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    Very Early Smith & Wesson No. 3, 1st Model, "1st Model American," .44 Caliber Single Action Revolver, #235. Incorporates the tiny vent hole on the underside of the ejector housing. Gun retains 10% of the original bright blue, mixing, fading with a smooth dark gray patina. Excellent markings, tight and crisp with near perfect bore. Grips excellent with nice patina. Missing the small knurled ejector piston on the bottom else complete and original in every respect, all screw head sharp. Very nice example of this scarce and desirable "big frame" Smith that found favor with Buffalo Bill, Wyatt Earp at the "O. K. Corral", a number of 7th cavalrymen at the Little Big Horn. This example doubtless produced in the first month of manufacture.

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    December, 2009
    12th Saturday
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