A Good American Remington Smoot 5 shot .38 cal Rim-fire Revolver. Circa 1878. The barrel top strap engraved "E. REMINGTON & SONS ILION.N.Y. PAT. W. S. SMOOT. OCT 21.1873". Chequered grips and spur trigger. William Sydney Smoot was born in 1845 in Norfolk, Virginia. During the U.S. Civil War, he was a Lieutenant in the First Maryland Infantry as part of the Union Army. He spent the end of the war as an ordnance officer at The Springfield Armoury which was probably where he learnt about firearms manufacturing process. He resigned from the military in 1870 and began work at Remington the following year. Overall length 8 inches. Nice crisp action. In good condition showing some minor signs of use. Ref 3368.
This is an obsolete antique pistol and is sold as a collectors item only.
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