Guns and Military
Guns, Equipment, Sights, and Soldiers from Past to Present
The Smith and Wesson Model 3 was one of the most innovative American revolvers of the 1870’s. It was a double action revolver whereas most revolvers of the time were single action. It was also a break open revolver, meaning the pistol broke open on a hinge, ejecting the spent casings and allowing for easy reloading. The Model 3’s main competitor was the Colt Single Action Army “Peacemaker”, which required the user to load it one cartridge at a time through a loading port.
Ultra Rare Smith & Wesson 1 1/2” Barrel “Bicycle-Gun”! .38 Safety Hammerless, w/ full matching serial numbers, correctly lacking barrel and rib markings, w/ right side of frame stamped “S&W” and "MADE IN THE U.S.A.". Factory letter confirms Serial #259765 was Shipped w/ 1 1/2” Barrel, Blue Finish & Black Checkered grips, on 12/7/1932. Sold: May 2019 $6900