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Lot 1629: Engraved Bole Industries/Smith & Wesson Pistol S/N: "EXP-1"

Rare Engraved Bole Industries/Smith & Wesson Semi-Automatic Pistol Serial Number "EXP-1"

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1629: Engraved Bole Industries/Smith & Wesson Pistol S/N: "EXP-1"

Rare Engraved Bole Industries/Smith & Wesson Semi-Automatic Pistol Serial Number "EXP-1"

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,800
Price Realized:

Rare Engraved Bole Industries/Smith & Wesson Semi-Automatic Pistol Serial Number "EXP-1"

Manufacturer: Bole Industries Inc.
Model: Semi Automatic
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 9 mm para
Barrel: 4 1/4 inch round
Finish: matte grey
Grip: rosewood
Stock:
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 412
Class: Modern Handgun
Description:

Manufactured as an experiment to test possible subcontractors for Smith & Wesson, the frame for this pistol was made by Bole Industries. It features a standard S&W markings on the slide. The frame is marked "EXP-1" on the left side and with the BII logo and "Northridge. CA." on the right. It is reported that 20 of these pistols were manufactured. In the end, a contract was not awarded to Bole Industries and the company went bankrupt. This pistol features 50% coverage floral scroll engraving on the slide, frame, and grip screws. Provenance: The Supica Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent as embellished, retaining 98% original matte grey finish with limited handling marks. Mechanically excellent.



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