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Lot 409: U.S. Air Force Marked Smith & Wesson Lightweight M-13 Revolver

Auction Date: May 13, 2022

Very Scarce U.S. Air Force Marked Smith & Wesson Lightweight M-13 Double Action Revolver with U.S.A.F. Holster

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,000 - $8,000

Very Scarce U.S. Air Force Marked Smith & Wesson Lightweight M-13 Double Action Revolver with U.S.A.F. Holster

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 13
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 S&W special
Barrel: 2 inch round
Finish: blue/black anodized
Grip: walnut
Stock:
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Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 279
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured circa 1952-1957, the serial number correctly falls into the noted serial number range (C247000-C405363) of USAF M13s. The barrel has the standard S&W and caliber markings, The left side of the top strap is marked "REVOLVER, LIGHTWEIGHT, M13" and the back strap is marked "PROPERTY OF U.S. AIR FORCE". The letter "P" is marked on the left side of the frame and the serial number is on the butt. It has a black anodized finish with a blued steel barrel, casehardened hammer and trigger, and is fitted with checkered walnut grips with silver S&W medallions. Includes a black leather "U.S.A.F. marked holster.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 85% plus of the original blue and black anodized finishes with some light edge wear, a cylinder drag line, and some scattered light handling marks. The grips are also very fine with some scattered light handling marks and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. The holster is fine with some mild wear and one of the belt loop snaps absent.



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