Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1256: Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 Target Single Action Revolver

Auction Date: May 15, 2021

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Estimated Price: $2,750 - $4,000

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

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: New Model No 3
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44 S&W Russian
Barrel: 6 1/2 inch solid rib
Finish: blue
Grip: hard rubber
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 197
Class: Antique
Description:

Introduced in 1878. Target sights, one-line barrel rib address marking, and matching serial numbers on the butt, right grip panel, cylinder, barrel and barrel latch. Provenance: The Dr. Gerald Klaz Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 95% original blue finish with some thinning on the grip straps and some brown patina and a few patches of pitting on the cylinder. 95% plus original case colors remain on the hammer and trigger guard. The grips are also excellent with limited handing evidence and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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