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Lot 4898: Two Smith & Wesson Double Action Revolvers with Factory Letters

Auction Date: October 8, 2021

Two Smith & Wesson Double Action Revolvers with Factory Letters

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500

A) Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum Pre-Model 27 Revolver

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 357 Magnum
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 357 magnum
Barrel: 6 inch solid rib
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 283
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Rating:

ND - VERY GOOD- in working condition, 80% finish or better, appreciable wear on working surfaces 80% - 89%, no corrosion or pitting, minor surface dents or scratches. Wood condition commensurable with percent of finish with dings and dents associated with 80% - 89% gun.

Description:

The included factory letter confirms the current configuration when it was shipped to Charles Greenblatt Co. of New York, NY, on August 22, 1950. Also with original receipt of purchase from 1950.

B) Early Smith & Wesson .38 Chiefs Special Pre-Model 36 Revolver

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: Chief Special
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 S&W special
Barrel: 2 inch solid rib
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 283
Serial Number:
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Rating:

NE - GOOD- in working condition, wear on working surfaces, finish 40% - 79%, no broken parts, no corrosion or pitting that will interfere with proper functioning, but may have some minor surface pitting. Wood condition commensurable with percent of finish with dings and dents associated with 40% - 79% gun.

WB - WOOD IS BETTER FOR THE PERCENT OF FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Factory letter lists this revolver with 2" barrel chambered in .38 S&W Special, blue finish, and checkered walnut grips with round butt when shipped to Charles Greenblatt Inc. in New York New York on July 10, 1952. With invoice for the revolver from August 6, 1952.

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