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Lot 488: Final Production Smith & Wesson .38 DA Perfected Revolver

Final Production, Last Built, Smith & Wesson .38 Double Action Perfected Revolver with Factory Letter

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Lot 488: Final Production Smith & Wesson .38 DA Perfected Revolver

Final Production, Last Built, Smith & Wesson .38 Double Action Perfected Revolver with Factory Letter

Auction Date: December 9, 2022

Estimated Price: $2,500 - $4,000
Price Realized:

Final Production, Last Built, Smith & Wesson .38 Double Action Perfected Revolver with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Model: 38 D.A.
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 S&W
Barrel: 4 inch solid rib
Finish: blue
Grip: walnut
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 414
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 309
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

The included factory letter confirms the 4 inch barrel, blue finish, and checkered gold medallion grips. The gun is listed as special order explaining the target sights, when it was shipped to Victor Lee Emerson, c/o Emerson Engineering Co. Philadelphia, PA, on March 22, 1934. The letter also states that this revolver was the last Perfected Model ever made and holds the highest serial number recorded. The revolver has matching serial numbers on the barrel, barrel latch, cylinder, and butt.

Rating Definition:

Excellent overall, retaining 98% plus bright original high polish blue finish, minor handling evidence, light cylinder drag line, and sharp grip checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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