Lot 16: Engraved Smith & Wesson First Model Third Issue Tip-Up Revolver
|Engraved Smith & Wesson First Model Third Issue Tip-Up Revolver|
|Estimated Price: $1,000 - $2,000|
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|Serial #||Manufacturer||Smith & Wesson||Model||1 Third Issue|
|Type||Revolver||Gauge||22 RF||Catalog Page||9|
|Barrel||3-3/16 Inch Round||Finish||Blue/casehardened||Grip||Rosewood|
|Description||Manufactured between 1868 and 1881, this is the third variation of the S&W Number One. The barrel has a blade sight on the barrel rib with the one line address/patent dates, checkered barrel latch, spur trigger and hammer and smooth rosewood grips. The revolver features approximately 75% coverage of floral scrolls, and is not in the typical "New York" fashion. Casehardened hammer. The assembly number "A33" is stamped on the face of the barrel, cylinder and right grip frame. The inside of the right grip is also marked with a star. The revolver does not appear to be a factory refinish so it may have been returned to be engraved or have a repair made.
|Condition||Very fine. The barrel retains 30% of original finish mostly in sheltered areas with balance a light patina. Frame retains 70% original factory blue flaked thin on bottom with light edge wear. Back strap is a gray patina and front strap is thin blue/brown patina with bright strong blue in radius behind trigger spur. Cylinder has traces of blue in flutes with balance a medium patina. Cylinder stop screw is missing and one arm of stop is broken. The casehardened hammer shows flashes of original case colors. Grips are good with light nicks and scratches and retain most of their original finish. Mechanically needs work.|
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