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Revenue Cutter Service S&W #3
« on: May 20, 2021, 02:51:01 PM »
I have patterned my Uberti New Model #3 after the issue #3 Revenue Cutter Service revolvers.
Originals are a very rare gun. The US government only purchased 140 of these for the 12 Cutters they had at the time.
 The Revenue Cutter Service operated under the authority of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
 It merged by an act of Congress with the United States Life-Saving Service to form the United States Coast Guard January 28, 1915.
The original in the first photo was shipped on June 27,1890 to the National Armoury in Springfield,MA it's final destination was  the Revenue Cutter Service.


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Re: Revenue Cutter Service S&W #3
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2021, 04:04:00 PM »
Nice!
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Re: Revenue Cutter Service S&W #3
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2021, 08:28:16 AM »
That's beautiful.  What changes to did you make to pattern it after the original?
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Re: Revenue Cutter Service S&W #3
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2021, 09:10:49 AM »
Just the grips , Uberti did a fine job in this replicant except the for two piece smooth walnut grips.

The S&W OEM grips you see are/were a 99% direct fit , a tad of filing at the small LOGO flat shelfs and adjust the thru the frame pin location about 3/32 "  all minor ...
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I might mention a near mint Revenue Cutter Service S&W #3  was recently sold at Rock Island for $25,000  :o
The one in the pictures above finished @ auction Circa 2019
50% condition (nice) 6" barrel w/letter $4330  per the S&W Forum ...

another....
Lot 3234: Revenue Cutter Service Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 Revolver
Auction Date: May 16, 2021
Very Scarce Documented U.S. Revenue Cutter Service Smith & Wesson New Model No. 3 Revolver with Factory Letter
Price Realized: $ 8050.00
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Re: Revenue Cutter Service S&W #3
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2021, 09:15:41 AM »
Ah, ok. Nicely done! Thanks.
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Re: Revenue Cutter Service S&W #3
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Re: Revenue Cutter Service S&W #3
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2021, 10:34:55 AM »
What cartridge was the original Revenue Cutter chambered for?

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Re: Revenue Cutter Service S&W #3
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2021, 11:40:38 AM »
Wonder if any were aboard USRC McColluch at Manila Bay?
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Re: Revenue Cutter Service S&W #3
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2021, 12:13:51 PM »
Probably , with that said, I offer

On 13 June 1917, McCulloch was steaming with 90 U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy personnel on board from San Pedro, California, to Mare Island Navy Yard, where she was to be fitted with larger guns for her wartime Navy service. She was proceeding cautiously in heavy fog about four nautical miles (7.4 km) west-northwest of Point Conception, California, at 07:30 when her crew heard the fog signal of the Pacific Steamship Company passenger steamer Governor, which was southbound from San Francisco to San Pedro with 429 passengers and crew aboard. Governor's crew also heard McCulloch's fog signal, and Governor's captain ordered full speed astern and ordered Governor′s whistle to blow three times to indicate that her engines were at full speed astern. McCulloch was off Governor's port bow when Governor struck her on the starboard side just aft of the pilot house at 07:33, tearing a hole in McCulloch's hull and seriously injuring one of McCulloch's crewmen in his bunk. Governor, which suffered no casualties among her passengers and crew, took aboard all of McCulloch's crew, and McCulloch sank 35 minutes after the collision three nautical miles northwest of Point Conception. Her injured crewman died on 16 June 1917 in a hospital in San Pedro.[2][3]

The sinking of McCulloch was headline news across the United States because of her involvement in the Battle of Manila Bay 19 years before.[2] An inquiry into the collision found Governor at fault for disobeying the "rules of the road." Governor's owners agreed to a settlement payment of $167,500 to the United States Government in December 1923.[4]



In October 2016, when the U.S. Coast Guard and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) conducted a routine hydrographic survey as a joint remotely operated vehicle (ROV) training expedition off Point Conception, surveyors noted a congregation of fish – which can indicate the presence of a wreck – three nautical miles off Point Conception at a depth of 300 feet (91 m). During seven dives by a NOAA VideoRay Mission Specialist ROV operating from the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary′s research vessel RV Shearwater, researchers found a wreck at the site and took images that identified it as that of McCulloch. Key identifying features of the wreck included the 15-inch torpedo tube molded into McCulloch's bow stem, a 3-inch 6-pounder gun still mounted on its sponson on the starboard bow, and the top of a bronze 11-foot (3.4 m) propeller blade. Researchers also photographed the ship's wheel from McCulloch's flying bridge, her steam engine, and a sounding machine. White sea anemones of the genus Metridium were noted living on many portions of the wreck. The Coast Guard cutters
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Re: Revenue Cutter Service S&W #3
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2021, 12:24:01 PM »
What cartridge was the original Revenue Cutter chambered for?

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Re: Revenue Cutter Service S&W #3
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