Copy of a Smith & Wesson Double Action First Mod. Chambered for .38-40 Win. Caliber
An early Belgium Copy of a Smith & Wesson Frontier style First Model Double Action Revolver in .38-40 Winchester cartridge. It is marked on the top of barrel flat (FOR 38WCF CARTRIDGE)and also marked 38WCF on the left side of the frame. The left side of the barrel is marked Belgium and on the right side of the frame the serial number 615. Besides proof marks, there are no other markings. 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 a few spots of very light pitting and very light rust on the gun. This is a nickel plated gun with about 85% nickel remaining. The hard rubber grips show miner chips but no cracks. 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.
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