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Old 04-01-2018, 08:47 PM
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Default Engraved Silver Plated 1st Model 38 S&W Double Action with pearl presintation grips



Saw this at a local gun shop and had to buy it. Please take a look at the rest of the pictures on the below link.

Engraved 1st model 38 S&W Double Action - CrotchetyOldGrouch

The gun has blued hammer, trigger, trigger guard, latch, extractor star and front sight. The rest of the gun is silver plated. The grips are pearl and in exhalent shape, they show a presentation date of July 24 1880. The serial number on the butt and cylinder face match and the gun functions perfectly and appears to have been shot very little. The only problem I've found is that the tip of the hammer spur is broken off. Because on the manufacture date was probable close to the presentation date and the silver plating doesn't fill the factory stampings I'm wondering if it might be a factory gun.

I would appreciate hearing anyone's thoughts on this gun and it's value. Thanks

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Old 04-01-2018, 08:50 PM
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Very nice. Welcome to the forum! Experts should be here shortly.
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Old 04-01-2018, 10:31 PM
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Can you tell the middle initial in the dedication? L? H?
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Not sure, could even be a G. Hard to tell with that script.
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Old 04-01-2018, 11:49 PM
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Engraved 1st Model 38 Double Action, not something you see every often. A Factory letter should be your next purchase.

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Old 04-01-2018, 11:55 PM
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Nice .38, 1st Model, Double Action. The presentation inscription on the Pearls is not often seen. Most had the revolver back strap or side plate engraved. In the FWIW category; this is only the second .38, DA, 1st that I have seen engraved.
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Old 04-02-2018, 07:47 AM
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Welcome! Here is the form for the letter of authenticity request:

http://www.swhistoricalfoundation.co...quest_form.pdf

It may letter as a factory engraved/inscribed gun but may also have been done privately after sale.
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Old 04-02-2018, 08:10 AM
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Wow rickga you sure know how to enter a forum . Nice gun very nice.
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I'm thinking that one deserves a letter.
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Old 04-02-2018, 04:23 PM
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Yes, rickga, you made one heck of an entrance with that remarkable gun.

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Old 04-03-2018, 03:10 PM
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Just mailed off the request for a factory letter. Now I will wait patiently for it. I will post the info here when I get it.
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You would think they could have done something to dress it up a little ... absolutely stunning. It is very heavily engraved but so tastefully done it doesn’t appear to be overdone at all. What a find.I really like the backstrap, it’s so elegant and finely done. It would be nice to find out about the artist.

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Welcome to the forums from the Wiregrass! That's simply beautiful!
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