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Session 1 - September Premiere Firearms Auction

by Rock Island Auction Company


919 lots with images

September 13, 2013

Live Auction

7819 42nd Street West

Rock Island, IL, 61201 USA

Phone: 800-238-8022

Fax: 309-797-1655

Email: info@rockislandauction.com

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Extraordinary Documented Gustave Young's 1893 Chicago World's Fair Exposition Engraved and Gold Inlaid Smith & Wesson 44 Double Action Frontier Model Revolver with Nevada Gold Mining Lawmen History

Lot 1: Extraordinary Documented Gustave Young's 1893 Chicago World's Fair Exposition Engraved and Gold Inlaid Smith & Wesson 44 Double Action Frontier Model Revolver with Nevada Gold Mining Lawmen History

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Description: Extraordinary Documented Gustave Young's 1893 Chicago World's Fair Exposition Engraved and Gold Inlaid Smith & Wesson 44 Double Action Frontier Model Revolver with Nevada Gold Mining Lawmen HistoryThe accompanying factory letter noted Smith & Wesson historian Roy Jinks states that this exquisite and historic Smith & Wesson 44 Double Action Frontier Model revolver was factory engraved and gold inlaid by the renowned engraver Gustave Young and was on display at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, in 1893 (The Chicago World's Fair). Although held in 1893, the Chicago World's Fair celebrated the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's landing in America (1492) and became a symbol of American exceptionalism that was sweeping the nation. Larger and grander than other world's fairs of the past, the six month running fair was attended by more than 27 million people and showed the world that Chicago had risen from the ashes of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. At the fair Smith & Wesson exhibited spectacular decorated handguns, including those manufactured in conjunction with Tiffany & Co. The exhibition engraving on the revolver is indicative of the rich quality and style of scrollwork of Gustave Young. The pattern is featured on the sides of the barrel, sides of the barrel lug, cylinder flats, and barrel rib flanking the S&W address with full coverage on the sides of the frame, top strap and rear of the frame to extend down the back strap. Gold inlaid scrollwork is incorporated in the engraving found on the barrel, on each cylinder flat, on the sides of the frame and on the area behind the hammer. A simple border engraving is featured around most of the scrollwork as well as on the hammer. In R.L. Wilson's book "STEEL CANVAS: THE ART OF AMERICAN ARMS", two S&W single action revolvers with a similar Gustave Young engraving with gold inlays are pictured on page 195 and these two revolvers were also part of the factory exhibit at the Chicago World's Fair. This exact gun is photographed and described on pages 200 and 201 of "THE PEACEMAKERS ARMS AND ADVENTURE IN THE AMERICAN WEST", by R.L. Wilson. The barrel rib is marked "SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS. U.S.A. PAT'D JAN. 17 & 24, 65/JULY 11 65 AUG 24 59 JULY 25 71 DEC 2 79 MAY 11 & 25 1860." It is equipped with a pinned blade front sight and a notch rear sight mounted on the barrel latch. Matching numbers are located on the butt, cylinder, barrel latch and barrel. Blue finish with casehardened trigger and hammer and fitted with probably Tiffany supplied walnut grips wrapped in reptile skin with a gilded screw. With the revolver is an elk hide leather holster. Decades after the 1893 World's Fair an article by Kip Chase entitled "Redondoan Recalls Days of Old with Wyatt Earp, Gold Mining" was published in a local newspaper. The article details the life of Claude Inman during his days as the police chief of Goldfield, Nevada, and with the article is a photograph of Inman holding this Smith & Wesson and holster. The caption read, "He is holding the six-shooter he used while police chief in Goldfield, Nev. Inman was hired by mine owners to 'clean up the town' in the days when Goldfield was a gold-hungry frontier town." Arriving in Goldfield as a carpenter, Inman built the first frame buildings of the town and would later be enlisted by the local mine owners as the police chief of the town. The mine owners paid Inman $10,000 per month and their investment paid off: Inman was credited for "cleaning up the town" that was plagued with outlaws. He raided dope dens, tracked down higraders (ore thieves), had run ins with the brothers John and James McNamara--the brothers would later blow up the Los Angeles Times Building in 1910--and meet the famous lawman Wyatt Earp. Photocopies of period Goldfield Daily Tribune newspapers which record Inman's career are included (at one point he served as both chief of police and chief of fire). Several photographs of Goldfield are with the revolver with one photo showing a Claude Inman for constable banner hanging above the main street of the town. An unpublished manuscript telling the Inman story is included. Also included is a photocopied hand written statement from Inman's son. It states that the C. Inman once owned the revolver, which the son inherited after his father's death in 1962, and the revolver was given to C. Inman by Tex Rickard, owner of the Great Northern Saloon in Goldfield and later an American boxing promoter, founder of the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League, and builder of the third incarnation of Madison Square Garden in New York City.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 44 Double ActionBBL: 5 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 44 RussianFinish: blueGrips: walnut/reptile skinSerial Number: 28518

Condition Report: Extremely fine. The revolver retains 50% bright original high polish blue finish with a smooth brown-gray patina on the balance. The hammer and trigger retain an equal amount of vivid original case colors. The grips are very fine with some wear in the reptile skin. Hammer does not hold at the full cock position in single action, but does function properly in double action. The engraving is crisp. The holster is good. An extraordinary documented Gustave Young engraved and gold inlaid exhibition revolver with unique history that would make a fine addition to any advanced firearm collection! A must have for the advance Smith & Wesson or Old West/Americana collector!

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Rare Highly Desirable and Excellent U. S. Treasury Department Shipped Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 Single Action Revolver with Factory Letter

Lot 2: Rare Highly Desirable and Excellent U. S. Treasury Department Shipped Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 Single Action Revolver with Factory Letter

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Description: Rare Highly Desirable and Excellent U. S. Treasury Department Shipped Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 Single Action Revolver with Factory LetterSmith & Wesson manufactured approximately 35,796 New Model No. 3 Single Action revolvers between 1878 and 1912 of which about 40% were exported to fill contracts with several foreign countries. This particular revolver was manufactured in 1882 and was one of a ten gun special shipment to the United States Treasury Department. The accompanying factory letter verifies the serial number, 44 S&W Russian caliber, checkered hard rubber grips, blue finish, 6 1/2" barrel and that it was shipped as 1 of 10 New Model No. 3 revolvers to the U.S. Government Treasury Department by express to Captain George W. Moore, U.S.P.M., Wilmington, Delaware on October 7, 1882 with 1,000 cartridges. The other nine serial numbers are also listed in the letter. George W. Moore opened the Moore Post Office in Prospect Park, Pennsylvania in January of 1882 which is a small Borough located in the southeast corner of Pennsylvania between Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware. The top of the barrel rib is marked with the two line address/patent and reissue dates. The matching serial number is marked on the butt, rear face of the cylinder and on the barrel latch. The inside of the right grip panel is numbered to another gun and the left is unmarked. All blue finish with casehardened hammer and trigger and fitted with checkered hard rubber grips.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: New Model No 3BBL: 6 1/2 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 44 RussianFinish: blueGrips: hard rubberSerial Number: 17163

Condition Report: Very fine. The revolver retains 85% plus original blue finish with muzzle and high edge wear, and areas thinning and flaking showing a smooth brown patina. There are a few minor scratches and dings. The sides and protected areas of the hammer retain most of the original case colors. The grips are also very fine with a few minor dings and handling marks, with crisp checkering. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent. A rare special order U.S. Treasury Department shipped New Model 3 revolver that would be extremely difficult to improve upon in terms of condition and rarity.

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Scarce Cased Smith & Wesson .38 Single Action 3rd Model

Lot 3: Scarce Cased Smith & Wesson .38 Single Action 3rd Model "Model of 1891" Revolver with Three Single Shot Barrels

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Description: Scarce Cased Smith & Wesson .38 Single Action 3rd Model "Model of 1891" Revolver with Three Single Shot BarrelsManufactured circa 1891 to 1911, this revolver comes as a combination set with three single shot barrels. Two barrels are 8 inches in length, one is 32 caliber, the other 22, both have the two block, two line address and patent dates flanking "MODEL OF 91" marking on top of the rib and numbered "3931" on the barrel latch. The 22 caliber barrel has a pinned Lyman ivory beaded blade front sight and a windage adjustable rear target sight. The 32 caliber has a patridge style front sight with a large ivory bead and a windage adjustable white outlined "U" notch rear sight. The third barrel is 6 inches in length, 32 caliber, un-numbered and with the same features of the 8 inch 22 caliber barrel. The revolver barrel is marked with the two line address/patent dates, and the matching serial number is marked on the butt, rear cylinder face and barrel latch. Blade front and notch rear sights, blue finish with casehardened hammer and trigger guard, and fitted with smooth ivory grips. The revolver also comes with an extra pair of extended ivory grips with checkering on the left panel and a vine, leaf and snake motif on the right, and S&W medallions. The revolver, barrels and extra grips come in a factory wooden case with a brass handle on the lid and ivory shield shaped key escutcheon. The interior has brown velvet lining, padded in the lid, and fitted in the case.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 1891BBL: 4 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 38Finish: blueGrips: ivorySerial Number: 14054

Condition Report: Excellent. The revolver retains 95% original blue finish with some muzzle and edge wear, and some minor flaking on the cylinder. Most of the original case colors remain on the hammer and trigger guard with a smooth dove gray on the balance. The grips are excellent with a small age crack on the bottom, a pleasant mellow patina and attractive grain. The markings on all components are crisp and clear. The action is excellent. The single shot barrels retain 98% original blue finish with some minor muzzle and edge wear, and some minor handling marks. The extra grips are very fine with an aged patina and attractive grain. The case is good with some discoloration, dents, dings and scratches on the exterior. The lining is excellent.

