z Sold ~ S&W American
z Sold ~ S&W American
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z Sold ~ S&W American

RJT#3529 -


This is the second model of the No.3 American Chambered for .44S&W American cartridge. Serial Number is 9733. All metal surfaces are a pleasing mix of smooth blue-brown patina. The surface is mostly smooth with some fine pitting only noticeable under magnified inspection. The 8 inch barrel address is sharp and clear and marked with the 1860, 1865, and 1869 patent dates.. The mechanics are crisp. The grips are very good with light handling marks and serial numbered to the gun. There is a lanyard ring in butt. Locks up tight. Most likely manufactured in 1871. Very good bright bore (about a 8 on a scale of ten; very strong rifling) and Very Good action with no wiggle in the hinge when latched. it should be noted that I do NOT see any inspector markings on the metal or “US” on the top-strap. it is possibility that this gun was intended for military sales but was surplus sold to the civilian market. This was the first big bore cartridge revolver made in the USA, It was favored by many famous and infamous gunman of the American West. Carry by such notables as Wyatt Earp (who used one at the "OK Corral"), Buffalo Bill Cody, John Wesley Hardin and several were carried at the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876. Action is in Very Good working order with proper indexing and good frame to barrel lock-up. Best of all, the barrel has never been cut off like so many we find today and is still its factory-original 8" length. A nice solid example of an early and historic S&W 2nd Model American.

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