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           LOT 3436
Legendary Comedian Jerry Lewis Documented
and Engraved Beretta Model 21A Semi-Automatic Pistol - Serial no. BBS39338U, 22 LR cal., 2 1/2 inch
round bbl., silver/blue finish, walnut grips. Features floral scroll engraving with punch-dot background. Fitted with smooth walnut grips with the left side laser engraved with Jerry Lewis’s signature and a cartoon impression of his head. Jerry Lewis (1926-2017) was an American
comedian, actor, singer, and film maker
best known for partnering with Dean
Martin in “Martin and Lewis,” and was
nicknamed “The King of Comedy.”
Included is a copy of Lewis’s Las
Vegas, Nevada, registration card
for this pistol (dated January 21,
2009 unsigned), and
a nylon holster.
CONDITION: Excellent overall,
retaining 97% of the original
blue and silver finishes with
light handling marks and
edge wear, along with crisp
engravings and grip markings.
Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 2,500 - 5,000
Jerry Lewis
LOT 3437
Rare Savage Arms
Prototype 25 ACP Semi-
Automatic Pistol -
Serial no. 29607, 25 ACP cal., 2 3/8 inch round bbl., blue finish, plastic
grips. This prototype Savage pistol started development beginning in 1912;
the Savage 25 ACP pistol was intended to compete with the Colt Model 1908 Vest Pocket pistol as a compact
defensive weapon. While the design had a number of
virtues and development led to a production-ready pistol, development halted in 1917, with only 25
estimated to exist in any stage of completion. Blade front and notch rear sights, with thin groove serrations at the rear of the slide, a safety switch on the left side of the frame, a grip safety on the backstrap, and a pair of checkered grips with “SAVAGE” banners and Indian head logos. Unmarked reworked magazine
with five indicator holes.
CONDITION: Very good as period refinished, showing 95% of the dull blue finish, with some scattered edge wear, spotting and handling marks. The grips are fine, with some light handling marks. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 5,500 - 7,500
LOT 3438
Pre-World War II Colt First Series Match Target Woodsman
Semi-Automatic Pistol - Serial no. MT9098, 22 LR cal., 6 5/8 inch slab side bbl.,
blue finish, walnut grips. Manufactured in 1940, with the standard markings on top of
the barrel and on the left side of the frame. The left side of the slide has the standard
Colt and caliber markings followed by the Rampant Colt. It is fitted with Patridge blade
front and adjustable notch rear sights, along with the very desirable checkered walnut “elephant ear” grips with Colt medallions.
CONDITION: Excellent, retaining 97% plus original blue finish with limited handling marks, and light leading edge wear. The grip is also excellent with crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.
Estimate: 1,600 - 2,500
LOT 3439
Colt Model 1902 Military
Semi-Automatic Pistol - Serial
no. 42717, 38 Colt auto cal., 6
inch round bbl., blue finish, hard
rubber grips. Manufactured in 1920, this Military Model of 1902 pistol exhibits the
mid-production high polish blue finish and spurred hammer which was standard by
approximately serial number 37000. The left side of the slide is marked with the two-line
patent date and two-line address arranged in two blocks with the Rampant Colt behind
the serrations. The right side of the slide has the two-line caliber marking, “AUTOMATIC COLT/
CALIBRE 38 RIMLESS SMOKELESS”. The left side of the frame has the serial number and “VP” and “1” on the left of the trigger guard. It is fitted with blade and rounded top notch sights, a lanyard swivel on the lower left of the grip frame, checkered hard rubber grips with Rampant Colts and “COLT” banners, and full blue magazine. CONDITION: Fine, retains 40% of the original blue finish with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth grey patina, a speckling of light surface pitting on the upper right of the slide, and a few other scattered patches of light surface pitting. The grips are very good with moderate wear. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 1,400 - 2,250

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