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Day 1 - Premiere Collector's Firearms Auction

by Rock Island Auction Company


948 lots with images

November 30, 2012

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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Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 Frontier Single Action Revolver, Serial Number 7 with Factory Letter

Lot 252: Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 Frontier Single Action Revolver, Serial Number 7 with Factory Letter

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Description: Estimate: $5500 - 7000 This documented serial number 7 New Model No. 3 Frontier revolver is one of 1,286 out of the 2,072 revolvers manufactured that remained chambered for 44-40 caliber and was in one of the first shipments of this model when it was released for sale as confirmed by the included factory letter. The factory letter also confirms the caliber, barrel, finish and checkered hard rubber grips. The revolver was shipped on May 5, 1886 to Hibbard Spencer & Bartlett Co. of Chicago, Illinois. These revolvers sold for an original average price of $12.75. The top of the barrel rib is stamped with the two line address/patent dates marking. Pinned blade front sight and notch rear sight on the barrel latch. The rare single digit serial number is stamped on the butt, rear cylinder face, barrel and barrel latch. The revolver has checkered S&W monogram grips with the right panel numbered to the gun. BBL: 6 1/2 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 44-40 Finish: nickel Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: 7 Condition: Very fine. The revolver retains 70% original nickel finish with the balance a smooth gray patina showing limited light pitting. The hammer and trigger guard retain traces of original case colors. The grips are fine with some scuffing near the bottoms and a few minor handling marks. The checkering is crisp overall. Mechanically excellent.

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Exceptionally Rare Smith & Wesson Number Three Double Action Target Revolver in 38 Winchester with Checkered Walnut Grips

Lot 253: Exceptionally Rare Smith & Wesson Number Three Double Action Target Revolver in 38 Winchester with Checkered Walnut Grips

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Description: Estimate: $4500 - 6500 One of only 276 manufactured between 1900 and 1910, the Number Three 38 Winchester Revolver is Smith & Wesson's 44 caliber frame outfitted to fire the 38-40 Winchester Center Fire cartridge, a necked-down version of the 44-40. Introduced as a multi-purpose round with lower recoil than the 44-40, the 38-40 remains in use today with Cowboy Action shooters, giving it a 130 year service life. Patridge blade front and adjustable "U" notch rear sights, with the two line address and patent dates on the rib, "38 WINCHESTER CTG." on the left side of the barrel, matching numbers on the barrel, cylinder and butt. Casehardened hammer and trigger, with checkered walnut target grips. BBL: 6 1/2 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 38-40 WCF Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: 240 Condition: Fine, with 70% of the original blue finish, showing areas of brown and gray patina, minor edge wear, and scattered handling marks. A slight bend is visible in the left side of the rear sight. Strong original case colors are present on the hammer and trigger, turning brown on the remainder. Grips are excellent, with mild dents, otherwise the checkering is crisp. Mechanically excellent. An ultra-rare variation of the 44 Double Action

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Rare Smith & Wesson Model 3 American Transition Model Revolver with Factory Letter

Lot 254: Rare Smith & Wesson Model 3 American Transition Model Revolver with Factory Letter

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Description: Estimate: $9500 - 16000 Smith & Wesson Model 3 American Revolver ("First Model American") with S&W Factory letter. The letter states that this revolver is a scarce Transition Model. Transition Model serial number ranges are from approximately 6800-8000. Transition models are distinguished by a shorter, 1.423-inch, cylinder and a notch in the hammer for the interlocking barrel catch. The letter states that this revolver had an 8-inch barrel and smooth walnut grips and was shipped to M.W. Robinson of New York, N.Y., on February 8, 1872. M.W. Robinson was the largest S&W distributor. The revolver has the high polish S&W blue finish on the barrel, frame and cylinder. The hammer and trigger guard have a color case-hardened finish. The two-piece, black walnut, grips have an oil finish. The top of the barrel 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 one line with Maltese crosses at either end. The serial number, "7378" is stamped on the butt, rear face of the cylinder and on the rear of the frame. All of the visible serial numbers match. The First Model American revolvers were the first S&W top-break revolvers and pre-dated the Colt Single Action by nearly three years. First Model American revolvers are known to have been carried by William F. (Buffalo Bill) Cody and other famous western figures. BBL: 8 In Stock: Gauge: 44 S&W Amer Finish: blue/case-hardened Grips: walnut Serial Number: 7378 Condition: Very fine as partially restored. The sides and top of the barrel show patches of flaking and retain 70% of the original high polish blue finish. The cylinder has some minor flaking but retains 75% plus of the original blue finish. The frame and sideplates have been carefully refinished and are nearly indistinguishable from the original finish. It is our belief that this revolver was more then likely returned to the factory for the frame to be refinished prior to the factory stamping rework proofs. The hammer and trigger guard have 95% plus of the casehardened finish with vivid case colors. The walnut grips are in excellent condition and have minimal handling wear. The action functions perfectly. This is a scarce Smith & Wesson Transition First Model American revolver.

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Extremely Rare British Proofed Smith & Wesson No 3 Second Model American Single Action Revolver with Detachable Stock and Factory Letter

Lot 255: Extremely Rare British Proofed Smith & Wesson No 3 Second Model American Single Action Revolver with Detachable Stock and Factory Letter

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Description: Estimate: $6000 - 9000 This is one of approximately 604 No. 3 Second Model American revolvers manufactured for a shoulder stock. The included letter confirms the barrel length and smooth walnut grips. The revolver was shipped to M.W. Robinson of New York City, Smith & Wesson's largest distributor, on September 6, 1873. The revolver was part of 10 unit shipment which had 30 extension stocks. As stated this is a Second Model American and is identified by the interlocking hammer and latch and a bump in the bottom of the frame just above the trigger. The top of the barrel rib is marked "+SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS. U.S.A PAT. JULY10. 60. JAN 17. FEB 17. JULY 11. 65 & AUG. 24. 69+". A British proof is stamped on each cylinder flute with an additional proof on the lower right side of the frame and on the underside of the barrel. The assembly number "900" is stamped on the front cylinder face, barrel and barrel latch. The matching serial number is stamped on the butt and right grip panel. The butt serial number is only partially visible due to cuts for the stock. The revolver is equipped with a pinned blade front sight and a notch rear sight on the barrel latch. Blue finish with casehardened hammer and trigger guard. Fitted with smooth walnut grips. The walnut stock has blue finished iron attaching hardware and buttplate. BBL: 8 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 44 S&W Amer Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: 23994 Condition: Fine. The barrel and cylinder show an old applied brown finish sometime ago. The frame exhibits 75% stong original blue finish. The hammer and trigger guard retain traces of original case colors. The grips are very fine with some minor handling marks. The stock is fine with a number of minor handling marks on the wood with the iron components retaining 40% original blue finish.

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Rare Documented Smith & Wesson 38 Single Action 3rd Model

Lot 256: Rare Documented Smith & Wesson 38 Single Action 3rd Model "Mexican Model" of 1891 Revolver with British Proofmarks Pearl Grips Scarce 6 Inch Brrel and Factory Letter

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Description: Estimate: $10000 - 20000 Manufactured from 1891 to 1911 with a total production of only 2,000. This revolver is in the scarce Mexican Model configuration identified by the spur trigger not integral as part of the frame, no half cock position and flat side hammer. Many of these revolvers were shipped to Mexico, Russia and South America. Interesting enough this revolver found its way to Britian. The top of the barrel rib is marked two line, two block address and patent dates flaking "MODEL OF 91" and with Maltese crosses on each end. Each cylinder flute is marked with a British "crown/GP" proof mark. Pinned blade front and notch rear sights, nickel finish with casehardened hammer and fitted with smooth pearl grips with S&W medallions and a lanyard ring on the butt. The revolver is accompanied by a Smith & Wesson letter dated October 29, 1971 with a list of revolvers an individual wanted information on and this revolver is listed by serial number (#3 on the list), as a "Mexican" shipped to an Ivan Baramovite on October 31, 1902. BBL: 6 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 38 CF Finish: nickel Grips: pearl Serial Number: 10874 Condition: Excellent. The revolver retains 97% original nickel finish with some minor blistering and flaking on the left side of the frame and some minor blistering on the opposite. The hammer retains almost all of the original, slightly muted case colors, still vibrate in flashes. The grips are also excellent with only a few light handling marks. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent. An ultra rare extremely desirable Mexican Model.

