Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 214: Wells Fargo Smith & Wesson Schofield Revolver

Auction Date: May 14, 2021

Wells Fargo Marked U.S. Smith & Wesson First Model Schofield Single Action Revolver

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

Wells Fargo Marked U.S. Smith & Wesson First Model Schofield Single Action Revolver

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: Schofield
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 45 S&W Schofield
Barrel: 5 inch solid rib
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 1916
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 197
Class: Antique
Description:

This revolver is one of 3,000 First Model Schofields purchased by the U.S. Government. They were used by the U.S. Army for only a few years before being sold as surplus on the civilian market and used in the West by Wells Fargo express agents and many others. The U.S. military markings include "US" stamped on the butt, "L" and "P" stamped on the barrel and "L" on the rear cylinder face. The right side of the ejector rod shroud has the Wells Fargo marking: "W.F.&CO. EX. 2916". The barrel has been shortened during it period of use as was common with 19th century revolvers purchased by the various express companies. Matching serial numbers on the butt, right grip panel and cylinder. Provenance: The Dr. Gerald Klaz Collection

Rating Definition:

Very good plus, retaining 60% original blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina. Patterns of original case colors remain on the hammer and trigger guard. The grips are fine with minor dings and scratches and some high edge wear. Mechanically excellent.



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