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Excellent “Club Gun” Smith & Wesson .38 Single Action Revolver with Pearl
Grips - Serial no. 0, 38 S&W cal., 6 inch solid rib bbl., blue finish, pearl grips. Offered here is an outstanding and very unusual S&W .38 Single Action Target Revolver with the serial number “0,” indicative of what is known in the S&W field as a “Club Gun.”“Club guns” are a special group of handguns S&W gave or loaned to factory personnel, shooting clubs and/ or notable shooters as samples or test guns. These highly prized guns were generally assigned “zero” serial number prefixes, and several “cub guns” are known to have only “0” serial numbers, but there are unfortunately no records for
 Excellent Cased Smith & Wesson Model No. 1 Second Issue Revolver - Serial no. 98514,
22 RF cal., 3 3/16 inch solid rib bbl., blue/silver finish, rosewood grips. Manufactured in 1860-1868. The barrel rib has the one-line address, the
cylinder has the patent marking, and the initials “WG.”
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these zero serialized guns.
It is speculated that across the whole of S&W
production only some 750 guns were made for these
purposes according to Nahas and Supica on page 336 of the
“Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson”, of these 750, some
50 were made especially for the Wesson family. The revolver is
fitted with the longer 6 inch barrel and target sights. The barrel rib has the two-line, two
block address and patent dates flanking “MODEL of 91.” The number “17838” appears on
the cylinder and barrel. The barrel latch is unnumbered. The serial number “0” appears on
the butt. The pearl grips have a S&W gold medallion.
CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 95% bright original polish blue finish with light thinning on the grip straps,
a small patch of light spotting on the side plate, some mild high edge wear, and light handling marks. The hammer retains 97% vivid original case colors. Nearly all of the original straw color remains on the trigger.
The grips are very fine with a couple cracks on the slightly proud base and highly attractive fiery colors. Bore has a bulge about 1 inch ahead of the breech, otherwise bright and crisp rifling. An outstanding and rare “club
      gun” for the serious S&W collector. Estimate: 7,500 - 11,000
Short Barrel and Pearl Grips - Serial no. 77042, 22 RF cal., 2 11/16
inch solid rib bbl., nickel finish, pearl grips. The Model No. 1 3rd Issue
Revolver was manufactured by S&W from 1868 to 1881. Offered here is
an example with the scarce 2 11/16 inch short barrel (standard length was
3 3/16 inches), pearl grips and attractive New York floral scroll engraving on a punch dot
background. The left side of the barrel has the one-line S&W legend as is correct on short
barrels. Matching assembly marks appear on the grip frame, cylinder, and barrel.
CONDITION: Very fine. The barrel retains 95% period retailer applied nickel plating, the frame retains 80% nickel plating and the cylinder retains traces of nickel plating in the flutes with a smooth gray patina on the balance. The engraving is crisp. The grips are also very fine with a small chip at the top of the right panel, and otherwise attractive fiery colors. Mechanically excellent
Estimate: 2,250 - 3,750
are period inscribed in script characters on the butt. Matching assembly mark on the grip frame and barrel. A mismatched assembly mark appears
on the cylinder. The right grip panel is numbered to the gun. The period case contains an empty cartridge block. CONDITION: Excellent. The barrel and cylinder retain 95% plus bright original blue finish. The frame retains nearly all attractive age darkened original
silver plating. Nearly all original case colors remain on the hammer. The grips are also excellent with some minor handling marks and retaining nearly all of the original varnish. Mechanically excellent. The case is very good with
absent lid trim on the short sides, minor handling/storage marks and typical high spot wear on the lining. An attractive cased S&W Model No. 1 Second Issue Revolver. Estimate: 2,250 - 3,250
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Very Scarce Factory Engraved Manhattan .22 Caliber Pocket Revolver with Holster - Serial no. 8585, 22 RF cal., 3 1/8 inch solid rib
bbl., blue/silver finish, walnut grips. These small pocket revolvers were a fine copy of the Smith & Wesson
First Model Type 22 Revolver and production was eventually halted by a lawsuit. However, those produced were very well made and sold
readily. The revolver has the barrel address in
an arc motif and factory scroll engraving on
the side flats of the barrel at the muzzle and
breech. Matching serial numbers appear on
right grip panel (in pencil), barrel, and cylinder. Includes a period unmarked leather holster.
CONDITION: Very fine. The frame retains 95% plus untouched age darkened original silver plating and traces of the original silver plating remains on the barrel in the protected areas with a smooth gray patina on the balance. The engraving is crisp. The cylinder retains 70% original blue finish with a smooth brown patina on the balance. The grips are very fine with some high edge wear and some scattered mild handling marks. The holster is very good. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 1,600 - 2,500 103
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New York Engraved
Smith & Wesson Model
No. 1 Third Issue Revolver with Rare

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