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Lot 1533: Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum (Pre-Model 27) Revolver

Auction Date: December 4, 2021

Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum (Pre-Model 27) Double Action Revolver with Factory Letter

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Estimated Price: $1,800 - $2,750

Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum (Pre-Model 27) Double Action Revolver with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 357 Magnum
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 357 magnum
Barrel: 3 1/2 inch solid rib
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 278
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

The accompanying factory letter confirms the 3 1/2 inch barrel, ramp front sight, blue finish and checkered walnut square butt grips. The revolver was shipped on December 23, 1952 and delivered to Findlater Hardware Co., San Antonio, Texas. Matching serial numbers are on the butt, right grip panel, cylinder and ejector shroud. Provenance: The Doug Ellison Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 98% original blue finish with a light cylinder drag line. 95% plus original case colors remain on the hammer and trigger. The grips are also excellent with crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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