Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1181: U.S. Smith & Wesson First Model Schofield Single Action Revolver

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Fine U.S. Smith & Wesson First Model Schofield Single Action Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $6,000 - $9,000

Fine U.S. Smith & Wesson First Model Schofield Single Action Revolver

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: Schofield
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 45 S&W
Barrel: 7 inch solid rib
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 140
Class: Antique
Description:

Only 3,035 First Model Schofield revolvers were manufactured, all in 1875. 3,000 were purchased by the U.S. Government for use in the West, 35 were sold on the civilian market. Many were altered and used by Wells, Fargo & Co. This example has "US" marked on the butt, traces of a U.S. cartouche on the left grip panel, U.S. Ordnance stamps "L" and "P" on the underside of the barrel lug, "L" on the rear cylinder face, and matching serial numbers on the butt, right grip panel, and cylinder.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retaining 50% original blue finish with the balance between smooth brown and gray patinas and some pitting on the frame and back strap. The hammer and trigger guard have faded to a gray. The grips are very good with a series of period tally type notches along the bottom edge and some minor handling marks. Mechanically fine.



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