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2329
$2,875.00

SUPERB SMITH & WESSON MODEL 1, 3RD ISSUE ENGRAVED TIP-UP REVOLVER.

SN 72629. Cal. 22. 3-3/16″ bbl. Bright blue finish overall. 7-shot single action with spur trigger tip-up revolver. Mid-production with 2-pc rosewood grips that are matching by number. Assembly numbers are matching on bbl, cylinder, and frame. Finely engraved in a New York pattern and often attributed to the shop of L. D. Nimschke. Extensive coverage inclusive of backstrap, cylinder, bbl, and both sides. Cased color hammer with small nickel blade front sight. PROVENANCE: Estate Collection of Jim Baldwin. CONDITION: Exceptionally fine example with most blue remaining with slight surface stress on cylinder, muzzle, and cartridge ejector. Very fine bore and mechanics. Grips are excellent, fitting perfectly with a touch of varnish missing on bottom of right grip. A really exceptional Model 1 that would be greatly enhanced by a diligent and light cleaning. Blue finish Smith & Wesson tip-up revolvers are uncommon to be found with much finish. This gun is by far the exception. 50975-13 TDW (1,500-2,500) – Lot 2329

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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