Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 328: Factory Engraved Smith & Wesson No. 1 Third Issue Revolver

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Factory Gustave Young Triple Panel Scene Engraved Smith & Wesson No. 1 Third Issue Tip-Up Revolver

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

Factory Gustave Young Triple Panel Scene Engraved Smith & Wesson No. 1 Third Issue Tip-Up Revolver

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 1
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 22 RF
Barrel: 3 3/16 inch solid rib
Finish: nickel
Grip: antique ivory
Stock:
Item Views: 322
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 170
Class: Antique
Description:

The revolver is decorated with profuse Gustave Young style floral scroll engraving on a punch dot background covering the frame sides, back strap, barrel sides and cylinder. Three panel scenes, a dog leaping out of the scrollwork on both sides of the frame, and a dog head is featured behind the hammer. The right grip panel is numbered to the gun.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 98% original nickel finish with crisp engraving. The grips are excellent with a few minor handling marks and attractive grain and aged appearance. Mechanically needs work as cylinder does not lock due to broken stop spring which is easily replaced.



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