Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 1592: S&W .38/44 Outdoorsman Revolver with Box and Factory Letter

Auction Date: August 27, 2022

Excellent First Year Production Pre-World War II Smith & Wesson .38/44 Outdoorsman Double Action Revolver with Box and Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,250

Excellent First Year Production Pre-World War II Smith & Wesson .38/44 Outdoorsman Double Action Revolver with Box and Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 38/44
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 Special
Barrel: 6 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 392
Item Interest: Very Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 390
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

The included factory letter lists this revolver as having been shipped from the factory on December 15, 1931 to George Worthington Co. in Cleveland, Ohio. Fitted with Patridge blade front and adjustable rear sights and standard markings. Matching serial numbers on the butt, cylinder, and right grip. Includes a correct model box.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 98% original blue finish with limited handling marks, a cylinder drag line, and scattered dings and scratches. Grips are very fine with scattered dings and scratches, crisp checkering, and some light sanding marks on the butt. Box is very good with storage and handling marks primarily on the lid corners.



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