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Lot 1532: Smith & Wesson 38/44 Heavy Duty (Pre-War) Double Action Revolver

Documented Willis County, Texas Sheriff Lieutenant Shipped Smith & Wesson .38/44 Heavy Duty (Pre-War) Double Action Revolver with Factory Letter

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1532: Smith & Wesson 38/44 Heavy Duty (Pre-War) Double Action Revolver

Documented Willis County, Texas Sheriff Lieutenant Shipped Smith & Wesson .38/44 Heavy Duty (Pre-War) Double Action Revolver with Factory Letter

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500
Price Realized:

Documented Willis County, Texas Sheriff Lieutenant Shipped Smith & Wesson .38/44 Heavy Duty (Pre-War) Double Action Revolver with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 38/44 Heavy Duty
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 S&W special
Barrel: 5 inch round
Finish: nickel
Grip: walnut
Stock:
Item Views: 385
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 366
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

The included factory letter lists the revolver with a 5 inch barrel, nickel finish, and checkered walnut grips when it was shipped to J. E. Roy, Sheriff Lieutenant, Willis County, Waxahackie, TX, on November 30, 1936. Right grip panel numbered to another gun. Matching serial numbers on the barrel, cylinder, and butt.

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 90% plus original nickel finish with light handling evidence, scattered spotting, a few pressure marks in the grips, and sharp grip checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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