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Rare Cased Pair of Smith & Wesson First Model

Lot 4: Rare Cased Pair of Smith & Wesson First Model "Model of 1891" Single Shot Pistols with British Proofs -A) Smith & Wesson First Model "Model of 1891" Single Shot Pistol

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Description: Rare Cased Pair of Smith & Wesson First Model "Model of 1891" Single Shot Pistols with British Proofs -A) Smith & Wesson First Model "Model of 1891" Single Shot PistolA) Manufactured between 1893 and 1905 with a total production of only 1,251, and just an estimated 229 in the 32 S&W caliber. This unusual pistol combines the frame of a 38 single action 3rd Model with a single shot barrel. This pistol is a top break and functions exactly as a revolver does. The top of the barrel rib is marked with the two line, two block address/patent dates with "MODEL OF 91" in the center and the serial number is marked on the front strap. The left rear of the barrel is marked with a single London provisional proof mark. All nickel finish with a casehardened hammer and trigger guard, and polished trigger. Fitted with checkered hard rubber grips with the "S&W" logo in a circle at the top. The pair come in a wooden case with tan suede lining. In the case are two cleaning brushes and a brass screwdriver.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 1BBL: 8 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 32 S&WFinish: nickelGrips: hard rubberSerial Number: 15172B) Described in "A", but with two Birmingham provisional proofs on the right side, one on the barrel lug and one on the frame, and the small "S&W" logo on the right rear of the frame.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 1BBL: 8 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 32 S&WFinish: nickelGrips: hard rubberSerial Number: 15561

Condition Report: Excellent. The pistol retains 98% original nickel finish with some wear and finish loss on the left front of the barrel, and a few light dings and scratches. The trigger guard shows some muted original case colors mixed with a smooth dove gray patina. The hammer retains 85% original case colors. The grips are also excellent with some minor handling marks and crisp checkering. The markings are sharp. The action is fine.

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Outstanding San Francisco Police U.S. Contract Smith & Wesson 2nd Model Schofield Single Action Revolver

Lot 5: Outstanding San Francisco Police U.S. Contract Smith & Wesson 2nd Model Schofield Single Action Revolver

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Description: Outstanding San Francisco Police U.S. Contract Smith & Wesson 2nd Model Schofield Single Action RevolverSmith & Wesson Second Model Schofield Single Action Revolver manufactured in 1877 with the San Francisco Police number "249" on top of the back strap. This revolver is one of approximately 300 Schofields that were issued from the Benicia Arsenal to the San Francisco Committee of Safety during the labor riots and civil unrest of 1877-78. The riots and unrest were a result of the great railroad strikes of 1877 that sprung up in many large cities across the United States. Records do exist of these 300 revolvers being issued however, no records exist of them being returned and it is popular belief that once the riots were put down all the revolvers were obtained by the California militia. This revolver has a high polish commercial blue finish on the barrel, cylinder and frame. The trigger guard, barrel catch and hammer are casehardened. The two piece walnut grips are oil finished. The revolver the distinctive barrel catch with scooped center and knurled edges which distinguish it from First Model Schofield revolvers. The serial number "6019" is located on the revolver butt and the rear face of the cylinder. A small "P" proofmark is stamped on the rear face of the cylinder, on the inside of the frame and on the bottom of the barrel lug. A small "C" Ordnance sub inspection marks is stamped on the rear face of the cylinder, inside of the frame and on the bottom of the barrel lug. The right side of the barrel lug is roll stamped "+SCHOFIELD'S Pats JUNE 20th 71. APR 22nd 73+". The opposite side of the barrel lug is roll stamped with the S&W address and patent dates in two lines with a Maltese Cross at either end. The "U.S." property mark is stamped on the butt in front of the serial number. The lower section of the left grip is stamped with the date "1877" above an oval that contains the script initials "DAL" (Ordnance Final Inspector Lieutenant David A. Lyle). The lower portion of the right grip is stamped with the script initials "CW" in a rectangle (Ordnance Sub-Inspector Charles Woodman). Smith & Wesson manufactured 5,285 Second Model Schofield revolvers under government contract.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: SchofieldBBL: 7 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 45 S&WFinish: blueGrips: walnutSerial Number: 6019

Condition Report: Very good. The revolver is all original and retains 80% of the blue and casehardened finish. The high polish blue finish on the sides of the barrel and cylinder is thin and has scattered scratches and handling marks. Most of the blue finish is present on the frame with some thinning on the back strap. The frame screws retain at least 60% of the niter blue finish. The barrel latch, hammer, trigger guard and trigger have close to 90% of the original case colors. The factory markings on the sides of the barrel lug and the serial numbers, proofmarks and sub inspection marks on the barrel cylinder and frame are sharp. The action functions perfectly. The two piece walnut grips are very good with light to moderate handling wear. The "1877" date and Ordnance sub-inspection and final inspection marks are very crisp. Due to the long period in which they remained in service S&W Schofield revolvers inevitably show hard wear. This revolver is in outstanding condition for a U.S. Contract Schofield.

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Spectacular Smith & Wesson Third Model Number Three Russian Revolver with

Lot 6: Spectacular Smith & Wesson Third Model Number Three Russian Revolver with "REISSUE" Markings

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Description: Spectacular Smith & Wesson Third Model Number Three Russian Revolver with "REISSUE" MarkingsManufactured circa 1874-1878, with this example having been manufactured with the "REISSUE JULY 25.1871" patent date on the rib. The majority of the "Reissue" Russian production was consumed by foreign martial contracts, particularly to Imperial Japan and Turkey, with a much smaller number entering the commercial market. The rib marking is marked "SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS. U.S.A. PAT. JULY 10. 60. JAN. 17. FEB. 17. JULY 11. 65 & AUG.24. 69. RUSSIAN MODEL" followed by "REISSUE/JULY 25. 1871." which is stamped near the takedown screw. According to Neal and Jinks in their book SMITH & WESSON 1857-1945, there were 13,500 commercial model Russian 3rd Model Russian revolvers manufactured. This revolver appears to be one of about 4,500 which were numbered in other contracts of this series whereas the majority of commercial arms in this series were numbered in the 1 through 9,000 serial range. Integral forged blade front sight and latch notch rear, with the large knurled takedown screw ahead of the latch and the full serial number on the butt next to a boxed "1874" stamp and a small "P" inspector proof. The number "212" is found on the latch, barrel and cylinder. Fitted with the distinctive spur trigger guard and a set of smooth two-piece grips with the right grip panel numbered to the gun.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: RussianBBL: 6 1/2 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 44 RussianFinish: nickelGrips: walnutSerial Number: 49329

Condition Report: Excellent, appears unfired. The revolver retains 98% original nickel finish showing only the slightest isolated flaking on the cylinder. The trigger guard and hammer retain 85% original case colors. The grips are very fine with a small chip missing from the left panel and some minor handling marks. A stellar example of a highly desirable large frame S&W revolver.

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Ludwig Loewe & Company Copy of the Smith & Wesson Model 3 Russian 3rd Model Single Action Revolver

Lot 7: Ludwig Loewe & Company Copy of the Smith & Wesson Model 3 Russian 3rd Model Single Action Revolver

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Description: Ludwig Loewe & Company Copy of the Smith & Wesson Model 3 Russian 3rd Model Single Action RevolverThe German firm of Ludwig Loewe manufactured this copy of the Model 3, 3rd Model Russian revolver that is almost identical to the Smith & Wesson. This German revolver was made under Russian contract as well as for commercial sale. The commercial models such as this one had markings in English. The top of the barrel rib is marked "LUDW. LOEWE & Co. WAFFEN - & MUNITIONS - FABRIK. BERLIN. 6086". The matching serial number is also on the butt and rear face of the cylinder. The right rear of the barrel lug is marked with a "crown/crown/U" proof and the right side of the frame is marked with a double struck "32". The blade front sight is integral , the rear sight is a notch on the barrel latch and it is fitted with smooth varnished walnut grips with "32" on near the bottom of each panel and a lanyard ring on the butt.Manufucture: Loewe Ludwig & Co Model: RussianBBL: 6 1/2 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 44 RussianFinish: blueGrips: walnutSerial Number: 6086

Condition Report: Fine as refinished. The revolver retains 99% dull blue finish showing some minor muzzle and high edge wear. There are a few minor dings on the barrel. The grips are very good with a deep 1/2 inch dent on the lower left rear and overall a few minor pressure dents. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent.

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Inscribed Cased Engraved Gold and Silver Smith & Wesson Model No. 1 3rd Issue Revolver with Inscribed Pearl Grips

Lot 8: Inscribed Cased Engraved Gold and Silver Smith & Wesson Model No. 1 3rd Issue Revolver with Inscribed Pearl Grips

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Description: Inscribed Cased Engraved Gold and Silver Smith & Wesson Model No. 1 3rd Issue Revolver with Inscribed Pearl GripsManufactured circa 1868-1881. The sides of the barrel, cylinder flats and frame are engraved with New York style floral scroll and punch dot designs. The top of the back strap has a starburst and a scalloped border down the sides of the back strap. The top of the barrel rib is marked with the one line address and patent dates. The serial number is marked on the butt and the matching assembly number (G99) is on the right toe under the grip and rear of the barrel lug. There is also a five point star on the right side of the grip frame under the grip. Gold finished frame, silver barrel and cylinder, niter blue trigger and casehardened hammer. Fitted with smooth pearl grips with gold inscription "SAM. P. SKINNER." on the rear of the left panel. Comes in a leatherette case with gold embossed "Sam. P. Skinner" on the lid and fitted interior with purple velvet lining. Numerous Samuel P. Skinners were found in an internet search, some of this time period.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: Tip-UpBBL: 3 3/16 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 22 shortFinish: gold/silverGrips: pearlSerial Number: 32101

Condition Report: Very fine as New York engraved and plated. The revolver retains 98% gold and silver plating with some areas of the silver beginning to darkened with age. The hammer shows almost all of the case colors. The grips are excellent with a couple minor handling marks. The engraving and markings are clear. The action is fine. The case is fair with the lid separated, scuffs and corner wear on the exterior and faded lining with a couple of tears and some contact wear.

