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Lot 285: Wells Fargo S&W New Model No. 3 Revolver with Factory Letter

Auction Date: June 22, 2022

Wells Fargo Marked Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 Single Action Revolver with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,100 - $1,800

Wells Fargo Marked Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 Single Action Revolver with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: New Model No 3
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44 S&W Russian
Barrel: 4 inch solid rib
Finish: nickel
Grip: antique ivory
Stock:
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

Description:

Introduced in 1878. Marked "W.F. & CO.EX." on right of barrel. Included factory letter lists this revolver by serial number in .44 S&W Russian as shipped on March 30, 1880, to M. W. Robinson, New York City, and states, "This shipment contained 100 units of this model with 6 inch barrels and nickel finishes..." The barrel has been shortened on this example.

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