S&W 44 American (81b)
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The first practical .44 cartridge revolver, built
originally for cartridge use only, was the Smith & Wesson
American revolver. Introduced in 1870, it was an
immediate success on the American Frontier.
Enjoying the success of their new revolver, S&W made
some technical improvements, and introduced the 2nd
Model in 1872, producing nearly 21,000 revolvers by 1874.
They were used by notables such as Cole Younger and Wyatt Earp.
The top of the grip does not have steps like most pocket
S&W pistols, K or N frame styles. The front and back
edges change angle at the top. The top width is measured at
the point where the curve makes an abrupt change.
- Over-all height, basae to top, 3-inch
- Height of front edge from base, 2-3/8 inch
- Width of base, 1-7/8 inch
- Height of screw hole center from base, 1-3/16 inch
- Width across top "corners", 1-1/8 inch