Copy of a Smith & Wesson Double Action First Mod. Chambered for .44-40 Win. Caliber
An early Belgium Copy of a Smith & Wesson Frontier style First Model Double Action Revolver in .44-40 Winchester cartridge. It is so marked on the top of barrel flat and, besides proof marks, there are no other markings but 17 for serial number on cylinder. The barrel measures six inches and has a very bright clean shoot-able bore. This is a top-break, auto-eject, double action six shot revolver based on the S&W Patent Style. The action functions fine, strong hammer spring and lock-up is tight, single action also works well. There is no pitting or rust on the gun. There is traces of blue on the cylinder with the remainder of the gun smooth with no finish. The hard rubber grips are in very good condition with no cracks or chips. The lanyard ring is attached. This would make an interesting addition to the Smith & Wesson collection to show the period patent infringements of the day, c1870's. It is a piece of history that you can now own at reasonable price. You can find these advertised in the Sears catalogs of the 1890s.
This is an ANTIQUE and can be shipped directly to you. Sold as an Antique ~ no guarantees, warranties, or liabilities for any actual usage. If any firearms are to be used for shooting purposes, a qualified gunsmith should inspect them first.