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   LOT 3171
Desirable Factory Engraved Merwin Hulbert & Co. Spur Trigger First Pocket Model
Revolver - Serial no. 2688, 38 CF cal., 3 1/2
inch solid rib bbl., nickel finish, hard rubber grips. This early pattern revolver has a spur trigger, exposed cylinder pin, no loading gate and scooped cylinder flutes. The two-line
Merwin Hulbert & Co address appears on the left side of the frame and the “38 CAL” marking is on the right side.
The rib has the two-line address/patent date marking. Features the distinctive Merwin diamond and scroll/punch dot engraving with a floral and leaf pattern on the sides of the frame and barrel. The left side plate also has the silhouette
of a Centurion soldier. The butt is marked “2688”, and the left side of the frame under the grip, barrel lug, inside of the left grip panel and rear face of the cylinder are numbered “2804”.
 CONDITION: Very fine. The revolver retains 95% original nickel finish with high point wear and some scattered very small areas of minor flaking. The top strap and cartridge slot on the recoil shield are both heavily battered. The hammer retains most of the faded case colors. The grips are very good with the left panel having sun faded to brown, and overall minor handling marks and crisp checkering. The markings and engraving are clear. Mechanically fine.
Estimate: 2,750 - 4,250
   LOT 3172
Panel Scene Engraved Smith & Wesson .38 Double Action 2nd
Model Revolver with Pearl Grips - Serial no. 21024, 38 S&W cal., 3 1/4 inch solid rib
bbl., nickel finish, pearl grips. Manufactured in 1880-1884. This example is decorated
with a profuse Merwin, Hulbert & Co. type engraving: a near full coverage floral
engraving complimented by punchdot scroll and geometric patterns. The side plate
is engraved with a seaside village scene. The barrel rib has the standard two-line S&W address/patent dates marking. Matching serial numbers appear on the butt, cylinder,
barrel, and barrel latch. The revolver wears a set of pearl grips.
CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 85% original nickel finish some flaking heavier on the grip straps and some scattered mild pitting. The engraving is crisp. Traces of original blue finish remains on the trigger guard. 70% original case colors remain on the hammer. The grips are excellent with minimal handling marks and highly attractive fiery colors. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 1,600 - 2,500

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