Image Lot Price Description


2028
$7,475.00

FACTORY ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON LEVER ACTION PISTOL NUMBER 1.

SN 128. Cal. 31. 4″ bbl. Brown and blue finish. Frame is engraved in the factory style in a vine motif. Top of bbl is marked “Smith & Wesson, Norwich, CT. patented February 14, 1854 cast steel.” SN is stamped on grip strap on left side under grip. Also, on the forward edge of the lever. 2-pc Rosewood grips. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl has a brown finish overall with some pitting and has been cleaned. Markings are faint and only partially visible. Iron receiver is engraved overall and shows some minute traces of blue, with the balance being a plumb-brown patina. Engraving is sharp and has not been polished out. SN markings are clear. Lever and hammer have been cleaned and show some light pitting. Grips are very good with some dents and scratches and a small chip missing on the forward left side. One of approximately 1,200 made, which makes these pistols highly prized and difficult to obtain. The fore runner of the Henry rifle. 51015-4 TEP (5,000-7,000) – Lot 2028

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