Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 325: Smith & Wesson No. 1 Second Issue Revolver with Case

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Smith & Wesson No. 1 Second Issue Revolver with Ultra Rare Square Cut Sideplate and Gutta Percha Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,750 - $4,250

Smith & Wesson No. 1 Second Issue Revolver with Ultra Rare Square Cut Sideplate and Gutta Percha Case

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 1
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 22 RF
Barrel: 3 3/16 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/silver
Grip: antique ivory
Stock:
Item Views: 380
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 170
Class: Antique
Description:

The Model No. 1 Second Issue revolver was manufactured by Smith & Wesson from 1860 to 1868. This one has the rare square cut sideplate, standard markings, both grip panels numbered to gun, and matching assembly marks on the grip frame, cylinder and barrel. Comes with a rare and very desirable S&W Model No. 1 revolver gutta percha case. The exterior has the likeness of a Model No. 1 First Issue, several smaller renditions of the same as borders, scroll designs, and "MANUFACTURED ONLY BY/SMITH & WESSON,/SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS." Provenance: The Dr. Gerald Klaz Collection

Rating Definition:

Fine. The barrel and cylinder retain 70% original blue finish thinning to a brown and showing evidence of being cleaned on the barrel. The frame retains 98% original silver plating. The grips are very fine showing slight age shrinkage and attractive color and grain. Mechanically needs work as cylinder does not lock, otherwise the action functions. The case is fine showing some edge chipping, a few hairline stress cracks at the hinges, and minimal high spot wear on the lining.



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