Re: Smith & Wesson Auto 35 Model 1913
The .35 caliber pistol and the .32 caliber pistol are similar but not the same gun. The Model 1913 was the first, made in .35 caliber (.35 S&W Auto). The name was hype, meant to convey the idea that the cartridge was more powerful than Colt's .32 ACP; in fact the bullets are the same diameter and close to the same velocity, though the S&W case is biigger and won't fit into a .32 ACP chamber.
S&W made 8350 of the Model 1913; it was not a big seller for a number of reasons, and was discontinued in 1921. One of the biggest complaints was that the special cartridge was hard to find. In 1924, S&W brought out what is sometimes called the Model 1924, chambered for the .32 ACP, but that didn't help. In fact, fewer of those were sold (only 957) than the .35 caliber pistol, and the last one was shipped in 1936, though manufacture probably stopped several years earlier.
The result was to sour S&W on auto pistols so much that they left the field entirely, not producing another auto pistol until 1954, when they brought out the Model 39.