Smith And Wesson Forums banner

1 - 9 of 9 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
249 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
This 44 Magnum is one of the first four produced with a five inch barrel (that we know of ;) ) and was shipped on September 11, 1957. Note it was shipped in a case for a 6 1/2-inch 44 Magnum. The revolver was Class A-engraved by Russ Smith and is an excellent example of his early work. The smooth stocks made of Goncalo alves rate among the best ever made by S&W.

Bill
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
32 Posts
Bill,
That is truly amazing! It has everything-rare barrel length, early gun, Russ Smith engraving, pristine case=can't improve on it! I for one really do love it when you post because it is such a treat to see these wonderful hanguns that you have lovingly acquired over the years!
Thanks,
Bill
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,121 Posts
Beautiful gun, case, tools, grips, and engraving.
What's not to like?!
:ymapplause:
Don
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,677 Posts
Doc44 How do you store your guns and what do you use on them.To keep them pristine etc.A gun like that I would love to have but would be as concerned about preserving it as aquiring it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
249 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
onenut....I maintain my plain (not engraved guns) that I don't shoot with a coating of Renaissance Wax that is a microcrystalline or museum grade wax that protects the finish. I maintain all my engraved guns and my shooters with Clenzoil and keep them dry and wiped down with a clean t-shirt. They are all stored loose in the gun safes at temp of around 72 F and at 40-50 percent relative humidity. I maintain the internal parts with a drop or two of Corrosion X each year. This has worked well for me in several different climates over a period of about forty years.

Bill
 
1 - 9 of 9 Posts
Top