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Excellent Hartley & Graham Shipped Smith & Wesson 4th  Model .32 Double Action Revolver with Pearl Grips, Factory Letter and Rare Hartley & Graham Case

Lot 257: Excellent Hartley & Graham Shipped Smith & Wesson 4th Model .32 Double Action Revolver with Pearl Grips, Factory Letter and Rare Hartley & Graham Case

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Description: Estimate: $2500 - 3500 The included factory letter confirms the barrel length and finish with checkered hard rubber grips at time of shipment. The revolver was shipped on March 27, 1892 and delivered to Hartley & Graham Co., New York City, one of America's leading sporting goods stores. The barrel rib has the standard two line address/patent date marking with matching numbers on the frame, barrel, latch and cylinder. Pinned blade front sight with notch rear sight on the barrel latch. Nickel finish with casehardened hammer and trigger and blue trigger guard. Fitted with pearl grips which were typically added by Hartley & Graham. The revolver comes with a rare presentation quality retailer case with "Hartley & Graham/New York" in gold on silk lining on the inside of the lid. The bottom of the case is lined in velvet and has a wooden cartridge block holding 30 rounds and a bore brush. The exterior of the case is covered in leather. BBL: 3 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 32 S&W Finish: nickel Grips: pearl Serial Number: 165349 Condition: Excellent. The revolver retains 97% original nickel finish showing some very scattered minor flaking. The trigger guard retains most of the original blue finish and the hammer and trigger retain vivid and bright original case colors. The grips are excellent with a few minor handling marks and a very small missing chip. Mechanically excellent. Case is fair with cleaning rod compartment missing, broken hinge and worn exterior. Retailer cases of this quality are extremely rare and even by themselves command a premium.

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Spectacular Smith & Wesson Model Number One 1st Issue 5th Type Revolver with Gutta Percha Case

Lot 258: Spectacular Smith & Wesson Model Number One 1st Issue 5th Type Revolver with Gutta Percha Case

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Description: Estimate: $5500 - 8000 Manufactured from 1857 to 1860. This is one of the finest examples known of the 5th Avariation of the so-called 1st, 1st revolvers. The top of the barrel rib marked "SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS." and the cylinder is marked with the 1855, '59 and '60 patent dates. The revolver has a brass blade front and notch rear sights, the frame is silver plated while the remaining parts were blue and it is fitted with smooth two piece varnished rosewood grips. Complete with an original Smith & Wesson Gutta Percha case with decorative carved lid with image of a Number One revolver and "MANUFACTURED ONLY BY/SMITH & WESSON,/SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS". The inside of the lid has decorative hunter green colored velvet and there is dark green velvet on the bottom and a 56 round bullet block. . BBL: 3 1/4 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 22 RF Short Finish: blue/silver Grips: rosewood Serial Number: 4438 Condition: Excellent. The revolver retains 95% plus original blue finish with some very minor thinning on the high points and showing only the most delicate collector type handling marks. The hammer retains most of the original case colors which is virtually unheard of with these rare tip-up revolvers.. The frame retains 99% original silver plating which has darkened with age. The grips are also excellent with 99% original varnish showing a few minor dings on the bottoms and overall a few minor handling marks. The barrel hinge screw is slightly marred, otherwise the revolver is nearly immaculate! The markings are clear. The action is fine. The case is excellent with some moderate contact wear.

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Outstanding Smith & Wesson Model 1 Second Issue Single Action Revolver with Gutta Percha Case

Lot 259: Outstanding Smith & Wesson Model 1 Second Issue Single Action Revolver with Gutta Percha Case

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Description: Estimate: $5000 - 7500 Manufactured from 1860 to 1868, with the top of the barrel rib marked "SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS." and the cylinder is marked with the 1855, '59 and '60 patent dates. The revolver has a brass blade front and notch rear sights, the frame is silver plated while the remaining parts were blue and it is fitted with smooth two piece varnished rosewood grips. Complete with an original Smith & Wesson Gutta Percha case with decorative carved lid with image of a Number One revolver and "MANUFACTURED ONLY BY/SMITH & WESSON,/SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS". The inside of the lid has decorative wine colored velvet and there is red velvet on the bottom and a 56 round bullet block. . BBL: 3 1/4 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 22 short Finish: blue/silver Grips: rosewood Serial Number: 63166 Condition: Excellent. The revolver retains 98% original bright blue finish with minimal wear on the ejector rod, a few collector type handling marks. The frame retains 99% original silver plating which has darkened with age. The grips are also excellent with 99% plus original varnish remaining and showing a few minor scuffs and handling marks. The markings are sharp. The action is excellent. The case is excellent with some loose material and some contact wear from the cylinder. An outstanding example of a Model Number One with Gutta Percha case, this is as good as it gets!

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Very Fine Smith & Wesson Model Number 1 2nd Issue Single Action Revolver with Gutta Percha Case

Lot 260: Very Fine Smith & Wesson Model Number 1 2nd Issue Single Action Revolver with Gutta Percha Case

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Description: Estimate: $5500 - 8500 Manufactured from 1860 to 1868, this Model 1, 2nd Issue revolver features a blade front and notch rear sights, 7 round un-fluted cylinder, square flared butt, and scarce all silver plated with casehardened hammer. The top of the barrel is marked "SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD, MASS", the cylinder is marked with the patent dates and the serial number is marked on the butt. Fitted with varnished rosewood grips, with right panel numbered "67129". Assembly number "T" is properly stamped on the rear of the barrel, front cylinder face and right heel under the grip. Complete in an original Smith & Wesson Gutta Percha case with decorative caved lid with the image of a Number 1 revolver and "MANUFACTURED ONLY BY/SMITH & WESSON,/SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS". Notice the lid was assembled upsidedown, obviously an interesting and unique factory error. The lining in the lid is a floral design purple velvet and there is brown velvet in the bottom and a 56 round cartridge block. BBL: 3 1/4 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 22 short Finish: silver Grips: rosewood Serial Number: 70084 Condition: Very fine. The revolver retains 85% original silver plating with some scattered minor flaking and some discoloration. The hammer retains most of the original case colors. The grips are excellent with 95% original varnish remaining, showing some very minor lower edge wear, a few minor dings, a small absent splinter on the right side at the escutcheon and a few light handling marks. The markings are clear. The action is fine. The case exterior is excellent and the lining has a hole worn in it from the hammer and some moderate contact wear.

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Attractive Factory Engraved Gold Plated Smith & Wesson 38 Double Action 4th Model Revolver with Pearl Grips

Lot 261: Attractive Factory Engraved Gold Plated Smith & Wesson 38 Double Action 4th Model Revolver with Pearl Grips

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Description: Estimate: $3250 - 5500 This revolver features a floral scroll factory engraving on the sides of the frame and topstrap. The flats of the cylinder and the back strap have a geometric engraving and there is a star burst pattern ahead of the notch rear sight. Factory gold plating over nickel finish. The top strap has the standard two line address/patent dates marking and the left side of the barrel having the caliber marking which is border engraved. The engraving on the left side of the barrel is repeated on the right side. The right side of the frame has the S&W trademark. Gold plated with blue trigger guard and barrel latch and casehardened hammer and trigger. Fitted with pearl grips featuring S&W medallions. BBL: 3 1/4 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 38 S&W Finish: gold Grips: pearl Serial Number: 526457 Condition: Very fine. The revolver retains 80% of the original gold wash with original nickel showing along the high edges. The trigger guard and latch retain most of the original blue finish. The hammer and trigger retain traces of original case colors. The grips are fine with a couple missing minor chips. The pearl grips have a very attractive color. Mechanically excellent.

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Outstanding Smith & Wesson 38 Single Action 2nd Model Revolver with Factory Box

Lot 262: Outstanding Smith & Wesson 38 Single Action 2nd Model Revolver with Factory Box

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Description: Estimate: $2250 - 3500 Manufactured from 1877 to 1891. The top of the barrel rib is marked with the two line address/patent dates with the matching serial number on the butt, barrel, latch and cylinder. Pinned front sight and notch rear sight on the latch. Fitted with checkered S&W monogram grips with the right panel numbered to the gun. Included with the revolver is the correct factory box. BBL: 4 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 38 S&W Finish: nickel Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: 32777 Condition: Excellent. The revolver retains 97% original nickel finish showing some very scattered surface scratches. The hammer retains vivid and bright original case colors. The grips are excellent with a few minor handling marks and overall crisp checkering. Mechanically fine. Box is very good with some edge separation and some minor edge wear.

