This pistol is one by the U.S.
Pistol Co. which was started by O. A. Smith in Rockfall,
Mass. about 1880 to about 1900. It is not marked with the caliber on the barrel
and there is no serial number. The nickel finish is not bad
and about 70% remains with
the rest of the metal having a grey color and spots of slight surface rust. The grips
are in good condition with no chips or cracks and have the
'S' logo at the top. The bore has some
pitting which is not uncommon since the ammo of the day used
corrosive primers. The action works perfectly and the
cylinder locks up tight.
I have not fired this one. These old pre 1905 pistols were designed for
black powder loads. Do not use the modern ammo. If you
reload, be careful to use minimum pressure loads or black
powder in these
pistols. Shooting any old firearm is done at your own risk.
This pistol must be
shipped to a C&R or FFL license holder or can be purchased