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Lot 220: Smith & Wesson No. 3 Third Model Russian Revolver

Auction Date: May 14, 2021

Smith & Wesson No. 3 Third Model Russian Revolver with Mexican Eagle Carved Grip

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500

Smith & Wesson No. 3 Third Model Russian Revolver with Mexican Eagle Carved Grip

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 3 Russian
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44 S&W Russian
Barrel: 6 1/2 inch solid rib
Finish: blue
Grip: antique ivory
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 198
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured from 1874 to 1878. The barrel rib legend ends with "RUSSIAN MODEL." The cylinder, barrel and barrel latch are unnumbered. The left side of the grip panel features a relief carved Mexican eagle.

Rating Definition:

Very fine. The barrel and frame retain 90% original blue finish and the cylinder retains original blue finish in the flutes with the balance a smooth brown patina. Patterns of original case colors remain on the hammer and trigger guard. The grips are also very fine with a few typical hairline age lines, attractive color and grain and crisp carving. Mechanically excellent.



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