Smith & Wesson "Favorite Model
Guns International #: 101582603 Seller's Inventory #:
Category: Smith & Wesson Revolvers - Antique - Antique Revolvers - Cartridge
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Seller: Jay D.
Member Since: 4/11/08
First Name: Jay
Country: United States
Phone: (916) 878-1966
Number of Active Listings: 16
Total Number of Listings: 388
Seller: Private Seller
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
3 day inspection.
Payment Types Accepted: personal checks, money orders.certified checks.
Originally designed in 1882 for the Russian Government. Samples of the revolver were sent to Russia in 1882, however a Contract never materialized and the revolvers were kept in stock until 1888 when they were added to the Smith & Wesson Catalog and sold here in the U.S.
Estimated at about 1000 manufactured c 1882 - 1883. A highly sought variation...
Made to D.B. Wesson's specifications to change the balance of the revolver. This was accomplished by removing the excess metal, thus reducing the weight of the revolver. There is a milled groove cut into the top of the rib and sides of the frame below the cylinder.
This revolver retains 30% original nickle finish, with a smooth gray and mottled brown patina on the balance. The action is excellent. An extremely rare and documented "Wesson Favorite". A must have for any advanced Smith & Wesson collection.