inv# 20-4341

Cal. 357 Mag. S# 50147 (REG 1840).

Introduced in 1935, the 357 Magnum revolutionized handgun effectiveness & launched the era of modern handgun hunting. The 357 proved to be especially popular w/ law enforcement. The first Registered Magnum was presented to J. Edgar Hoover, Director of the FBI. Smith & Wesson mfg. approx. 5,500 of these very special revolvers 1935-1938. Each has it’s own registration number stamped on the inside of the yoke. Built on the N Target frame, these were offered w/ numerous combinations of features. Bbl. 6 1/2″ w/ rib & shrouded ejector. Rib & top of frame are checkered. Pinned Patridge front sight w/ Micrometer adj. square notch rear sight. 6 Shot fluted cyl. Pinned & recessed 5 Screw action. Polished blue finish. Case colored .250 checkered hammer w/ grooved sides marked along back “REG. U.S. PAT. OFF”. Case colored .250 grooved trigger. Diamond checkered walnut Magna grips w/ silver S&W medallions. Back of right panel is stamped w/ matching S#. Left side of grip frame is stamped “B”.

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