S&W New Departure Fifth Model

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Description: This is a nickel plated New Departure 38 Cal. Hammerless 5th Model with a 2” barrel in fine to excellent condition. This revolver is sometimes referred to as a Bicycle or a Lemon Squeezer. The revolver is in very good condition with minor breaks in the nickel finish with minor barrel pitting. The gun has been inspected by two gunsmiths and is considered safe to fire though it has not been test fired in the last ten years. It comes with a raised seal factory letter stating that it was shipped from the S&W Factory Feb 24, 1913 (six years after the fifth model went into production) to Simmons Hardware Co. St Louis MO. The gun is known to have been in Virginia for over 30 years. Requires FFL dealer for shipping and receiving. Will furnish FFL shipping information after purchase.

The following is taken from the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson 3rd Edition Page 87

ID Key: T-shaped barrel latch lifts to open, usually with forged front sight integral to barrel AsNew Exc+ Exc Fine VG Good Fair 600 500 Poor 60

AUCTION BLOCK .38 Safety, 5th Model, 6" bbl., “very minty…99%” - $2,875 - Amoskeag, Garbrecht collection, Sept. 2005. Variations • 2" barrel Bicycle Gun, 100% premium. 1-1/2" barrel guns rare, worth substantial premium. Reported with pinned front sight blade. A couple reported examples are in the25xxxx serial number range. At least one is known to be listed in the factory records as shipped with a 1-5/8" special order barrel.

AUCTION BLOCK Two 1-1/2” barrel Safety, 5th Model sold – one “virtually new…99% plus” - $8,050; the other “95-97%” - $4,313 – Amoskeag, Garbrecht collection, Sept. 2005.2” Bicycle Gun, “superb condition…99%”, medallion pearls - $4,255– same auction as above. Three 2” barrel Bicycle Guns, 5th Model sold – one “excellent” -$660; one “very good to ?ne” - $660; one “very good to ?ne” $440- Supica’s Old Town Station, Oct. 2003.1-1/2” barrel Safety, 5th Mod., “90%” - $3,250 – same auction as above

Condition: Used - See Item Description
Caliber: .38 (other)
Location: VA

Trades Accepted: No

Private collector that sells from collection on occasion

Shipping Notes: Shipping fee of $50.00 is estimated. Actual fee will be included when buyer identifies shipping address.

Item #: 930183278
Stock No.: 227979
Seller Since: Apr. 2013
Identity Verified ( Portsmouth, VA )
This seller is NOT an FFL
City: Portsmouth
State: VA

Shipping: $50.00
Accepted Payment Methods: Check Money Order
Returns: Only if Defective

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