Introduced in 1881. The butt has the S&W factory rework star, and the grip frame has the October 1917 S&W factory rework date ("10.17"). The revolver has very unique and unusual target sights (possibly fitted when the revolver was returned to the factory in 1917), the original 1 7/16 inch cylinder, and matching serial numbers on the butt, cylinder, barrel and barrel latch. According to this writer's phone contact with S&W Historian Roy Jinks, this revolver was originally shipped to the New York City distributor M. W. Robinson on June 23, 1898.
Very fine, retaining nearly 97% factory reapplied blue finish with some thinning to brown mostly on the grip straps and some minor handling marks. 95% plus of the case colors remain on the hammer and trigger. The grips are also very fine with a few blemishes in the overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.