Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1587: Engraved/Inlaid Smith & Wesson Pre-Model 27 Revolver

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Engraved and Gold Inlaid Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum (Pre-Model 27) Double Action Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $8,500 - $12,000

Engraved and Gold Inlaid Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum (Pre-Model 27) Double Action Revolver

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: Pre-Model 27
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 357 magnum
Barrel: 8 3/8 inch solid rib
Finish: blue
Grip: rosewood
Item Views: 498
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 389
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun

Manufactured in 1954/55 and subsequently professionally embellished. This highly embellished arm features near full coverage floral scrollwork on a stippled background along with gold inlaid borders. The barrel markings are surrounded with gold inlaid flourishes. A gold inlaid bobcat head is featured below the cylinder release. A gold inlaid rearing bear in a mountain scene is featured on the side plate. Gold inlaid bear tracks are on the trigger guard. The blade front sight has an engraved ramp base. The square notch rear sight is adjustable. The plain rosewood grips have gold S&W medallions. With a S&W soft case. Per the consignor this revolver will factory letter as shipped from the factory to Rex Firearms in New York City. Often referred to as "the Tiffany's of the gun world," Rex Firearms specialized in selling one-of-a-kind firearms.

Rating Definition:

Very fine as professionally embellished, retaining 99% plus of the blue finish with faint traces of a cylinder drag line. The grips are excellent with limited handling marks. Mechanically excellent.

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