By Lars Dalseide | February 16 2012 17:39

Smith & Wesson Single Shots originally marketed to competitive shooters and hunters alike

Smith & Wesson Single Shot 4th Model at the National Firearms Museum
Smith & Wesson Single Shot 4th Model at the National Firearms Museum.
NRAblog has spent the last few weeks on the road at CPAC in DC, Eastern Sports in Pennsylvania and Great American in Maryland. But now that we're back here at home and it's time to return to Curator's Corner. For this week's episode, we return to Oklahoma for a look at two Smith & Wesson Single Shots — the 3rd and 4th Models.

Staring in the show is National Firearms Museum Director Jim Supica. Recognized in most circles as a Smith & Wesson aficionado, Supica was beyond please to come across such a beautiful piece.

Based on a double action revolver frame, the straight line got it's name because of the hammer. Instead of following the conventional arc or pivot used for most pistols, the hammer on these .22s travel in a straight line.

With an eleven year production run between 1925 and 1936, there were less than 2,000 of these pistols ever created. This particular piece in the National Firearms Museum comes with the original steel pressed case along with the standard cleaning rod and screw driver.

To learn more of about these Smith & Wesson specials, tune in tonight at 10:40 pm as Supica is again joined by Don Kull of and Executive Producer John Popp at the Tulsa Arms Show for another great episode of Curator's Corner on and Sirius/XM Patriot Satellite Radio.

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