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New York  Engraved Smith & Wesson Number One 3rd Issue Revolver with Case and Pearl Grips

Lot 263: New York Engraved Smith & Wesson Number One 3rd Issue Revolver with Case and Pearl Grips

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Description: Estimate: $1200 - 2000 Manufactured circa 1868-1881, this model is similar to the 2nd Issue except made with a fluted cylinder and birdshead butt. The revolver features a typical and attractive floral scroll and punch dot engraving on the sides of the barrel, cylinder flats, frame and back strap. The top of the barrel rib is marked with the one line address and patent dates and the serial number is marked on the butt. Blade front and notch rear sights, all nickel finish and fitted with smooth pearl grips. Complete in an original wooden case with brass inset rectangle hand marked "MEAR" on the lid, red felt lining and three compartments. BBL: 3 1/4 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 22 short Finish: nickel Grips: pearl Serial Number: 72610 Condition: Fine as period refinished showing 60% nickel finish flaking along the high edges. There is some scattered minor pitting. The grips are very good. The markings and engraving are clear. The action is very good. The case is very good with an old minor filled repair on the lid and some scattered minor scratches on the exterior. One latch does not properly secure. The lining is very good.

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Ultra Rare Nashville Police Department Contract Smith & Wesson Model 3 First Model American Single Action Revolver with Factory Letter

Lot 264: Ultra Rare Nashville Police Department Contract Smith & Wesson Model 3 First Model American Single Action Revolver with Factory Letter

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Description: Estimate: $10000 - 20000 This is an example of an extremely variation of therare Smith & Wesson First Model Model 3 American revolver shipped to the Nashville, Tennessee Police department. Only 32 were manufactured with a 6 inch barrel and were factory engraved "NASHVILLE POLICE" on the back strap as well as a number. This particular revolver is "No3." of 32 special order revolvers. 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 "A9" is marked on the rear cylinder face, barrel and barrel latch. A very small period repair is visible on the underside of the ejector housing on the frame. The aforementioned "NASHVILLE POLICE No3." is on the back strap. The accompanying factory letter verifies that serial number 3485 was shipped to K.J. Morris, Mayor of Nashville, Nashville, TN. on May 6, 1871 with a 6 inch barrel, blue finish, smooth walnut grips and engraved "Nashville Police" along with a number on the back strap. The shipment was for 32 units at the cost of $17.00 each. BBL: 6 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 44 S&W Amer Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: 3485 Condition: Fine. The revolver retains 30% original blue finish concentrated in the protected areas and the sides of the frame, with a smooth mottled brown patina on the balance. Overall there are a few minor scratches and dings. The grips are good with some chipping and wear on the lower edges and a few overall small minor pressure dents. The markings are clear. Mechanically fine. These revolver saw many years of service with the Nashville P.D. A solid example of an extremely rare Nashville Police Department contract No. 3 First Model American revolver. Originally the raest variation of all the large frame number 3s. This writer can not recall ever seeing another in his 18 years of collecting Smith & Wessons.

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Scarce San Francisco Police U.S. Smith & Wesson Second Model Number 3 Schofield Revolver, with Factory Letter

Lot 265: Scarce San Francisco Police U.S. Smith & Wesson Second Model Number 3 Schofield Revolver, with Factory Letter

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Description: Estimate: $7000 - 10000 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. The top of the backstrap features the hand stamped SFPD marking "326". The revolver has a high polish blue finish on the barrel, cylinder and frame. The trigger guard and hammer are casehardened and the two-piece walnut grips are oil-finished. The serial number, "5792", is located on the revolver butt and the rear face of the cylinder. The "U.S." property mark is stamped on the bottom of the butt. The left grip has a "JRJr" Inspectors cartouche over "1876" and the right grip is stamped with the "CW" Sub-Inspectors initials. Single Sub Inspector letters are stamped on the ejector housing, cylinder, and frame. The lower left side of the barrel lug is roll-stamped with the two line S&W patent markings with Maltese Crosses at either end. The right side of the barrel lug is roll-stamped "+SCHOFIELD'S PATs JUNE 20th 71. APR 22nd 73+" in a single line. With a factory letter, which documents the configuration of the revolver, and its shipment to Springfield Armory on 12 October 1876. BBL: 7 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 45 Schofield Finish: 7 Grips: walnut Serial Number: 5792 Condition: Very good, with 70% of the original blue finish, showing areas of brown patina and mild handling marks overall. Bright case colors are present on the hammer, concentrated in the protected areas, with silvering of the remainder. Grips are good, with some pressure dents and scratches. Mechanically excellent.

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Extremely Rare Only Blue Finished Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action Wesson Favorite Revolver with Factory Letter

Lot 266: Extremely Rare Only Blue Finished Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action Wesson Favorite Revolver with Factory Letter

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Description: Estimate: $9500 - 15000 Manufactured circa 1882-1883 with a total production of only about 1,000 and was originally designed in 1882 for the Russian Government. Samples of the revolver were sent to Russia in 1882, however a contract never materialized and the revolvers were kept in stock until 1888 when they were added to the price list. These revolvers were manufactured to D.B. Wesson's specifications and the most unusual was the machining done to change the balance of the revolver. This was accomplished by removing the excess metal, thus reducing the weight of the revolver. There is a milled groove cut into the top of the rib and sides of the frame below the cylinder. The cylinder was also lightened by reducing the front portion of the diameter. Due to the groove in the top of the rib, the marking was moved to the cylinder. The accompanying factory letter signed by Smith & Wesson Historian and author Roy Jinks verifies that this revolver was delivered to Shoverling, Dale & Gale, New York City for an export order, and that it had a 5 inch barrel, factory checkered walnut grips and blue finish. The letter further states "This is the only Wesson Favorite that I can remember checking that was originally shipped with a blue finish." The cylinder flutes are marked with the address and patent dates. The matching serial number is marked on the butt, rear face of the cylinder, barrel latch and barrel. Pinned bead type blade front sight and notch rear sight, blue finish with casehardened hammer and trigger, and fitted with checkered walnut grips with a diamond pattern around the screws. BBL: 5 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 44 Russian Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: 10058 Condition: Very fine. The revolver retains 30% original blue finish concentrated in the protected areas and on the trigger guard with a smooth gray and mottled brown patina on the balance. Much of the original case colors remain on the hammer and trigger. The grips are also very good with some scattered minor dings and crisp checkering. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent. An extremely rare and documented one-of-a-kind Wesson Favorite finished in blue. A must have for any advanced Smith & Wesson collection.

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Scarce and Excellent Smith & Wesson First Model Double Action Target Revolver with Desirable 5 Inch Barrel

Lot 267: Scarce and Excellent Smith & Wesson First Model Double Action Target Revolver with Desirable 5 Inch Barrel

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Description: Estimate: $5000 - 8000 Manufactured circa 1881 to 1913, also known as the New Model Navy No 3. This particular revolver is a scarce variation equipped with target sights. The top of the barrel rib is marked with the two line address/patent dates. The matching serial number is marked on the butt, rear face of the cylinder, barrel latch and barrel. Nickel finish with casehardened hammer and trigger, and blue barrel latch and trigger guard. Fitted with checkered hard rubber grips with the S&W logo at the top and patent date on the lower left. BBL: 5 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 44 Russian Finish: nickel Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: 3392 Condition: Excellent. The revolver retains 95% plus original nickel finish showing only thinning concentrated on the left side of the barrel and a few collector type handling marks. The latch and trigger guard retain 99% bright brillant original blue finish. Most of the original case colors remain on the hammer and trigger. The face of the recoil shield exhibits all of the original factory polish marks. The grips faded to brown and remain excellent with only light handling marks and crisp checkering. The markings remain sharp. The action is excellent.

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Silver Plated Smith & Wesson Model 1 First Issue 2nd Type Revolver with Scarce Bayonet Latch

Lot 268: Silver Plated Smith & Wesson Model 1 First Issue 2nd Type Revolver with Scarce Bayonet Latch

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Description: Estimate: $5000 - 8000 Manufactured circa 1857-1860, this revolver has the scarce "bayonet" style barrel latch found only on the Model 1 1st Issue, 2nd Type revolvers. Smith & Wesson only manufactured approximately 900 of these Model 1, 1st Issue, 2nd Type revolvers. The top of the barrel rib is marked with the one line address and the patent dates are marked around the cylinder. The matching serial number is marked on the butt, front face of the cylinder, back of the barrel lug and stamped inside each grip panel. Blade front and notch rear sights, silver plated brass frame with blue remaining parts and fitted with smooth rosewood grips. BBL: 3 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 22 short Finish: silver Grips: rosewood Serial Number: 623 Condition: Very good. The barrel and ejector rod retain 40% original cleaned silver with scattered speckles of solvent wear. The cylinder has a smooth mottled grayish patina. The frame retains 50% original silver plating with an aged patina on the exposed brass. The grips are excellent with almost all of the original varnish remaining and showing some minor wear on the lower edges and some minor handling marks. The action is fine. A must for any serious antique Smith & Wesson collector.

