Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 383: Engraved and Gold Inlaid Smith & Wesson Pre-Model 29 Revolver

Auction Date: May 14, 2021

Angelo Bee Signed, Master Engraved and Gold Inlaid Smith & Wesson Pre-Model 29 Double Action Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,750 - $3,750

Angelo Bee Signed, Master Engraved and Gold Inlaid Smith & Wesson Pre-Model 29 Double Action Revolver

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 29
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 44 Magnum
Barrel: 6 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: smooth
Stock:
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 283
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1954/55 per the original S prefix serial number. The revolver was subsequently engraved and gold inlaid by Master Engraver Angelo Bee. When the revolver was embellished the original serial number on the butt was removed; however, this original serial number (S130916) remains on the cylinder. The barrel features a gold inlaid band at the muzzle and at the frame, the latter of which continues onto the ejector hood, and gold inlaid barrel markings, as well as floral scroll engraving with a punch dot background. The frame and cylinder, both of which feature near full coverage floral scroll engraving, have gold inlaid borders. A gold inlaid bear can be found in a woods scene on the left side of the frame while the right depicts a mounted cowboy lassoing a horse in a desert scene, both horses and the cowboy are gold inlaid.

Rating Definition:

Excellent as subsequently embellished by Master Engraver Angelo Bee, retaining 99% plus refinished blue finish with minimal minor handling marks and crisp engraving. The barrel finish turned plum. Grips are also excellent with the slightest fine age cracks on the bottom of the left grip panel. Mechanically excellent.



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