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Lot 3292: Two Smith & Wesson Double Action Revolvers with Pearl Grips

Auction Date: September 12, 2021

Collector's Lot of Two Engraved Smith & Wesson Double Action Revolvers with Pearl Grips

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000

A) Smith & Wesson .32 Safety Hammerless 2nd Model Revolver with Box

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 32 Safety Hammerless
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 32 S&W
Barrel: 3 1/2 inch solid rib
Finish: nickel
Grip: pearl
Stock:
Item Views: 290
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 164
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured from 1902 to 1909. 75% coverage New York style floral scroll engraving likely applied by the retailer. Matching serial number on the barrel, barrel latch, cylinder, and butt. Includes correct model factory box numbered to a different gun.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 95% plus original nickel, light handling evidence, some areas showing some flaking, and some minor frosting. The box is very fine with some minor wear. Mechanically excellent.



B) Inscribed Smith & Wesson .38 safety Hammerless 4th Model Revolver with Factory Letter

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: 290
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 164
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

The included factory letter states that this revolver was shipped from the factory on July 9, 1902 the Marcus Hartley Co. of New York. It further states that the revolver was likely engraved while with the retailer or when it was returned to the factory as indicated by the "7-35" return date and the star on the butt. The underside of the barrel is inscribed "C. J. O'NEILL/CHIEF OF POLICE/BAYONNE. N. J." Some biographical information on O'Neill is included. Provenance: The Roger Muckerheide Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent as factory replated, retaining 98% nickel, minor handling evidence, and some areas showing light frosting. Mechanically excellent.



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