Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3205: Two Smith & Wesson Safety Hammerless Double Action Revolvers

Auction Date: September 13, 2020

Collector's Lot of Two Smith & Wesson Safety Hammerless Double Action Revolvers

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800

A) Smith & Wesson .38 Safety Hammerless 4th Model Revolver

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: Safety Hammerless
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 S&W
Barrel: 5 inch solid rib
Finish: nickel
Grip: hard rubber
Stock:
Item Views: 510
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 90
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured from 1898 to 1907. Lanyard ring obscures the butt serial number. Cylinder, right grip panel, barrel and barrel latch are numbered to gun.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 97% original nickel finish with some light flaking, 90% original case colors remain on the trigger, 95% plus original blue remains on the trigger guard and some minor handling marks on the grips with crisp checkering overall. Mechanically excellent.



B) Smith & Wesson .38 Safety Hammerless 5th Model Revolver

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 38 Safety Hammerless
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 S&W
Barrel: 5 inch solid rib
Finish: blue
Grip: hard rubber
Stock:
Item Views: 510
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 90
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Introduced in 1907. Matching serial numbers on the butt, right grip panel, cylinder, barrel and barrel latch.

Rating Definition:

Very fine overall, retaining 90% plus original blue finish with some brown forming mostly on the grip strap, nearly all original case colors on the trigger and crisp grip checkering. Mechanically excellent. Provenance: Dr. Gerald Klaz collection.



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