Smith & Wesson New Model No.3 .44 S&W Russian (AH3689)

Smith & Wesson New Model No.3 .44 S&W Russian caliber revolver. Factory letter states that this revolver was shipped August 12 1896 to Takata & Co. of Yokohama, Japan. Agents for the Japanese government. Note: this revolver is a smooth bore and appears to be factory quality work. The letter does not mention smooth bore. Gun has 90-92% blue with scattered nicks and dings, all minor. Action works perfectly. Note: There are no Japanese military marks, but Takata was the agent for the Government. Japanese citizens could not own guns; the privilege was reserved only for military and government official. We believe this gun was made smooth bore as a special order. Additionally, the gun has no Meiji registration marks as required by Japanese law at the time. This is further evidence that someone of special influence ordered this revolver.

Price:
$4,500.00
Item Number:
AH3689
Weight:
0.00 LBS
Smith & Wesson New Model No.3 .44 S&W Russian caliber revolver. Factory letter states that this revolver was shipped August 12 1896 to Takata & Co. of Yokohama, Japan. Agents for the Japanese government. Note: this revolver is a smooth bore and appears to be factory quality work.

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