Ludwig Loewe Model 3, 3rd Model Russian S&W Copy (AH6436)
Ludwig Loewe made licensed copies of the S&W Model 3, 3rd Model Russian revolver for Russia, Argentina, and commercial sales. Argentina was interested in the S&W Russian model revolver but, as S&W was busy making them for Russia, Argentina turned to Ludwig Loewe for 2,000 revolvers. This was Argentina's first military revolver. These very well made revolvers are equal to the S&W in every aspect. The overall length is approx. 12". The 6.5" round with top rib 44 Russian caliber barrel has an excellent bore with bright, strong rifling. The top rib is marked LDW. LOEWE & CO. WAFFEN & MUNITIONS-FABRIK BERLIN. 3853 followed by a circled RA (Republica Argentina). The revolver retains approx. 95% blue with a little muzzle, storage, and edge wear. The hammer and trigger guard have good case colors. The grips are excellent. The action functions correctly. This is the finest Ludwig Loewe Model 3, 3rd Model Russian revolver we have ever encountered.