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Lot 1255: Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 Target Single Action Revolver

Auction Date: May 15, 2021

Early Production Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 Target Single Action Revolver

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

Early Production Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 Target Single Action Revolver

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: New Model No 3
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 32-44SW
Barrel: 6 1/2 inch solid rib
Finish: nickel
Grip: hard rubber
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Item Views: 432
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 197
Class: Antique
Description:

Introduced in 1887. Target sights, two-line address/patent dates rib marking, 1 7/16 inch cylinder, right grip panel numbered to a different gun, and low matching three digit serial number "116" on the butt, cylinder, barrel, and barrel latch. Provenance: The Dr. Gerald Klaz Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 80% original nickel finish with the balance a smooth gray patina and some light flaking. Traces of original case colors remain on the hammer and trigger guard. The replacement grips are fine with some scattered minor handling evidence and crisp checkering overall. Mechanically excellent.



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