Lot #3481
Lot #3483

Lot 3482: U.S. Smith & Wesson 1899 Army Model Double Action Revolver

Exceptional U.S. Smith & Wesson 1899 Army Model Double Action Revolver

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3482: U.S. Smith & Wesson 1899 Army Model Double Action Revolver

Exceptional U.S. Smith & Wesson 1899 Army Model Double Action Revolver

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

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

Exceptional U.S. Smith & Wesson 1899 Army Model Double Action Revolver

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 1899
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 LC
Barrel: 6 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 257
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

The U.S. Army purchased only 1,000 S&W Model 1899 revolvers, which were manufactured in 1901, and these revolvers are found in the serial number range 13000-14000. The left side of the frame, rear cylinder face and underside of the barrel have the U.S. inspector initials "K.S.M." A U.S. "P" proof is stamped on the underside of the barrel. The left side of the barrel has the caliber designation for .38 Long Colt ("S&W 38 MIL"). The top of the grips are stamped "J.T.T./1901" on the left panel and "K.S.M." on the right panel. The butt has a lanyard swivel and is stamped "U.S./ARMY/MODEL/1899." Matching serial numbers are on the front grip strap, right grip panel, cylinder, and barrel.

Rating Definition:

Exceptionally fine, retaining 80% plus bright original high polish blue finish with smooth brown patina on the balance. 95% original case colors remain on the hammer and trigger. The grips are excellent with overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. A solid example of a scarce U.S. S&W Model 1899 revolver.



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