1874, serial number 1346, walnut grips, marked on the top of the barrel "SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS. Five Black Powder Pistols, late 20th century, a Pedersoli Harper's Ferry flintlock, serial number PD33994, .58 caliber, walnut stock and brass furniture, with original box, overall lg. Like the Victory Model, the Commando was a conventional double action revolver with a parkerized finish and chambered for the .38 Special cartridge. After serial number 769,000, the V prefix was changed to VS to indicate these revolvers were fitted with an improved hammer block to help prevent accidental discharges if the gun was dropped.
Once in New York, the plain nickel-plated frame received a two-piece silver grip etched overall with scenes of a buffalo hunt. 1871; Stamped on the inside face of the cylinder, the serial number: 25120; Stamped on the underside of the frame in front of the trigger-guard: TIFFANY & CO/10075/M/7648/STERLING International Committee of Museums of Arms and Military History. Michigan –-(Ammoland.com)- The Smith & Wesson Model 10 has been called the most successful handgun of all time, and the most popular center-fire revolver of the 20th Century.The official handgun of the military at the time was the Colt .45-caliber M1911 and its variants.While this handgun has more stopping power than the Model 10, the M1911 was more difficult to produce so the military purchased over 250,000 Model 10’s.
embellished a series of deluxe handguns for the nation's leading firearms manufacturers, notably Colt, Winchester, and, most important, Smith & Wesson.