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Lot 114: Smith & Wesson No. 3 Russian 1st Model Revolver

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Smith & Wesson No. 3 Russian 1st Model Single Action Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000

Smith & Wesson No. 3 Russian 1st Model Single Action Revolver

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: Russian
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44 S&W Russian
Barrel: 8 inch solid rib
Finish: nickel
Grip: antique ivory
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 100
Class: Antique

Manufactured from 1871-1874. The barrel rib legend ends with "RUSSIAN MODEL." Matching assembly numbers on the grip frame, cylinder, barrel and barrel latch. This revolver is from the collection of world famous American country singer and song writer Hank Williams Jr. and includes a certificate of authenticity confirming his ownership. Provenance: The Hank Williams Jr.'s Collection

Rating Definition:

Fine, retaining 60% original nickel plating with a smooth dark patina on the balance. Slight traces of original case colors remain on the hammer and trigger guard. The grips are good with repairs. Mechanically excellent.

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