210. Scarce Smith and Wesson Registered Magnum Revolver Shipped to West Virginia Senator and Publisher W.E. Chilton

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Description Update (11/14/18): Bottom half of box is later replacement

serial #50105, (Reg. #1803, 357 Magnum, 3 1/2'' barrel with an excellent bore. This minty revolver has seen little if any use and includes the original reguistreation certificate to a Senator from West Virginia. It retains about 99% original blue finish with a light turn ring on the cylinder. The service trigger and service hammer with concentric grooves retains the beautiful case-hardened colors applied with old world craftsmanship. The diamond checkered walnut Magna grips with crisp silver S&W medallions are numbered to the gun and rate excellent. The registration certificate accompanies the gun and shows it was fitted with a 3 1/2'' barrel, 3 1/2-pound trigger pull, square notch adjustable rear sight, Call gold bead front sight and targeted with a 6 o-clock hold at 15 yards using Magnum ammunition. The proud owner is listed as W.E. Chilton Jr. of Charleston, West Virginia but it is not dated. Several obituaries and letters of the prominent Chilton family are included with the gun. Senator William Edwin Chilton Jr. served West Virginia from 1911 to 1917, was a respected lawyer, businessman and the publisher / owner of the Charleston Gazette newspaper. Also included is a two-piece blue factory box with gold printing correctly end labeled to the gun but un-numbered. The box rates about excellent with light scuffing along the edges and corners. Factory records indicate that only 314 Registered Magnums were made with a 3 1/2'' barrel. A truly magnificent Registered Magnum owned by a prominent gentleman from the south. (88840-69) {C&R} [Roy Jinks Collection] (8000/12000) Sold For 10350.00

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