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Lot 179: Australian Smith & Wesson New Model 3 Single Action Revolver

Auction Date: February 14, 2019

Scarce Australian Smith & Wesson New Model 3 Single Action Revolver with Shoulder Stock and Stock Holster Pouch

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,000

Scarce Australian Smith & Wesson New Model 3 Single Action Revolver with Shoulder Stock and Stock Holster Pouch

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: New Model No 3
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44 Russian
Barrel: 7 inch solid rib
Finish: nickel
Grip:
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 24
Class: Antique
Rating:

OE - GOOD - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; lightly scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

Description:

Intended for issue to the Southern Australian Colonial Police, only around 310 Smith & Wesson New Model #3 "Australian" revolvers were manufactured. A mixed numbered stock is included, with a "broad arrow" stamped nickel mounting iron, a "SW" monogram on the checkered hard rubber butt, and a brown leather pouch marked "(broad arrow) 76" on the interior.

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