Copy of a Smith & Wesson Double Action Frontier Mod. Chambered for .44-40 Win. Caliber
An early Belgium Copy of a Smith & Wesson Frontier style First Model Double Action Revolver in .44 WCF (.44-40 Winchester cartridge). It is so marked on the top of barrel flat and, besides proof marks, there are no other markings but 12 for serial number on cylinder and frame. The barrel measures 5 5/8 inches and has a very 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 perfectly, strong hammer spring and lock-up is tight, single action also works well. There is little to no pitting or rust on the gun. There are strong traces of nickel on the cylinder and the remainder of the gun with a smooth finish. The main feature is the ivory like BONE grips. They are in very good condition with no cracks or chips but show some age. The lanyard ring is attached and the trigger guard has the most unusual feature of the Russian type spur. I have never seen one with this spur. I like it. 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 & Roebuck and Montgomery catalogs of the 1880s.
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.
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