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

Lot 269: Rare Very Fine Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2 Second Issue Revolver with Short Barrel

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Description: Estimate: $1800 - 2750 Manufactered 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. 12, 1865) marking (standard length barrel has markings on top of the barrel rib). Pinned blade front sight, 5-shot fluted cylinder and nicely figured bird head grips. The right grip panel is numbered to the gun. BBL: 2 3/4 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 32 RF Finish: nickel Grips: rosewood Serial Number: 87489 Condition: Very fine. The revolver retains 90% plus original nickel finish showing some minor flaking (mostly on the cylinder) and a few patches of isolated spotting. The grips are very fine with high edge wear and some minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent. A high condition rare short barrel S&W tip-up.

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Full Silver Plated Inscribed Smith & Wesson Model Number One 1st Issue 5th Type Revolver with Gutta Percha Case

Lot 270: Full Silver Plated Inscribed Smith & Wesson Model Number One 1st Issue 5th Type Revolver with Gutta Percha Case

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Description: Estimate: $4500 - 5500 Manufactured from 1857 to 1860, with the top of the barrel rib marked "SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS." and the cylinder is marked with the 1855, '59 and '60 patent dates, (faint). The back strap is period inscribed "J. B. Simpson N.Y.". The revolver has a brass blade front and notch rear sights, the entire revolver is silver plated and is fitted with smooth two piece varnished rosewood grips. Complete with an original Smith & Wesson Gutta Percha case with decorative carved lid with image of a Number One revolver and "MANUFACTURED ONLY BY/SMITH & WESSON,/SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS". The inside of the lid has decorative maroon velvet and there is dark green velvet on the bottom and a 56 round bullet block. Writer did an internet search on a J.B. Simpson and only found an individual from that time period, (1846-1928) from Illinois. More research may prove interesting. BBL: 3 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 22 short Finish: silver Grips: rosewood Serial Number: 4245 Condition: Very fine. The revolver retains 85% original silver plating with some flaking and wear on the barrel and cylinder, and some wear on the frame. The small amount of attractive exposed brass along high edges. The grips are fine with 95% original varnish showing some very minor lower edge wear and a few minor dings and handling marks. The barrel latch is tight and the action is excellent. The case is excellent with some moderate to heavy contact wear from the cylinder.

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Smith & Wesson Number 1 1st Issue Third Type Revolver

Lot 271: Smith & Wesson Number 1 1st Issue Third Type Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $1300 - 2000 Manufactured circa 1857 to 1860 with a total production of about 11,671. Standard one line address on top of the barrel rib. Patent marking on the cylinder and serial number on the butt. Blade front and notch rear sights, finished silver and fitted with smooth rosewood grips. BBL: 3 3/16 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 22 short Finish: silver Grips: rosewood Serial Number: 1613 Condition: Very fine. The revolver retains 95% original silver finish on the frame. The barrel shows an old period refinished silver plating which has darkened with age. The grips are fine with 98% original varnish remaining and showing some lower edge wear, and overall scattered minor dings and dents.

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Incredibly Rare U.S. State of Maryland Henry Nettleton Inspected Smith & Wesson New Model 3 Single Action Revolver with Factory Letter

Lot 272: Incredibly Rare U.S. State of Maryland Henry Nettleton Inspected Smith & Wesson New Model 3 Single Action Revolver with Factory Letter

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Description: Estimate: $9500 - 15000 Manufactured in 1878, the first year of production for the New Model 3 and has the early rack and gear extractor. This revolver is one of 280 inspected by U.S. Inspector Henry Nettleton that were shipped to the U.S. Government National Armory in Springfield, Ma, that were ordered by the State of Maryland Through the U.S. Ordnance Department. The top of the barrel rib is marked with the two line address/patent dates, The heel of the butt is marked "US", and the frame under the cylinder, rear cylinder face and bottom of the barrel lug are marked "HN". The matching serial number is marked on the butt, rear cylinder face, barrel latch and barrel. Blade front and notch rear sights, nickel finish with casehardened hammer and trigger guard and fitted with smooth walnut grips with "1878" over a "DAL" cartouche on the left panel and a "HN" cartouche and matching serial number stamped on the inside of the right panel. The accompanying factory letter verifies the rack and gear variation, 6 1/2 inch barrel, 44 S&W Russian caliber, nickel finish and smooth walnut grips. The letter also verifies the shipment of 280 units ordered by the State of Maryland through the U.S. Government and delivery to the National Armory at Springfield, Ma. BBL: 6 1/2 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 44 Russian Finish: nickel Grips: walnut Serial Number: 7227 Condition: Very fine. The revolver retains 80% original nickel finish with scattered minor flaking, a few minor dings on the butt and some wear and minor pitting on the barrel. The hammer retains 50% muted original case colors and the trigger guard has a smooth gray patina with strong traces of original case colors in protected areas. The grips are fine with a small gouge on the lower left panel, a few dings on the bottoms, a few light scratches and a pleasant hand rubbed patina. The markings are sharp. The action is excellent. A nice example of a scarce U.S. Henry Nettleton inspected Maryland contract New Model 3 revolver.

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Scarce Documented Smith & Wesson New Model Number Three Revenue Cutter Service Revolver with Factory Letter

Lot 273: Scarce Documented Smith & Wesson New Model Number Three Revenue Cutter Service Revolver with Factory Letter

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Description: Estimate: $5000 - 7500 According to the included factory letter, this revolver was shipped on 23 October 1894 directly to the United States Revenue Cutter Colfax in San Francisco, California. Laid down in 1871, the Colfax was a 140 foot, composite hulled side-wheel steamship and among the duties it performed during it's service was delivering the crew to Arundel Cove that would establish what would become the United States Coast Guard Yard, the Coast Guard's sole shipyard, quarantine enforcement at Fort Monroe, service alongside the Navy "Dynamite Gun Cruiser" USS Vesuvius, and hosting President William McKinley in 1899. Lyman blade front sight with ivory bead accent and adjustable target notch rear sight, with the two line address and patent markings on top of the rib and matching numbers on the barrel, cylinder and butt. Fitted with a pair of checkered hardwood grips. Provenance: The Gary Garbrecht Collection. BBL: 6 inch round Stock: Gauge: 44 Russian Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: 27369 Condition: Very good, with 80% of the original blue finish, showing a brown patina on the grip straps, gray on the barrel and high edges, and scattered handling marks. The barrel is 1/2 inch shorter than described in the letter, but the muzzle is shaped and crowned as one would expect from a Smith & Wesson, suggesting either an error in the records or a professional (possibly factory) adjustment. The hammer exhibits vibrant flashes of original case colors, and the balance has silvered out. Grips are very good with mild pressure dents. Mechanically excellent. A "martial" Smith & Wesson New Model variation. Additional information: This revolver has matching serial numbers (27369) on the frame, cylinder and barrel assembly.

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Excellent Smith & Wesson New Model Number Three Frontier Target Single Action Revolver with Factory Letter

Lot 274: Excellent Smith & Wesson New Model Number Three Frontier Target Single Action Revolver with Factory Letter

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Description: Estimate: $5000 - 7500 According to the included factory letter, this revolver was shipped on 19 December 1894 to Hartley and Graham of New York City, with a 6 1/2 inch barrel and blue finish. Peppercorn blade front sight and adjustable "U" notch target rear sight, with the two line address and patent dates on the rib, matching numbers on the barrel, cylinder and butt. Fitted with a casehardened hammer and trigger and checkered grips with S&W imprints at the top. Provenance: The Gary Garbrecht Collection BBL: 6 1/2 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 44-40 WCF Finish: blue Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: 1013 Condition: Excellent, with 98% of the original blue finish on the barrel and frame with the cylinder showing 75% original blue finish, the balance an even brown patina. Bright original case colors are present in the protected areas of the triggerguard and hammer, with silvering on the remainder. Grips are excellent. Mechanically excellent.

