Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 597: Engraved Smith & Wesson Model 25-5 Double Action Revolver

Auction Date: September 10, 2021

Cased, Factory Engraved, and Gold Inlaid Smith & Wesson Model 25-5 Double Action Revolver with Factory Letter and Hank Williams Jr. Inscription

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $8,500 - $13,000

Cased, Factory Engraved, and Gold Inlaid Smith & Wesson Model 25-5 Double Action Revolver with Factory Letter and Hank Williams Jr. Inscription

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 25
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 45 LC
Barrel: 4 inch solid rib
Finish: blue/gold
Grip: original
Stock:
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 390
Class: Modern Handgun
Description:

Near full coverage Class A+ floral scroll engraving mixed with geometric patterns. The left side of the frame features a relief engraved, gold inlaid bear scene, the sideplate shows a gold mountain lion on a cliff side, and the back strap is inscribed "HANK" in fancy script and flanked by two gold five pointed stars. S&W Artisan Master Engraver, Domingos Joaquim, signed his work with his trademark eagle head on the underside of the ejector shroud. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration, including the special engraving and gold inlay, when it was shipped from the factory on December 19, 1979 to G.T. Distributors of Rossville, GA. This revolver was ordered through G.T. Distributors for country music legend Hank Williams Jr. and includes a certificate of authenticity confirming his ownership as well as the factory case and cleaning tools. Provenance: The Hank Williams Jr.'s Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 99% plus original blue and gold finishes, limited handling evidence, and faint cylinder drag lines. The case is very good with light storage wear and a puncture in the lining. Mechanically excellent.



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