Object Title

Centrefire six-shot revolver - Smith & Wesson New Model No.3 Target

Centrefire six-shot revolver - Smith & Wesson New Model No.3 Target

Date

about 1889

Object Number

XII.11101

Provenance

Manufactured by S&W in 1888 or 1889 Supplied to Winans Jan 5 1893 Acquired by Flinders Petrie date unknown Gifted to Carl Pape date unknown Retained by his family Acquired by Royal Armouries under deposit number A0290

Physical Description

A cased example of a Target model wth 6.5" barrel and barleycorn style front sight. High quality blue finish and with colour case-hardened hammer. It is engraved with the owner's initials and competition details.

Techniques

Forging, Case hardening, Bluing, Machining, Filing

Materials

Dimensions

OverallLength11.89 in.
OverallLength302 mm
OverallWeight1.19 kg
OverallWeight2.62 lb
CaseLength14.37 in.
CaseLength365 mm
CaseWeight3.14 kg
CaseWeight6.92 lb
BarrelLength6.5 in.
BarrelLength165 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 28024

Calibre

.44

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker's mark
Typical S&W trade
Barrel flat
Stamping
Owner's mark
W.W.
Backstrap
Engraving

Associations

Notes

Short article submitted to The Field, 23.10.2017.