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Fine and Exceptionally Rare Smith & Wesson Model Number 1 1st Issue 2nd Type Single Action Revolver with distinctive Bayonet Latch

Lot 9: Fine and Exceptionally Rare Smith & Wesson Model Number 1 1st Issue 2nd Type Single Action Revolver with distinctive Bayonet Latch

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Description: Fine and Exceptionally Rare Smith & Wesson Model Number 1 1st Issue 2nd Type Single Action Revolver with distinctive Bayonet LatchThis is a very nice example of a Model Number 1 2nd Issue revolver manufactured from 1857 to 1860. This Model 1, 1st Issue 2nd Type revolver features the rare "bayonet" or "flat spring" barrel latch found only on first approximately 1,130 Model Number 1 1st Issue revolvers (1st and 2nd Type). The revolver also has the revolving recoil plate attached to the frame. The top of the barrel rib is marked: SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS" and the cylinder is marked with the early "PATENTED APR. 3 1855" marking around the center. The matching serial number is marked on the butt, rear of the barrel, the front face of the cylinder and on the inside of each grip panel. Blade front and notch rear sights, 7 round un-fluted cylinder, square flared butt, blue barrel and cylinder, silver plated brass frame and fitted with smooth varnished rosewood grips.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 1 Second IssueBBL: 3 3/16 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 22 shortFinish: blue/silverGrips: rosewoodSerial Number: 1120

Condition Report: Very fine. The barrel retains 30% scattered original blue finish mixed with a smooth brown patina. The remaining blue finish is in the protected areas. The cylinder has a brown patina with a small area of very minor pitting. The frame retains half of the original silver plating which is beginning to darken with age in areas. The exposed brass has a very attractive untouched aged patina. The grips are good with most of the original varnish remaining and showing a couple of moderate chips on the lower left edge, and overall a few minor dents and dings. The markings are clear. The action is fine. A very nice example of a rarely found and highly sought after variation of the Number 1 1st Issue revolver, the gun that started it all.

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Factory Engraved Silver Plated Smith & Wesson Model Number One 2nd Issue Revolver with Pearl Grips

Lot 10: Factory Engraved Silver Plated Smith & Wesson Model Number One 2nd Issue Revolver with Pearl Grips

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Description: Factory Engraved Silver Plated Smith & Wesson Model Number One 2nd Issue Revolver with Pearl GripsManufactured circa 1860-1868. The revolver features a typical and attractive floral scroll and punch dot engraving on the sides of the barrel, cylinder, frame and back strap. The top of the barrel rib is marked with the one line address "SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS" with a simple wire border. The serial number is marked on the butt, and the matching assembly number "C2" is marked on the right heel under the grip, front face of the cylinder and rear of the barrel lug. Blade front and notch rear sights, all silver finish and fitted with smooth pearl grips.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 1 Second IssueBBL: 3 3/16 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 22 RF ShortFinish: silverGrips: pearlSerial Number: 73711

Condition Report: Very fine. The revolver retains 70% original silver plating, almost all of which has darkened with age. There is a smooth dark patina on the exposed metal and an attractive untouched patina on the exposed brass. The grips are also very fine with light handling marks. The markings and engraving remain crisp and clear. The action is fine.

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Desirable Smith & Wesson 1st Model 1st Issue 5th Variation Revolver with Gutta Percha Case

Lot 11: Desirable Smith & Wesson 1st Model 1st Issue 5th Variation Revolver with Gutta Percha Case

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Description: Desirable Smith & Wesson 1st Model 1st Issue 5th Variation Revolver with Gutta Percha CaseManufactured from 1857 to 1860. The top of the rib is marked "SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD, MASS." The matching serial number is marked on the butt and on the inside of both grip panels. The matching assembly number "O4" is marked on the left heel under the grip, the back of the barrel lug and the front face of the cylinder. Blade front sight, blue barrel and cylinder, and silver plated brass frame. Fitted with varnished rosewood grips. Complete in an original Smith & Wesson Gutta Percha case with decorative caved lid showing the image of a Number 1 revolver and "MANUFACTURED ONLY BY/SMITH & WESSON,/SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS". The lining in the lid is a floral design purple velvet and there is purple velvet in the bottom and a 56 round cartridge block.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 1 Second IssueBBL: 3 3/16 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 22 shortFinish: blue/silverGrips: rosewoodSerial Number: 4296

Condition Report: Fine. The barrel retains 25% original blue finish concentrated on the lower flats with the balance having a smooth mottled brown patina. The cylinder has a smooth brown patina. The frame retains 95% original silver plating which shows aged blistering and is beginning to darken a bit with age. The grips are very good with 80% original varnish remaining and showing a few minor dings and dents. The markings are clear. The action is fine. The case is very good with a repaired broken corner and a worn hole on the lining in the bottom which has faded mostly to brown.

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Exceptional Cased Factory Engraved and Inscribed Smith & Wesson Number 1 1/2 2nd Issue Single Action Revolver with Ivory Grips

Lot 12: Exceptional Cased Factory Engraved and Inscribed Smith & Wesson Number 1 1/2 2nd Issue Single Action Revolver with Ivory Grips

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Description: Exceptional Cased Factory Engraved and Inscribed Smith & Wesson Number 1 1/2 2nd Issue Single Action Revolver with Ivory GripsManufactured between 1868 to 1875. The sides of the barrel, cylinder flats, frame sides and back strap are decorated with floral scroll and punch dot engraving. The back strap is inscribed with the name "H.H. Patten." The top of the barrel rib is marked with the one line address and patent dates. The serial number is marked on the butt and the matching assembly number "63" is marked on the rear cylinder face and back of the barrel lug. The inside of each grip panel is marked in pencil "84138". Blade front and notch rear sights, all nickel finish with casehardened hammer and fitted with smooth ivory grips. Comes in an original pine bottomed mahogany case with red felt lining. In the case is a key and an original 50 count box of UMC 32 caliber short No. 2 cartridges.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 1-1/2BBL: 3 1/2 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 32 RFFinish: nickelGrips: ivorySerial Number: 84133

Condition Report: Excellent. The revolver retains 95% original nickel finish with some scattered minor flaking. Most of the original muted case colors remain on the hammer. The grips are very fine. The right panel has turned brown, and the left panel has a mellow patina and attractive grain. The engraving and markings are crisp and clear. The action is fine. The case is very good with a minor crack on the bottom, and overall some minor dings and scratches on the exterior. The lining is good with minimal contact wear and some mild soiling. The cartridge box is very good with the whole lid label intact and most of the seal. The edges show moderate wear.

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Exceptional Smith & Wesson Third Model Number Three Russian Revolver

Lot 13: Exceptional Smith & Wesson Third Model Number Three Russian Revolver

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Description: Exceptional Smith & Wesson Third Model Number Three Russian RevolverManufactured circa 1874-1878, as one of the 9,000 Russians (both Second and Third models) produced with the "REISSUE JULY 25.1871" patent date on the rib. The majority of the "Reissue" Russian production was consumed by foreign martial contracts, particularly to Imperial Japan and Turkey, with a much smaller number entering the commercial market. The rib marking is as followed: "SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS. U.S.A. PAT. JAN. 17 & 24. 65. July 11. 65. AUG. 24. 69. JAN. 19. 1875. REISSUE JULY 25. 1871." Integral forged blade front sight and latch notch rear, with the large knurled takedown screw ahead of the latch and the full serial number on the butt next to "1874" stamp and a small "P" inspector proof. Matching numbers are found on the butt, latch, barrel and cylinder. Fitted with the distinctive spur trigger guard and a set of smooth 2-piece grips with the right grip panel numbered to the gun.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: RussianBBL: 6 1/2 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 44 RussianFinish: nickelGrips: walnutSerial Number: 6370

Condition Report: Excellent, appears unfired. The revolver retains 98% plus original nickel finish showing some loss at the muzzle and a light drag line present on the cylinder. The trigger guard and hammer retain 70% original case colors. The grips are also excellent with some very scattered minor handling marks.

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Exceptional Smith & Wesson First Model New Model Navy No 3 44 Double Action Revolver with Original Box

Lot 14: Exceptional Smith & Wesson First Model New Model Navy No 3 44 Double Action Revolver with Original Box

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Description: Exceptional Smith & Wesson First Model New Model Navy No 3 44 Double Action Revolver with Original BoxIntroduced in 1881. The top of the barrel rib is marked with the two line address/patent dates and matching serial number is marked on the butt, rear cylinder face, barrel and barrel latch. Pinned front and notch rear sights, nickel finish with blue trigger guard and casehardened hammer and trigger and fitted with checkered S&W monogram grips. The factory paper hinge box is numbered to the gun.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 44 Double ActionBBL: 6 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 44 RussianFinish: nickelGrips: hard rubberSerial Number: 25304

Condition Report: Excellent. The revolver retains 95% plus original nickel finish showing some loss at the muzzle and some minor high edge wear. A patch of light pitting is present on the barrel near the muzzle. The hammer and trigger retain some original case colors. The trigger guard retains 70% original blue finish. The grips are excellent with some minor handling marks near the bottoms and overall crisp checkering. The original box is very good with a couple split corners and showing wear.

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Documented Rare U.S. Revenue Cutter Service Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 Single Action Revolver with Factory Letter

Lot 15: Documented Rare U.S. Revenue Cutter Service Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 Single Action Revolver with Factory Letter

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Description: Documented Rare U.S. Revenue Cutter Service Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 Single Action Revolver with Factory LetterThe included factory letter states that this revolver was shipped to the U.S. government on June 27, 1890. The revolver is listed by serial number in Supica and Nahas' book STANDARD CATALOG OF SMITH & WESSON (page 106) as being shipped to the U.S. Revenue Cutter Service (renamed the U.S. Coast Guard in 1915). The Revenue Cutter Service purchased approximately 140 S&W No. 3. 44 caliber revolvers between 1890 and 1894. Twelve revolvers were issued to each revenue cutter. The top of the barrel rib is marked with the two line S&W address/patent dates. The serial number is found on the butt and barrel latch with the barrel having the serial number and the number "27379." Pinned blade front sight and notch rear sight on the barrel latch. Blue finish and fitted with checkered walnut grips.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: New Model No 3BBL: 6 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 44 S&WFinish: blueGrips: walnutSerial Number: 26184

Condition Report: Fine. The revolver retains 30% original blue finish with the balance a mottled brown-gray patina. Some mild pitting is present with the right side of the frame having a series of scratches. The trigger guard and hammer retain traces of original case colors. The well worn grips are good. Mechanically excellent.

