RENOWNED TARGET SHOOTER FREDERICK E. BENNETT’S ENGRAVED SMITH & WESSON NEW MODEL NO. 3 REVOLVER
Cal. 44 Russian
Bbl. 6 1/2″ round w/ rib.
Pinned blade bead front sight w/ windage adj. U notch rear sight. Six shot fluted cyl. This special order revolver has 75% coverage of vine type scroll hand engraving. Original finish was gold plated w/ case colored hammer. Finely checkered trigger. 2 piece pearl grips.
UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: Smith & Wesson letter signed by Roy G. Jinks states the following, “We have researched your Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 revolver in company records which indicate that your handgun, with serial number 25935, was special ordered by F. E. Bennett, world famous target shooter. There is no record of what the special order was, however, there were three guns in the order, all consecutively numbered. These numbers were 25933, 25934 and 25935 and they were shipped from our factory on August 23, 1889 to F. E. Bennett in Boston, Massachusetts.”. Also included is a hand-written transcription of an article describing an 1888 shooting match that Mr. Bennett participated in.