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Item #42964

London Proofed S&W .38 Single-Action Revolver w/ Inscribed Name

  • Maker: S&W
  • Model: Single Action
  • Caliber: .38 S&W

  • Description: Serial #1145, .38 S&W, 3 1/4" barrel with a very good bore that has a small amount of dark freckling within the grooves about midway down. This is a handsome little revolver that has matching numbers on the frame, barrel, latch, and cylinder, with the metal retaining 80-85% of the original nickel finish that has small surface scratches throughout, as well as some flaking to the darkly freckled underlying metal within the cylinder flutes. Small London proof stamps are crisp and clearly legible within the flutes regardless. The hammer has traces of muted color case-hardening remaining in an otherwise streaked gray patina, and the spur trigger retains some of the original blue finish as well. The checkered hard rubber grips are original and numbered to the gun on the interior, and exhibit only mild wear and some trace flattening of the points. The lock-up is tight, and the backstrap is elegantly engraved with a previous owners name: "F.T. Baker 88 Fleet St. London". This is a great looking revolver that has neat British proofs and inscription. It would make a very nice addition to any collection. Antique