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Jacob Glahn Engraved Smith & Wesson 3rd Model .38 Double Action Revolver with Inscription and Pearl Grips

Lot 275: Jacob Glahn Engraved Smith & Wesson 3rd Model .38 Double Action Revolver with Inscription and Pearl Grips

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Description: Estimate: $3500 - 5500 Manufactured from 1884 to 1895, this revolver was once in the Dr. Gerald Klaz collection who got the revolver from a member of the family who originally owned it. The revolver comes with a letter from "The Guns of History, Inc." and tells the interesting story regarding the inscription. It seems the revolver was originally owned by a John Cawein who thinking his wife was giving birth to a boy bought the gun in New York with the intention of having his son's name inscribed on it. Instead he had a daughter, Laura who was born on January 27, 1888. Mr. Cawein followed through with his intention and had the revolver inscribed with Laura's name. He found Jacob Glahn in Syracuse, New York and had him inscribe and engrave it for him. Laura married A.C. Headlee and the revolver was sold to Dr Klaz a number of years later by a Headlee family member. The revolver features floral scroll and punch dot engraving on the barrel, frame, cylinder flats and top strap. The back strap is inscribed "LAURA Jan. 27th 88". The top of the barrel rib is marked with the two line address/patent dates and the matching serial number is marked on the butt, rear cylinder face, barrel latch and barrel. Pinned blade front and notch rear sights, nickel finish with a blue trigger guard, and casehardened hammer and trigger. Fitted with smooth pearl grips. BBL: 3 1/4 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 38 CF Finish: nickel Grips: pearl Serial Number: 192077 Condition: Excellent. The revolver retains 95% of the original nickel finish overall. The trigger guard retains 99% original bright blue finish. The hammer and trigger retain most of the original vivid case colors. The grips are also excellent with only light handling marks. The action is excellent. Overall an excellent example of a Smith & Wesson 3rd Model DA with a rich and colorful pedigree.

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Scarce and Attractive Smith & Wesson First Model 44 Double Action Revolver Short Barreled Target

Lot 276: Scarce and Attractive Smith & Wesson First Model 44 Double Action Revolver Short Barreled Target

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Description: Estimate: $3000 - 4000 Also known as the New Model Number Three Navy, the 44 Double Action was produced from 1881 to 1913. Lyman blade sight with ivory bead accent and serrated rear face, and a raised "U" notch rear sight, with the two line address and patent markings fronted by a Maltese Cross on top of the rib, and matching serial numbers on the barrel, cylinder and butt. Fitted with casehardened hammer and trigger, blued rear-recurve triggerguard, and a pair of smooth mother of pearl grips. BBL: 4 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 44 Russian Finish: nickel Grips: mother of pearl Serial Number: 11712 Condition: Very good, with 85% of the original nickel finish, showing light scratches and flaking overall. Traces of the original case colors are present on the sides of the trigger, with silvering on the remainder. Grips are very good, slightly undersized, with a small chip on the left panel. Mechanically excellent.

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Outstanding Rare Smith & Wesson Model 3 Russian Second Model Single Action Revolver with Detachable Stock and Factory Letter

Lot 277: Outstanding Rare Smith & Wesson Model 3 Russian Second Model Single Action Revolver with Detachable Stock and Factory Letter

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Description: Estimate: $13000 - 20000 One of approximately 1,000 factory cut for a shoulder stock. Identical to American Models except for the barrel address and chambered for the 44 S&W Russian rather than the 44 American. Smith & Wesson manufactured a total of 60,638 3rd Model Russians between 1874 and 1878. The Third Model Russian was manufactured with a 6 1/2 inch barrel. The included factory letter for this revolver confirms the caliber, barrel length, nickel finish, and smooth walnut grips. The commercial revolver was shipped on November 27, 1877 to M.W. Robinson, New York City, Smith & Wesson's largest distributor. The revolver was part of a shipment that included 15 revolvers in blue, 3 revolvers in nickel and 2 extension stocks. The top of the 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" as seen on these revolvers in the serial number range of 39,000-53,5000. Matching assembly number "367" on the butt under the grip, barrel, cylinder and barrel latch. The matching serial number appears on the inside of the right grip panel and on the butt. The serial number on the butt is only partially visible due to the cuts for the stock. Integral blade front sight with notched rear sight on barrel latch. Nickel with casehardened hammer and trigger guard and fitted with smooth oiled walnut grips. The revolver is cut for a shoulder stock and is complete with a detachable stock. The stock is unmarked and the attaching hardware and buttplate are iron. Around 1,000 2nd and 3rd Model Russians were factory cut for a shoulder stock making this example a rare Smith & Wesson Model Russian. BBL: 6 1/2 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 44 Russian Finish: nickel Grips: walnut Serial Number: 50120 Condition: Excellent. The revolver retains 90% frosted original nickel finish with speckling of patina. The hammer and trigger guard retain traces of original case colors. The grips are excellent with some minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent. The stock is fine showing minor pitting on the iron components which have a smooth gray patina. The wood of the stock shows an area of chipping near the buttplate and some minor handling marks. One of the rarest of all Russian variations!

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Phenomenal Smith & Wesson Model 2 Army Revolver

Lot 278: Phenomenal Smith & Wesson Model 2 Army Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $3500 - 5500 Manufactured between 1861 and 1874, with this particular revolver having been made after the Civil War. Many of these were sold commercially and used as personal side arms by Civil War soldiers, as it was the only weapon able to fire self-contained cartridges and be easily carried as a backup by soldiers going off to war. The top of the barrel rib is marked "SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD, MASS." and the serial number is marked on the butt. The matching assembly number "977" is marked on the front face of the cylinder and on the back of the barrel lug. German silver blade fixed front sight, 6-shot, unfluted cylinder is roll engraved with the S&W 1855, 1859 and 1860 patent dates around the center. The frame has a spur trigger and three-pin top strap. Fitted with varnished smooth two piece rosewood grips. BBL: 6 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 32 Long RF Finish: blue Grips: walnut Serial Number: 54943 Condition: Excellent plus. The revolver retains 95% plus original high polish blue finish with the only loss due to flaking on the barrel and top of the back strap. There is the slightest evidence of high edge wear. The casehardened hammer and ejector pin retain 98% of their original case colors and still exhibit their natural low luster appearance. The grips are excellent with 97% original varnish remaining with thinning on the lower edges. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent. This is one of the finest Smith & Wesson this writer can recall. A true stunner!

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Magnificent Inscribed Smith & Wesson Model Number One 1st Issue 6th Type Revolver with Gutta Percha Case

Lot 279: Magnificent Inscribed Smith & Wesson Model Number One 1st Issue 6th Type Revolver with Gutta Percha Case

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Description: Estimate: $4500 - 6000 Manufactured from 1857 to 1860. This is one of the final examples of the 6th and final variation of the so called 1st, 1st revolver. The top of the barrel rib marked "SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS." and the cylinder is marked with the 1855, '59 and '60 patent dates. The left side of the frame is period inscribed "R.C.D. to G.H.T.". The revolver has a brass blade front and notch rear sights, the frame is silver plated while the remaining parts were blue and it is fitted with smooth two piece varnished rosewood grips. Complete with an original Smith & Wesson Gutta Percha case with decorative carved lid with image of a Number One revolver and "MANUFACTURED ONLY BY/SMITH & WESSON,/SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS". The inside of the lid has decorative violet colored velvet and there is brown velvet on the bottom and a 56 round bullet block. BBL: 3 1/4 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 22 RF Short Finish: blue/silver Grips: rosewood Serial Number: 8479 Condition: Very fine to excellent. The revolver retains 80% original blue finish thinning along exposed points on the high edges. The frame retains 99% original silver plating which has pleasantly darkened with age. The grips are excellent retaining 99% original varnish, with some very minor wear on the lower edges as well as a few tiny dings. The markings and inscription are clear. The action is excellent. The case is excellent with some moderate contact wear.

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Fantastic Smith & Wesson Model 1 3rd Issue Revolver

Lot 280: Fantastic Smith & Wesson Model 1 3rd Issue Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $2000 - 3500 Manufactured from 1868 to 1881 this is an excellent example of a Smith & Wesson Model 1 3rd Issue revolver. The top of the barrel rib has the standard address and patent dates marking. The front face of the cylinder is stamped "B7" and the barrel lug is stamped "B7/C" with the serial number stamped on the butt and the back of the right grip panel. Nickel finish with casehardened hammer and trigger. Fitted with varnished rosewood bird head grips. BBL: 3 3/16 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 22 RF Short Finish: nickel Grips: rosewood Serial Number: 125197 Condition: Excellent plus. The revolver retains 99% plus original nickel finish with showing only a slightly visible cylinder drag line. The hammer and trigger retain 97% bright original stunning case colors. The grips are excellent with a few very minor handling marks and retaining most of the original varnish. Mechanically excellent. One of the highest condition S&W 1st Model 3rd Issues we have ever offered!

