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  LOT 200
U.S. Smith & Wesson First Model Schofield Single Action Revolver with Factory Letter
- Serial no. 1167, 45 S&W cal., 7
inch solid rib bbl., blue finish, walnut grips. Only 3,035 First Model Schofield revolvers were manufactured, all in 1875.
3,000 were purchased by the U.S. Government for use in the West, 35 were sold on the civilian market. Many were altered
        and used by Wells, Fargo & Co. This example remains in U.S. configuration. The
accompanying factory letter for this revolver confirms the 7 inch barrel, blue
finish and smooth walnut grips. The letter goes on to state the revolver was
shipped on July 12, 1875 and delivered to the U.S. Government, National Armory,
Springfield, MA. The revolver has “US” stamped on the butt, a U.S. cartouche on
the left grip panel, U.S. Ordnance stamps “L” and “P” on the underside of the barrel lug and rear cylinder face, and matching serial numbers on the butt, right grip panel, and cylinder.
CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 70% original blue finish with smooth brown-gray patina on the balance and
some pitting mostly on the barrel towards the muzzle. 30% original case colors remain on the hammer and trigger guard. The grips are also very fine with some minor handling marks and a clear cartouche. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 9,000 - 14,000
  LOT 201
Smith & Wesson New Model 3 Single Action Revolver - Serial no. 28071, 44 Russian cal., 6 1/2 inch
solid rib bbl., blue finish, hard rubber grips. Improved design of the original Model 3 (Smith & Wesson’s
first top break, automatic ejection revolver produced from 1878 to 1912). Top of barrel rib is marked with the two-
line address and patent dates: “SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS. U.S.A. PAT’D JAN 17 & 24. 65. JULY 11. 65./AUG 24. 69. APR 20. 75 FEB 20. & DEC 18. 1877 REISSUE JULY 25. 1871.”This model features blade front and notched rear sights. Six shot fluted cylinder with automatic ejector. Casehardened trigger guard with special order Russian style finger spur, trigger and hammer with remaining surfaces blue. Matching
serial number on the butt, cylinder, barrel and barrel latch. Fitted with checkered hard rubber grips with the S&W logo in a circle at the top.
CONDITION: Very fine. The revolver retains 85% blue finish on the frame and cylinder. The cylinder flats mainly have a smooth brown patina, and overall there is some muzzle and high point wear, few scratches and some minor flaking on the frame. Barrel is professionally refinished in the period of use. The hammer retains 95%
bright original case colors. The trigger guard shows strong vivid original case colors in protected areas and a smooth gray patina on the balance. The grips have faded to brown and remain very fine with light handling marks and crisp checkering. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is excellent.
Estimate: 3,500 - 5,000
  LOT 202
Excellent Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action First Model
Revolver - Serial no. 47919, 44 S&W Russian cal., 6 inch solid rib bbl.,
blue finish, hard rubber grips. All frames of the .44 Double Action
First Model Revolver were manufactured between 1881 and 1898, but this
model was listed in the company catalogs and sold up until 1913. Barrel has the
caliber designation on the left side. Barrel rib has the two-line legend. Matching
serial number on the butt, right grip panel, cylinder, barrel and barrel latch.
CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 95% bright original high polish blue finish with
the balance thinning to brown mostly on the grip straps and some high edge wear. 95% original case colors remain on the hammer and trigger. The grips are also excellent with limited handling marks and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.
204 Estimate: 2,250 - 3,750
LOT 203
Smith &
New Model
No. 3
Shoulder Stock with Box - Offered here is a S&W walnut stock extension designed for use with a S&W New Model No. 3 revolver. It has nickel plated attaching hardware and a checkered S&W hard rubber buttplate. Includes a correct and proper S&W box.
CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 97% original nickel
finish with limited handling marks and freckles of light
pitting on the left side of the attaching iron. Box is also very fine with light handing marks. Estimate: 2,750 - 4,000

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