Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Smith & Wesson "Mexican Model".

In 1876, Smith & Wesson debuted their first .38 caliber revolvers. Chambered in .38 S&W. Then in 1878 an improved 2nd Model followed in 1891 with their 3rd Model.

The third model of the 38 Single Action was made from 1891 to 1911 and is often known as the 1891 Model, Model 01 or the Model of 91. This version saw Smith abandon the spur trigger and replaced it with a standard trigger and trigger guard.

However, an estimated 2000 of the Model of 91 revolvers, like the one pictured here, were produced using the spur trigger. The majority of these are said to have been shipped to the Mexican government and are referred to, by collectors, as the "Mexican Model".

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