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Fantastic Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2 1st Issue Revolver with Original Case

Lot 281: Fantastic Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2 1st Issue Revolver with Original Case

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Description: Estimate: $3000 - 4500 Manufactured from 1865 to 1868 this is an excellent example of a Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2 1st Issue revolver with factory case. The top of the barrel rib has the two line address/patent dates marking. Blade front sight, spur trigger and 5-shot un-fluted cylinder. The assembly number "x6" is stamped on the rear of the barrel lug, front cylinder face and back strap under left grip panel with the serial number stamped on the butt. The right edge of the recoil shield shows the most minor rounded edge indicating this revolver has spent its entire existance in this case! Fitted with smooth varnished rosewood grips with the right panel numbered to the gun. The original case is lined in brown velvet and has a wooden cartridge block for 40 rounds. BBL: 3 1/2 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 32 RF Finish: blue Grips: rosewood Serial Number: 9565 Condition: Excellent. The revolver retains 98% original bright blue finish showing onlhy minor speckling of brown. The hammer and ejector echibit vibrant original case colors. The grips are excellent with some scattered minor handling marks and retaining nearly all of their original varnish. Mechanically excellent. The case is excellent with worn lining and some minor handling marks.

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Excellent Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2, 2nd Issue Revolver

Lot 282: Excellent Smith & Wesson Model 1 1/2, 2nd Issue Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $2500 - 3500 Manufactured from 1868 to 1875 this is an excellent 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 smooth bird head rosewood grips. The right grip panel is numbered to the gun. BBL: 3 1/2 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 32 RF Finish: blue Grips: rosewood Serial Number: 102095 Condition: Excellent. The revolver retains 95% original high polish blue finish slightly thinning to a brown patina on the high points. The trigger, hammer and ejector rod retain 70% original deep case colors. The screw heads still exhibit much of their handsome niter blue finish. The grips are excellent with a few minor handling marks and most of the original varnish. Mechanically excellent. A top 5% example of a widly populare S&W tip-up revolver!

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Commercial Smith & Wesson Model 3, Russian Second Model Single Action Revolver with Detachable Shoulder Stock and Factory Letter

Lot 283: Commercial Smith & Wesson Model 3, Russian Second Model Single Action Revolver with Detachable Shoulder Stock and Factory Letter

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Description: Estimate: $6000 - 9500 Identical to American Models except for the barrel address and chambered for the 44 S&W Russian rather than the 44 American. Smith & Wesson manufactured a total of 6,200 2nd Model Commercial Russians between 1873 and 1878 in the serial number range of 32,800 to 39,000. The 2nd Model Russian was manufactured with a 7 inch barrel. Pinned blade front sight with notched rear sight on barrel latch. The top of the 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". The serial number is marked on the toe of the butt and "27999" is marked on the rear cylinder face, barrel latch and barrel. All nickel finish with casehardened hammer, finger spur trigger guard and trigger, and fitted with smooth oiled walnut grips, with the matching serial number stamped into the inside of the right panel and lanyard ring on the butt. Complete with an un-numbered walnut shoulder stock with nickel attaching iron and steel buttplate. The accompanying factory letter verifies the Model 3 Second Model commercial variation, caliber, 7 inch barrel and smooth walnut grips and that it was shipped as 1 of 130 units to R.W. Robinson, New York, N.Y. on October 1, 1875. The letter further states that of the 130, 110 were finished blue and 20 full plated and 10 had shoulder stocks. The majority of these "commercial" Russians were purchased by Schuyler, Hartley & Graham. It is important to note that while some of this "commercial" run was purchased by other distributors, yet still bear the Hartley & Graham House proof, the "SH" in a diamond as this revolver is stamped. It is also important to note that these commercial guns will not letter as being cut for a stock because Smith & Wesson did not charge a premium. Guns and stocks were sold separately by the retailer. Smith & Wesson only sold approximately 900 factory stocks for the Second Model revolvers. BBL: 7 inch solid rib Stock: walnut Gauge: 44 Russian Finish: nickel Grips: walnut Serial Number: 37328 Condition: Very fine as period retailer refinished with 95% nickel finish with some scattered pin prick type pitting and flaking. Overall there are a few minor dings and scratches. The hammer retains 60% original case colors and the trigger guard has a smooth gray patina with strong case colors in the protected areas. The grips are also very fine with a few minor dings and handling marks. The shoulder stock is fine with 99% original nickel finish remaining, which is beginning to frost in areas. The wood shows a few minor dings and scratches. The buttplate is somewhat ill-fitting and the metal may be a composite. The markings are clear. The action is excellent. The stock secures to the revolver very nicely.

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Spectacular Cased Smith & Wesson Model 2 Army Revolver

Lot 284: Spectacular Cased Smith & Wesson Model 2 Army Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $5500 - 7500 This model was manufactured between 1861 and 1874, with this particular revolver having been made after the Civil War. Many of these were sold commercially and used as personal side arms by Civil War soldiers, as it was the only weapon able to fire self-contained cartridges and be easily carried as a backup by soldiers going off to war. The top of the barrel rib is marked "SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD, MASS." and the serial number is marked on the butt. The matching assembly number, "446", is marked on the left frame heel under the grip, on the front face of the cylinder and back of the barrel lug. German silver blade fixed front sight, 6-shot, unfluted cylinder is marked with the S&W 1855, 1859 and 1860 patent dates around the center. The frame has a spur trigger and three-pin top strap. Fitted with varnished smooth two piece rosewood grips with the matching serial number stamped on the inside of the right panel. Complete in a wooden case with wine colored velvet lining and four compartments. In the case is an original two piece Union Metallic cartridge box containing 5 original 32 Short cartridges and 6 32 Long cartridges. BBL: 6 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 32 RF Finish: blue Grips: rosewood Serial Number: 40176 Condition: Excellent plus. The revolver retains 98% original blue finish with some scattered speckled flaking, some minor muzzle wear. The hammer retains 98% original bright case colors. The grips are also excellent plus with 99% original varnish showing some very minor lower edge wear, and a few tiny dings and handling marks. The markings are sharp. The action is excellent. The case is very good plus with a slightly warped lid and some minor contact wear. The cartridge box has been covered with cellophane tape some time ago and remains good. An extremely high condition Smith & Wesson Model 2 Army revolver the would be very difficult to improve on.

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Interesting Smith & Wesson Model 2 Army Revolver with Period Elongated Grip

Lot 285: Interesting Smith & Wesson Model 2 Army Revolver with Period Elongated Grip

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Description: Estimate: $2500 - 3500 These revolver became popular sidearms, especially among Union officers. However, the Model No. 2 was never officially adopted by the U.S. Army. The top of the barrel rib is stamped with the one line Springfield address and the cylinder has the patent dates marking. The assembly number "27" is stamped on the barrel lug and cylinder. All blue finish with casehardened hammer and trigger. The revolver is fitted with a period extended two piece polished hard rubber grip with circular pearl inlays at the bottom. The only known factory extended grip can be observed on the only known 8 inch No. 2 Army and while this was not at the factory, it is certainly from the period. No serial number could be verified by the writer. BBL: 6 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 32 RF Finish: blue Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: NSN Condition: Excellent. The revolver retains 95% original blue finish with some thinning to a brown. The last 2 inches of the grip strap has been professionally fitted to the contoure of the grip as all No. 2s exhibit a slight flare at the heel. The hammer retains some vivid and bright case colors. The grip is fine with some scattered minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.

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Rare 2nd Quality Marked Smith & Wesson Model Number 1 Second Issue Revolver with Factory Letter

Lot 286: Rare 2nd Quality Marked Smith & Wesson Model Number 1 Second Issue Revolver with Factory Letter

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Description: Estimate: $800 - 1400 Manufactured circa 1860 to 1868, this is an example of one of the approximately 4,400 2nd Issue revolvers that were marked "2D. QUALITY" due to a slight casting flaw during manufacture. This revolver is marked "2D QUALITY" on the right side of the frame. The top of the barrel is marked with the one line address and patent date on cylinder. Serial number on butt has been double stamped, likely by the factory. The factory letter confirms the serial number and 2nd quality marking. The revolver was sold on May 18, 1865 and purchased by William Patton Co., Springfield, Massachusetts, as part of a shipment 44 2nd quality revolvers. BBL: 3 3/16 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 22 RF Finish: blue/silver Grips: rosewood Serial Number: 66766 Condition: Fine. The barrel and cylinder retain scattered traces of original blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina. The frame retains 30% period replated silver finish with the exposed brass having an attractive patina and scattered overall pin prick pitting. The refinished grips are very good with a repaired chip and a few minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.

