SMITH & WESSON MODEL 3, 3RD RUSSIAN, .44 RUSSIAN CALIBER, NICKEL AND IVORY
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Category: Smith & Wesson Revolvers - Antique - .44 Russian Revolvers
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Country: United States
Phone: (909) 268-2346
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Seller: Private Seller
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PRICE REDUCED ON 11/4/19 TO HELP FUND A NEW PROJECT.
S&W MODEL NO. 3, 3RD MODEL RUSSIAN, .44 RUSSIAN CALIBER. This is the second variant with the larger top rib screw. Manufactured circa 1874. The original factory issued ivory grips are undamaged and intact, having taken on a rich mellow yellow from age and lots of handling. The grips are very solid with absolutely no damage or repairs whatsoever. Approximately 40% ORIGINAL FACTORY NICKEL FINISH remains. This gun has lots of been-there-done-that carry character, with some cosmetic tarnish and erosion to areas that would have been exposed to the elements in an open top holster, undoubtedly carried long and hard on the frontier. This was a working tool, not some banker's desk drawer gun or hot hose rose. If you're the type of collector that's looking for a pristine piece with no historical frontier characteristics, then this is not for you. It's the kind of collectable that seems to have a soul of its own, that talks to you when holding it and wondering where it's been and the things it experienced. Having seriously collected for over 40-years, it is evident that the horistorical, colorful Old West big framed S&W No. 3's of all varieties, have become scarcer and scarcer, and the prices soaring. This one is priced below the usually encountered fair market value. This has all matching assembly numbers throughout. The inside portions of the ivory panels are both inked with the faded, but legible period inscribed matching serial number; evident that the grips are factory originals and were shipped with same as an upgrade feature. It should letter from Smith & Wesson as such. The mechanics are excellent. The hammer index-stages have very strong spring tension with positive clicks. The cylinder indexes and locks positively and tightly every time it's cocked. Spring tension throughout all mechanical aspects is very strong. This gun is as tight as a drum with a very smooth action. There is absolutely no wobble or play. All mechanical aspects and the tightness is like a new gun. Ejection process is strong and positive. Trigger pull is crisp. The insides of the cylinders are clean and without pitting. The bore has strong lands and grooves. There is slight frosting throughout with a little bit of leading. Bore is about an 8 on a 10 scale and should clean up better. All screws are original and in serviceable condition. A very solid piece with Old West character. Shipping and handling, and fully-insured for $45.00 anywhere in the lower 48. Alaska and Hawaii priced accordingly. Payment in full must be received within 7-days from the end of . Certified Bank Cashier's Check, Bank Money Order, or USPS Postal Money Orders - no exceptions. This is an antique, so no FFL required. 3-day inspection. Buyer incurs return shipping. Gun must not have been fired, disassembled, parts scavenged, damaged or altered in anyway. Not available in states where genuine ivory is banned, like California. Therefore, check your local laws. Call (909) 268-2346 if you have any questions. Email request for additional photos as gunsinternational only allows for 15 pics.
Price: $1950.00 *** REDUCED *** FROM $2,950 ***