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Extremely Rare and Highly Desirable U.S. Smith & Wesson 38 Safety Hammerless Army Test Revolver with Ultra Rare Factory Letter

Lot 16: Extremely Rare and Highly Desirable U.S. Smith & Wesson 38 Safety Hammerless Army Test Revolver with Ultra Rare Factory Letter

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Description: Extremely Rare and Highly Desirable U.S. Smith & Wesson 38 Safety Hammerless Army Test Revolver with Ultra Rare Factory LetterThere were only 100 of these 38 Safety Hammerless Revolvers sold to the U.S. Government in May of 1890, making these one of the most difficult and desirable of all U.S. contract arms. The revolvers are Third Models, although they are in the Second Model serial number range, 41333 - 41470 (note serial number of this revolver). The revolver has the push button barrel release, two line address/patent dates on the top of the barrel rib and is marked ''U.S." on the left side of the barrel lug. Casehardened trigger, five round fluted cylinder and checkered hard rubber grips with S&W logos at the top. The serial number on the butt, cylinder and barrel all match. The included factory letter confirms the barrel length, finish and hard rubber grips with the revolver shipped to the U.S. government, National Armory, Springfield, MA on May 31, 1890. With the revolver is a period leather flap holsterManufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 38 Safety HammerlessBBL: 6 inch roundStock: Guage: 38 S&WFinish: blueGrips: hard rubberSerial Number: 41425

Condition Report: Very good. The revolver retains traces of the bright original blue finish (in the protected areas) with a mottled gray patina on the balance. The heavily worn grips are good with some minor handling marks. Mechanically fine. The holster is good showing age cracking (mostly on the flap) with overall tight stitching. The rare U.S. military Smith & Wesson revolver is seldom found and is absent from most U.S. martial collections!

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Scarce Documented U.S. Contract Smith & Wesson Model 3 American First Model Revolver with Factory Letter

Lot 17: Scarce Documented U.S. Contract Smith & Wesson Model 3 American First Model Revolver with Factory Letter

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Description: Scarce Documented U.S. Contract Smith & Wesson Model 3 American First Model Revolver with Factory LetterAs confirmed by the included factory letter this S&W Model 3 American First Model Revolver was sold on March 16, 1871 and shipped to the United States Government, National Armory, Springfield, MA. The revolver was part of a shipment of 1,000 units, 800 blue finish and 200 in nickel finish. The letter confirms the 8 inch barrel, blue finish and smooth walnut grips. The consignor notes state that the revolver has belonged to many S&W collectors including Floyd Jackson, Karl Rienhardt, Gary Garbrecht and Dave Berghoff. Surviving examples of U.S. martial Model 3 Americans are scarce and highly desirable. The barrel rib is marked ""+ SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS.U.S.A.PAT.JULY 10. 60. JAN. 17. FEB. 17. JULY 11. 65 &AUG. 24. 69 + " followed by "US". A small "A" ordnance sub-inspection mark is present on the left side of the frame under the cylinder, a cylinder flute and barrel top strap and an ordnance "P" proof marked is stamped on the right side of the frame. The rear of the cylinder, barrel latch and the barrel are marked with the letters "OU." Matching numbers are found on the butt and right grip panel.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 3 AmericanBBL: 8 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 44 S&WFinish: blueGrips: walnutSerial Number: 1576

Condition Report: Very good. The revolver has a smooth mottled dark brown and gray patina with traces of original blue finish in the protected areas. Some very scattered mild pitting is present and there are tool like marks on the butt. The markings are clear. The revarnished grips are good with some minor pressure dents. Mechanically fine.

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Cased Engraved Silver and Gold Plated Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2 2nd Issue Revolver with Pearl Grips

Lot 18: Cased Engraved Silver and Gold Plated Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2 2nd Issue Revolver with Pearl Grips

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Description: Cased Engraved Silver and Gold Plated Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2 2nd Issue Revolver with Pearl GripsCommonly referred to as the New Model or 2nd Issue 1 1/2 and manufactured between 1868 to 1875. The sides of the barrel have a decorative simple line and starburst design, the cylinder flutes are decorated with floral scroll and punch dot engraving and the frame sides have a shield, and floral scroll and punch dot engraving with a scallop border. The top of the back strap has a decorative geometric design. The serial number is marked on the butt and the matching assembly number "KK7" is marked on the rear cylinder face and back of the barrel lug. The top of the barrel rib is marked with the one line address and patent dates. Blade front sight with notch rear sight and fitted with smooth pearl grips. Comes in a wooden case with red felt lining. In the box is a partially full box of 50 count UMC No. 2 or 32-100 short cartridges and a key. The cartridge box is sealed in cellophane.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 1-1/2BBL: 3 1/2 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 32 RFFinish: goldGrips: pearlSerial Number: 40258

Condition Report: Fine. The revolver retains 70% of the original finish overall, concentrated mainly on the cylinder, hammer, ejector pin and protected areas. The balance has a smooth gray patina. The grips are excellent with a tiny chip on the left toe and overall light handling marks. The markings and engraving are clear. The action is excellent. The case is very good with a few minor scratches and dings on the exterior and some contact wear and soiling on the lining. The cartridge box is very fine with almost all of the labels remaining.

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Very Fine Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2 Second Issue Revolver with Rare Short Barrel

Lot 19: Very Fine Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2 Second Issue Revolver with Rare Short Barrel

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Description: Very Fine Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2 Second Issue Revolver with Rare Short BarrelManufactured from 1868 to 1875, this example features the rare and highly desirable short barrel. The left side on the barrel is properly stamped with the one line Springfield address and patent dates (ending in Nov. 21, 1865) marking (standard length barrel has markings on top of the barrel rib). Blade front sight, 5-shot fluted cylinder and nicely figured bird head grips. The right grip panel is numbered to the gun.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 1 1/2BBL: 2 3/4 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 32 RFFinish: blueGrips: rosewoodSerial Number: 86202

Condition Report: Very fine. The revolver retains 85% original high polish blue finish showing some slight thinning to a brown. 80% original case colors remain on the hammer and ejector rod. The grips are very fine with a few minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent. A high condition rare short barrel S&W tip-up.

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Rare Gutta Percha Cased Smith & Wesson First Model First Issue 2nd Type Revolver

Lot 20: Rare Gutta Percha Cased Smith & Wesson First Model First Issue 2nd Type Revolver

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Description: Rare Gutta Percha Cased Smith & Wesson First Model First Issue 2nd Type RevolverPatented April 3, 1855 this is an excellent example of Smith & Wesson's first mass produced revolver. Smith & Wesson manufactured 6 different variations of the First Model between 1857-1860. This is the rare 2nd variation, the last of the "bayonet latch" barrels with total production of the 2nd variation around 917. German silver blade front sight with standard one line "SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD, MASS." address. Matching numbers on the frame, barrel, grips, and cylinder. Silver plated frame with blue barrel and cylinder. Finished with smooth rosewood grips. The original factory gutta percha case has the depiction of the revolver on the lid with a number of smaller revolvers, 4 shields and some scrollwork in each corner and the legend "MANUFACTURED ONLY BY/SMITH & WESSON/SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS". The case is padded velvet with a floral design in the center inside the lid and red felt on the bottom, along with a 55 .22 caliber cartridge block.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 1BBL: 3 3/16 inch octagon/solid ribStock: Guage: 22Finish: silver/blueGrips: rosewoodSerial Number: 820

Condition Report: Very good as partially refinished. The barrel retains touch up traces of blue over mile pitting, contained in protected areas the balance is now an even mottled patina. The frame shows strong patches of original silver plating about 20% remains scattered throughout. The grips are good with only a few minor pressure marks. The survival rate of the bayonet latch models was not good and one of this quality is hard to come by today. The case is fine showing high spot wear on the lining and typical light chipping along the edges.

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Engraved Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2 First Issue Revolver with Ivory Grips

Lot 21: Engraved Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2 First Issue Revolver with Ivory Grips

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Description: Engraved Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2 First Issue Revolver with Ivory GripsManufactured between 1865 to 1868. Features high quality floral scroll engraving present on the barrel, frame, back strap, top strap, butt and cylinder. The top of the barrel rib is marked with the standard two line address/patent dates marking and the serial number on the butt. The barrel, frame (left side under the grip) and cylinder have the same assembly "C10" marking. Blade front sight, tip up frame with spur trigger and 5-shot unfluted cylinder. Blue finish with silver plated frame, casehardened hammer and smooth ivory grips.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 1-1/2BBL: 3 1/2 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 32 RFFinish: blue/silverGrips: ivorySerial Number: 26295

Condition Report: Very fine. The cylinder and barrel retain 40% plus of the blue finish with a smooth brown patina on the balance. The frame retains 95% of the aged darkened original silver. The grips are very fine showing a few minor handling marks and a number of hairline age cracks on the bottoms. The ivory has a very attractive aged color. The engraving is crisp. Mechanically fine.

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Cased Documented Special Order Factory Engraved By Oscar Young Gold Smith & Wesson New Model 3 Single Action Target Revolver with Factory Letter

Lot 22: Cased Documented Special Order Factory Engraved By Oscar Young Gold Smith & Wesson New Model 3 Single Action Target Revolver with Factory Letter

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Description: Cased Documented Special Order Factory Engraved By Oscar Young Gold Smith & Wesson New Model 3 Single Action Target Revolver with Factory LetterManufactured in 1901. This revolver features a nickel finish with factory gold wash. The center sides of the barrel, cylinder flats, frame and back strap have floral scroll and punch dot engraving. The top of the barrel rib is marked with the one line address, with "44 S.&W. CTG" flanked by Maltese crosses on the left rear of the barrel, and the matching serial number marked on the butt, rear cylinder face, barrel latch and rear of the top strap. Pinned blade front and notch rear sights, gold washed nickel finish with casehardened hammer and trigger guard, and fitted with smooth two piece pearl grips. The accompanying factory letter verifies the 44 S&W Russian caliber, that it was a "Special Engraved Edition" revolver, the 6 1/2 inch barrel length, gold washed nickel finish, S&W No. 2 engraving done by Oscar Young and it had checkered hard rubber grips at the time of shipment. The revolver was a special order, single gun shipment to Lew Seely, no address listed. Comes in a mahogany case with inset brass plaque on the lid and red velvet lining.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: New Model No 3BBL: 6 1/2 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 44 S&WFinish: nickel/goldGrips: pearlSerial Number: 29813

Condition Report: Very fine. The revolver retains most of the original nickel finish. There is a 60% of the thin gold wash finish remaining. The hammer retains most of the original case colors and the trigger guard has a smooth silver gray patina. The grips are excellent. The markings and engraving are crisp and clear. The action is excellent. The case is fine with a large crack across the bottom, some minor dings and dents on the exterior, and the lining shows some contact wear and fading.

