Wesson did not start numbering their revolvers until 1957.

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If you do, it’s probably an Iver Johnson Safety Automatic, and if you have some spare change, it’s worth your time to ask to look at it.

The Iver Johnson Arms & Cycle Works (yes, makers of handguns and fine bicycles), was started back in 1871 by a 30-year old Norwegian born inventor of the same name.

Antique Smith and Wesson revolvers represent some of the most highly collectable pieces from one of America’s most historic gun manufacturers. If you don’t see the antique Smith and Wesson revolvers you’re looking for, bookmark our Browse our selection of antique Smith and Wesson revolvers below.

Our inventory includes everything from the Civil War era Smith and Wesson .32 Army #2 revolver to 1st and 2nd model Americans to the D. For other categories of collectable firearms, visit our antique handguns, Colt, and Winchester pages.

A question that comes up a lot is what are 5-screw, 4-screw, and 3-screw revolvers?

From 1905 to 1955 most Smith & Wesson revolvers had five screws, four held on the side plate and one in front of the trigger guard.

What made the Iver different from the Smiths was in the fact that it had an internal transfer bar safety.

This safety consisted of a bar that rested between the hammer and the rear of the cartridge in the cylinder/chamber.

In 1957 Smith & Wesson introduced the Model 19 Combat Magnum at the behest of Border Patrolman Bill Jordan.

Law-enforcement types flocked to the Model 19 like deer to a corn feeder, resulting in the nickname a “police officer’s dream gun.” It was the size and weight of most .38 Special revolvers, yet had the capacity to handle the powerful .357 Magnum that many officers preferred because of its superior stopping power and penetration.

Click for more info looks new this S&W Model 18-4 blue 22 LR. Great little "K" frame 6 shot revolver with 4 inch barrel. Frame is marked Model 14-3 which would be a .38 Special centerfire so was a factory mistake as it would be nearly impossible to convert ... This is a handsome revolver that has matching numbers on the frame, barrel, yoke, cylinder, and extractor. Click for more info Firearms are subject to pending sales.

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