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Old 07-29-2014, 04:48 PM
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Went to a newly opened gun shop today to have a look.
Told owner I'm into Smith J frames. This is what he said came in yesterday He new it was old by box and original sales receipt from 1957 to a FBI special agent. and also by the original smith instruction manual in box. I hope i didn't pay too much will try again to post pic

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Old 07-29-2014, 04:55 PM
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Old 07-29-2014, 04:57 PM
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Pictures are worth thousands of words. You bought an old '50s vintage J-frame attributable to an FBI agent, and it's in the original box? Hard to say what would be "too much" for that one! Congratulations and eagerly awaiting your pix.

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PS Pix came through while I was typing. It looks like you got a really nice one. Again about what you paid for it, I don't know, but it was probably worth it... whatever it was!

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Old 07-29-2014, 05:00 PM
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hope pics came out new to sending pics thank god for my 20 year old son
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Wow! A flat latch Airweight Bodyguard with grip adapter and original box? The cool factor is on up there.
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That's a really nice find. I love the bill of sale with so much detailed imformation. Any LE collector would love to have it.
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If you tell us what you paid, we'll tell you how you did.
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Nice Gun! What you have is referred to by collectors as a pre model 38 Bodyguard.It was just called "The Bodyguard" by the Factory.If the box is numbered to the Gun on the bottom it is a $750+ package.
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Old 07-29-2014, 05:08 PM
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box is numbered to gun 8952x i gave $500 cash
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Old 07-29-2014, 05:11 PM
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You did great: you bought the best pocket revolver ever made at a bargain price!
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At worst, you just bought it a little too early, LOL. NICE find!
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Old 07-29-2014, 05:15 PM
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am i correct in thinking it was made in 1955 or 56 ? thanks for pic help Dc

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Tim, nice gun. It's hard not love an early Bodyguard.

I deleted the post with the recovered images because they were unnecessary once the correct image links began to be displayed in the posts above.
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Old 07-29-2014, 05:25 PM
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Thanks Dc also with the gun was a letter on court stationary the agent became a district court judge it said" after his death that the gun be sold and proceeds go to his son but not to give gun to his son"
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Thanks Dc also with the gun was a letter on court stationary the agent became a district court judge it said" after his death that the gun be sold and proceeds go to his son but not to give gun to his son"

Nice buy congrats... Post some of the paperwork...
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Old 07-29-2014, 05:34 PM
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I did post bill of sale i think
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Old 07-29-2014, 05:46 PM
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Just read the mans Obit fascinating man WWII navy vet, 31 yr. career FBI
and a District court judge till he past in 2005
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incredible find sir. The receipt and matching box are icing on the cake.
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$750 is several hundred bucks too low in value, IMHO. With the docs and FBI provenance, it's worth more like $1,000 up, mostly up... If it is available, I'd certainly be an interested party.

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Old 07-29-2014, 06:35 PM
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Wordsmith i will keep you in mind but right now I am enjoying my purchase of my first flat latch and i love humpback j frames but you will be the first to know and if the price is to tempting not to take.If i do sell i would want it to go to a LE collector only seems right

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Double your money?

Gotta make you feel good even if, or especially if you keep it.
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:50 PM
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$750 is several hundred bucks too low in value, IMHO. With the docs and FBI provenance, it's worth more like $1,000 up, mostly up... If it is available, I'd certainly be an interested party.

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how far likely way up are we talking here? now you got me thinking wordsmith
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Replied via PM to your PM, Tim.

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