Description This is a S&W Model 3 3rd model copy manufactured Ludwig Loewe chambered in .44 Russian. This one has an unusual configuration. The front sight is an adjustable blade type and the rear sight is higher then normal and missing the checkered sides to assist in opening. The rest of the gun appears to be standard Model 3 Third Model configuration. The writing on the top of the barrel was identified by the S&W reference book to be the same as the Ludwig Loewe Cyrillic including serial, two headed eagle and proof markings. Quality and craftsmanship is very high and comparable to a Smith if not better. Release mechanism to break revolver requires improvised tool since it does not have checkered nubs. Matching leather holster with cyrillic markings, appears original and period correct. Antique, ships directly to buyers home.
Condition: Fine to VF. Bluing is around 50% or better with remaining finish a melded brown patina. Function and action is very tight and smooth, mechanically excellent.
Barrel Length: 6.5″
Serial: 90225
Manufacturer: Loewe
Year: 1874
Caliber: .44 Russian
Model: Model 3 3rd model