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Lot 963: SMITH & WESSON, USA A .44 (RUSSIAN) SIX-SHOT REVOLVER, MODEL ''DOUBLE-ACTION FIRST MODEL'', serial no. 12011, WITH FACTORY LETTER,

Fine Modern & Antique Guns - December 2016

by Holt's Auctioneers

December 8, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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  • SMITH & WESSON, USA A .44 (RUSSIAN) SIX-SHOT REVOLVER, MODEL ''DOUBLE-ACTION FIRST MODEL'', serial no. 12011, WITH FACTORY LETTER,
  • SMITH & WESSON, USA A .44 (RUSSIAN) SIX-SHOT REVOLVER, MODEL ''DOUBLE-ACTION FIRST MODEL'', serial no. 12011, WITH FACTORY LETTER,
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Description: SMITH & WESSON, USA
A .44 (RUSSIAN) SIX-SHOT REVOLVER, MODEL ''DOUBLE-ACTION FIRST MODEL'', serial no. 12011, WITH FACTORY LETTER,
manufactured in 1884, with 4in. round break-open barrel (traces of nickel-plate), raised sighting rib signed by the maker and including address and patents to 1880, barrel locking catch to rear of top-strap, fluted cylinder with distinctive vertical long and short indexing flutes, plain frame with single screwed sideplate (further traces of nickel-plate), spurred hammer, chequered hard rubber grips (worn smooth) and square-backed trigger-guard; TOGETHER WITH a factory letter dated February 21, 1997


Other Notes: The accompanying letter states that the revolver left Smith & Wesson''s factory on September 30, 1884 and was delivered to M.W. Robinson, New York City. Robinson was at the time the most prolific dealer in Smith & Wesson products within New York.

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