New model frontier N3 - bbl.6-½
  • New model frontier N3 - bbl.6-½
  • New model frontier N3 - bbl.6-½

NEW MODEL N.3 FRONTIER

In 1885 Smith & Wesson expanded their programme with the New Model N°3, introducing a variation of this revolver with a long cylinder that was able to fire a .44 Winchester cartridge, generally identified with 44-40. Colt had been able to produce a revolver with this caliber, that could be used as a two-some with the Winchester Lever Action Rifle. Smith & Wesson rather liked this idea, so the factory produced 2072 pieces of this particular revolver. In respect to the previous New Model 3 produced, the main change was on lengthening the cylinder to be able to accept the longer cartridge. The cylinder length on the original New Model N°3 was 1.7/16” (36,5mm)- the .44-40 ammunition was too long, so for this reason, the cylinder was modified to 1.9/16” (39,85mm). The “Model Frontier” was blued or nickel plated with barrel lengths available in 4”, 5” and 6 1/2”. The sales of this revolver, however, did not come up to expectance and, in March 1895, when the factory still had over 50% of production on stock, they decided to transform this model from cal.44 Winchester to .44 S&W Russian and sold them to a Japanese customer. The re-tooling came about with a replacement cylinder and, up to 1896, the factory had re-tooled almost 40% of the total production of this model and they were sold to “Takata & Company” in Japan. In this way the total number of New Model N°3 Frontier was reduced to circa 1286 units. The reason is not very clear why this particular model was not accepted in .44.40. The Company offered this model up to 1908 when the revolver was substituted by the new Smith & Wesson Hand Ejector .44

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In 1885 Smith & Wesson expanded their programme with the New Model N°3, introducing a variation of this revolver with a long cylinder that was able to fire a .44 Winchester cartridge, generally identified with 44-40. Colt had been able to produce a revolver with this caliber, that could be used as a two-some with the Winchester Lever Action Rifle. Smith & Wesson rather liked this idea, so the factory produced 2072 pieces of this particular revolver. In respect to the previous New Model 3 produced, the main change was on lengthening the cylinder to be able to accept the longer cartridge. The cylinder length on the original New Model N°3 was 1.7/16” (36,5mm)- the .44-40 ammunition was too long, so for this reason, the cylinder was modified to 1.9/16” (39,85mm). The “Model Frontier” was blued or nickel plated with barrel lengths available in 4”, 5” and 6 1/2”. The sales of this revolver, however, did not come up to expectance and, in March 1895, when the factory still had over 50% of production on stock, they decided to transform this model from cal.44 Winchester to .44 S&W Russian and sold them to a Japanese customer. The re-tooling came about with a replacement cylinder and, up to 1896, the factory had re-tooled almost 40% of the total production of this model and they were sold to “Takata & Company” in Japan. In this way the total number of New Model N°3 Frontier was reduced to circa 1286 units. The reason is not very clear why this particular model was not accepted in .44.40. The Company offered this model up to 1908 when the revolver was substituted by the new Smith & Wesson Hand Ejector .44


FinishesTechnicalParts and Schematics
000: STANDARD
A00: OLD WEST ANTIQUE PATINA FINISH REV.
C09: CHARCOAL BLUE FINISH
W06: WHITE FINISH FOR REV.
N04: NICKEL PLATING FOR REV.
E13: BASIC ENGRAVING
E14: DELUX ENGRAVING
E15: GOLD ENGRAVING
Caliber:  .45LC
Length of Barrel: 5” –  6½”
Overall Length: 12.16″
Weight: 2.58 lbs
Barrel: Forged steel
Frame: Forged steel
Cylinder: Fluted
Grip: Two pieces walnut
Cylinder: 6
Sight: Fixed



Item Model Barrel Length cal.
8651
NEW MOD.FRONTIER 6.1/2″ 45LC 15096
6.1/2” 45LC.


