August 11, 12, & 13, 2020 Field & Range Firearms
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This rare little variation was only produced in 1887. Serial number 87 is found on butt, rear of cylinder, barrel and internally on right grip. Nickel finish, five shot with 3-1/4" barrel. Two piece Smith & Wesson checkered factory grips. Unique (Z-Bar) opening and closure latch was utilized on the first 5,250 guns produced. This was quickly replaced with the traditional toggling latch of later production and models. Rarely found at all but this example is a two-digit (87) serial number and is in stellar condition. CONDITION: Extremely fine with evidence of test firing only. Bore and mechanics are as new. The nickel finish remains nearly perfect with some micro-scratches from storage. The grips are equally fine. The case colored trigger is as new the trigger guard is starting to fade or turn slightly plum. TDW
Name
Value
Accessories
Barrel Length
3 - 1/4"
Caliber/Bore
.38 S&W
FFL Status
Antique
Manufacturer
Smith & Wesson
Model
38 SAFETY HAMMERLESS
Paperwork
Serial Number
87
(A) RARE (Z-BAR) 1ST MODEL .38 SAFETY HAMMERLESS SMITH & WESSON.
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Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,091.00
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,250
Number Bids: 9
Auction closed on Thursday, August 13, 2020.
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