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*RARE SMITH & WESSON PRE-WAR REGISTERED MAGNUM DA REVOLVER. SN 54570. Cal. 357 Magnum. Blue finish with scarce 6″ bbl that has integral rib with McGivern gold bead on partridge front sight with fully adjustable rear sight. Rib & top strap are beautifully checkered. Hammer has a fine checkered spur with serrated sides and it is mounted with orig, matching numbered, silver medallion, diamond checkered, magna walnut grips. It has usual markings with a large S&W trademark on sideplate and registration number “3517” on the frame under the yoke. Accompanied by its orig gold & purple 2-pc cardboard box with a small piece of paper glued to bottom which bears the matching serial number & registration number. Inside the box is Chinese red with dual language instructions in the lid along with a 3-language small pamphlet in bottom. These revolvers were made only in the period 1935-1938 with only about 5,500 pieces produced in that time frame with certificates and the number stamped in the frame. These revolvers were all hand built on special order and the certification was stopped only when orders exceeded production capability. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching including grips & box. Appears to be unfired retaining about 98% strong orig factory blue with only slight muzzle & sharp edge wear and a light cylinder drag line. Hammer & trigger retain most of their orig case colors. Grips are crisp with only very faint diamond point wear and retain about all of their orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. Box shows edge wear with some fading but is completely intact & sound. Interior is bright. 4-38022 JR282 (5,000-8,000)

Auction: Firearms - Spring 2009
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