Category Firearms & Military
Auction Currency USD
Start Price 450.00 USD
Estimated at 900.00 - 1,500.00 USD
REVOLVER. Cal. 38 Special. S# S98184. Bbl. pinned 6 1/2" w/ rib & shrouded ejector. Ramp mounted Patridge front sight w/ square notch adj. rear sight. Six shot fluted cyl. N frame five screw action. Blue finish w/ case colored hammer & trigger. Diamond checkered walnut magna grips w/ silver S&W medallions. UNATTACHED ACCESSORIES: letter from the Office of Smith & Wesson Revolver Manufacturers detailing the following information, "We have researched your Smith & Wesson .38/44 Outdoorsman, Pre-Model 23 Variation, caliber .38 S&W Special. Company records indicate that this handgun with serial number S98184 was shipped from the factory on May 1, 1953, and delivered to Rex Firearms Co, New York, NY. The records indicate that this revolver was shipped with a 6.5-inch barrel equipped Patridge front sight, blue and checkered walnut Magna grips. This shipment contained 5 units of this model in the above configuration and they were billed at $51.76 each. We have enclosed a copy of the invoice for your records. The target grips were added after the revolver was shipped from the factory.". 2 Piece gold box w/ proper label. Box flaps & edges are tattered. CONDITION: 97% blue showing small spots of wear & freckling w/ a light cyl. drag line. Grips show light wear. Near excellent bore. PROVENANCE: from The Collection of Gun Sport Ltd owned by Jon R. Thomas. (23-3888/DS). CURIO. $900-1,500.