Rare Original Smith and Wesson 320 Revolver Rifle NOS Rear Sight
Guns International #: 100668710 Seller's Inventory #: 1140
Category: Gun Parts - Antique Rifle Parts - Gun Sights - Metallic
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Seller: Brent Wilburn
Company: Antique Arms, Inc.
Member Since: 11/19/15
First Name: Brent
Last Name: Wilburn
Country: United States
Phone: (770) 466-1662
Number of Active Listings: 19
Seller: Private Seller
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: Money Order, Certified Check
Several years ago, we found this original Rear Sight for a Smith and Wesson 320 Revolving Rifle. It came out a collection that contained a sizable amount of the Smith and Wesson Factory's old and obsolete inventory of replacement parts. There were bins on top of bins of New Old Stock parts...some going all the way back the S&W No. 1, 2nd Issue Revolvers from the 1860's. However, the bulk of it was early to mid 20th century. There was so much of it that these guys were having trouble identifying it all and a gunsmith friend of mine was helping them out. At any rate, I asked him if there was anything I should buy and this was suggested because they are impossible to find and production was extremely limited. I also have the 320 Hammer with the cuts for a set trigger. This sight was the only one they had. Aside from being in storage for over 100+ years and coming into contact with other parts, it was almost brand new, having never been installed on a gun. Had this about five years now and the reality is that I'll probably never be able to afford an original 320, nor will I need a rear sight for it. Knock on wood! I've shown it to a sight dealer who told me in his forty years of selling sights, that was the only one he'd ever seen. In a conversation with a collector a couple of years ago, he mentioned that it cost him $650 dollars to have this sight re-made by a gunsmith to replace the one missing on his rifle. Smith and Wesson only produced 977 Model 320 Revolving Rifles. Here is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to pick up one up..