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Lot 1098: U.S. Smith & Wesson First Model Schofield Revolver

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

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1098: U.S. Smith & Wesson First Model Schofield Revolver

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

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

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

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

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: Schofield
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 45 S&W Schofield
Barrel: 5 inch solid rib
Finish: nickel
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 92
Class: Antique
Description:

This revolver is one of 3,000 First Model Schofields purchased by the U.S. Government. They were used by the U.S. Army for only a few years before being sold as surplus on the civilian market and used in the West by Wells Fargo express agents and many others. The U.S. military markings include "US" stamped on the butt, "L" and "P" stamped on the barrel and rear cylinder face and "L" on the frame. The barrel has been shortened during its period of use, as was common with 19th century revolvers purchased by the various express companies; however, the Wells Fargo marking is spurious as well as the "RFD" marking on the butt and ejector housing. The left grip panel has a restamped cartouche. Matching serial numbers appear on the butt and cylinder. Provenance: The Supica Collection

Rating Definition:

Very good, retaining 70% period retailer applied nickel plating with a smooth gray patina and some pitting on the balance. The revarnished grips are very good with a dent below the restamped cartouche and minor handling marks. Mechanically fine. A survivor of the Indian Wars that likely saw military and civilian use out West.



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