Smith & Wesson S&W 2nd Second Model 1891 .22 LR Single Shot Pistol, C&R

SOLD FOR: $730.25

WOA#: WY240318RU088

Make: Smith & Wesson

Model: Second Model Single Shot, The Model of 1891

Serial Number: 3721

Year of Manufacture: 1905-1909

Caliber: .22 LR

Action Type: Single Shot, Top-Break, Manually-Cocked, Rimfire Pistol

Markings: The barrel rib is marked “SMITH & WESSON / SPRINGFIELD MASS. U.S.A.”. The frontstrap is marked “3721”. The underside of the barrel latch is marked “3721”. The rear face of the barrel, to each side of the latch, is marked “3721” and “B”. The left of the barrel is marked “22 LONG RIFLE CTG”. The right of the frame is marked with an S&W monogram logo. 

Barrel Length: 10″

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade pinned to the rib. The rear sight is a “U” notch leaf set in the barrel latch.

Stock Configuration & Condition: 
The grips are two-piece checkered black hard rubber target extension stocks with S&W monograms and smooth diamonds. Each panel has losses in the back edge toward the top. The right panel has minor discoloration, going to a brown color. There are a few minor marks. The checkering is well defined. Overall, the grips are in about Good condition.

Type of Finish: 

Finish Originality: Refinished

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is strong. There are few little marks and spots of faint pinprick erosion. In this writer’s opinion, this bore rates 9 out of 10.

Overall Condition: This pistol retains about 95% of its metal finish. There is some light handling wear in the grip areas. There is a little finish wear at the muzzle and hinge. There is some minor scuffing and a few tiny nicks. The screw heads are sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are clear, some have soft edges or polish “shadows”. Overall, the pistol is in Very Good-Fine condition as refinished.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The barrel lockup has barely perceptible play. We did not fire this pistol. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: 

Our Assessment: Beginning with the Model of 1891, their first single-shot pistol, Smith & Wesson gained a reputation for making one of the finest target pistols available in the world. The first three models bore a resemblance to Smith & Wesson’s revolver offerings, with the 1st Model even retaining the full recoil shield of the .38 Single Action 3rd Model revolver. This example is a Second Model and has a 10″ barrel paired with nice hard rubber target extension stocks. The bore on this is still nice and so are the mechanics, this would be a joy to plink with and will also make a nice addition to a collection. Please see our photos and good luck!

Please forgive any typos, I was educated in California -Bud

Smith & Wesson S&W 2nd Second Model 1891 .22 LR Single Shot Pistol, C&R
Smith & Wesson S&W 2nd Second Model 1891 .22 LR Single Shot Pistol, C&R