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Old 05-16-2020, 11:50 AM
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Greetings Ladies & Gents,

I have no excuse, this was purely an emotional purchase. It caught my eye and I fell in love.

A S&W 'Baby' Chiefs Special Engraved by Clint Finley and with ivory grips.

Very excited to get this 'adorable' Baby, just beautiful, so wanted to share.

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C'mon ! You can't make a post like that without pictures!
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Old 05-16-2020, 12:09 PM
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There should be pics attached.

Hope you can see them?

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Oooh! Nice!
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WOW!

No use fussing about with the many worn Baby Chiefs out there. I see you went straight for the gallery level Baby. Beautiful, Roy.

That's the flat latch I consider the third style. It has a slight ski ramp and only ten ridges, compared to the eleven ridges common on the first two styles.

Congratulations!
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Thanks Bob,

Very kind comments. As you know this was not exactly what I was looking for but it had just the right combinations of details that really caught my eye.

Serial number is 38696 (for your records) which I think may be early 1954?

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That's a real beauty, ticks all the boxes for me. Took me a long time to appreciate engraving on blued guns, but it's taken hold now. Thanks for showing her off!
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GaGa GooGoo Nice looking baby.
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Thanks Chaps,

I was never really into engraved guns but confess I've grown to appreciate the quality ones. I'm especially taken with engraving on 'blued' guns, just something about it.

And real ivory grips! Never thought I would own a gun with those, so yes, those boxes definitely ticked for me on this one.

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Wow that is a nice looking revolver right there
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Yes, I believe your shipping estimate is close, Roy.

The closest on my list is about 50 numbers different, and it shipped in March '54.

The earliest steel Baby on my list with that flat latch is 34554, but my square butt Airweight, 29562, is the absolute earliest serial number I've noted with it.
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That is just stunning!

Do you know who did the engraving?

A very nice gun indeed.
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That is just stunning!

Do you know who did the engraving?

A very nice gun indeed.
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Yes. It was engraved by the master engraver Clinton Finley. He has signed it with his initials under the trigger guard.

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I am not an engraved gun fan, but something about that gun is absolutely beautiful.

Except the fact that I'm cheap, I would not have been able to resist that one if I had seen it for sale.
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Nothing else to say......SWEET!
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Outstanding firearm, congrats
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I'm envious, that is something I would love to have. Probably not in my price range. Beautiful engraving.
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Hi Guys,

I just wanted to update this thread with some additional information. I just heard back from Roy who confirms the shipping date of December 1953, so a little earlier than first thought. Thanks Roy..

Cheerio,

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What a beautiful Baby! Very tasteful engraving and there's nothing like genuine ivory for stocks.
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WOW WOW WOWZERS!!! Absolutely gorgeous! I am in love and green with envy!

Congratulations!
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Some of the really elaborate engraving just doesn’t suit me, but that is certainly not the case here, what a Beautiful Revolver. Someone beat me to it, but tastefully engraved says it best, very nice, Congratulations!!!
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