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Lot 3291: Two Antique Engraved Smith & Wesson Safety Hammerless Revolvers

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

Collector's Lot of Two Antique Engraved Smith & Wesson Safety Hammerless Double Action Revolvers with Factory Letters

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,500

A) Smith & Wesson .32 Safety Hammerless First Model Revolver with Case

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 32 Safety Hammerless
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 32 S&W
Barrel: 3 1/2 inch solid rib
Finish: blue
Grip: smooth
Stock:
Item Views: 344
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 164
Class: Antique
Description:

The included factory letter lists this revolver with blue finish, 3 1/2 inch barrel, and hard rubber grips when it was shipped to Hartley & Graham of New York, NY, on October 1, 1894. The letter further states that the near full coverage floral scroll engraving was likely carried out by Hartley & Graham. Includes a leather bound case and 14 cartridges in the cartridge block.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 85% retailer applied blue finish, minor handling evidence, areas showing some spotting, and some yellowing to the grips. The case is very good with some storage wear. Mechanically excellent.



B) Smith & Wesson .38 Safety Hammerless Revolver with Box and Pearl Grips

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 38 Safety Hammerless
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 S&W
Barrel: 3 1/4 inch solid rib
Finish: nickel
Grip: pearl
Stock:
Item Views: 344
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 164
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured between 1887 and 1890. Near full coverage New York style floral scroll engraving. Matching serial number on the barrel, cylinder, and butt. Includes a non-matching correct model box. Provenance: The Roger Muckerheide Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 90% plus likely retailer applied nickel finish, minor handling evidence, areas of light spotting, and and a few minor marks in the grips. The box is very fine with light wear. Mechanically excellent.



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