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Lot 578: Smith & Wesson Non-Registered .357 Magnum Revolver

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Exceptional Smith & Wesson Non-Registered .357 Magnum Double Action Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $7,000 - $9,000

Exceptional Smith & Wesson Non-Registered .357 Magnum Double Action Revolver

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 357 Magnum
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 357 magnum
Barrel: 6 inch solid rib
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
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Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 382
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

The non-registered .357 revolvers are much more rare than their Registered Magnum model counterparts with only about 1,400 manufactured compared to about 5,400 Registered Magnums. King mirror base front sight with red post insert, adjustable square notch rear sight, humpback hammer, right grip panel numbered to a different gun, and matching serial numbers on the butt, cylinder and ejector shroud. Confirmed by the S&W Historian's Office as being originally shipped with a 6 inch barrel on July 29, 1940 to the W.H. Hoegee Co. in Los Angeles, CA. This ultra rare and desirable prewar S&W .357 Magnum is from the collection of famous American country singer and song writer Hank Williams Jr. and includes a certificate of authenticity confirming his ownership. Provenance: The Hank Williams Jr.'s Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 98% plus original blue finish with some scattered minor handling marks and a cylinder drag line. Nearly all original case colors remain on the hammer and trigger. The grips are also excellent with very minimal handling marks and crisp checkering overall. Mechanically excellent.

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