Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 116: Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action First Model Revolver

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500

Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action First Model Revolver

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 44 Double Action
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44 S&W Russian
Barrel: 6 1/2 inch solid rib
Finish: nickel
Grip: hard rubber
Item Views: 358
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 100
Class: Antique

Introduced in 1881. Standard markings and features including the correct length 1 7/16 inch cylinder and matching serial numbers on the barrel, barrel latch, cylinder, and butt (grips irremovable). 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:

Very fine, retaining 90% original nickel finish, scattered areas of oxidation, and light scratches. The grips are very good with a brown hue, a crack at the left toe, and worn but well-defined checkering. Mechanically excellent.

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