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I have never seen this model of S&W .22 single shot revolver, and thought some of you might just like to view.   NOT trying to imply help with sale as I have nothing to do with it,  just to share photos of an old gun.........

 

Smith & Wesson Model 1891 .22 LR 1st Model For Sale Metro Atlanta | Handguns Classifieds in Georgia | The Outdoors Trader

 

Thanks, Alpo.....
Guess I should have called it a pistol instead of a revolver, as it can't revolve.......

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I have seen, or seen pictures of, a number of single shot pistols on revolver frames.  I never had much interest in them so I can't speak from any experience.

 

Flayderman's (I sure miss those reference books) shows three models of this one, all in .22.

 

Tingle made a muzzle loading .44 on a revolver frame back in the late 60s or early 70s.  I shot one belonging to Tom Lay, a retired police lieutenant of South Gate.  Interesting gun.

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After a VERY quick search I found several hundred single shot pistols but only the two I mentioned above, and a Hopkins and Allen .22 from around 1895-1905, are on revolver frames.  Most seem to be Stevens knock offs or one of a kind models.

 

I'm pretty sure I've seen others, but can't find them without more research.

 

BTW, Flayderman listed prices in his last edition (9th Edition, 2007) from $1,00.00 to $2,500.00.....and both a .22  and a.38 S&W pistol in the first model.  He wasn't far off on his prices, but that's a long time back and prices have got nuts in that time.

 

 

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i collect 22s if i found one id grab it up , thats exactly the kind of thing that peaks my interest , but ive never seen one on the loose around here , 

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3 hours ago, Crooked River Pete, SASS 43485 said:

I have one of these also, Stevens mdl 35

J. Stevens #35 Tip-Up .22 Cal. Single Shot Pistol

I had a few Stevens then I was kid and you could find then in gun shop and pawn shops for under $10.00.  I wish I had kept them.  Ugly buggers, but they shot very well.

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Those old Stevens were frequently called Bicycle Pistols.  In the old days people would carry them on their bike in case they were attacked by a dog while out cycling.  Now, of course, you would wind up in jail.

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3 hours ago, Larsen E. Pettifogger, SASS #32933 said:

Those old Stevens were frequently called Bicycle Pistols.  In the old days people would carry them on their bike in case they were attacked by a dog while out cycling.  Now, of course, you would wind up in jail.

 

Those Stevens .22s were also available with a detachable metal buttstock. Which made it a sawed-off rifle when that law was passed in the '30s. Skeeter Skelton used to write about shooting one in his "Me and Joe" stories.

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H&R made one as well , i kick myself for not buying the one i had a chance at , webley made one too , i missed that one as well , all were apparently well respected target shooters way back when , 

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