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Monday, February 20, 2006

Smith & Wesson Catalog on Ebay

This very scarce 1897 Smith & Wesson Catalog comes with it's original 1897 dated mailing envelope mailed from the Company Headquarters in Springfield, Massachusetts and price list. It measures 3 3/4 x 5 3/8 inches and has 49 pages. The envelope measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches and the bi-fold price list 5 x 3 1/2 inches closed and 10 x 7 inches open. Pictured and described with full specifications and ammo used are their full line of revolvers. Models included are their: 32-44 Target, 38 Single Action (1880 & 1891), 38-44 Target, 32 Double Action, 32 Hand Ejector Double Action, 38 Double Action, 32 & 38 Hammerless Safety, 44 Single & Double Action Russian, 44 Double Action Frontier, Single Shot Target, 44 Single Action with Stock and their Central Fire Repeating rifle. There are Component Parts Charts pictured for each model with prices along with a picture of a cased 38 1891 Model. The overall condition of the catalog is very good. The binding is tight with minor fraying only on the bottom one inch where there is cover/ binding separation. There is no paper loss or loose pages. It's original large staples are rust free.The front cover has faint foxing on the top and bottom center edges and is stain free with only a minor tear in the lower left corner. The rear cover has foxing in the left center and the upper right corner. The price list is excellent with only a faint stain on the front center. The mailing envelope is fragile with foxing front and reverse with some paper loss across the bottom. The interior pages are in excellent condition with no rips, tears or paper loss anywhere. One page has a very minor light stain on it's edge.

Winning bid: US $575.00




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