October 30 - November 2, 2018 Firearms, Militaria, & Sporting
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The Registered Magnum Smith & Wesson Revolver was introduced in 1935. These iconic revolvers were constructed with the finest material and craftsmanship that Smith & Wesson could produce and came with a registration certificate signed by the Vice President of Smith & Wesson Douglas Wesson himself. The production cost to make these special order guns was extremely cost prohibitive and the offering was discontinued after approximately 5500 hundred units where produced. The Registered Magnum series were built using the N-Frame and offered with barrel lengths from 3 1/2 inches to 8 3/4 inches. The standard finish was blue but on rare occasions some guns were ordered with a bright polished nickel finish. These rare revolvers were used extensively by Lawmen and some very noted firearms authors and authorities and have always been a centerpiece of Smith & Wesson collections. This outstanding example was special ordered and shipped from the factory on May 19 1937. Serial number 51309 with its registration number being 2252. This gun was part of a four gun shipment shipped to Reams Hardware Co. Middlesboro KY. It was shipped with a 5 inch barrel equipped with a Gold bead "KING" front sight on "KING" base. "U" notch rear sight blade NICKEL finish and checkered Magna grips. Requested at time of special order was a notation for the gun to be sighted in at 25 yards with 357 Magnum ammunition with a dead center hold. CONDITION. Exceptionally fine with 98% of the factory applied nickel finish remaining with several very minor surface scratches and nicks. The minute gold bead has disappeared over the years as is common with these "KING sight blades and the rear sight blade has been cut square to allow better visability. The serial number is observed on the bottom of the butt, on rear of cylinder, inside the barrel shroud and inside the Magna grips on the inside of the right grip. The Registration number "REG 2252" is found inside the frame. The bore and chambered are mirror bright with perfect rifling. The action is crisp and properly functioning. The Grips are superb wit sharp checkering and fine original finish. A very small chip is evident on the bottom outer edge of the right grip. This outstanding Revolver is completely documented by a 2 page letter with full details of the history of the production and shipment of this gun from expert Roy Jinks historian for Smith & Wesson. TDW

Item Dimensions: 13x9x3
Nonoriginal case
Barrel Length
.357 Magnum
FFL Status
Curio & Relic
Smith and Wesson
Pre-War Magnun
Serial Number
Current Bidding
Minimum Bid: $6,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium:
Estimate: $12,500 - $17,500
Number Bids: 2
Auction closed on Friday, November 2, 2018.
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