Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3299: Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 Single Action Target Revolver

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,750

Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 Single Action Target Revolver

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 3
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44 S&W Russian
Barrel: 6 1/2 inch solid rib
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 325
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 166
Class: Antique
Description:

Introduced in 1878. Matching serial numbers on the barrel, barrel latch, cylinder, right grip panel, and butt. Factory rework star on the butt and "1.17" (January 1917) factory return date under left grip. Pinned Patridge blade front sight and adjustable rear sight. This revolver is from the collection of country music icon Hank Williams Jr. and includes a certificate of authenticity confirming his ownership. Provenance: The Hank Williams Jr.'s Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 80% plus factory reapplied blue finish with loss concentrated on the cylinder and grip straps as well as a cylinder drag line. The grips are also very fine with light handling evidence and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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