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Smith and Wesson
First Model Double Action Revolver
Calibre .44WCF

Price: £695

Suitable for Section 7.3

Excellent Condition


Smith & Wesson’s Double Action First Model revolver came between the vaunted No. 3 SA and various Hand Ejector Models. 53,590 were made between 1881 and 1913.

All frames were made prior to 1899.
The First Models continued to be listed in catalogues for a number of years after their production ceased to clear out old stock.

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.
Even the front sight retains all its original blue and contours having never been trimmed down.
The case colors on the trigger and hammer are a strong 90% with the balance faded in high wear areas.

Excellent Condition - Just Been Proofed