SINGLE SHOT THIRD MODEL "PERFECTED" .22 LR TARGET PISTOL, #8XXX.
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Category: Smith & Wesson Pistols - Antique - Smith & Wesson Revolvers - Rimfire
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Company: William T. Goodman
Member Since: 10/16/15
First Name: William
Last Name: Goodman
Country: United States
Phone: (406) 587-3131
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Seller: FFL Dealer
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SINGLE SHOT THIRD MODEL "PERFECTED" .22 LR TARGET PISTOL, #8XXX. Only 6,949 of these scarce pistols were made between 1909-1923. Serial numbers ran from about 4600 to about 11600. That would put this one as being made in about mid-production or the World War I time frame. The third model single shot pistol differs from the first two variants in that it can be fired either single or double action. This example has matching numbers on the frame, cylinder latch and barrel. It also has the correct oversize "extension" checkered walnut grips with deep set S&W medallions. The frame shows about all the original deep blue with nice case color on the hammer and trigger. The 10" barrel has excellent markings and shows nearly all the blue with only some very light and minor scuffing/scratches to the left side. The adjustable target rear sight retains the windage screw, but is lacking the thin sight blade only. The pinned target front sight is intact. Action is excellent in both double action and single action with a particularly light /crisp trigger pull. The left grip panel is excellent with the right panel showing only modest handling marks. Overall a nice condition, limited production S&W of which less than 7,000 were made a hundred+ years ago.
Handgun Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Manufacturer: SMITH & WESSON
Model: 3RD. MOD. SINGLE SHOT
Serial Number: 8XXX
Barrel Length: 10
Bore Condition: E