This Registered Magnum, registration number 3649, is one of only 735 Registered Magnums manufactured with 8 3/4 inch barrels. The accompanying factory letter states this revolver was shipped on April 8, 1938 and delivered to Peirson Hardware Co. of Pittsfield, MA with an 8 3/4 inch barrel, Patridge front sight, square notch rear sight, blue finish and checkered walnut Magna grips (currently fitted with Roper grips). Also comes with other documents (copies) related to this revolver provided by the S&W Historical Foundation: March 12, 1938 dated order on Peirson Hardware Co. letterhead confirming barrel length and sights, S&W order, and April 8, 1938 sales receipt for this revolver at a total cost of $39.27. Matching serial numbers on the butt, cylinder, and ejector shroud.
Excellent, retaining 98% original blue finish with slight side muzzle wear, a cylinder drag line and a few minor handling marks. Nearly all original case colors remain on the hammer and trigger. The grips are also excellent with crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.
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