Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3294: Cased Smith & Wesson Model 1 Second Issue Revolver

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

Smith & Wesson Model 1 Second Issue Single Action Revolver with Pearl Grips and Gutta Percha Case

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

Smith & Wesson Model 1 Second Issue Single Action Revolver with Pearl Grips and Gutta Percha Case

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 1
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 22 RF
Barrel: 3 3/16 inch solid rib
Finish: nickel
Grip: pearl
Stock:
Item Views: 310
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 165
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured from 1860-1868. The revolver has the one-line S&W barrel rib address, pearl grips, and matching assembly marks on the grip frame, barrel and cylinder. Complete with an original Smith & Wesson gutta percha case with decorative relief lid showing an image of a Number One revolver and "MANUFACTURED ONLY BY/SMITH & WESSON,/SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS". The inside of the lid has decorative royal purple velvet, the bottom of the case is lined in brown velvet, and the case contains a 56-round cartridge block.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining nearly 95% original nickel finish with flaking mostly on the cylinder. 90% original case colors remain on the hammer. The grips are fine with a couple hairline cracks on the right panel and highly attractive fiery colors. Mechanically excellent. The case is very good with a repair on the lid, some chipping to the cartridge block and fading and typical high spot wear to the lining. The delicate nature of these cases meant that many did not survive.



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