Safe/Haven Update

Due to a private event, the exhibition Safe/Haven will be closed to visitors from 2–5 pm on Friday, May 14.

Smith & Wesson Model Number Three Second Model Single Action Revolver

Object Number: 
1939.508a
Date: 
1872-1874
Medium: 
Steel, ivory
Dimensions: 
barrel length: 8 1/8 in. ( 20.6 cm ) Overall: 13 1/2 in. ( 34.3 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: barrel: "SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS. U.S.A. PAT. JULY 10, 60. JAN. 17, FEB. 17, JULT 11, 65 & AUG. 24, 69" stamped: buttstrap: "15116"
Description: 
Steel and ivory revolver; ivory grips; blued steel gripstraps and casehardened trigger guard; engraved ram's head on left grip; stamped marks on barrel and buttstrap.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Augustus Van Horne Ellis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group