Rock Island Auction Company
Back to Catalog
Auction Date: September 10, 2011

Lot 26: Smith & Wesson First Model Third Issue Tip-Up Revolver

Sold for Smith & Wesson First Model Third Issue Tip-Up Revolver
Full Screen
Sold For:
Excellent Smith & Wesson First Model Third Issue Tip-Up Revolver
Estimated Price: $850 - $1,300
Item Views 167 Bid Activity Average
Serial #Smith & Wesson First Model Third Issue Tip-Up Revolver ManufacturerSmith & Wesson Model1
TypeRevolver Gauge22 S Catalog Page11
Barrel3-1/4 Inch Solid Rib FinishNickel GripRosewood
Stock ClassAntique RatingSee Condition
DescriptionModel 1 3rd Issue was manufactured from 1868 to 1882 and was the last of the .22 caliber tip-up style revolver that Smith & Wesson produced. Half-moon front sight with one line barrel address on the solid rib. Nickel plated barrel, cylinder and frame. Birds head butt. Matching serial number is stamped on the left grip. Matching assembly number is stamped on the cylinder and the inside the left grip frame.

ConditionExcellent. 95% original nickel finish remains overall with some minor flaking concentrated on the cylinder. Otherwise some overall collector type wear from storage. All markings are crisp and clear. The grips are also excellent. Mechanically excellent.
Click here to see keyboard shortcuts.
F Enters/exits full screen view for items
Esc Exits full screen view for items
Moves to previous lot, or moves to previous image if full screen view is enabled
Moves to next lot, or moves to next image if full screen view is enabled
Fully zooms the image when full screen view is enabled
Fits the entire image to the screen when full screen view is enabled


Buyer’s Premium: 17.5%

Cash Payment Discount: 2.5%

Participation Requirements: Valid Credit Card required for bidding approval. You will have the option to pay with these payment options: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Check, Money Order, Wire Transfer, and Cash.

Sales Tax: It varies each auction typically around 94% of auction items are not subject to sales tax. Read more here on sales tax.

We will contact you after the auction to arrange payment and shipping.


Premiere Auction Terms

Terms and conditions regarding Premiere Auctions. Revised : 08/29/2014


SHIPPING CHARGES. All shipping charges must be paid by the successful bidder prior to delivery of the firearm. If Rock Island Auction (RIAC) is asked to ship the purchased lots, there will be a separate charge for such shipping. Shipping charges will be based upon what it costs RIAC to ship the purchased lots to the purchaser. All items must have shipping insurance; this insurance is mandatory. RIAC will not charge any labor charges for shipping. RIAC is not liable for any acts of omissions in packaging or shipping. Purchased lots handled by outside carriers or packers, including those RIAC may have recommended, may carry their own insurance and any claims for losses or damages should be addressed directly to the outside carriers or packers. RIAC will arrange for packing and shipping at RIAC’s earliest possible convenience. RIAC will attempt to ship as soon as possible; however, due to RIAC’s high volume of absentee bids, shipping can take up to two weeks after full payment is received. In the case of crating or any exceptional packaging, the purchaser will be charged RIAC’s cost from outside agents. Purchaser pays shipping, packing materials, and insurance charges. The shipping of any purchased items outside of the United States is hereby classified as “foreign export”. All foreign export is the sole responsibility of the purchaser.