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Lot 227: Smith & Wesson .38 Safety Hammerless Third Model Revolver

Auction Date: May 14, 2021

New York Engraved Gold and Silver Plated Smith & Wesson .38 Safety Hammerless Third Model Double Action Revolver with Pearl Grips and Hartley & Graham Retailer Case

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

New York Engraved Gold and Silver Plated Smith & Wesson .38 Safety Hammerless Third Model Double Action Revolver with Pearl Grips and Hartley & Graham Retailer Case

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 38 Safety Hammerless
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 S&W
Barrel: 3 1/4 inch solid rib
Finish: silver/gold
Grip: pearl
Stock:
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Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 199
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured 1890 to 1898. Near full coverage Nimschke style New York style scroll engraving on a punchdot background, possibly done by Hartley & Graham. Gold plated cylinder and triggerguard. Matching serial number on the barrel, cylinder, and butt. Includes leather bound "Hartley & Graham/New York." marked case and cleaning tools. Provenance: The Dr. Gerald Klaz Collection

Rating Definition:

Fine overall, retaining 80% original silver finish with some age darkening and 40% plus original gold on the cylinder and triggerguard, also with an aged look. The grips have a few chips and some cracks forming. The case is fine with some edge and interior wear. Mechanically excellent.



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