Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1235: U.S./Wells Fargo Smith & Wesson Schofield Revolver

Auction Date: May 15, 2021

Scarce U.S./Wells Fargo Smith & Wesson Second Model Schofield Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,750 - $6,500

Scarce U.S./Wells Fargo Smith & Wesson Second Model Schofield Revolver

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: Schofield
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 45 S&W Schofield
Barrel: 5 inch solid rib
Finish: nickel
Grip: walnut
Item Views: 862
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 190
Class: Antique

U.S. inspection marks "W" and "P" are on the barre and rear cylinder face. "US" is marked on the butt. The revolver was one of a number sold as government surplus by Hartley & Graham or Bannerman who shortened the barrel to 5 inches and was purchased by Wells Fargo. The Wells Fargo marking "W.F. & COS. EX 3753" is stamped under the Schofield patent marking on the right side of the ejector housing. The back of both grip panels have a Mielcarek & Sons gunsmith ink stamp. Matching serial numbers are on the butt, right grip panel and cylinder. Provenance: The Dr. Gerald Klaz Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 85% period retailer applied nickel plating with the balance a smooth dark patina. The grips are very good with hand marked letters "RgExp" (right panel), high edge wear and minor handling marks with a series of dings on the butt. The extractor does not retract correctly, otherwise action functions properly.

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