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Very Fine Smith & Wesson Model 3 Russian Second Model Revolver

Lot 23: Very Fine Smith & Wesson Model 3 Russian Second Model Revolver

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Description: Very Fine Smith & Wesson Model 3 Russian Second Model RevolverManufactured circa 1873 to 1878 this model is commonly known as the Old Model Russian and is easily recognizable by the spurred trigger guard. The Second Model Russian was also manufactured with a 7 inch solid rib barrel and features a pinned blade front sight and notch rear sight on the barrel latch. The top of the barrel rib is marked "SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD. MASS. U.S.A. PAT. JULY 10.60. JAN. 17. FEB. 17. JULY. 11 65 & AUG. 24. 69. RUSSIAN MODEL" flanked by Maltese crosses. The serial number is stamped on the butt along with "SH" inside a diamond. The "SH" inside the diamond indicates this is a fairly scarce variation of the Second Model Russian which would have been purchased and subsequently marked by Schuyler Hartley & Graham. The matching serial number is also marked on the rear cylinder face, barrel latch and rear of the top strap in the latch cut out. All blue finish with casehardened hammer and trigger guard, and fitted with smooth walnut grips and a lanyard ring on the butt.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: RussianBBL: 7 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 44 RussianFinish: blueGrips: walnutSerial Number: 30293

Condition Report: Very fine plus. The revolver retains 85% original blue finish with a mix of blue finish and smooth brown patina on the cylinder and back strap and some muzzle and edge wear. Almost all of the original vibrant case colors remain on the hammer and the trigger guard has a smooth gray patina. The grips are very fine with a few minor dings and handling marks. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent. Overall, a very fine example of a popular and highly desirable large frame Russian.

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Excellent Highly Desirable Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action Frontier Revolver

Lot 24: Excellent Highly Desirable Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action Frontier Revolver

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Description: Excellent Highly Desirable Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action Frontier RevolverBuilt on a top-break frame manufactured between 1886-1913 with a total production of 15,340. Although cataloged until 1913, all frames were manufactured prior to 1899 making the entire production of this model classified as an antique for ATF purposes. The top of the barrel rib is marked with the two line address/patent dates, (changed to one line address around 1900), and the matching serial number is marked on the butt, rear cylinder face, barrel latch and inside of the right grip panel. Pinned blade front and notch rear sights, blue finish with casehardened hammer and trigger, and fitted with checkered hard rubber grips with "S&W" monogram at the top and patent date on the lower left panel.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: FrontierBBL: 6 1/2 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 44-40Finish: blueGrips: hard rubberSerial Number: 10496

Condition Report: Excellent. The revolver retains 95% original high polished blue finish with some minor thinning to a smooth plum patina on the on barrel and flaking on the grip straps. The hammer and trigger retain 98% original bright case colors with some fading on the trigger face. The grips have a sun faded brown appearance and remain excellent with only light handling marks and crisp checkering. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent.

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Exceptional Factory Cased Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2 32 Centerfire Single Action Revolver with Pearl Grips

Lot 25: Exceptional Factory Cased Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2 32 Centerfire Single Action Revolver with Pearl Grips

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Description: Exceptional Factory Cased Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2 32 Centerfire Single Action Revolver with Pearl GripsManufactured from 1878 to 1892 this example has pearl grips. Nickel finish with pinned front sight and notch rear sight on the latch. The two line address patent date marking is stamped on top of the barrel rib and V-shaped patent markings on the top strap. Matching serial number also on the butt, cylinder, latch and barrel. The original factory varnished mahogany partitioned case has a S&W directions label on the inside of the lid. The case also holds a steel cleaning rod.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 1 1/2BBL: 3 1/2 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 32 S&WFinish: nickelGrips: pearlSerial Number: 90055

Condition Report: Excellent plus. The revolver retains 99% plus original nickel finish showing extremely limited light flaking. The hammer retains 97% original case colors. The grips are also excellent with an attractive color. Mechanically excellent. The case is fine with a repairable crack at the bottom right corner, locking latch missing and high spot wear on the interior. Most of the factory label remains.

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Excellent Smith & Wesson First Model .38 Single Action Baby Russian Revolver

Lot 26: Excellent Smith & Wesson First Model .38 Single Action Baby Russian Revolver

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Description: Excellent Smith & Wesson First Model .38 Single Action Baby Russian RevolverManufactured circa 1876 to 1877, this is a spectacular example of a nickel finished Smith & Wesson First Model Single Action Baby Russian revolver. The revolver has the two line address and patent dates marking on top of the barrel rib. The matching serial number appears on the butt, rear face of the cylinder, barrel latch and barrel. The revolver is fitted with checkered hard rubber grips featuring "S&W" monogram at the top. The right grip panel is numbered to the gun.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: Baby RussianBBL: 4 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 38 S&WFinish: nickelGrips: hard rubberSerial Number: 20709

Condition Report: Excellent. The revolver retains 98% plus original nickel finish with loss limited to some very scattered light flaking. The hammer retains some strong original case colors. The grips are also excellent with crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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Stellar Smith & Wesson Model 1 First Issue 6th Type Revolver

Lot 27: Stellar Smith & Wesson Model 1 First Issue 6th Type Revolver

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Description: Stellar Smith & Wesson Model 1 First Issue 6th Type RevolverThe Model 1 First Issue revolver was manufactured by Smith & Wesson from 1857 to 1860 in six various types. This particular revolver is a Model One, 1st Issue, 6th Type and features a blade front and notch rear sights, 7 round un-fluted cylinder, spur trigger, silver plated brass frame with blue barrel and cylinder, and fitted with two-piece smooth rosewood grips which are numbered to the gun. The top of the barrel is marked with the one line address and the cylinder is marked with the 1855 and 1858 patent dates.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 1BBL: 3 3/16 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 22 RFFinish: blue/silverGrips: rosewoodSerial Number: 6582

Condition Report: Excellent plus, one of the finest we have seen. The barrel and cylinder retains 98% original bright blue finish showing some speckling of brown patina. The frame retains 97% original silver plating showing some light blistering. The grips are excellent showing some minor handling marks and retaining most of the varnish with a very small chip missing from the right panel. The hammer screw is partially missing, otherwise mechanically fine.

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Excellent Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2 Second Issue Revolver

Lot 28: Excellent Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2 Second Issue Revolver

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Description: Excellent Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2 Second Issue RevolverManufactured from 1868 to 1875 this is very nice example of a Model 1 1/2, 2nd Issue revolver. The top of the barrel rib has the one line address/patent dates (1855, 1859 and 1865) marking. It has a five shot fluted cylinder, casehardened trigger, hammer and ejector rod and nicely figured bird head rosewood grips. The right grip panel is numbered to another gun.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 1 1/2BBL: 3 1/2 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 32 RFFinish: blueGrips: rosewoodSerial Number: 95670

Condition Report: Excellent. The revolver retains 97% original bright blue finish showing some thinning to a gray. Strong original case colors remain on the hammer, ejector rod and trigger. The grips are also excellent with most of the varnish remaining and a few minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.

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Very Fine U.S. Smith & Wesson Second Model Schofield Single Action Revolver

Lot 29: Very Fine U.S. Smith & Wesson Second Model Schofield Single Action Revolver

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Description: Very Fine U.S. Smith & Wesson Second Model Schofield Single Action RevolverSmith & Wesson manufactured approximately 5,934 of these revolvers for the U.S. military circa 1876-77. The two line address/patent dates is marked on the left side of the ejector housing flanked by elongated Maltese crosses. The right side of the ejector housing is marked "+SCHOFIELD'S PATS JUNE 20th 71 APR 22nd 78+". The butt is marked "U.S." on the heel along with the serial number "6338". The rear cylinder face is stamped with the matching serial and Ordnance sub-inspector's "E" and "P", which are also marked on the bottom flat of the ejector housing. Fitted with smooth walnut grips with a clear oval Ordnance inspector's script initials cartouche over the date "1876" on the left side and "CW" on the right side. The matching serial number is stamped on the inside of the right panel. Many Schofield revolvers were issued to the 4th Cavalry which saw service in the "Geronimo Campaign" and the famous 9th and 10th U.S. Cavalry comprised of the "Buffalo Soldiers" stationed in the American Southwest. People such as the James Brothers, Cole Younger, U.S. Marshall Bill Tilghman and the Chief Scout for Custer, "Lonesome Charley" Reynolds were known to carry a Schofield revolver.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: SchofieldBBL: 7 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 45 S&WFinish: blueGrips: walnutSerial Number: 5833

Condition Report: Very fine. The revolver retains 70% plus original blue finish with a smooth brown patina on the sides of the barrel, some flaking on the cylinder and front strap, and a mix of smooth brown patina and original blue finish on the back strap. The hammer retains 95% original bright case colors and the trigger guard retains 50% original case colors with a smooth dove gray on the balance. The grips are near excellent with some scattered minor pressure dents and a couple minor dings. The cartouches are crisp. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent.

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Scarce U.S. Contract Smith & Wesson First Model American Revolver with Factory Letter

Lot 30: Scarce U.S. Contract Smith & Wesson First Model American Revolver with Factory Letter

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Description: Scarce U.S. Contract Smith & Wesson First Model American Revolver with Factory LetterSmith & Wesson First Model American Revolver with S&W and Springfield Research Service letters. Both letters identify the revolver as an S&W First Model American and state that it was delivered to the Springfield Armory in March 1871. The Ordnance Department purchased 1000 First Model American revolvers from S&W in 1871; surviving examples are scarce and highly desirable. The revolver has the S&W commercial blue finish with casehardened hammer and barrel latch. The two-piece walnut grips are oil finished. The barrel has a nickel-silver half-moon front sight and the frame has the oil hole in the bottom. The top of the barrel rib is roll-stamped: "+ SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS.U.S.A.PAT.JULY 10. 60. JAN. 17. FEB. 17. JULY 11. 65 &AUG. 24. 69 + " in a single line with maltese crosses at either end. "US" is stamped on the top of the barrel between the legend and the barrel latch. Small "A" Ordnance sub-inspection marks are stamped on the bottom of the frame behind the oil hole, on the left side of the frame above the trigger guard and on the left side of the barrel top strap. An Ordnance "P" proof mark is stamped on the right side of the barrel ahead of the hinge, in one cylinder flute and on the right side of the frame behind the recoil shield. The Ordnance Sub-Inspection mark which consists of the script initials "OWA" (Orville W. Ainsworth) in a rectangle is stamped on the lower left grip. The rear face of the cylinder and the underside of the cylinder latch are stamped with the assembly mark "L2". The serial number, "1137", is stamped on the butt.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 3 AmericanBBL: 8 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 44 S&WFinish: blueGrips: walnutSerial Number: 1137

Condition Report: Good. This scarce revolver is all original and retains 40% of the original blue finish; the balance of the revolver has toned to a deep brown patina. The barrel, frame and cylinder have some surface texturing and some scattered dents and scratches . There is light flash pitting on the muzzle, on the frame near the cylinder and on the forward edges of the cylinder. The factory markings and Ordnance property mark, sub-inspection marks and proof are clear. The grips are in good overall condition with moderate handling wear; the edges of the heels are rounded and the grips have minor dents and scratches. The Ordnance sub-inspection mark on the left grip is faint but legible. The action is tight and functions well. This is a good example of a scarce U.S. Contract S&W First Model American Revolver. Often the missing link in even the most advanced U.S. military and S&W collections.

