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    S&W Exhibited Hubbard Museum of the West.

    Lot of Two Express Company Top-Break Double Action Revolvers.

    Comprising: 1.) Iver Johnson Double Action Revolver. Serial no. 68119, .38 caliber, 3 1/4-inch ribbed barrel with fixed front and rear sights. Blued finish. Case-hardened trigger. Backstrap marked: AD. EX. CO. Checkered hard rubber grip panels. Together with photocopy of REA Express letter dated June 1, 1961 confirming configuration and mentioning this gun "was in the service of the Adams Express Company and its successor's, American Railway Company, Railway Express, Inc. and REA Express", signed by V.R. Morss, Superintendent Supplies. 2.) Smith & Wesson Double Action Third Model Revolver. Serial no. 264116 (star), .38 caliber, 3 1/4-inch ribbed barrel with fixed front and rear sights. Nickel-plated finish. Case-hardened hammer. Backstrap marked: AM EXP. CO. 75. Checkered factory grip panels. W.F. & CO / EL PASO, TX scratched/inscribed to base of left panel. Together with photocopy of S&W Factory letter by Roy Jinks, Historian stating "We have researched your .38 Double Action Third Model revolver in S&W records which indicate that your handgun, with serial number 264116, was shipped from our factory on May 23, 1892 and delivered to Hartley & Graham, located in New York City, one of our large distributors at the time. It would be our opinion that the engraved backstrap was done after the gun left the factory by one of the New York City engravers." According to consignor, this S&W was exhibited at the Hubbard Museum of the West. Each gun contained in leather holster.
    Property from the Estate of Robert (Bobby) Palazzo, Westlake Village, Ca.

    Condition: 1.) Good. Retaining traces of finish in protected areas, the balance a smooth grey patina with noticeable signs of handling wear and patches of pitting. Noticeable rubber loss to each grip panel. Action crisp. Lightly pitted bore. 2.) Good. Retaining approximately 50-60% finish with noticeable thinning, flaking, handling wear and pitting. Smooth checkering and scuffs present to grips. Some loss to base of right panel. Action good. Lightly pitted bore.


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    June, 2020
    7th Sunday
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