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Lot 3524: New York Engraved Smith & Wesson Model No. 1 3rd Issue Revolver

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

New York Engraved Gold and Nickel Plated Smith & Wesson No. 1 Third Issue Revolver

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Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,250

New York Engraved Gold and Nickel Plated Smith & Wesson No. 1 Third Issue Revolver

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 1
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 22 RF Short
Barrel: 3 3/16 inch solid rib
Finish: nickel/gold
Grip: antique ivory
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Item Interest: Active
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Catalog Page: 262
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured from 1868 to 1881 with this example having a profuse period New York floral scroll engraving and two-tone finish. Matching assembly marks on the grip frame, cylinder and barrel. The barrel and frame are plated in nickel. The extractor rod and cylinder are plated in gold. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine as period New York engraved, retaining 95% original nickel plating with some flaking mostly on the grip straps. The cylinder and ejector rod retain nearly 97% replated gold. The engraving is crisp. The grips are also excellent with limited handling marks and attractive color and grain. Mechanically excellent.



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