Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3210: Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action First Model Revolver

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Cased Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action First Model Revolver with Extra Barrel

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500

Cased Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action First Model Revolver with Extra Barrel

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 44 Double Action
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44 S&W Russian
Barrel: 6 1/2 inch solid rib
Finish: nickel
Grip: walnut
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 150
Class: Antique

All frames of the .44 Double Action First Model Revolver were manufactured between 1881 and 1898, but this model was listed in the company catalogs and sold up until 1913. Barrel has the caliber designation on the left side. Barrel rib has the two-line legend. A S&W factory rework star is stamped on the butt, and the S&W factory return date for January 1924 ("1 24") is stamped on the grip frame. Matching serial number on the butt, cylinder, barrel and barrel latch. The extra 4 inch barrel has the number "6831." Includes a period case holding the entire set along with a screwdriver and cleaning rod.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 98% plus factory reapplied nickel plating with some minor handling marks. Hammer and trigger are a mottled gray patina. Nearly all of the factory reapplied blue finish remains on the trigger guard. The grips are excellent with overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. The extra barrel retains nearly all of the nickel plating. The relined case is very good with minor handling/storage marks.

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