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Lot 4890: Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum Pre-Model 27 Revolver with Letter

Auction Date: October 8, 2021

Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum Pre-Model 27 Double Action Revolver with Case and Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,250

Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum Pre-Model 27 Double Action Revolver with Case and Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 357 Magnum
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 357 magnum
Barrel: 4 inch solid rib
Finish: nickel
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Rating:

OB - EXCELLENT- all original parts; over 80% original finish; sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal; unmarred wood.

PRF - PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED OR RESTORED

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

The included factory letter confirms the caliber when it was shipped to Witte Hardware Co. of St. Louis, MO, on November 10, 1939. Barrel shortened. Factory rework star on butt with "11.47" (November, 1947) factory return date under left grip. Also with factory invoice for refinishing the gun in nickel rather than the original blue, hardwood case, and Port Arthur, TX badge and patch.

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