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Scarce U.S. Contract Smith & Wesson Model 3 American First Model Revolver with Factory Letter

Lot 31: Scarce U.S. Contract Smith & Wesson Model 3 American First Model Revolver with Factory Letter

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Description: Scarce U.S. Contract Smith & Wesson Model 3 American First Model Revolver with Factory LetterAs confirmed by the included factory letter this S&W Model 3 American First Model Revolver was sold on March 16, 1871 and shipped to the United States Government, National Armory, Springfield, MA. The revolver was part of a shipment of 1,000 units, 800 blue finish and 200 in nickel finish. The letter confirms the 8 inch barrel and smooth walnut grips and was originally shipped with the very rare nickel finish (only 200 were manufactured for the contract in nickel). Surviving examples of U.S. martial Model 3 Americans are scarce and highly desirable. The barrel rib is marked "+ SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS.U.S.A.PAT.JULY 10. 60. JAN. 17. FEB. 17. JULY 11. 65 &AUG. 24. 69 +" followed by "US". A small "A" ordnance sub-inspection mark is present on the left side of the frame under the cylinder, a cylinder flute and barrel top strap. All nickel finish. The serial number is marked on the butt with the right grip panel stamped with the number "22762." The rear of the cylinder, barrel latch and the barrel are marked "E2."Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 3 AmericanBBL: 8 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 44Finish: nickelGrips: walnutSerial Number: 1927

Condition Report: Very good as period re-nickeled. The inspection markings were mostly covered up in the process with exception of the top rib. The revolver retains most of the nickel finish showing some scattered mild pitting under the finish. The slightly undersized grips are fine with some minor handling marks. An overall rare U.S. martial revolver as documented by a factory letter.

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Early Civil War Production Smith & Wesson Model No. 2 Army Single Action Revolver with Two Pin Top Strap and Nickel Finish

Lot 32: Early Civil War Production Smith & Wesson Model No. 2 Army Single Action Revolver with Two Pin Top Strap and Nickel Finish

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Description: Early Civil War Production Smith & Wesson Model No. 2 Army Single Action Revolver with Two Pin Top Strap and Nickel FinishManufactured from 1861 to 1874, the Model No. 2 Army began production just prior to the start of the Civil War and quickly became popular, especially among Union officers. However the Model No. 2 was never officially adopted by the U.S. Army. This particular revolver has the early two pin top strap, as apposed to the three pin. This revolver is fully nickel plated. It is estimated that only about 10% of the 77,155 revolvers made were nickel plated adding to the rarity of this two pin model. Blade front sight with notched top strap rear sight. The top of the barrel is marked with the Springfield address and the cylinder marked "PATENTED APRIL 3, 1855, JULY 5, 1859 & DEC 18, 1860." around the center (only partially visible and faint). The serial number is marked on the butt and stamped on the inside of the right grip panel and the assembly number is marked on the frame under the grip, front cylinder face, and back of the barrel lug. Six round unfluted cylinder, smooth spur trigger, and fitted with smooth rosewood grips on a square butt.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 2 ArmyBBL: 6 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 32 Long RFFinish: nickelGrips: rosewoodSerial Number: 3876

Condition Report: Fine as retailer replated. The revolver retains at least 95% nickel finish with some small areas of flaking and some scattered minor oxidation. The hammer has been bobbed, crudely recheckered and there is some play in the barrel. The grips are fine with some lower edge wear, a chip on the left heel, and a few minor dents and dings. The barrel rib marking is crisp and clear. The hammer is a bit difficult to cock due to being bobbed and the cylinder only rotates when the revolver is pointed downward.

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Scarce Smith & Wesson Model 3 Russian Third Model Commercial Reissue Revolver with Factory Letter

Lot 33: Scarce Smith & Wesson Model 3 Russian Third Model Commercial Reissue Revolver with Factory Letter

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Description: Scarce Smith & Wesson Model 3 Russian Third Model Commercial Reissue Revolver with Factory LetterSmith & Wesson Model 3 Russian Third Model Revolver with S&W factory letter. The S&W letter describes the revolver a "Model 3 Russian with a reissue barrel stamping". The letter further states that S&W records indicate that the revolver was shipped from the factory on December 15, 1876 and delivered to Schuyler Hartley & Graham Co., in New York City. The revolver was shipped with 6 1/2 inch barrel, blue finish, butt swivel and smooth walnut grips. The top of the barrel rib is hand-stamped "REISSUE/JULY 25 1871". The revolver has the distinctive knuckle at the top of the backstrap and trigger guard spur. The top of the barrel rib is roll-stamped "+SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS. U.S.A. PAT.JULY 10.60. JAN.17.FEB.17. JULY11. 65& AUG. 24.69. RUSSIAN MODEL+". The butt is stamped "1874" in a rectangle above the serial number "46379". What appears to be an assembly number "7169" is stamped on the rear face of the cylinder.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 3 RussianBBL: 6 1/2 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 44 RussianFinish: blueGrips: walnutSerial Number: 46379

Condition Report: Fine. The revolver retains more than 40% of the original blue and casehardened finish. The blue is thin on the sides of the barrel and lug. The cylinder has a gray patina with traces of blue finish in the cylinder flutes. The sides of the frame retain most of the blue finish with edge and high point wear and scattered handling marks and scratches. The grip strap and backstrap have a gray patina. The case colors on the hammer, trigger and trigger guard spur have faded to a silver gray patina. The markings on the barrel rib and butt are sharp. The action functions well. The grips are in good condition with moderate handling wear. This is a solid example of a scarce S&W Model 3 Russian Third Model Revolver with factory letter.

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Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 Single Action Revolver

Lot 34: Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 Single Action Revolver

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Description: Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 Single Action RevolverThe New Model No. 3 was an improved design of the original Model 3 and was introduced in 1878. The top of the barrel rib is marked with the two line address and patent dates "SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS. U.S.A. PAT'D JAN 17 & 24. 65. JULY 11. 65./AUG 24. 69. APR 20. 75 FEB 20. & DEC 18. 1877 REISSUE JULY 25. 1871." It has the six-shot fluted cylinder with automatic ejector, a pinned half moon front sight and a factory installed lanyard stud. When the lanyard stud was installed by the factory the serial number was restamped further back on the heel. Matching numbers on the butt, barrel latch, barrel and cylinder.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: New Model No 3BBL: 6 1/2 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 44 RussianFinish: nickelGrips: Serial Number: 22406

Condition Report: Very fine. The revolver retains 95% original nickel finish with a number of minor handling marks. The hammer and trigger retain 90% original case colors. The grips are fair with the left panel missing a large chip out of the lower rear portion. Mechanically excellent.

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Rare Smith & Wesson New Model 3 Target Single Action Revolver with Shoulder Stock and Factory Letter

Lot 35: Rare Smith & Wesson New Model 3 Target Single Action Revolver with Shoulder Stock and Factory Letter

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Description: Rare Smith & Wesson New Model 3 Target Single Action Revolver with Shoulder Stock and Factory LetterManufactured from 1878 to 1912, the New Model 3 was an improved design of the original Model 3, Smith & Wesson's first top break, automatic ejection revolver. Top of barrel rib is marked with the two line address and patent dates "SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS. U.S.A. PAT'D JAN 17 & 24. 65. JULY 11. 65./AUG 24. 69. APR 20. 75 FEB 20. & DEC 18. 1877 REISSUE JULY 25. 1871." The matching serial number is marked on the butt, rear cylinder face, barrel latch and breech end of the barrel. Paine-blade front and square-notch adjustable rear sight, blue finish with casehardened hammer and Russian Model finger-spur trigger guard and fitted with rare checkered walnut grips. The shoulder stock was added to the revolver after it was finished, but prior to original sale, it is walnut with blue attaching iron and checkered hard rubber S&W buttplate. The accompanying factory letter states that the disposition records are "open", showing no shipment destination and that the revolver was sold sometime in the 1890s, and delivered to unknown sources. The records indicate that it was shipped with a 6 1/2 inch barrel. Shoulder-stocked S&W revolvers are extremely scarce and desirable, especially those in blue finish as most manufactured were nickel-plated. Charles Duffy Collection.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: New Model No 3BBL: 6 1/2 inch solid ribStock: walnutGuage: 44 RussianFinish: blueGrips: walnutSerial Number: 25006

Condition Report: Very good as partially refinished (grip strap). The revolver retains 85% plus of the original blue finish with some muzzle and high edge wear, thinning to mixed-gray on the barrel, top of the rib and the grip straps. There is some minor flaking on the cylinder and frame. The hammer retains 80% original case colors and the trigger guard has a smooth mottled gray patina with traces of case color in the protected areas. The grips are excellent with a few light handling marks and sharp checkering. There is a slight bulge in the barrel approximately 3 inches from the muzzle. The markings are clear. The action is excellent. The stock is excellent with 85% original blue finish on the attaching iron, with minor finish loss due to flaking. The wood shows a few minor dings and handling marks.

