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Lot 115: Smith & Wesson No. 3 Russian 3rd Model Revolver

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Smith & Wesson No. 3 Russian 3rd Model Revolver with Holster Rig

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,750

Smith & Wesson No. 3 Russian 3rd Model Revolver with Holster Rig

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 3 Russian
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44 S&W Russian
Barrel: 6 1/2 inch solid
Finish: nickel
Grip: walnut
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Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 100
Class: Antique

Manufactured from 1874 to 1878. Barrel rib legend ends with "RUSSIAN MODEL." Right grip panel numbered to the gun, and matching assembly numbers on the grip frame, cylinder, barrel and barrel latch. The leather holster rig has a tooled cartridge belt. 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 70% original nickel plating with a smooth dark gray patina on the balance mixed with some scattered minor pitting. Traces of original case colors remain on the hammer and trigger guard. The grips are also fine with some minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent. The holster rig is very good with minor handling/storage marks and flex wear.

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