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    LOT 640
Cased Paul Piquette Master Presentation Engraved and Gold
Inlaid Smith & Wesson Model 19-6 Double Action Revolver
Made for Legendary Border Patrol Agent Bill Jordan with
Factory Letter - Serial no. BBJ6448, 357 magnum cal., 4 1/4
inch solid rib bbl., blue finish, walnut grips. Offered here is a
magnificently engraved and gold inlaid revolver presented to U.S.
lawman, Marine, Texas resident, and author Bill Jordan as a show
of gratitude for his work with the United States Border Patrol, as
the father of the K-Frame .357 Magnum Combat revolver, and as an avid exhibition shooter. The included factory letter states this one-of-a-kind revolver with special serial number was designed and custom engraved for presentation to Bill. The work when completed on April 25, 1989, was the highest quality ever offered by the company, never to be repeated. The engraving consists of gold outline borders on the barrel which surrounds the “SMITH & WESSON” barrel marking on the left and flows into Jordan’s signature, also inlaid in gold, on the right with flourishes of floral scroll engraving on the under lug as well as “S&W .357 MAGNUM” hand cut on the bottom of the lug. The frame features 75% coverage floral scroll with a gold inlaid banner on the left with the title of Jordan’s book “No Second Place Winner” and a gold and silver inlaid Border Patrol badge on the side plate. The top of the backstrap bears the signature of Smith & Wesson Master Engraver Paul Piquette. The cylinder sprays of floral scroll between the cylinder flutes inside gold inlaid triangle borders. Fitted with a gold bar inlaid blade front sight, adjustable rear sight, and a specially made set of Jordan’s own pattern grips which are inlaid with scrimshaw medallions. The left medallion has the outline of the United States with “U.S./BORDER/PATROL” in block letters, and the right medallion has a portrait of Jordan. The revolver is housed in a walnut display case with green interior French fit to the revolver with a Border Patrol medallion on the lid. Information about Jordan, a letter from former S&W President T. Stephen Melvin thanking him for his work with the company, Melvin’s remarks at the NRA event where the revolver was presented, and an article by Walton P. Sellers about his short time knowing Bill Jordan are all included. William Henry Jordan (1911-1997) was born in Louisiana, then resided and is buried in Texas, and is best known for his over three decade career with the United States Border Patrol, including as Assistant Chief Patrol Inspector. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve during World War II and the Korean War, reaching the rank of colonel. During his Border Patrol career, he created the Jordan/Border Patrol holster, worked with Walter Roper on grips for revolvers, worked with Smith & Wesson
on the .357 Magnum K-Frame revolvers, helped Elmer Keith and Skeeter Skelton develop the
.41 Magnum, was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Ronald Reagan, worked as a field representative for the National Rifle Association in the Southwest, demonstrated impressive speed and accuracy as a quick draw exhibition shooter, taught quick draw to western actors, named Hand-Gunner of the Year, and wrote numerous articles as well as multiple books. CONDITION: Excellent retaining 99% plus original blue finish with minimal handling marks, a faint cylinder drag line, and crisp engraving. Mechanically excellent. The case is also excellent with limited storage and handling marks. This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get your hands on the one and only Model 19 engraved and presented to legendary
Border Patrol Agent Bill Jordan!
Estimate: 5,000 - 8,000
LOT 641
Excellent Documented
Two-Tone “Pinto”
Smith & Wesson
Pre-Model 27 Five Screw .357
Magnum Double Action Revolver with Factory
Letter - Serial no. S106804, 357 magnum cal., 5 inch
solid rib bbl., blue/nickel finish, rosewood grips. The
included factory letter lists this revolver with a 5 inch barrel,
blue and nickel finish, red ramp front sight, adjustable rear
sight, and smooth rosewood target square butt grips with silver
Smith & Wesson medallions when shipped to Rex Firearms Company in New York City on June 14, 1954. Matching serial numbers found on barrel,
cylinder, and butt.
CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 97% original blue and nickel finishes with some
inish loss on the barrel rib, light overall spotting, a light cylinder drag line, and bright case colors on the hammer. Grips are very ine with some dings and scratches on the left panel and light handling marks on the right. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000
LOT 642
Factory Engraved Smith & Wesson Model 29-2 Double Action Revolver
with Case - Serial no. N303879, 44 Magnum cal., 8 3/8 inch solid rib bbl., blue finish, walnut grips. Manufactured in 1975/76. The revolver
eatures very fine
factory scroll engraving
with 80% coverage.
It also has standard
S&W markings,
un-numbered smooth
target grips featuring
S&W medallions, ramp front sight with orange insert, and adjustable square notch rear sight. With wood display case. CONDITION: Excellent. The revolver retains 99% plus original blue finish showing a light cylinder drag line and limited minor handing marks. Nearly all original case colors remain on the hammer and trigger. The grips are also excellent with some minor handling evidence (mostly on the bottoms) and retaining most of the finish. Mechanically excellent. The case is very good. Estimate: 2,250 - 3,750
LOT 643
Factory Class “A” Engraved
Smith & Wesson Model 66-1
Double Action Revolver with
Box and Factory Letter - Serial
no. 57K8783, 357 magnum cal.,
6 inch solid rib bbl., stainless
steel finish, goncalo alves grips.
The accompanying factory letter
lists this revolver with a 6 inch
barrel, Class A factory engraving,
satin finish, and smooth Goncalo
Alves target grips when shipped on July 18, 1980, to International Distributors Inc. The S&W box has an end label numbered to gun listing the factory Class A engraving as a special feature, with 3 piece cleaning rod
and instruction manual.
CONDITION: Excellent plus overall, with 99% original finishing, showing a light cylinder drag line and very limited handling marks. Mechanically excellent. The box is excellent showing very minimal wear.
Estimate: 2,250 - 3,250

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