FINE Smith & Wesson .38 “PERFECTED” C&R Revolver
Made Circa 1914 in Fine Condition
Here we present a Smith & Wesson .38 Double Action “Perfected” Revolver, made circa 1914 in Springfield, Massachusetts. These were the most highly refined of Smith & Wesson’s Double Action line with an exposed hammer. Over half a million were produced of the first 5 variations from 1880-1911, while only 59,400 of the Perfected revolvers were produced from 1909-1920. These shared their predecessors’ top break, auto-ejecting feature. Its two primary differences included the mechanism by which one unlocked the barrel and cylinder assembly to “break open” the revolver for reloading, as well as the integral trigger bow. Regarding the opening mechanism, the former iterations simply required one to flip the “T” shaped latch at the top; however, the Perfected model required the sliding latch on the left side of the frame to be pushed forward to then move the “T” shaped latch.
The overall condition is fine. 98% of the original blue finish and the case colors on the hammer and trigger remain. The markings are clear. The numbers match. The trademarked hard rubber grips are in great shape. The bore is bright with sharp rifling. The action (hammer/trigger) is excellent. The cylinder revolves reliably on 4 of the 5 chambers. The 5th cog on the ratchet is slightly misshapen. Nevertheless, here is a beautiful example of Smith & Wesson’s “Perfected” .38 Revolver!
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 3-1/4 inches.
Caliber: .38 S&W
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL or C&R licensee. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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