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New York Engraved Smith & Wesson Model Number 1 1/2, 2nd Issue Revolver with Pearl Grips, Holster and Knife

Lot 287: New York Engraved Smith & Wesson Model Number 1 1/2, 2nd Issue Revolver with Pearl Grips, Holster and Knife

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Description: Estimate: $800 - 1200 Manufactured from 1868 to 1875. The barrel rib has the standard one line address/patent dates marking with engraved border and the rear of barrel lug is marked "2F". A typical New York scroll and punch dot engraving is featured on the sides of the barrel and frame and cylinder chambers with the back strap featuring an engraved pattern. Fitted with pearl grips. The knife has a double edged 3 inch long spear blade marked "STANDARD/CUTLERY. CO", a pearl handle and German silver oval guard. The contemporary holster is lined in wine red velvet and has a pouch for the knife located on the front. BBL: 3 1/2 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 32 RF Finish: nickel Grips: pearl Serial Number: 47923 Condition: Very good. The revolver retains 15% original nickel finish with the balance a smooth gray patina with some minor pitting. The grips are excellent with the pearl having an attractive color. Mechanically fine. The knife is very good with the sharpened blade having limited pin prick pitting and a repaired chip on the handle. The holster is excellent.

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Interesting Smith & Wesson Model Number 1 1/2, 2nd Issue Revolver with Travelers Case

Lot 288: Interesting Smith & Wesson Model Number 1 1/2, 2nd Issue Revolver with Travelers Case

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Description: Estimate: $1200 - 1800 Manufactured from 1868 to 1875. The barrel rib has the standard one line address and patent dates marking. The rear of the barrel lug is stamped with the number "46". Nickel finish and fitted with bird head grips with the right panel numbered to the gun. The revolver comes with a custom wooden case which holds the revolver, cartridge block, box of UMC .32 RF cartridges (empty) and silver flask. BBL: 3 1/2 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 32 RF Finish: nickel Grips: rosewood Serial Number: 45998 Condition: Fine as period refinished with 97% plus nickel finish showing limited light flaking. The grips are very fine showing an old coat of varnish with some minor high edge wear and handling marks. Mechanically excellent. Case is fine with some minor handling marks and edge wear.

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Collector's Lot of Two Scarce Smith & Wesson Model No. 1 First Issue Spur Trigger Revolvers

Lot 289: Collector's Lot of Two Scarce Smith & Wesson Model No. 1 First Issue Spur Trigger Revolvers

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Description: Estimate: $1200 - 2000 A) This is the 6th Type of the Smith & Wesson Model No. 1 revolver. The top flat of the solid rib is marked with the address. Single line patent dates on the cylinder and fitted with smooth rosewood grips. BBL: 3 3/16 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 22 RF Finish: blue/silver Grips: rosewood Serial Number: 9866 Condition: Fine, traces of the original blue finish remain in the protected areas with a smooth gray/brown patina on the balance. There is some scattered minor pitting on the cylinder with the patent dates illegible. 60% of the original silver finish remains on the frame with scattered minor scratches with an aged patina on the exposed brass. The grips are both fine with scattered minor scratches and dings with one small gouge on the right grip. Mechanically sound. - B) This is the 6th Type Smith & Wesson No. 1 revolver with the address on the top flat of the solid rib and patent dates on the cylinder. Fitted with a pair of smooth rosewood grips. BBL: 3 3/16 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 22 RF Finish: blue/silver Grips: rosewood Serial Number: 7280 Condition: Fair, the blue components have a brown patina with some scattered minor pitting. The brass frame has a dark aged patina with some scattered dings. The grips are fine with some scattered minor dings and light scratches.

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Impressive Cased Smith & Wesson New Model 3 Target Single Action Revolver in 32-20 with Case and Accessories

Lot 290: Impressive Cased Smith & Wesson New Model 3 Target Single Action Revolver in 32-20 with Case and Accessories

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Description: Estimate: $7000 - 10000 Manufactured 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 one line address "SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS. U.S.A." The matching serial number is marked on the butt, rear cylinder face, barrel latch and breech end of the barrel. Pinned blade front and square-notch adjustable rear sight, nickel finish with casehardened hammer and trigger guard, niter blur trigger and fitted with checkered hard rubber grips with the "S&W" logo at the top and patent date on the lower left. Complete in a period hard leather target case with a leather handle, brass hardware, and gray fabric lining. In the case is a nickel container with three piece cleaning rod, nickel oiler, cleaning brush, rear sight adjusting screwdriver, approximately 22 small (32 caliber) lead balls and 29 each, (blown out and shortened/trimmed down) pistol cases marked; 32-20 Win/ R-P, stored in a 30 round bullet board. BBL: 6 1/2 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 32 S&W Finish: nickel Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: 2876 Condition: Excellent. The revolver retains 98% original nickel finish with a minor drag line on the cylinder as well as a small area of discoloration on one cylinder stop. The hammer retains 90% original case colors, and the trigger guard retains 25% muted original case colors. The grips are excellent with crisp checkering. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent. The case is very good with some wear and minor scuffs on the exterior, and some minor contact wear and soiling on the lining. The accessories are all very good.

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Rare Smith & Wesson 3rd Model Single Action Target Revolver with 6 Inch Barrel

Lot 291: Rare Smith & Wesson 3rd Model Single Action Target Revolver with 6 Inch Barrel

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Description: Estimate: $2000 - 3000 Introduced in 1891 with this scarce target example having a 6 inch barrel. The revolver has the special order target sights consisting of a pinned blade front sight and adjustable notch rear sight on the barrel latch with wide casehardened checkered hammer. The top of the barrel rib is stamped with the two line Springfield address/patent dates marking. The matching serial number is on the butt and rear face of the cylinder with barrel latch unmarked. Blue finish with casehardened hammer and trigger guard. The revolver is fitted with checkered grips featuring the S&W monogram imprinted at the tops. BBL: 6 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 38 S&W Finish: blue Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: 2882 Condition: Very fine. The revolver retains 85% original bright blue finish with the balance a smooth gray patina. The hammer and trigger guard 40% original bright case colors otherwise faded to an attractive gray. The grips are excellent with some scattered minor handling marks and some discoloration on the backs. Overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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Excellent Smith & Wesson 5th Model 38 Double Action Revolver with Rare Red Mottled Grips

Lot 292: Excellent Smith & Wesson 5th Model 38 Double Action Revolver with Rare Red Mottled Grips

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Description: Estimate: $1200 - 1800 Manufactured from 1909 to 1911. The barrel rib has the one line address marking, left side of barrel has the caliber marking and right side of frame has the S&W trademark. Pinned front sight and notch rear sight on the barrel latch. Matching numbers on butt, cylinder, barrel and barrel latch. The revolver is fitted with rare and desirable red mottled grips with the S&W monogram. Nickel finish with blue trigger guard and casehardened hammer and trigger. BBL: 5 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 38 S&W Finish: nickel Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: 541410 Condition: Very fine. The revolver retains 97% original nickel finish showing very fine polish marks overall. Left side of barrel has a small patch of pitting. The hammer and trigger retain bright and vivid original case colors. The rare grips are also excellent with crisp checkering and an attractive color scheme. Mechanically excellent.

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Superb and Rare Smith & Wesson New Model Number Three Shoulder Stock with Factory Box

Lot 293: Superb and Rare Smith & Wesson New Model Number Three Shoulder Stock with Factory Box

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Description: Estimate: $1500 - 2500 Measuring 13 inches from the buttplate toe to the end of the mounting hardware, this stock features a bright nickel finish on the mounting hardware, unnumbered, with thumbscrew mounting and a pair of reinforcement screws through the wrist. Smooth walnut stock, with a checkered hard rubber S&W monogrammed buttplate. With a green hinged lid box, bearing an orange label on the end reading "SMITH & WESSON/EXTENSION 44 STOCK./SINGLE ACTION. NICKEL.". BBL: Stock: Gauge: Finish: Grips: Serial Number: Condition: Excellent, showing the slightest amount of flaking on the metal. The box is good, with some separation at the corners, mild wear, and some tearing of the label. A fine companion piece for a New Model Number Three Revolver

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Exceptional Smith & Wesson Model Number One 2nd Issue Revolver

Lot 294: Exceptional Smith & Wesson Model Number One 2nd Issue Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $2000 - 3000 Manufactured 1860 to 1868, this is an excellent example of the most desirable pocket pistols manufactured. The top of the barrel rib is marked with the one line address, the cylinder is marked with the 1855 and 1859 patent dates, and the serial number is marked on the butt and stamped on the inside of the right grip panel. Blue barrel, ejector and cylinder, casehardened hammer and trigger, and silver plated frame. Fitted with smooth two-piece varnished rosewood grips. BBL: 3 1/4 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 22 RF Finish: blue/silver Grips: rosewood Serial Number: 24944 Condition: Excellent. The revolver retains 98% bright original high polish blue finish with some muzzle wear, visible cylinder drag line, and a few minor scratches. The frame retains 99% original silver plating which has an attractive untouched gray with some areas darkening with age. The grips are very fine with 98% original varnish, showing a minor crack in the left panel extending from the frame to the screw and overall showing some minor wear on the lower edges and a few minor dings. The markings are clear. The action is excellent.

