October 22-23, 2019 Extraordinary, Sporting & Collector Firearms
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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 10/22/2019
During the First World War, government suppliers could not keep up with demand for the 1911 so both Smith & Wesson and Colt were called on to produce a large frame revolver that could use the same ammunition as the Colt 1911. Smith answered with their large square butt N-Frame double action HE revolver that, through the use of half moon clips, could fire the .45 ACP rimless cartridge. It is a five screw, pinned barrel square butt. It wears a commercial quality blue finish with case color hammer, trigger and lanyard. The bottom of the barrel is stamped "United States Property" and the butt is stamped "US Army Model 1917". The left side of the frame bears the ordnance bomb and Springfield armory eagle head acceptance stamp. The grips are two panel smooth walnut. Provenance, Charles Clawson collection, with letter dated Feb, 2014 stating this fact and that said gun is 100% original and correct CONDITION: Aside from a light drag line a bit of high edge muzzle wear, the gun remains at about 99% original factory finish with bright colors. Grip are excellent with few handling marks. The bore is about mint and the action like butter. Truly a superb specimen in almost un-used examples. DB
Barrel Length
5 "
.45 ACP
FFL Status
Curio & Relic
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $750.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,160.00
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.
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