Lot 5508

A Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3, Japanese Navy Contract

Fine Antique and Modern Firearms | A83s | Live auction | 725 Lots

Hammer price € 2,200

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Cal. .44 S&W Russ., SN. 9220, Rifled bore, matte, with shallow grooves, good condition. Six shots. Reblued finish, with some scattered, very fine pitting. 7” ribbed barrel with 2-line address and pinned steel half moon front sight. An anchor and two wavy lines (Japanese Navy mark) stamped on bottom of frame in front of trigger guard. Chequered walnut grips. Lanyard ring in the butt. Length 32 cm. Smith & Wesson supplied approx. 1.000 of this model to the Japanese government, with our sample being part of the second shipment to H. Aherns & Co. in Yokohama in 1880. The S&W's saw more than 50 years of service and not many have survived - this is a truly rare revolver, a must have for any collector of Japanese firearms!

WBK: Attention - For this gun we will need to obtain an export license for you, based on your import permit (if needed in your country) or through your firearms dealer

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The auction includes 726 lots and starts on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 5001 - 5727. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Oct. 18 - 21 and Oct. 28 - 31, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.