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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_%26_Wesson_Model_3

The U.S. Army adopted the .44 S&W American caliber Smith & Wesson Model 3 revolver in 1870, ... Smith & Wesson instead developed their own, slightly shorter .45 caliber round, the .45 Schofield, otherwise known as the .45 S&W. ... along with the original Smith & Wesson serial number ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_%26_Wesson_Model_1

Caliber .22 Short Blackpowder · Action · Single Action. Feed system, 7-round cylinder. Sights, Fixed. The Smith & Wesson Model 1 was the first firearm manufactured by Smith & Wesson, with production spanning the years 1857 through 1882. It was the first commercially successful revolver to use rimfire cartridges ... Serial numbers were issued sequentially for the Model 1 1st Issues ranging ...

www.americanrifleman.org/articles/2010/5/25/smith-wesson-us-model-1917-revolver

May 25, 2010 ... This series began with serial number 1, and by the end of the war 163,476 ... and most guns were shipped to Springfield Armory or army depots. ... Gun: Smith & Wesson .45 Hand Ejector Model of 1917. Caliber: .45 ACP

www.nramuseum.com/media/940941/serialization-date%20of%20manufacture.pdf

In several cases, caliber rarity can also be determined. ... serial numbers assigned in chronological order. For .... Serial number change to letter and number suffix. ..... MODEL 1849 POCKET REVOLVER - LONDON BARREL ... 1873 .45 Colt Caliber, Standard ... 1ST GENERATION COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY - CALIBER.

www.ocyoung.com/SmithWesson.htm

Smith and Wesson 3rd model Russian commercial,2nd model American,SW old old ... they introduced their FIRST, top break, self ejecting revolver in .44 caliber. ... ALL factory applied markings, barrel address , serial no. etc... are clear and present. ... board with a new revolver, soon to be called the Single Action Army . 45.