Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 2014: Factory Engraved Smith & Wesson No. 1 Lever Action Pistol

Auction Date: February 4, 2021

Scarce Early Production Factory Engraved Smith & Wesson No. 1 Lever Action Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $7,500 - $9,500

Scarce Early Production 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: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 95
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:

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. "37" on left grip frame and rear sight. Early round magazine follower, uncrowned muzzle, single spring screw, and lever spur. Provenance: Dr. Gerald Klaz collection.

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