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Rare Nickel Plated U.S. Contract Smith & Wesson First Model American Revolver with Factory Letter

Lot 36: Rare Nickel Plated U.S. Contract Smith & Wesson First Model American Revolver with Factory Letter

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Description: Rare Nickel Plated U.S. Contract Smith & Wesson First Model American Revolver with Factory LetterSmith & Wesson First Model American revolver with S&W and Springfield Research Service (SRS) letters. Both letters identify the revolver as a S&W First Model American with nickel plated finish and state that it was delivered to the Springfield Armory in March 1871. The SRS letter further states that First Model American revolvers were issued to various cavalry units for trial including Co. I, 7th Cavalry Regiment. 200 of the 1,000 U.S. U.S. Contract First Model American revolvers purchased by the Army in 1871 were nickel plated. The revolver had a full nickel plated finish with walnut two-piece oil finished grips. The barrel has a nickel silver half-moon front sight. The frame lacks the oil hole in the bottom of the lug that was found on early production revolvers. The top of the barrel rib is roll stamped "+SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS.U.S.A.PAT.JULY 10. 60. JAN. 17. FEB. 17. JULY 11. 65 &AUG. 24. 69+" flanked by maltese crosses. "US" is stamped on the top of the barrel between the legend and the barrel latch. A small "A" Ordnance sub-inspection mark is stamped on the left side of the frame above the trigger guard. None of the "P" proofmarks stamped on blue U.S. contract revolvers chambered for the S&W .44 American cartridge are present on this revolver. The Ordnance sub-inspection mark which consists of the script initials "OWA" (Orville W. Ainsworth) in a rectangle is stamped on the lower left grip. The serial number, "2070" is stamped rear face of the cylinder, the rear face of the barrel next to the cylinder latch, the bottom of the butt and on the inside of the right grip. The assembly number, "X8" is stamped on the rear face of the cylinder and on the rear face of the barrel next to the latch. The back of the right grip panel is marked in pencil, "1889/W SAGE [illegible likely NS]/The Mont City/Ohio". A William Newton Sage is mentioned in Charles W. Pate's book SMITH & WESSON AMERICAN MODEL on pages 140, 158, 360 and 361. Sage served with the 137th New York Infantry and achieved the rank of Captain before he was mustered out of volunteer service on June 6, 1863. He was later appointed 2nd Lt. of the 39th U.S. Colored Infantry and was again mustered out of service in December 1865 as a 1st Lt. A few months later Sage was appointed 2nd Lt. and 1st Lt. of the 11th Infantry, transferred to the 29th Infantry in September 1866 and transferred back to the 11th in April 1969. He retired in 1890 with the rank of Captain. According to Pate, a U.S. S&W American Model revolver was sold to Sage in 1873 at Ft. Leavenworth.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 3 AmericanBBL: 8 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 44 AmericanFinish: nickelGrips: walnutSerial Number: 2070

Condition Report: Good. The revolver has been cleaned and has a dull steel finish with traces of nickel plating in protected areas. There is some light pitting on the right side and face of the barrel hinge and bottom of the trigger guard. However, most of the metal surfaces are smooth with sharp edges. All of the markings are crisp. The grips have been lightly cleaned and are good. The "OWA" sub-inspection mark on the left grip is faint but legible. The action is crisp and functions perfectly. Overall a rare often missing hole in even to most advanced U.S. military and S&W collections.

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Excellent Factory Engraved Smith & Wesson Model Number 1 3rd Issue Revolver

Lot 37: Excellent Factory Engraved Smith & Wesson Model Number 1 3rd Issue Revolver

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Description: Excellent Factory Engraved Smith & Wesson Model Number 1 3rd Issue RevolverManufactured from 1868 to 1881 with this example featuring a New York style engraving. The sides of the barrel and frame feature a scrollwork on a punch dot background. The sides of the barrel lug are engraved with a wire and dot pattern. The cylinder flats have a floral pattern engraving and the back strap has an engraved starburst at the top followed by a wire and dot motif down the length of the back strap. The top of the barrel rib is marked with the one line address and patent dates. The assembly number "17" is stamped on the frame (left side under the grip), barrel and cylinder. Fitted with nicely figured rosewood bird head grips.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 1BBL: 3 3/16 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 22 RFFinish: nickelGrips: rosewoodSerial Number: 129732

Condition Report: Excellent plus. The revolver retains 98% original nickel finish. The grips are excellent with nearly all of the varnish remaining and a few very scattered light handling marks. The engraving is crisp. Mechanically excellent. A beautiful ultra high condition 1st 3rd.

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Engraved Smith & Wesson Model 1 3rd Issue Revolver with Rare Short Barrel and Pearl Grips

Lot 38: Engraved Smith & Wesson Model 1 3rd Issue Revolver with Rare Short Barrel and Pearl Grips

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Description: Engraved Smith & Wesson Model 1 3rd Issue Revolver with Rare Short Barrel and Pearl GripsManufactured circa 1868 to 1881. This example of a Model 1 3rd Issue revolver features 70% coverage of New York Style engraving with fine punch dot background and the rare short barrel. The engraving covers the sides of the barrel, cylinder flats, sides of the frame and upper back strap. A starburst motif is engraved on each side of the barrel lug with the lower lug. The rear edge of the cylinder and upper back strap have a scallop style border with the lower section of the back strap having a decorative wire and dot engraved design. The short barrel correctly has the one line address and patent dates marking on the left side. Fitted with two piece bird head pearl grips.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 1BBL: 2 11/16 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 22 RFFinish: nickelGrips: pearlSerial Number: 77190

Condition Report: Good. The revolver has a mottled gray patina with some scattered light pitting. The grips are very fine with an attractive color. Mechanically needs work as the cylinder does not rotate properly when action is cycled.

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Engraved Silver Plated Smith & Wesson Model 1-1/2 .32 Centerfire Single Action Revolver

Lot 39: Engraved Silver Plated Smith & Wesson Model 1-1/2 .32 Centerfire Single Action Revolver

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Description: Engraved Silver Plated Smith & Wesson Model 1-1/2 .32 Centerfire Single Action RevolverManufactured circa 1878-1892. This revolver is engraved in the Nimschke style with floral scroll and punch dot background on the sides of the frame with intersecting arks with punch dots on the barrel, cylinder flats and back strap. This is probably the smallest coverage that can be found on a Nimschke style gun. The top of the barrel rib is marked with the two line address/patent dates and the top strap is marked with the V-shaped patent marking. The matching serial number is marked on the butt, rear face of the cylinder, barrel latch and in the top strap cut out. The left side of the front strap is stamped "764'" under the grip. Blade front and notch rear sights, all silver finish with casehardened hammer and fitted with checkered hard rubber grips the intertwined "S&W" at the top.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 1-1/2BBL: 3 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 32 CFFinish: silverGrips: hard rubberSerial Number: 90620

Condition Report: Very good as New York embellished/finished retaining almost all of the silver with just the slightest wear on the right side of the pivot knuckle. The silver has darkened with age overall and shows some bright areas from handling in recent years. The hammer retains most of the original bright case colors. The grips are excellent with some light handling marks and crisp checkering. The engraving and markings are crisp and clear. Mechanically fine.

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Very Fine Smith & Wesson Model 1 First Issue 6th Type Revolver

Lot 40: Very Fine Smith & Wesson Model 1 First Issue 6th Type Revolver

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Description: Very Fine Smith & Wesson Model 1 First Issue 6th Type RevolverThe Model 1 First Issue revolver was manufactured by Smith & Wesson from 1857 to 1860 in six various types. This particular revolver is a Model One, 1st Issue, 6th Type. The revolver is equipped with blade and notch sights and features a 7-round unfluted cylinder, silver plated brass frame with blue barrel and cylinder and fitted with two piece smooth rosewood grips which are numbered to the gun. The top of the barrel is marked with the one line Springfield address and the cylinder has the patent dates marking.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 1BBL: 3 3/16 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 22 RFFinish: blue/silverGrips: rosewoodSerial Number: 8667

Condition Report: Very fine. The cylinder and barrel retain 40% original blue finish with a smooth brown-gray patina on the balance. Some pin point pitting is present on the cylinder. The frame retains 90% plus original silver plating with the exposed brass having a very attractive muster yellow aged appearance. The grips are fine with a couple small missing chips and some minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.

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Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2 Second Issue Revolver with Attractive Ivory Grips

Lot 41: Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2 Second Issue Revolver with Attractive Ivory Grips

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Description: Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2 Second Issue Revolver with Attractive Ivory GripsManufactured from 1868 to 1875 this is very nice example of a Model 1 1/2, 2nd Issue revolver fitted with smooth bird head ivory grips. The top of the barrel rib has the one line address/patent dates (1855, 1859 and 1865) marking. It has a five shot fluted cylinder and nickel finish with casehardened hammer and trigger.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 1 1/2BBL: 3 1/2 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 32 RFFinish: nickelGrips: ivorySerial Number: 110331

Condition Report: Excellent. The revolver retains nearly 97% original nickel finish showing some minor flaking which is heavier on the ejector rod. Some strong original case colors remain on the hammer. The ivory grips are excellent with a very attractive grain pattern and color. Mechanically excellent.

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Attractive Engraved Nickel and Gold Smith & Wesson Model No. 1 3rd Issue Revolver with Pearl Grips

Lot 42: Attractive Engraved Nickel and Gold Smith & Wesson Model No. 1 3rd Issue Revolver with Pearl Grips

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Description: Attractive Engraved Nickel and Gold Smith & Wesson Model No. 1 3rd Issue Revolver with Pearl GripsManufactured circa 1868-1881. The sides of the barrel and frame are engraved with New York style floral scroll and punch dot designs. The top of the back strap has the same design and there is a simple line and dot design below that. The cylinder flats have a leaf design and the sides of the barrel lug have a star burst. The top of the barrel rib is marked with the one line address and patent dates with a scallop border. The serial number is marked on the butt and the matching assembly number (S44) is on the right toe under the grip, the front face of the cylinder and rear of the barrel lug. Nickel finished with gold washed cylinder and ejector pin, and casehardened hammer. Fitted with smooth pearl grips with a stylistic "R" scratched into the top on the inside of each panel and the serial number at the bottom.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: Tip-UpBBL: 3 1/4 inch round solid ribStock: Guage: 22 shortFinish: nickel/goldGrips: pearlSerial Number: 114518

Condition Report: Very fine. The revolver retains 95% nickel finish and 80% thinning gold finish. There is a small amount of minor pitting on the top of the barrel rib. The hammer retains 75% original bright case colors with a smooth gray on the balance. The grips are excellent with only light handling marks. The engraving and markings are clear. The action is fine.

