Very Rare S&W First Model Single-Shot M1891 in .22LR

A very rare Smith & Wesson First Model Single-Shot Model of 1891, chambered in .22 Long Rifle. This model was made between 1893 and 1905. Some of the parts for these pistols interchange with S&W double action top-break revolvers. It has been documented that only 862 of these were made chambered in .22 Long Rifle, and of those, I’d estimate that only a handful have survived in this condition. 8″ barrel with full-length fluted rib that is marked “MODEL OF 91”. Chambered in .22 Long Rifle. Pinned Paine Target Blade front sight and square notch rear sight. Blue with two-piece checkered black gutta percha long (two-screw) grips with diamond and S&W logo. Condition is antique excellent with 80-85% thinning original blue blending with patina. Thee is modest flaking on the left side of the frame. This pistol’s action is tight and crisp. The bore is excellent. There is some vibrant color case hardening on the hammer. Grips are excellent showing just modest wear.  Serial Number: 1965X so this was manufactured circa 1897. (EPNA-844)

Caliber

Make

Model

M1891

Production Date

ca. 1897

$2,375.00