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    Fine U.S. Smith & Wesson First Model Schofield Single Action Revolver. Serial no. 1912, .45 S & W Schofield caliber, 7-inch fluted barrel. Blued finish. Case-hardened hammer and triggerguard. Oil-finished walnut grips with crisp SBL[Samuel Leonard ?] inspector's cartouche on left grip. Considered one of the most handsome single action revolvers ever designed, they were used by many individuals in the American West. Captain Myles Keogh, Commander of Troop I [the "Wild Eye"] of Custer's U.S. 7th Cavalry was known to carry a Schofield and used it to great effect at the Battle of the Little Bighorn before his demise. Condition: Fine. Retaining approximately 70-75% finish with scattered wear to barrel, cylinder and relief edges. Remainder of steel with grey-brown age patina. Some vibrant case-hardening remaining on hammer and triggerguard. Action tight and crisp. A fine example of this type revolver.

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    June, 2013
    9th Sunday
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