Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Smith & Wesson First Model American Single Action Revolver with Book.
    Serial no. 2114 [butt], .44 S&W caliber, 8-inch ribbed barrel with fixed front and rear sights. Nickel-plated finish. U.S. stamped to top of rib. Case-hardened hammer and trigger. Smooth hardwood grip panels. Sold in a shipment to U.S. Government in March, 1871. In the shipment were a 1,000 total, 800 were blued finish and 200 nickel-plated, making this a very rare and unique revolver. Sold along with the book Smith & Wesson American Model, by Pate. Firearm is featured on page 93, in the list of serial numbers of the nickel-plated martial S&W American Models.
    Robert D. Moser Collection.

    Condition: Fine to excellent. Thin spot near top of right side of frame. Overall showing light handling wear and fine patches of pitting. Few trivial scuffs and scratches. Scattered minor dings to grips. Action good. Strong bore.


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2016
    11th Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 533

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $200,000 (minimum $19), plus 20% of any amount between $200,000 and $2,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $2,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 April 23 Historical Manuscripts Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    We had a wonderful time in New York during the October 2013 Historical Manuscripts auction that featured my mother’s papers collected during her tenure as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s secretary. In fact, the entire experience from beginning to end has been a pleasure.
    Howard Ballou,
    Brandon, MS
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 December 8 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor Signature Auction - Dallas
    2019 December 8 Civil War, Militaria, Arms & Armor Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $933,431