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Lot 3295: Two Engraved Antique Smith & Wesson Single Action Revolvers

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

Collector's Lot of Two Engraved Antique Smith & Wesson Single Action Revolvers

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,250

A) Engraved Smith & Wesson Model No. 2 Old Army Revolver

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 2 Army
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 32 Long RF
Barrel: 5 inch solid rib
Finish: blue
Grip: smooth
Stock:
Item Views: 335
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 165
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured between 1861 and 1874. Standard markings and 75% coverage floral scroll engraving.

Rating Definition:

Fine as refinished, retaining 40% blue finish with the balance a brown patina, light handling evidence, and some age cracking on the slightly ill-fitting grip. Mechanically excellent.



B) New York Engraved Smith & Wesson Model No. 1 1/2 First Issue Revolver with Pearl Grips and Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 1 1/2
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 32 Short RF
Barrel: 3 1/2 inch solid rib
Finish: blue
Grip: pearl
Stock:
Item Views: 335
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 165
Class: Antique
Description:

The included factory letter confirms the barrel length and caliber when it was shipped on September 7, 1865, to J. W. Storrs of New York City. The letter further states that the engraving and pearl grips were likely handled by Storrs. The engraving is 75% coverage New York style floral scroll. Provenance: The Roger Muckerheide Collection

Rating Definition:

Fine, retaining 35% plus retailer applied blue finish with the balance a brown patina, some light oxidation in areas, and a few small chips to the grips. Mechanically functions with loose barrel.



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