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Lot 381: Embellished Smith & Wesson .44 Hand Ejector DA Revolver

Auction Date: May 14, 2021

Oil Themed Ralph P. Bone Signed Engraved and Gold Inlaid Smith & Wesson .44 Hand Ejector 3rd Model Double Action Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,500 - $7,000

Oil Themed Ralph P. Bone Signed Engraved and Gold Inlaid Smith & Wesson .44 Hand Ejector 3rd Model Double Action Revolver

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 44 Hand Ejector
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44 special
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: smooth
Stock:
Item Views: 1225
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 283
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1931-1932 and subsequently embellished by Master Engraver Ralph P. Bone. This revolver features an inlaid gold band at the muzzle and breech on the barrel, gold inlaid panel borders on the frame and recoil shield, an outline on the cylinder which follows the engraving, and a band at the rear of the cylinder. Within the panels on the frame are motifs of floral scroll engraving on a matted background. The sides of the top-strap feature a twisted rope pattern. The barrel has wedge motifs coming off the muzzle and breech as well as border engraving just ahead of the gold band at the breech with barrel markings in their own panels. The grip knuckle is engraved with an oil tower scene. "ENG. BY R.P. BONE" beneath the cylinder release.

Rating Definition:

Excellent as embellished by Master Engraver Ralph P. Bone. Retaining 99% plus reapplied blue finish with crisp engraving and limited handling evidence. Grips are also excellent with attractive pattern and grain. Mechanically excellent.



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