Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 419: Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action First Model Revolver

Auction Date: February 16, 2022

Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action First Model Revolver with Scrimshaw Presentation Grips

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,600 - $2,500

Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action First Model Revolver with Scrimshaw Presentation Grips

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 44 Double Action
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44 S&W Russian
Barrel: 6 inch solid rib
Finish: nickel
Grip: antique ivory
Stock:
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
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.

WB - WOOD IS BETTER FOR THE PERCENT OF FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

All frames manufactured in 1881-1898. Scrimshaw grips with left panel featuring "FIAT JUSTITIA/RUAT COELUM" (Latin phrase: "Let justice be done though the heavens fall") in banners above a female warrior carrying a shield marked "SAN FRANCISCO and right panel featuring "Presented to John Coleman form William." A possible contender for "John Coleman" is John C. Coleman (1923-1919) who was a California mining, railroad and public utility businessman as well as a California State Senator.

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