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  LOT 325
Smith &
Wesson No.
1 First Issue
Sixth Type
with Gutta
Case - Serial
no. 11576,
22 RF cal.,
3 3/16 inch
solid rib bbl.,
finish, antique
ivory grips. The
Model No. 1
First Issue
revolver was
by Smith &
Wesson from
1857 to 1860
in six various
types. This
revolver is a
sixth Type,
the final
markings, both
grip panels numbered to gun, and matching assembly marks on the grip frame, cylinder and barrel. Comes with a rare and very desirable S&W Model No. 1 revolver gutta percha case. The exterior has the likeness of a Model No. 1 First Issue, several smaller renditions of the same as borders, scroll designs, and “MANUFACTURED ONLY BY/SMITH & WESSON,/SPRINGFIELD MASSACHUSETTS.” CONDITION: Fine. The barrel and cylinder retain 70% original blue finish thinning to a brown and showing evidence of being cleaned on the barrel. The frame retains 98% original silver plating. The grips are very fine showing slight age shrinkage and attractive color and grain. Mechanically needs work as cylinder does not lock, otherwise the action functions. The case is fine showing some edge chipping, a few hairline stress cracks at the hinges, and minimal high spot wear on the lining. Provenance: The Dr. Gerald Klaz Collection.
Estimate: 2,750 - 4,250
LOT 326
Rare Nickel
Plated Smith & Wesson No. 2 Army
Single Action Revolver with 5 Inch Barrel - Serial
no. 50300, 32 RF cal., 5 inch solid rib bbl., nickel finish,
rosewood grips. Manufactured after 1865, this Old Army features
desirable and rarely encountered 5 inch barrel and nickel plating. The
right grip panel is numbered to the gun. Matching assembly number “52” is found
on the grip frame, cylinder and barrel.
CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 95% original nickel plating with light flaking on
the balance. Patterns of original case colors remain on the hammer. The grips are very fine with some high edge wear, some minor handling marks and most of the original varnish remaining. Mechanically excellent. An incredibly desirable example of the Model No. 2 Army!
Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000
LOT 327
Ultra Rare Smith & Wesson No. 1 1/2
Transition Revolver with Factory Letter - Serial no. 28058, 32 RF cal., 3 1/2 inch solid rib bbl., blue finish, rosewood grips.
Manufactured c.1869 as one of only some 650 produced. This revolver is a
transition between the First and Second Issue Model No. 1 1/2 revolvers. The majority of
these revolvers were exported to Japan, making them very rare in the United States. The
included factory letter confirms the 3 1/2 inch barrel, blue finish and smooth rosewood grips. it was shipped on March 2, 1869 and delivered to J.W. Storrs, New York City, S&W sole agent from 1857 to 1869.
CONDITION: Fine, with 75% of the original blue finish on the steel frame , gray and brown patina on the iron barrel and cylinder mixed with some light pitting and hammer faded to a gray. The grips are very good with edge wear and small dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000
CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 98% original nickel finish with crisp engraving. The grips are excellent with a few minor handling marks and attractive grain and aged appearance. Mechanically needs work as cylinder does not lock due to broken stop spring which is easily replaced.
Estimate: 3,500 - 5,500
    LOT 328
Factory Gustave Young Triple Panel
Scene Engraved Smith & Wesson No. 1 Third Issue Tip-
Up Revolver - Serial no. 1852, 22 RF cal., 3 3/16 inch solid rib
bbl., nickel finish, antique ivory grips. The revolver is decorated
with profuse Gustave Young style floral scroll engraving on
a punch dot background covering the frame sides, back strap, barrel sides and cylinder. Three panel scenes, a dog leaping out of the scrollwork on both sides of the frame, and a dog head is featured behind the hammer. The right grip panel is numbered to the gun.

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