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Revised: 9/14/2016 

Please Note: The number on the gun is actually 643, not 648.


SN 6437421. Cal. 44 S&W. Wells Fargo attributed first model Schofield revolver. Single line roll die marked “W.F.& CO. EX.” with No. “648” hand-stamped beside the Wells Fargo marking. The 648 number is also stamped on butt of gun behind lanyard loop. Original Smith & Wesson number of 742l is still evident as is the original inspectors markings. 2-pc walnut grips with nickel silver escutcheons, single action design with 5″ key hole bbl. Front sight has been professionally moved to its new position after cut down. According to the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson by Supica & Nahas. “It is estimated that several hundred Schofields with the cut-down 5” bbls were purchased by Wells Fargo to arm its messengers. The guns were marked by the company on the right side of the under bbl ejector housing by stamping over the Schofield patent. The marking reads “W.F. & COS EX” along with a re-stamping of the gun’s SN. It’s believed that all authentic Wells Fargo Schofields have SN under 6000. CONDITION: Good as re-finished. Gun is an even plum finish overall. All markings are strong and visible and easily discernible. Bore is slightly dark and hammer needs slight adjustment. Polishing marks are imminent on sideplates and backstrap from removal of earlier corrosion. 2-pc wood grips are solid, however, have minor material loss on right grip at lower corners from wear and use. A nice piece of Western Americana. 50412-71 TDW (3,000-5,000) – Lot 4467

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
Please Note: All prices include the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium, which is paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. The prices noted here after the auction are considered unofficial and do not become official until after the 46th day.