According to Mr. Roy Jinks, Historian at Smith and Wesson, this little "J" frame left the factory in 1961 and was shipped to NYC. It is a .32 Long revolver.
Of course we had to have some reasonably period correct ammunition:
It seems to put bullets where you point it unless someone tells you "high and to the right" (inside joke for an anonymous blog follower).
Bonus for all my blogger friends in Indiana, this little artifact was produced by a very good friend that knows of my Bell System collecting:
I have not decided to restore or leave alone. Nice ERTL toy.
I hope everyone has a great Labor Day! Stay safe!