Rock Island Auction Company

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

Auction Date: June 17, 2020

Desirable Factory Engraved Smith & Wesson No. 1 Lever Action Pistol

Estimated Price: $5,000 - $6,500

Desirable Factory Engraved Smith & Wesson No. 1 Lever Action Pistol

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: Volcanic
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 31 Volcanic
Barrel: 4 inch part octagon
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
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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.

WB - WOOD IS BETTER FOR THE PERCENT OF 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. Follower spring absent, and follower is a replacement. Both grip panels are stamped with the last two digits of the serial number ("81").

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