ANTIQUE (no PAL) S&W Double Action #3 .44 Russian w. Holster

3300.00
Classification
No PAL Required
Category
Handguns
Action
Revolver
Condition
Very Good
Manufacturer
Smith & Wesson
Caliber
44 Russian
Model
Double Action First Model
Sight
Fixed
Capacity
6

Featured is an antique, all matching Smith & Wesson double action #3 revolver. These were the first double actions made by S & W, and were predominantly chambered in the popular and reliable .44 Russian round. These can be purchased in cowboy loads from www.rustywood.ca. As an antique, this handgun requires no licensing or registration to buy or own in Canada. Do your own legal research!

This particular example is serial number 33XXX, dating its manufacture to the early 1890s. As a nearly 130 year old gun, the mechanical condition is excellent, with all three positions of the hammer exactly as desired and both single and double action trigger pulls nice and light. Indexing is flawless with a tight lockup of both the cylinder and the top break hatch. The 6 inch barrel on this bad boy still has loads of accurate lead to deliver, with only superficial black powder pitting down the length of the rifling. Ejector functions perfectly.

Visually, the overall look is good. The grips are a quite fine and the surface is free of pitting, with about 50-60% of the originial nickel remaining. All of the address and patent lines are clearly visible on the top strap. An excellent and dependable example from a world renowned manufacturer.

Must be 18

Free shipping included

Comes with digital FRT report

I make no claims about the safety of firing ANY antique gun. Check with a gunsmith!

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