The Smith & Wesson .38 Single Action deserves to be remembered today, not just because it was a big seller in its time but because it was the first gun to chamber one of the best-natured revolver cartridges of all time, the .38 S&W. Over 108,000 of the second model .38 revolvers were made by Smith & Wesson from 1877 through 1891. Like its big brother the .44 Russian, the .38 Single Action is a hinged-frame, top-break revolver with automatic ejection. The first model of the .38 Single Action was often referred to as the "Baby Russian" despite the fact that its sideplate placement, frame screws, grip angle, and capacity all differed from the design of the Russian. This revolver has a nickel finish and hard rubber grips and features a pinned round front sight and a raised notched rear sight. Its grips, metal, and bore are all in good condition.