S&W .38 SAFETY HAMMERLESS, NEW DEPARTURE, 1ST MODEL, 1ST YEAR PRODUCTION FROM 1887 !!

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S&W .38 SAFETY HAMMERLESS, NEW DEPARTURE, 1ST MODEL, 1ST YEAR PRODUCTION FROM 1887 !!  Guns > Pistols > Smith & Wesson Revolvers > Pre-1899
Description: Beautiful S&W New Departure .38 Safety Hammerless, 1ST Model manufactured circa 1887 with a single digit serial number – SN 6 !! The S&W 1ST Models are identified by the "Z-bar" top latch which was changed for subsequent models of the New Departure. This superb condition example is serial number 6 and features a top break design with a pinned round blade front sight, notch rear sight; a standard two line address with patent dates on top of the solid fluted barrel rib; a 5 round auto-eject cylinder; a casehardened trigger and blued trigger guard ; a checkered back-strap safety and black hard rubber grips with S&W monograms. The inside of the left grip strap is stamped "R-N" in a rectangle with a “471” stamping indicating that this revolver was factory re-nickeled (R-N) in April of 1971. The condition is very fine as factory refinished with 98% + of the nickel finish remaining. The metal shows only minor collector type handling marks. The hammer retains strong traces of original case colors. The grips are excellent. The action is smooth. A scarce single digit Smith & Wesson revolver from the 19TH Century, and approximately 124 years old!!! SN 6 stamped into base of grip frame and into face of cylinder.


Condition: Used, As New
Caliber: .38 (other)
Location: IA

Trades Accepted: VINTAGE FACTORY ORIGINAL & UNALTERED BELGIAN BROWNINGS, COLTS (1ST GEN SAA & EARLY SEMI-AUTOS), LC SMITHS, MARLINS, SHARPS, SPENCERS, S&W, WINCHESTERS & SIMILAR FINE FIREARMS. NIB KIMBER OF OREGON (1ST KIMBER COMPANY) AND SIMILAR FINE FIREARMS.

Collectible firearms, with focus on Kimber of Oregon, Cooper Firearms of Montana, Cascade Arms, pre-64 Winchester Model 52s, 61s, 70s, Browning Midas grade shotguns, Winchester Model 21 shotguns, Colt single action pistols (1st and 2nd generation). Quality Custom Rifles.

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Item #: 956795377
Stock No.: 11-0615-1
Seller Since: Apr. 2000
Seller Level: Gold Seller +
This seller is an FFL
City: Cedar Rapids
State: IA
Price:
$2,895.00


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