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 LOT 499
Rare Wolf & Klar, Texas Shipped Smith & Wesson .44 Hand Ejector 3rd Model Double Action Revolver Inscribed to Dallas County Deputy Sheriff T.D. Harden with Relief Carved Steer Head Pearl Grips, Holster, Two Badges, Handcuffs and Factory Letter - Serial no. 32593, 44 S&W special cal., 4 inch round bbl.,
nickel finish, pearl grips. The accompanying factory letter lists this revolver with a 4 inch barrel, nickel finish and checkered walnut non- medallion square butt grips when shipped on December 3, 1928
and delivered to wolf & Klar Co., Fort Worth, Texas. The right side of the frame is inscribed “Thordis D. Harden,” the left side of the frame
is engraved with the Freemasonry square and compass symbol, and the revolver is wearing pearl grips with a relief carved steer head on the left panel. According to the factory letter the engraving and pearl grips were added by Wolf & Klar Co. Matching serial numbers are on the butt, cylinder and ejector shroud. Thordis D. Harden (1902-1985) was a Dallas County Deputy Sheriff who was deputized on January 17, 1927. His signed and notarized deputation is included. Also comes
with several of Harden’s personal effects: S.D. Myres floral tooled open top leather holster, Dallas County Deputy Sheriff badge featuring Harden’s name, five-pointed star deputy sheriff badge, S&W handcuffs with leather pouch, and three photographs (1. Harden, 2. Harden with his wife, 3. Harden’s wife).
CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 97% original nickel finish showing flash marks on the front cylinder face. The engraving is crisp. The grips are excellent with one eye
inlay missing from the crisp steer head carving and
highly attractive fiery colors. Mechanically excellent.
The accessories including the two badges are fine.
A rare 4 inch nickel S&W .44 Hand Ejector 3rd Model
Revolver inscribed and identified to a Dallas County
deputy sheriff that will be a welcome addition to any
S&W or law enforcement collection.
Provenance: The Doug Ellison Collection.
Estimate: 3,500 - 5,500

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