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Cased Matching Pair of Two Belgium Brevets of The Smith & Wesson Number 2 Army Single Action Revolvers with Civil War Association

Lot 295: Cased Matching Pair of Two Belgium Brevets of The Smith & Wesson Number 2 Army Single Action Revolvers with Civil War Association

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Description: Estimate: $2000 - 4000 A) The top of the barrel rib is marked "SMITH & WESSON'S PATENT MASS", partial "crown/N" and Liege proofs on the front cylinder face, a "crown/N" on the right rear of the barrel and the number "1" on the back on the barrel. The dates marked around the center of the cylinder. 5 round cylinder, blade front and notch rear sights, nickel finish with casehardened hammer and fitted with smooth varnished burl walnut grips. Complete in a wooden case with recessed brass handle and shield inscribed "JB" on the lid, brass corner protectors and re-inforcing bars and hunter green French cut lining. Also included is a small 3 inch by 2 1/2 inch tin type and a blue Confederate States of America Treasury Department seal. BBL: 6 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 32 Finish: nickel Grips: walnut Serial Number: 1 Condition: Fine. The revolver retains 90% original nickel finish with scattered minor flaking and some minor pitting on the cylinder. The grips are excellent with 99% original varnish showing a few minor dings and handling marks. The markings are clear. The action is excellent. The case is good with a slightly warped lid and a repair on the left side of the lid. The corner protectors are a bit ill-fitting. The lining shows some wear. The tin type is missing the lid and the seal is excellent. - B) As "A". BBL: 6 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 32 Finish: nickel Grips: walnut Serial Number: 2 Condition: Very fine. The revolver retains 95% original nickel finish with some minor flaking and a drag line on the cylinder. The grips are excellent with 98% original varnish remaining and showing a few minor dings. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent.

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Interesting Winchester Marked Smith & Wesson Model Number 1 1/2, 2nd Issue Revolver with Factory Letter

Lot 296: Interesting Winchester Marked Smith & Wesson Model Number 1 1/2, 2nd Issue Revolver with Factory Letter

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Description: Estimate: $1000 - 2000 The left side of the barrel has the Winchester marking "WRACO" (Winchester Repeating Arms Company). According to the included factory letter, Winchester purchased some of these revolvers for ammunition testing, however, a list of these revolvers by serial number does not exist. The factory letter also states that the revolver was manufactured in 1874. The ejector pin has been re-enforced giving credence to the idea it was a test gun for Winchester. Standard barrel rib marking with the barrel lug marked "78/N/C". The right grip panel is numbered to the gun. BBL: 3 1/2 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 32 RF Finish: blue Grips: rosewood Serial Number: 114315 Condition: Fine. The revolver retains 60% original blue finish with the balance a smooth gray patina. The cylinder has some minor pin point pitting. The grips are fine with high edge wear and some minor handling marks.

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Collector's Lot of Two Early Smith & Wesson Model 1 Spur Trigger Revolvers

Lot 297: Collector's Lot of Two Early Smith & Wesson Model 1 Spur Trigger Revolvers

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Description: Estimate: $1700 - 2500 A) This revolver falls into the 6th and final variation of the No. 1's. Unfluted 7 shot cylinder is chambered for the .22 short rimfire. The octagon barrel is blue and is marked on the top "SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIElD. MASS.". Fitted with smooth rosewood grips. BBL: 3 3/16 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 22 RF Finish: blue/silver Grips: rosewood Serial Number: 6160 Condition: Fine, traces of the original blue finish on the barrel has browned with a smooth gray patina and some minor pin prick pitting on the balance. The cylinder has a matted brown patina with some minor pitting. The silver plated brass frame has been cleaned to an even bright appearance with some scattered minor marks. The grips show an old coat of varnish and are both fine with a 3/4 inch crack in the right grip. The action is fine. - B) This revolver is the 6th and final variation for the No. 1 model. The 7-shot blue unfluted cylinder is chambered for .22 short rimfire and is marked with the 1855 and 1858 patent dates. The octagon barrel is blue and is marked on the top "SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIElD. MASS.". Fitted with smooth rosewood grips. BBL: 3 3/16 inch octagon Stock: Gauge: 22 RF Finish: blue/silver Grips: walnut Serial Number: 6831 Condition: Fine, 90% of the original silver finish remains on the frame which has taken on a pleasant and dark aged appearance with minor handling wear and some small areas of flaking. The barrel and cylinder have a dark aged patina. The grips are smooth and have traces of the original finish. The action is fine.

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Outstanding Rare Smith & Wesson 32 Safety Hammerless 3rd Model Double Action

Lot 298: Outstanding Rare Smith & Wesson 32 Safety Hammerless 3rd Model Double Action "Bicycle" Revolver

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Description: Estimate: $1200 - 1800 Manufactured from 1909 to 1937 with this example having the rare 2 inch barrel with forged front sight. The barrel has the caliber marking on the left side and the one line address on the right side. Matching serial number on butt, cylinder, latch and barrel. Blue finish with casehardened trigger and fitted with checkered S&W monogram grips. The right panel is numbered to the gun. BBL: 2 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 32 S&W Finish: blue Grips: hard rubber Serial Number: 213991 Condition: Excellent. The revolver retains 97% plus original blue finish with only light edge wear. The trigger retains vivid and bright original case colors. The grips are excellent with a few minor handling marks and overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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Engraved Smith & Wesson .38 Safety Hammerless Double Action Revolver with Pearl Grips and Holster

Lot 299: Engraved Smith & Wesson .38 Safety Hammerless Double Action Revolver with Pearl Grips and Holster

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Description: Estimate: $1200 - 1600 Manufactured from 1890 to 1898 with this example having a factory style scroll and punch dot engraving on the sides of the frame, barrel and top strap and on the chambers of the cylinder. No letter accompanies this revolver so we are unable to say for certain if it was done at the factory. Standard barrel rib marking with cylinder and barrel numbered to the gun. Fitted with pearl grips. Accompanied by an Iver Johnson leather flap holster. BBL: 3 1/4 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 38 S&W Finish: nickel Grips: pearl Serial Number: 86193 Condition: Very fine. The revolver retains 80% original nickel finish. The trigger retains traces of original case colors with heavier amounts of original blue finish remaining on the trigger guard. The grips are excellent with a few minor handling marks. The engraving is crisp. Mechanically fine. The holster is good with missing toe plug and minor handling marks and flex wear.

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Excellent Smith & Wesson 38 Double Action 3rd Model Revolver with Box

Lot 300: Excellent Smith & Wesson 38 Double Action 3rd Model Revolver with Box

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Description: Estimate: $1000 - 1600 Manufactured circa 1884-1895. Revolver has the standard two line address/patent dates barrel rib marking. Matching serial number on butt, barrel, latch and right grip panel. Fitted with checkered S&W monogram imprinted grips. Included with the revolver is the factory box numbered to another but with a correct end label for this revolver (see image). BBL: 3 1/4 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 38 S&W Finish: nickel Grips: hard Serial Number: 274893 Condition: Excellent. The revolver retains 97% original nickel finish showing some very scattered light flaking. The trigger guard retains nearly 97% original blue finish showing some light flaking. The hammer and trigger retain 95% plus bright original case colors. Grips are fine with a repaired chip and hairline crack on the bottoms with overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. The box is very good with a series of holes on the bottom and limited corner separation.

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Rare Smith & Wesson 38  Safety Hammerless 5th Model Double Action Bicycle Revolver with Pearl Grips

Lot 301: Rare Smith & Wesson 38 Safety Hammerless 5th Model Double Action Bicycle Revolver with Pearl Grips

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Description: Estimate: $1000 - 1500 Manufactured circa 1907 to 1940 with this example fitted with the rare 2 inch barrel. The barrel is marked "SMITH & WESSON" on the left side and the caliber marking is stamped on the right side. The frame has the S&W trademark along with "MADE IN U.S.A." on the right side. Matching serial number on butt, cylinder, barrel and latch. Nickel finish with blue trigger guard and latch and casehardened trigger. Fitted with pearl grips. BBL: 2 inch solid rib Stock: Gauge: 38 S&W Finish: nickel Grips: pearl Serial Number: 260546 Condition: Excellent. The revolver retains 95% original nickel finish showing some blistering which is beginning to flake. The trigger guard and latch retain most of the original blue finish and the trigger retains 70% original case colors. The slightly ill-fitting grips are fine with a couple minor missing chips and a couple small hairline cracks. The pearl has an attractive color. Mechanically excellent.

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