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1613
$16,100.00

*IMPORTANT WOLF & KLAR ENGRAVED TWO GUN LOT: SMITH & WESSON 38/44 HEAVY/DUTY AND COLT 1911 .38 SUPER PISTOL. THE PROPERTY OF FBI SPL AGENT GEORGE H. FRANKLIN.

SN 47675/6550. 1) Smith & Wesson 38-44 Heavy/Duty revolver, custom engraved by Wolf & Klar of Fort Worth, Texas. Cal. 38SPEC. 4″ bbl. Nickel finish. 2-pc ivory grips with Mexican eagle motif on right side. Engraving is of the walking hunch design with farce coverage overall. Right side shows bird motif of “G.H. Franklin” in a riband. SN matches on frame, cyl, and bbl. Assembly no.5610 on inside of frame and cyl crane. Standard Smith & Wesson markings for this model. Factory letter states shipped 4/29/1936 to G.H. Franklin % Federal Reserve Bank Bld, K.C.,MO in a one gun shipment. 2) Colt Model 1911 .38 Super Pistol, custom engraved by Wolf & Klar of Forth Worth, Texas. Cal. 38 SUPER. 5″ bbl. Full nickle finish. Stag-horn grips. Engraving is of the walking hunch design with sparce coverage. Right side of slide shows a bird and floral motif. Left side of frame is engraved “G.H. Franklin”. All factory markings are standard for this pistol. 2-pc stag-horn grips. Factory letter states shipped 8/9/1933 to Oklahoma City Hdwe Co in a one gun shipment. PROVENANCE: Accompanied by S&W and Colt Factory Letters and biography of George H. Franklin (FBI SA 1932-56). Franklin was one of Hoover’s “hired guns” serving during the outlaw days of the 1930s in NC, OK, MO, TX, NM. Consigned by the Franklin Family. Special Note: This item(s) contains plant or animal properties that may be covered by the Endangered Species Act (ESA). We have taken care to ensure that this item(s) meets the standard for sale under the ESA. However, certain states and other countries have laws that are more restrictive than the ESA. It is the bidder’s responsibility to ensure that it is lawful to purchase or transport this item(s) into their state, and to obtain the necessary import and export approvals. Delay or failure to obtain any such permit or approval does not relieve the buyer of paying for the item(s) and consummating the purchase. CONDITION: 1) Fine. Revolver retains 90% of the nickel finish overall. Engraving was accomplished through the nickel finish. Markings are sharp. Bore is very good. Chambers are very good. Cyl shows a slight drag mark. Hammer and trigger show generous traces of case color. Hammer spur has been slightly bobbed. Grips are very good with no missing pieces and a carved Mexican eagle on right grip. 2) Fine. Pistol retains 90% of orig nickel finish, with some muzzle wear and slight dulling. Engraving was accomplished through the nickel finish. Factory markings are sharp. Bore is fine. Grips are very good. 50207-1 TDW (5,000-9,000) C&R; IVORY – Lot 1613

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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