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Smith & Wesson Revolvers

In 1852, Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson formed a partnership to market a lever action repeating pistol. Smith had honed his skills in the firearms trade while working at the National Armory, Wesson was a former apprentice to his brother, Edwin Wesson, the leading maker of target pistols and rifles in the 1840s. Together, they became Smith & Wesson. The legendary arms maker dominated the handgun business in the consumer, law enforcement, and military markets for almost a century.

Smith & Wesson began making single-action revolvers before the Civil War and went on to arm sheriffs and cavalrymen with their revolvers throughout the Old West. Although Smith & Wesson began producing double-action revolvers three years after Colt, it was Smith & Wesson that quickly dominated the market. Its first models were top breaks offered in various frame sizes and calibers from short .32-caliber models to large-frame .44 calibers.

Smith & Wesson's .44 Magnum revolver was proudly carried by Clint Eastwood's "Dirty Harry" Hollywood character. And the S&W six-shot .38-caliber revolver, the Model 10, was one of the most relied upon handguns of the 20th century. With a legacy of quality American-made handguns dating back to the pre-Civil War era, Smith & Wesson revolvers remain some of the world's most coveted weapons.


Quick Facts

  • In 2015, a rare Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum DA Revolver that belonged to firearms enthusiast Elmer Keith sold at a James D Julia auction for $28,750, well above its $7,000 high estimate
  • In 2015 at Rock Island Auction, a Nimschke New York Engraved Smith & Wesson Model 3 Revolver sold for $48,875
  • A Gustave Young 1893 Chicago World’s Fair engraved Smith & Wesson Frontier revolver sold at a James D. Julia auction in September 2013 for $155,250

Recommended Items at Auction

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(X) Smith & Wesson Model 25-5 .45 Colt Revolver
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
(X) Smith & Wesson Model 25-5 .45 Colt Revolver
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$55012 Bids
Smith & Wesson .38spl Snub Nose Revolver
Oct 07, 12:00 PM MST
Smith & Wesson .38spl Snub Nose Revolver
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$30011 Bids
(X) Smith & Wesson Model 29-4 .44 magnum Revolver
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
(X) Smith & Wesson Model 29-4 .44 magnum Revolver
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$45010 Bids
(X) Smith & Wesson Model 27-2 .357 Mag Revolver
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
(X) Smith & Wesson Model 27-2 .357 Mag Revolver
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$4009 Bids
(X) Smith & Wesson Model 14-4 .38 Special Revolver
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
(X) Smith & Wesson Model 14-4 .38 Special Revolver
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$3759 Bids
(X) Smith & Wesson Model 19-4, .357 magnum Revolver
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
(X) Smith & Wesson Model 19-4, .357 magnum Revolver
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$4509 Bids
(X) Smith & Wesson Model 60, .38 Special Revolver
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
(X) Smith & Wesson Model 60, .38 Special Revolver
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$4258 Bids
(X) Smith & Wesson Model 10-8 HB .38 Special Revolver
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
(X) Smith & Wesson Model 10-8 HB .38 Special Revolver
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$2758 Bids
Smith & Wesson Snub Nose Revolver
Oct 07, 12:00 PM MST
Smith & Wesson Snub Nose Revolver
by EJ'S Auction & Appraisal
Est: $0- $0
$2758 Bids
(X) Smith & Wesson Model 29-5 Classic .44 Magnum Revolver
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
(X) Smith & Wesson Model 29-5 Classic .44 Magnum Revolver
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$3757 Bids
Smith & Wesson 3rd Model .38 cal. Revolver
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
Smith & Wesson 3rd Model .38 cal. Revolver
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$2507 Bids
(X) Smith & Wesson Model 16-4 .32 mag Revolver
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
(X) Smith & Wesson Model 16-4 .32 mag Revolver
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$6007 Bids
(X) Smith & Wesson Model 14 K-38 Masterpiece .38 Special Revolver
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
(X) Smith & Wesson Model 14 K-38 Masterpiece .38 Special Revolver
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$2507 Bids
(X) Smith & Wesson Model 48-2 .22 Mag M.R.F. Revolver
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
(X) Smith & Wesson Model 48-2 .22 Mag M.R.F. Revolver
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$3506 Bids
(X) Smith & Wesson Model 57-1 .41 magnum Revolver
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
(X) Smith & Wesson Model 57-1 .41 magnum Revolver
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$6506 Bids
(X) Smith & Wesson Model 17-3 .22 LR Revolver
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
(X) Smith & Wesson Model 17-3 .22 LR Revolver
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$3754 Bids
(X) Smith & Wesson Model 53 Jet .22 Magnum Revolver
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
(X) Smith & Wesson Model 53 Jet .22 Magnum Revolver
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$5504 Bids
(X) Smith & Wesson Model 27-2 .357 Mag Revolver
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
(X) Smith & Wesson Model 27-2 .357 Mag Revolver
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$3253 Bids
(X) Smith & Wesson Model 57-1 .41 Mag Revolver
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
(X) Smith & Wesson Model 57-1 .41 Mag Revolver
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$3503 Bids
(X) H & R Safety Hammer Revolver
Oct 22, 9:00 AM EDT
(X) H & R Safety Hammer Revolver
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$201 Bid
SCARCE SMITH & WESSON US AIR FORCE M13 REVOLVER
Oct 15, 10:00 AM CDT
SCARCE SMITH & WESSON US AIR FORCE M13 REVOLVER
by Austin Auction Gallery
Est: $600- $800
$3001 Bid
Smith Wesson Revolver.
Oct 15, 10:30 AM PDT
Smith Wesson Revolver.
by Turner Auctions + Appraisals
Est: $100- $200
$801 Bid
SMITH & WESSON MODEL 14-3 6" TARGET REV, WITH BOX
Oct 29, 10:00 AM EDT
SMITH & WESSON MODEL 14-3 6" TARGET REV, WITH BOX
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $600- $1,000
$3001 Bid
SMITH & WESSON MODEL 19-3 DOUBLE ACTION REVOLVER
Oct 29, 10:00 AM EDT
SMITH & WESSON MODEL 19-3 DOUBLE ACTION REVOLVER
by Milestone Auctions
Est: $600- $1,000
$3001 Bid

Sellers Who Sell Smith & Wesson Revolvers


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Blackwell Auctions LLC