Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 211: Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 Single Action Revolver

Auction Date: May 14, 2021

Outstanding Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 Single Action Revolver with Relief Carved Mexican Eagle Grip

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,500 - $7,000

Outstanding Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 Single Action Revolver with Relief Carved Mexican Eagle Grip

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: New Model No 3
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44 S&W Russian
Barrel: 6 inch solid rib
Finish: blue
Grip: antique ivory
Stock:
Item Views: 1100
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 194
Class: Antique
Description:

Introduced in 1878. The scarce 6 inch barrel has the two-line address/patent dates marking. Matching serial numbers are on the butt, cylinder, barrel and barrel latch. The right grip panel has a wonderful relief carved Mexican eagle. Provenance: The Dr. Gerald Klaz Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 98% original high polish blue finish with slight flaking turned brown on the cylinder and light muzzle side wear. 95% original case colors remain on the hammer and trigger guard. The grips are exceptionally fine with some minor handling marks, some chipping near the top (left panel), typical age lines and crisp carving. Mechanically excellent. A highly attractive New Model No. 3 with equally attractive carved Mexican eagle grip.



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