Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1: Factory Engraved Smith & Wesson No. 1 Lever Action Pistol

Auction Date: February 3, 2021

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $6,000 - $9,000

Factory Engraved Smith & Wesson No. 1 Lever Action Pistol

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: Volcanic
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 31 Volcanic
Barrel: 8 inch part octagon
Finish: blue/
Grip: rosewood
Stock:
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 6
Class: Antique
Rating:
OD - VERY GOOD- all original parts; none to 30% original finish; original metal surfaces smooth with all edges sharp; clear lettering, numerals and design on metal; wood slightly scratched or bruised.
WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN
Description:

One of only about 1,200 No. 1 pistols were manufactured by Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson in Norwich, Connecticut, in 1854 and 1855. They are historically significant pieces for both Smith & Wesson and Winchester collectors. Factory floral scroll engraved receiver. "103" on left grip frame and inside left grip. Early round magazine follower, uncrowned muzzle, single spring screw, and lever spur. Provenance: Dr. Gerald Klaz collection.

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