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Lot 322: Smith & Wesson .32 Double Action 4th Model Revolver

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Antique Smith & Wesson .32 Double Action 4th Model Revolver with Factory Letter

Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800

Antique Smith & Wesson .32 Double Action 4th Model Revolver with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 32 Double Action
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 32 S&W
Barrel: 3 1/2 inch solid rib
Finish: blue
Grip: hard rubber
Stock:
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 168
Class: Antique
Description:

The factory letter confirms the 3 1/2 inch barrel, blue finish and checkered black hard rubber grips and with shipment dated on October 18, 1890 to E.K. Tryon Co., Philadelphia, PA. Original German silver front sight and matching serial numbers are on the butt, cylinder, barrel and barrel latch.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 90% original blue finish with a smooth brown patina on the balance. Nearly all original case colors remain on the hammer and trigger. The grips are excellent with crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. Early blue finished .32 DAs like this gun are rarely found in this high condition.



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