|Fine and Exceptionally Rare Smith & Wesson Model Number 1 1st Issue 2nd Type Single Action Revolver with Distinctive Bayonet Latch|
|Estimated Price: $9,000 - $12,000|
|Serial #||Manufacturer||Smith & Wesson||Model||1 Second Issue|
|Type||Revolver||Gauge||22 Short||Catalog Page||64|
|Barrel||3 3/16 Inch Solid Rib||Finish||Blue/silver||Grip||Rosewood|
|Description||This is a very nice example of a Model Number 1 First Issue revolver manufactured from 1857 to 1860. This Model 1 1st Issue 2nd Type revolver features the rare "bayonet" or "flat spring" barrel latch found only on first approximately 1,130 Model Number 1 1st Issue revolvers (1st and 2nd Type). The revolver also has the revolving recoil plate attached to the frame. The top of the barrel rib is marked: SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS" and the cylinder is marked with the early "PATENTED APR. 3 1855" marking around the center. The matching serial number is marked on the butt, rear of the barrel, the front face of the cylinder and on the inside of each grip panel. Blade front and notch rear sights, 7 round un-fluted cylinder, square flared butt, blue barrel and cylinder, silver plated brass frame and fitted with smooth varnished rosewood grips.
|Condition||Very fine. The barrel retains 30% scattered original blue finish mixed with a smooth brown patina. The remaining blue finish is in the protected areas. The cylinder has a brown patina with a small area of very minor pitting. The frame retains half of the original silver plating which is beginning to darken with age in areas. The exposed brass has a very attractive untouched aged patina. The grips are good with most of the original varnish remaining and showing a couple of moderate chips on the lower left edge and overall a few minor dents and dings. The markings are clear. The action is fine. A very nice example of a rarely found and highly sought after variation of the Number 1, 1st Issue revolver, the gun that started it all.|
Customer Product Questions
You must be logged in to ask a question.
|Click here to see keyboard shortcuts.|
|F||Enters/exits full screen view for items|
|Esc||Exits full screen view for items|
|←||Moves to previous lot, or moves to previous image if full screen view is enabled|
|→||Moves to next lot, or moves to next image if full screen view is enabled|
|↑||Fully zooms the image when full screen view is enabled|
|↓||Fits the entire image to the screen when full screen view is enabled|
Buyer’s Premium: 17.5%
Cash Payment Discount: 2.5%
Participation Requirements: Valid Credit Card required for bidding approval. You will have the option to pay with these payment options: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Check, Money Order, Wire Transfer, and Cash.
Sales Tax: It varies each auction typically around 94% of auction items are not subject to sales tax. Read more here on sales tax.
We will contact you after the auction to arrange payment and shipping.
Terms and conditions regarding Premiere Auctions. Revised : 08/29/2014
SHIPPING CHARGES. All shipping charges must be paid by the successful bidder prior to delivery of the firearm. If Rock Island Auction (RIAC) is asked to ship the purchased lots, there will be a separate charge for such shipping. Shipping charges will be based upon what it costs RIAC to ship the purchased lots to the purchaser. All items must have shipping insurance; this insurance is mandatory. RIAC will not charge any labor charges for shipping. RIAC is not liable for any acts of omissions in packaging or shipping. Purchased lots handled by outside carriers or packers, including those RIAC may have recommended, may carry their own insurance and any claims for losses or damages should be addressed directly to the outside carriers or packers. RIAC will arrange for packing and shipping at RIAC’s earliest possible convenience. RIAC will attempt to ship as soon as possible; however, due to RIAC’s high volume of absentee bids, shipping can take up to two weeks after full payment is received. In the case of crating or any exceptional packaging, the purchaser will be charged RIAC’s cost from outside agents. Purchaser pays shipping, packing materials, and insurance charges. The shipping of any purchased items outside of the United States is hereby classified as “foreign export”. All foreign export is the sole responsibility of the purchaser.