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Lot 1080: Smith & Wesson No. 3 Russian 1st Model Transitional Revolver

Documented Smith & Wesson No. 3 Russian 1st Model Single Action Revolver

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1080: Smith & Wesson No. 3 Russian 1st Model Transitional Revolver

Documented Smith & Wesson No. 3 Russian 1st Model Single Action Revolver

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized:

Documented Smith & Wesson No. 3 Russian 1st Model Single Action Revolver

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: Russian
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44 S&W Russian
Barrel: 8 inch solid rib
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 541
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 78
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1871-1874. The barrel rib has the one-line address/patent dates marking ending in "RUSSIAN MODEL." A lanyard ring is mounted on the butt. The right grip panel is numbered to the gun. The matching assembly number "A645" appears on the grip panel, cylinder, barrel, and barrel latch. Per our consignor this revolver was loaned to Smith & Wesson Performance Center in 2002 as a model for S&W's line of No. 3 reproductions. Pictured in Supica and Nahas' "Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson" on page 107 in the 4th edition and page 56 in the 2nd edition. Provenance: The Supica Collection

Rating Definition:

Fine, retaining 70% bright original high polish blue finish with holster type wear on the barrel, an area of once cleaned, with aged patina visible on the front left side of the lower forward frame, and the cylinder and grip straps thinning a bit. Traces of original case colors remain on the trigger guard. 40% of the original case colors remain on the hammer. The grips are also fine with a slight ding along the high edge of the of right panel, otherwise some minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent. A solid representative example of a S&W No. 3 Russian 1st Model Revolver.



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