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Lot 3447: Wells Fargo & Co. Smith & Wesson 38 Military & Police Revolver

Auction Date: August 28, 2022

Wells Fargo & Co. Marked Smith & Wesson 38 Military & Police Double Action Revolver

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,500 - $3,750

Wells Fargo & Co. Marked Smith & Wesson 38 Military & Police Double Action Revolver

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 38 Military & Police
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 S&W special
Barrel: 6 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 318
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 277
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in December, 1924 as one of 300 38 Military & Police revolvers shipped to Baker Hamilton Co. in San Francisco, California. Features standard markings as well as "W.F.& Co." stamped on the butt next to the serial number. Matching serial numbers found on the barrel, cylinder, butt, and right grip panel. A Bill of Sale from Wells Fargo was included in Lot 2393 of our December, 2017 Premier Auction lists this revolver as having been sold to Ellingsons Sport Center in California.

Rating Definition:

Very good, retaining 85% original blue finish with scattered handling marks, muzzle wear, high edge wear and two small patches of oxidation on the cylinder. Grips are very fine with some scattered dings and a few scratches on the butt and overall crisp grip checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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