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Lot 3283: 2nd Quality Marked Smith & Wesson Model No. 1 2nd Issue Revolver

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

Rare Documented 2nd Quality Marked Smith & Wesson Model No. 1 2nd Issue Revolver with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,250

Rare Documented 2nd Quality Marked Smith & Wesson Model No. 1 2nd Issue Revolver with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 1 Second Issue
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 22 RF
Barrel: 3 3/16 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/silver
Grip: rosewood
Stock:
Item Views: 245
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 158
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured from 1860 to 1868, this Model 1 2nd Issue revolver has the rare "2D QUALTY" marking on the sides of the barrel. This marking indicated there were slight casting flaws when the revolver was manufactured. The manufacturing flaws did not affect the mechanical function and they were sold at a discount. Approximately 4,402 of these types of revolvers feature the "2D QUALTY" marking. Fitted with rosewood grips with the left panel numbered to the gun. The included S&W factory letter confirms the "2D QUALTY" marking and blue and silver finish. The revolver was part of a shipment of 50 2nd Quality type revolvers shipped to William Patton of Springfield, MA on June 6, 1866.

Rating Definition:

Very good. The barrel and cylinder have a mottled gray patina (darker on the cylinder). The frame retains 95% original silver plating with some high edge wear. The sideplate has been refinished. The grips are excellent showing some scattered minor handling marks with most of the original varnish remaining. Mechanically fine.



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