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Mod. 53 Smith & Wesson 22 Jet Special Order Nickel w/wood Presentation Box & Shells

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Mod. 53 Smith & Wesson 22 Jet Special Order Nickel w/wood Presentation Box & Shells  Guns > Pistols > Smith & Wesson Revolvers > Full Frame Revolver
Description: SS# 4K48XXX From a mid-west estate sale a nickel finish 6 inch barrel Smith and Wesson Model 53-2 22 Jet cal. with wooden S&W presentation box. I bought this gun as unfired but after close inspection I think it has been fired and there is a very light drag line on the cylinder however it looks new in every other way with a tight action and a perfect bore. The grips are in excellent condition with no cracks or chips and just a few very light handleing marks (see photo) and they appear to be original to the gun. The nickel finish is perfect with no scratches(see photos). I am not an expert and know very little about S&W pistols and they had no extra information about the gun at the sale however I have been told there were no nickel finish production guns of this model made and it was a special order gun. I have also been told that factory nickel guns have an "N" stamped on the cylinder and this one doesn't so I took this gun to a very good gunsmith and had him look at it. He told me that the nickel finish is definately S&W factory done and I will guarantee the gun and finish as such. The factory wood presentation box is in excellent condition with a few dings on the outside (see photos) however the interior has been relined with blue felt (the original blue spray on flocking has deterioated over the years and I understand that is common for all the wood presentation box guns). The gun also comes with a full box (50 rounds) of Remington 22 Jet ammo. Sorry no paper work or tools came with this gun. We trade guns. Satisfaction guaranteed (see my feedback). Cashiers check or money order only. Ship to FFL holder only. Shipping $25.00 plus insurance (optional). Missouri residents pay 7.7% sales tax where applicable. Three day inspection “No Questions Asked” return policy. Buyer responsible for postage on all returns............................................. [Information added 12/30/2010 10:50:04 AM]I thought I made it clear in the description that there was no "N" on the cylinder of this gun however I keep getting that question emailed to me......I can not find a "N" stamped on the cylinder.......................................[Information added 12/30/2010 10:54:06 AM]The following information was sent to me as posted on the S&W forum..............

On the model 53 a "factory nickel" finish is very hard to document! There are very few 53s that will letter as leaving the factory as nickel finish. I have an unfired 8 3/8" mod 53 that looks to be factory nickel! However the factory letter states it was shipped as a blued gun. It is my understanding that these guns were not good sellers and when they recieved an order for a nickel gun they would remove a blued gun from stock, send it back to the finishing department, refinish it in nickel, and then ship it to the customer! So it is on the books as being manufactured as a blued gun but it left the factory as a nickel gun, is it factory opriginal?............... I have heard this as well. In fact, I heard it from my close friend that I bought my 8 3/8" from. He always says how difficult it is to document some guns, and he has been collecting S&Ws since the 50's!

Condition: Used - See Item Description
Caliber: .22 (other)
Location: MO

Trades Accepted: we trade guns

Shipping Notes: 25.00

Item #: 993003406
Seller Since: Mar. 2001
Seller Level: Verified
This seller is an FFL
City: St. Joseph
State: MO

Shipping: $25.00 (or Arrange local transfer)
Accepted Payment Methods: Money Order
Returns: 3 Days

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