Suitable for Section 7.3
All frames were made prior to 1899.
This is a very nice example of a large frame S&W Double
Action revolver with its original blued finish. It's in .44 Winchester
(.44WCF or .44-40 Winchester) with a 5" barrel, and checkered hard
rubber grips. Left side of barrel marked "44 Winchester" while
the top rib has the S&W address w/ patent dates 1865 thru 1880 across
the top rib. There is also a patent date on the lower left panel of the
hard rubber grips marked "PAT JAN. 29 78". It's not often we
see this patent still visible on a S&W, especially one that's completely
legible as most wore away from even casual usage.
In excellent condition with strong original blue on the
barrel and frame. Cylinder has 90% blue with a bit more patina mixed in
with the blue.
Excellent Condition - Just Been Proofed