In 1878 the
improved New Smith & Wesson Model 3 Revolver was introduced. This New Model 3 is serial numbered 11234. All numbers match. According to the "Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson" this gun was likely manufactured in the first year of production. These revolvers were chambered in
.44 Russian. This revolver has a lot of old blue remaining mostly faded to a dark plumb brown. Some light pitting on the surface, but mostly smooth patina. The gun is mechanically perfect and locks up super tight. The 1878 original grips have no chips or cracks and show almost no wear. The bore has some light pitting with very strong rifling. Good shootable bore. Most good gun shops carry .44 Russian cowboy loads today.
is an ANTIQUE and can be shipped directly to you. (adult signature required) Sold as an Antique ~
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firearms are to be used for shooting purposes, a qualified gunsmith
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