Smith and Wesson Model of 91 with 8 inch 32 cal barrel and a 10 inch 22 cal

SOLD FOR: $1,410

WOA#: WY240318RU069

Make:  Smith and Wesson

Model: Model of 91

Serial Number: 21461

Year of Manufacture: 1904

Caliber: .32 cal 8 inch barrel and a .22 cal 9 1/4 inch barrel

Action Type:  Single shot

Markings: On the top of both the ribbed barrels we see “Smith & Wesson Springfield Mass USA” “MODEL OF 91” PAT APR 20. 73 FEB 20. & DEC 18.77. MAY 11. 80”; On the left round of the first barrel  “32 S&W.CTG” is marked near the chamber; On the right side of the frame we find our iconic serifed “SW” stamp. On either side of our hard rubber grips we see the same encircled “SW” mark molded into the grips above the “PATD 30.92” : We also can observe the “R over Diamond” proofing stamp on the circular pivot point for the 22 cal barrel.

Barrel Length: The installed 32 cal. barrel measures 8 inches ;The extra barrel chambered in 22 cal. measures 9 1/4 inches long.

Sights / Optics: The front sight of the 32 cal. 8 inch Barrel is a fine flared Paine Target blade. It is Pinned and recessed to the tip of the rib, it is original to the pistol. The rear sight is also original to the pistol. Two flats of the notch rear sight offer a wide field of view for such a fine front blade. The front sight of the 9 ¼ inch, 22 cal chambered barrel has been replaced and is missing its pin. This should be addressed by a competent gunsmith.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are original to the piece. There is almost zero wear! The grips rate in about 98% overall condition.  There is a tiny scratch visible and grips have browned on the pummel.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: No Magazine this is a single shot

Type of Finish: Blue Steel, Case hardened hammer, trigger and trigger guard. Hard Rubber Diamond Grips

Finish Originality: Re-Blued in April of 1953

Bore Condition: The bores are still showing original machine marking and the rifling is strong on both barrels. There is zero visible erosion in the bore. These are as close to perfect as any shooter  or collector would want to see.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains zero of the original finish  but the reblued finish has about 90% of its metal finish. The 22 cal barrel gives us 98% of the re-blued finish. The screw heads are sharp and smooth. The grip screws show some marks but are in fine condition. The markings areSlightly disturbed by our 1953 ReBlue and are smoothed over in some places. Overall, this handgun rates in about very good condition. In this writer’s opinion.

Mechanics: The action functions Flawlessly and locks up great. . We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Extra 9 ¼ inch barrel chambered in 22 cal.

Our Assessment:  This pistol’s accuracy leaves me wanting to go to the range. The styling makes me want to hang it on the wall and just stare at it. I would love to own this gun just for the bragging rights. Though it has been redone and could use a trip to the gunsmith this firearm screams to me its historic past. The model of 91 (1891) Is great on all aspects of the gun world. They are accurate, sexy, historic and quite collectable. No Smith collection is complete without one.. Take a closer look at this one it may be just what you need to scratch that itch.

Kris F.

Smith and Wesson Model of 91 with 8 inch 32 cal barrel and a 10 inch 22 cal
Smith and Wesson Model of 91 with 8 inch 32 cal barrel and a 10 inch 22 cal