Scarce Documented U.S. Contract Smith & Wesson Model 3 American First Model Revolver.
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This Smith & Wesson Model 3 American First Model Revolver Serial # 1465 was sold on March 16, 1871, and shipped to the United States Government, National Armory, and was issued two years prior to the Colt 1873 Single Action... These U.S. American Model pistols saw service all the way through the Indian Wars including the Battle of Little Bighorn. Considering the time period, the frequent use and extremely harsh conditions, this is an excellent and original example worthy of the most advanced collection. Serial # 1465 has an oil hole found on the early issues. This "old hogleg" is in fine mechanical condition, everything works.
The Historical Letter confirms the shipping date,, blue finish and smooth walnut grips. The barrel rib is marked "+ SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS.U.S.A.PAT.JULY 10. 60. JAN. 17. FEB. 17. JULY 11. 65 &AUG. 24. 69 +". A small "A" ordnance sub-inspection mark is present on the left side of the frame under the cylinder, a cylinder flute and barrel top strap and an ordnance "P" proof marked is stamped on the right side of the frame. A very desirable Documented Martial Revolver.