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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Smith & Wessons in December 2011 Auction

Rock Island Auction Company is proud to offer over 100 Smith & Wesson pistols and revolvers in its upcoming Premiere Firearms Auction December 2nd, 3rd and 4th! This grouping of Smith & Wesson's spans the companies entire 150 plus year history of operation and manufacture. From the very first Smith & Wesson's produced to some of the most recently manufactured models. Starting with the first lever action magazine pistols originally developed by Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson this auction has two examples of both the large frame .38 caliber and the small frame .31 caliber Smith & Wesson Lever Action Magazine pistols. The finest of the group is Lot number 1276 an Outstanding Large Frame Smith & Wesson Lever Action Magazine Pistol which retains a strong 80% original brown finish on the barrel! Moving to the tip-ups we have an Outstanding Cased Factory Engraved Smith & Wesson Model 1-1/2 New Model Revolver with Relief Carved Ivory Grips. This gun is really the whole package; it's masterfully engraved, factory cased, and has the most beautifully carved ivory grips that we at Rock Island Auction have seen on a Smith & Wesson! If you like the large frame models then this may be one sale to attend in person. Headlined by a truly one-of-a-kind Only Known New York Engraved U.S. Contract Smith & Wesson 1st Model Schofield Single Action Revolver with Kelton Safety, Ivory Grips and Factory Letter.  If you are missing a Second model Schofield from your collection then lot number 1346 is a must have. It is with out a doubt the finest of either Schofield model we have ever offered! Also of interest is a Unique and Rare Unserialized Smith & Wesson Second Model Russian Single Action Revolver with possible Russian Contract Markings. Lastly our pre and post war collection of Double Actions is simply magnificent and includes: a Custom Engraved Gold Inlaid Pre-War Smith & Wesson Registered 357 Magnum Revolver with Holster, Carved Ivory Grips and Factory Letter, Custom Arnold Griebel Engraved Gold Inlaid Smith & Wesson Pre-Model 27 357 Magnum Double Action Revolver with Factory Letter and Pearl Grips, and also a Very Rare Factory Class A+ Engraved Smith & Wesson Model 45-2 Double Action Revolver with Box. As is always the case the list goes on and on! Be sure to check the website for additional photos! We hope to see you in December so you can see for yourself what a fantastic group of Smith & Wesson's we have!  

* LOT 1345 - Only Known New York Engraved U.S. Contract Smith & Wesson 1st ModelSchofield Single Action Revolver with Kelton Safety, Ivory Grips and Factory Letter