Yep, as you can see on @Speedo66, his points to the right and is a third model and was made for smokeless. Mine is a second model and the chin points left, rated for blackpowder though I have put a few boxes of smokeless through it but the commercial stuff I used is pretty mild.IIRC on the Iver Johnson the position of the owl's head on the grips indicates if it is a BP or smokeless revolver. Chin points to the left, BP, to the right smokeless.
That’s a 3rd Model Iver Johnson, rated for smokeless powder.
Grips can be changed, same size for black powder and smokeless. Having 4 pins above the trigger guard is a sure method to ID for smokeless.IIRC on the Iver Johnson the position of the owl's head on the grips indicates if it is a BP or smokeless revolver. Chin points to the left, BP, to the right smokeless.
I think that was the last of S&W break tops, top latch and cylinder latch.
Nice combo!This is my S&W No.1-1/2 Single Action which shipped from the factory in April 1878. It's the early "cam screw" model which used a cam to tension the hammer spring. This model was the first gun chambered for .32 S&W. The tong tool to the left is an original Ideal with a built-in bullet mold. I loaded the black powder rounds using bullets cast in that mold.
.32 S&W balloon head cases will hold about 9 grains of BP but modern solid head brass only holds about 5 grains. Since the only things I'll ever shoot with it are paper or steel gongs, that doesn't matter to me.
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For scale, here it is next to my J-Frame Model 632 Airweight in .32 H&R Magnum:
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S&W “lemon squeezer”, very nice.My grandfather's CCW. Other than the nickel wearing off, it's still in great shape. AND, when out for a run I've been carrying it also!
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Back in his day there weren't CCWs. Typically only the big cities restricted carry. When so moved a mayor would issue a "courtesy card" to citizens or visitors which would allow one to CCW. My granddad went to a convention in Miami Beach and received the following:
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