8651

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N. Code No. Q.ty Description
A8650001 1 ASSIEME BASCULA NEW MODEL FRONTIER
A0865002 1 ASSIEME CANE RUSSIAN 3°MOD.
0867003 1 CANNA RUSSIAN 6.1/2″.45LC
0850005 1 CILINDRO SCHOF. CAL.45 COLT
0850010 1 GRILLETTO SCHOF.
0850012 1 LEVA ARRESTO CILINDRO SCHOF.
0850015 1 MIRINO SCHOF.
0400018 1 MOLLA SPIRALE ELEVATORE CATTL.
0850019 1 MOLLA GRILLETTO SCHOF.
0850020 1 MOLLONE CANE SCHOF.
0400022 1 PIOLO ELEVATORE CATTL.
0850026 1 SOTTOGUARDIA SCHOF.
0850037 1 VITE CANE SCHOF.
0850040 1 PERNO LEVA ARRESTO CIL. SCHOF.
0150043 1 GHIERA GUANCIA DX RGT75
0150044 1 GHIERA GUANCIA SX RGT75
8600045 1 GUANCIA DESTRA LARAMIE
8600046 1 GUANCIA SINISTRA LARAMIE
0850051 1 SPINA TENUTA GUANCE SCHOF.
0850053 1 VITE REGOLAZIONE MOLLONE SCHOF.
0850054 1 VITE TIRANTE GUANCE SCHOF.
0850079 1 ESTRATTORE SCHOF.CAL.45LC
0850099 2 PERNO GRILL. E LEVA ESTR. SCHOF.
0850108 1 SPINA GUIDA ESTRATTORE
8600154 1 TACCA MIRA LARAMIE
0850167 1 VITE SOTTOGUARDIA SCHOF.
0850178 1 PERNO CANE SCHOF.
0865185 1 VITE PIASTRINA FERMO CILINDRO
0850187 1 TUBETTO CILINDRO SCHOF.
8600212 1 PIASTRINA TACCA MIRA LARAMIE
0850215 1 VITE PERNO CERNIERA SCHOF.
0850241 1 CAMME ESTRATTORE SCHOF.
8600282 2 VITE TACCA MIRA LARAMIE
0850318 1 PERNO CERNIERA SCHOF.
0850421 1 ASTA ESTRATTORE SCHOF.
0850429 1 MOLLA ESTRATTORE SCHOF.
0850430 1 MOLLA LEVA ARRESTO CILINDRO SCHOF.
0850453 2 VITE FISSAGGIO FIANCATA SCHOF.
0850574 1 SPINA MIRINO SCHOF.
0850636 1 SPINA MOLLA GRILL. SCHOF.
0850637 1 LEVA ESTRATTORE SCHOF.
0850638 1 MOLLA LEVA ESTR. SCHOF.
8600645 1 BLOCCHETTO CANNA LARAMIE
0865646 1 VITE BLOCCHETTO CANNA RUSSIAN
0850656 1 BLOCCO SICURA SCHOF.
0850659 1 SPINA PERNO CERNIERA SCHOF.
0865665 1 PIASTRINA FERMO CILINDRO
0865666 1 MOLLA BLOCCHETTO CANNA RUSSIAN
0865667 1 PISTONCINO BLOCCHETTO CANNA RUSSIAN
A25 1 ASSIEME IMBALLO TOP BREAK




8654 NEW MOD.FRONTIER 5″ 45LC CAT.14761 5″ 45LC

8654

N. Code No. Q.ty Description
A8650001 1 ASSIEME BASCULA NEW MODEL FRONTIER
A0865002 1 ASSIEME CANE RUSSIAN 3°MOD.
8600003 1 CANNA LARAMIE 5″ CAL.45 COLT
0850005 1 CILINDRO SCHOF. CAL.45 COLT
0850010 1 GRILLETTO SCHOF.
0850012 1 LEVA ARRESTO CILINDRO SCHOF.
0850015 1 MIRINO SCHOF.
0400018 1 MOLLA SPIRALE ELEVATORE CATTL.
0850019 1 MOLLA GRILLETTO SCHOF.
0850020 1 MOLLONE CANE SCHOF.
0400022 1 PIOLO ELEVATORE CATTL.
0850026 1 SOTTOGUARDIA SCHOF.
0850037 1 VITE CANE SCHOF.
0850040 1 PERNO LEVA ARRESTO CIL. SCHOF.
0150043 1 GHIERA GUANCIA DX RGT75
0150044 1 GHIERA GUANCIA SX RGT75
8600045 1 GUANCIA DESTRA LARAMIE
8600046 1 GUANCIA SINISTRA LARAMIE
0850051 1 SPINA TENUTA GUANCE SCHOF.
0850053 1 VITE REGOLAZIONE MOLLONE SCHOF.
0850054 1 VITE TIRANTE GUANCE SCHOF.
0850079 1 ESTRATTORE SCHOF.CAL.45LC
0850099 2 PERNO GRILL. E LEVA ESTR. SCHOF.
0850108 1 SPINA GUIDA ESTRATTORE
8600154 1 TACCA MIRA LARAMIE
0850167 1 VITE SOTTOGUARDIA SCHOF.
0850178 1 PERNO CANE SCHOF.
0865185 1 VITE PIASTRINA FERMO CILINDRO
0850187 1 TUBETTO CILINDRO SCHOF.
8600212 1 PIASTRINA TACCA MIRA LARAMIE
0850215 1 VITE PERNO CERNIERA SCHOF.
0850241 1 CAMME ESTRATTORE SCHOF.
8600282 2 VITE TACCA MIRA LARAMIE
0850318 1 PERNO CERNIERA SCHOF.
0850421 1 ASTA ESTRATTORE SCHOF.
0850429 1 MOLLA ESTRATTORE SCHOF.
0850430 1 MOLLA LEVA ARRESTO CILINDRO SCHOF.
0850453 2 VITE FISSAGGIO FIANCATA SCHOF.
0850574 1 SPINA MIRINO SCHOF.
0850636 1 SPINA MOLLA GRILL. SCHOF.
0850637 1 LEVA ESTRATTORE SCHOF.
0850638 1 MOLLA LEVA ESTR. SCHOF.
8600645 1 BLOCCHETTO CANNA LARAMIE
0865646 1 VITE BLOCCHETTO CANNA RUSSIAN
0850656 1 BLOCCO SICURA SCHOF.
0850659 1 SPINA PERNO CERNIERA SCHOF.
0865665 1 PIASTRINA FERMO CILINDRO
0865666 1 MOLLA BLOCCHETTO CANNA RUSSIAN
0865667 1 PISTONCINO BLOCCHETTO CANNA RUSSIAN
A25 1 ASSIEME IMBALLO TOP BREAK



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