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Factory Cased Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2 Second Issue Revolver

Lot 43: Factory Cased Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2 Second Issue Revolver

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Description: Factory Cased Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2 Second Issue RevolverThe factory referred to this model as the New Model 1 1/2, manufactured between 1868 and 1875. The top of the barrel rib is marked with the two line Springfield, Mass. address/patent and reissue dates. The two patent date markings are on the top strap. The matching serial number is marked on the butt, rear cylinder face, barrel latch and rear of the top strap. Pinned blade front sight and notch rear sight, nickel finish with casehardened hammer and fitted with checkered hard rubber grips with the intertwined "S&W" logo at the top. Comes in an original wooden case with wine colored velvet lining and 40 round bullet block.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 1 1/2BBL: 3 1/2 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 32 RFFinish: nickelGrips: hard rubberSerial Number: 41896

Condition Report: Very fine. The revolver retains 85% original nickel finish with scattered minor flaking and an area of pitting on the cylinder. The hammer shows strong traces of bright original case colors mixed with a smooth brownish patina. The grips are excellent with a few minor handling marks and crisp checkering. The markings are clear. The action is fine. The case is very fine with some minor dents and light scratches on the exterior, and some soiling and contact wear on the lining.

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Cased Pair of Smith & Wesson Model Number 1 2nd Issue Revolvers -A) Smith & Wesson Model Number 1 2nd Issue Revolver

Lot 44: Cased Pair of Smith & Wesson Model Number 1 2nd Issue Revolvers -A) Smith & Wesson Model Number 1 2nd Issue Revolver

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Description: Cased Pair of Smith & Wesson Model Number 1 2nd Issue Revolvers -A) Smith & Wesson Model Number 1 2nd Issue RevolverA) Manufactured 1860-1868. The top of the barrel rib is marked with the one line Springfield address, the cylinder is marked with the 1855, 59 and 60 patent dates around the center and the matching serial number is marked on the butt and inside of the right grip panel. The left side of the frame under the grip, the front face of the cylinder and back of the barrel lug are marked with a "6" flanked by two dots. Blue barrel, ejector rod and cylinder, casehardened hammer and trigger, and silver plated brass frame. Fitted with smooth varnished rosewood grips. The pair come in a wooden case with a brass disk inset in the lid, a five compartment green felt lined interior. The interior includes two covered compartments with brass pulls. In the case is a James Dixon & Sons oiler, two cellophane sealed 50 count (full) boxes of 22 RF Short ammunition (1 Clinton Cartridge Co. and the other Winchester Repeating Arms) and a full 38 round bullet block.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 1 Second IssueBBL: 3 3/16 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 22 RF ShortFinish: blue/silverGrips: rosewoodSerial Number: 22372B) Described in "A" with "VI" on the right heel under the grip. Front cylinder face and back of the barrel lug.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 1BBL: 3 3/16 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 22 RF ShortFinish: blue/silverGrips: rosewoodSerial Number: 63125

Condition Report: Excellent . The revolver retains 97% original blue finish with some muzzle and edge wear, and a few minor scratches. The hammer shows strong faded original case colors mixed with a smooth gray patina. The frame retains 99% original silver plating which is darkening with age. The grips are good with 90% original varnish and showing a few small nicks along the bottom edge and overall a number of minor dents. The markings are clear. The action is fine. The case is good with a 5 inch crack in the lid, a 3 1/2 inch crack on the bottom and a few minor dings and scratches on the exterior. The lining is very good with some stains and minimal contact wear.

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Cased Engraved Gold Smith & Wesson Model No. 1 3rd Issue Revolver with Ivory Grips

Lot 45: Cased Engraved Gold Smith & Wesson Model No. 1 3rd Issue Revolver with Ivory Grips

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Description: Cased Engraved Gold Smith & Wesson Model No. 1 3rd Issue Revolver with Ivory GripsManufactured circa 1868-1881. The sides of the barrel, cylinder flats and frame are engraved with New York style floral scroll and punch dot designs. The top of the back strap has a starburst and geometric design. The top of the barrel rib is marked with the one line address and patent dates. The serial number is marked on the butt and the matching assembly number is on the front face of the cylinder and rear of the barrel lug. Gold finished and fitted with smooth ivory grips. Comes in a period wooden case with red felt lining. In the case is an unopened 50 count box of UMC 22 short rimfire cartridges.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: Tip-UpBBL: 3 3/16 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 22 shortFinish: goldGrips: ivorySerial Number: 54537

Condition Report: Fine. The revolver retains 50% of the plated finish, mainly in the protected areas with a smooth gray patina on the balance. The grips are very fine with a couple of tiny age cracks at the escutcheons, and a very pleasant aged patina and attractive grain. The engraving and markings are clear. The action is fine. The case is very good with a slightly warped lid, a couple minor cracks on the bottom, and minor dents and scratches on the exterior. The lining shows some small holes, minor contact wear and some soiling.

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Rare Documented 2nd Quality Marked Smith & Wesson Model No. 1 2nd Issue Revolver with Factory Letter

Lot 46: Rare Documented 2nd Quality Marked Smith & Wesson Model No. 1 2nd Issue Revolver with Factory Letter

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Description: Rare Documented 2nd Quality Marked Smith & Wesson Model No. 1 2nd Issue Revolver with Factory LetterManufactured from 1860 to 1868, this Model 1 2nd Issue revolver has the rare "2D QUALTY" marking on the sides of the barrel. This marking indicated there were slight casting flaws when the revolver was manufactured. The manufacturing flaws did not affect the mechanical function and they were sold at a discount. Approximately 4,402 of these types of revolvers feature the "2D QUALTY" marking. Fitted with rosewood grips with the left panel numbered to the gun. The included S&W factory letter confirms the "2D QUALTY" marking and blue and silver finish. The revolver was part of a shipment of 50 2nd Quality type revolvers shipped to William Patton of Springfield, MA on June 6, 1866.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 1 Second IssueBBL: 3 3/16 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 22 RFFinish: blue/silverGrips: rosewoodSerial Number: 95665

Condition Report: Very good. The barrel and cylinder have a mottled gray patina (darker on the cylinder). The frame retains 95% original silver plating with some high edge wear. The side plate has been refinished. The grips are excellent showing some scattered minor handling marks with most of the original varnish remaining. Mechanically fine.

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Attractive New York Engraved Gold and Silver Plated Smith & Wesson 1st Model 32 Safety Hammerless Revolver with Pearl Grips

Lot 47: Attractive New York Engraved Gold and Silver Plated Smith & Wesson 1st Model 32 Safety Hammerless Revolver with Pearl Grips

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Description: Attractive New York Engraved Gold and Silver Plated Smith & Wesson 1st Model 32 Safety Hammerless Revolver with Pearl GripsManufactured 1888-1902. Also known as the Lemon Squeezer. This 1st Model can be distinguished by the barrel latch release which pushes down to open. This revolver features floral scroll engraving on the barrel, frame and cylinder flats. The cylinder and trigger guard are gold plated and the remaining metal parts are silver plated. The top of the barrel rib is marked with the two line address/patent dates and the S&W Trade Mark logo is on the right side of the frame. The matching serial number is marked on the butt, rear cylinder face and on the top strap at the latch. Fitted with smooth pearl grips.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: Safety HammerlessBBL: 3 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 32Finish: silver/goldGrips: pearlSerial Number: 63126

Condition Report: Period embellished by one of S&W New York retailers probably as a counter top display piece with 90% of the silver plating remaining. The silver has darkened with age. Half of the original case colors remain on the trigger. The trigger guard and cylinder retain 60% gold finish with a smooth dark patina on the balance. The grips are excellent with only light handling marks. The engraving and markings are clear. The action is excellent.

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Rare Smith & Wesson Model Number 1 3rd Issue Revolver with Scarce Short Barrel

Lot 48: Rare Smith & Wesson Model Number 1 3rd Issue Revolver with Scarce Short Barrel

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Description: Rare Smith & Wesson Model Number 1 3rd Issue Revolver with Scarce Short BarrelManufactured from 1868 to 1881. One line barrel rib address/patent dates marking on the left side of the scarce 2 11/16 inch barrel. Matching numbers marked on the butt and inside of the right grip panel. The matching assembly number "W5" is marked on the frame under the grip, front cylinder face and back of the barrel lug. Nickel finish and fitted with smooth varnished bird head grips.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 1BBL: 2 11/16 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 22 RFFinish: nickelGrips: rosewoodSerial Number: 131091

Condition Report: Very fine. The revolver retains 85% original nickel finish showing some flaking. The grips are fine with some minor handling marks and retaining most of the varnish. Mechanically functions but cylinder is out of time.

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Excellent Smith & Wesson Model Number 1 3rd Issue Revolver

Lot 49: Excellent Smith & Wesson Model Number 1 3rd Issue Revolver

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Description: Excellent Smith & Wesson Model Number 1 3rd Issue RevolverManufactured from 1868 to 1881. The top of the barrel rib is marked with the one line address and patent dates and the matching serial number is marked on the butt and stamped on the inside of the right grip panel. The matching assembly number "55" is marked on the frame under the grip, front face of the cylinder and on the back of the barrel lug. Fitted with smooth bird head grips.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 1BBL: 3 3/16 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 22 RFFinish: nickelGrips: rosewoodSerial Number: 130293

Condition Report: Excellent. The revolver retains 98% plus original nickel finish which is beginning to take on a slight frost appearance with the only finish loss isolated at the muzzle. The grips are also excellent with a few minor handling marks and retaining most of the varnish. Mechanically excellent.

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Smith & Wesson 38 Double Action 4th Model Revolver with Pearl Grips

Lot 50: Smith & Wesson 38 Double Action 4th Model Revolver with Pearl Grips

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Description: Smith & Wesson 38 Double Action 4th Model Revolver with Pearl GripsThis is an excellent example of a 4th Model 38 double action revolver with the standard two line address/patent dates barrel rib marking with the caliber marking on the left side of the barrel. Matching numbers on butt, cylinder, barrel and latch. The revolver is fitted with pearl grips featuring S&W medallions. The 4th Model was manufactured from 1895 to 1909.Manufucture: Smith & WessonModel: 38 Double ActionBBL: 5 inch solid ribStock: Guage: 38 S&WFinish: nickelGrips: pearlSerial Number: 509651

Condition Report: Excellent. The revolver retains nearly 97% original nickel finish with some light flaking (mostly on the cylinder). The trigger guard retains 95% thinning original blue finish and the hammer and trigger retain 95% original case colors. The grips are excellent with a very small chip missing near the bottom. The pearl has a very attractive color. Mechanically excellent.

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