Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 925: Lt. Colonel R.A. Baxter's Smith & Wesson Model 36 Revolver

Auction Date: June 22, 2022

Engraved and Silver Inlaid Smith & Wesson Model 36 Double Action Revolver Inscribed to Lt. Colonel R.A. Baxter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,500

Engraved and Silver Inlaid Smith & Wesson Model 36 Double Action Revolver Inscribed to Lt. Colonel R.A. Baxter

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 36
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 S&W special
Barrel: 2 inch solid rib
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 342
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Bore Condition: Shiny - Very little wear
Rating:

NC - FINE- All original finish 90% - 94% or better, some dings in wood wear commensurable with percent of finish. In working order.

PRF - PROFESSIONALLY REFINISHED OR RESTORED

Description:

The included factory letter confirms that the revolver shipped to Beck & Gregg Hardware Co. in Atlanta on 4 December 1952 and confirms the current configuration apart from the engraving and silver inlay which was professionally added later. It features near full coverage floral scroll engraving and inlaid silver wire vines. The back strap is silver inlaid with "Lt.col. R.A.BAXTER. Lt. Colonel Reuben A. "Barney" Baxter (1917-2002) received his wings in the spring of 1940 and on 7 December 1941 he was stationed in the Philippines, where he valiantly led evacuation efforts of U.S. military planes and was later the base commander at Ent Field in Colorado Springs, Colorado. After the war he took command of the 3519th Strategic Wing stationed at RAF Upper Heyford in England. Includes a red velvet soft case/sleeve.

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