October 30 - November 2, 2018 Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting
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Referred to as the First Model Russian, Old Model Russian or Model No. 3 Russian First Model; manufactured 1871 to 1874. American market guns numbered 6000 to 32800. These were tip-up models on hinged frame with nickel finish, case colored hammer and trigger guard, lanyard ring and real Mother of Pearl grips. Back of the cylinder is stamped "H95". "H95" is also stamped on back of barrel, cylinder release latch and barrel release latch. CONDITION: The cylinder on this rare revolver shows no signs of burn nor any signs of having been fired. Cylinder has a light drag line with minor high edge wear. A hint of wear at muzzle and minor handling marks. Nickel has turned a soft, cloudy tone; still retains 95-97% overall. Pearl grips have beautiful color and are near mint. Strong case colors on hammer. Traces of case colors on trigger guard. 98% plating on trigger. Locks up like new with near mint bore. Comes with a period green linen covered hinged box with no markings of any kind. Extremely high grade example of a scarce First Model Russian revolver.
Barrel Length
.44 Russian
FFL Status
Smith & Wesson
No. 3 Russian 1st Model
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $5,000.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $10,000 - $12,000
Number Bids: 6
Auction closed on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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