Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 581: Smith & Wesson Non-Registered .357 Magnum Revolver

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

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

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $6,500 - $8,500

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

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 357 Magnum
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 357 magnum
Barrel: 6 1/2 inch solid rib
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 383
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

The non-registered .357 magnum revolvers are much more rare than their Registered Magnum model counterparts with only about 1,400 manufactured compared about 5,400 Registered Magnums. This 6 1/2 inch barreled example features a Patridge blade front sight, adjustable square notch rear sight, magnum grips that are 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 1/2 inch barrel to H&D Folsom Arms Co. in New York City on December 19, 1939. This revolver is from the collection of world 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 97% plus original blue finish showing mild muzzle wear, some minor handling marks, slight very light spotting and a cylinder drag line. Nearly all original case colors remain on the hammer and trigger. The grips are fine with some minor handling marks and crisp checkering overall. Mechanically excellent.

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