10. Rare Smith and Wesson .357 Hand Ejector Revolver

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serial #S103480, 357 Magnum, 3 1/2" barrel with an excellent bore. This handsome pre-model 27 five-screw revolver remains in grand condition and has a striking two-toned finish that lends real panache to the gun. The metal surfaces retain about 97-98% original blue and nickel plate finishes that show a few minor handling marks, a turn ring on the recessed cylinder and small area of very light scuffing on the frame forward of the triggerguard. The barrel and cylinder are nickel plate with the remaining surfaces blue finish. The service trigger and .500" target trigger retain beautiful case-hardened colors. The smooth period-correct rosewood factory target grips with silver S&W medallions rate excellent. The revolver features a blue finish red ramp front sight set on a blue finish ramp pinned to the barrel, and a black blade micro adjustable rear sight. Timing and lock up are excellent and all appropriate parts are correctly numbered to the gun. Research will indicate this gun was part of a three-gun shipment of all two-tone guns each with 3 1/2" barrel lengths, red ramp front sights, target hammers but no mention of rosewood target grips. One of the three was Class C engraved and they all shipped from the factory on December 21, 1953. This gun presents a rare and unique opportunity for the collector to own a rare jewel from Springfield that remains in wonderful condition. (88903-39) {C&R} (2000/4000) SOLD FOR $4,312.50

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