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Lot 3296: Two Antique Smith & Wesson Single Action Revolvers

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

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

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,000

A) Early Civil War Production Silver Plated Smith & Wesson Model No. 2 Army Revolver

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 2 Army
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 32 RF
Barrel: 6 inch solid rib
Finish: silver
Grip: antique ivory
Stock:
Item Views: 221
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 165
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured from 1861 to 1874, the Model No. 2 Army began production just prior to the start of the Civil War and quickly became popular, especially among Union officers; however, it was never officially adopted by the U.S. Army. The top of the barrel is marked with the Springfield address, and the cylinder is marked "PATENTED APRIL 3, 1855, JULY 5, 1859 & DEC 18, 1860."

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 85% original silver plating which has taken on a fine aged look over time. There is some flaking just ahead of the cylinder and near the muzzle. The grips are fine showing some age cracks and a chip at the right heel. Mechanically excellent.



B) Rare Smith & Wesson Model No. 1 1/2 Transition Revolver

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 1 1/2
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 32 RF
Barrel: 3 1/2 inch solid rib
Finish: blue
Grip: rosewood
Stock:
Item Views: 221
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 165
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1869 as one of only some 650 produced. This revolver is a transition between the First and Second Issue Model No. 1 1/2 revolvers. It features the Second Issue type birdshead grip frame while maintaining the First Issue type unfluted cylinder and octagon barrel. The majority of these revolvers were exported to Japan, making them very rare in the United States. Provenance: The Roger Muckerheide Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine overall, retaining 60% original blue with most of the loss concentrated on the barrel. The balance of the revolver shows a mostly brown patina. The grips show some minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.



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