London, South Kensington
15 December 2014
A FINE .455 'FIRST MODEL HAND EJECTOR' SIX-SHOT DOUBLE-ACTION SERVICE REVOLVER
SMITH & WESSON, SPRINGFIELD, MASS., U.S.A., SERIAL NO. 2401, CIRCA 1914
With 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) blued sighted barrel with patent dates to February 06, blued fluted cylinder, blued frame numbered '85' on the base of the grip-strap, case-hardened hammer and trigger, chequered walnut grips with '478T' impressed into the base of the right grip, lanyard loop, and retaining virtually all it's original finish, in original brown leather flap holster
Please note that this revolver is a Section 5 prohibited firearm.
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Part of an order of 5,461 'First Model' revolvers ordered by the British Government at the outbreak of hostilities in 1914.
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