FALL 2021 PREMIER FIREARMS & MILITARIA AUCTION
AUCTION DATES: November 5, 6 & 7, 2021
PREVIEW: November 3 & 4: 9 am - 5 pm; Opening at 8 AM Days of Auction, Early Preview Available By Appointment
SMITH & WESSON CHIEFS SPECIAL “BABY AIRCREWMAN” AIRWEIGHT DA REVOLVER.
Cal. 38 Spl. S# A.F.No.1798.
Designed as a lightweight survival revolver for bomber crews. 605 Were shipped to the Air Force in 1953, S#’s A.F.No.1795 – A.F.No.2399. Cyls. were known to burst w/ commercial ammunition. These rare revolvers were ordered destroyed in the late ’50’s & very few examples in original condition remain. Bbl. 2″ w/ rib & serrated ramp front sight. Aluminum alloy frame is marked “Property of U.S. Air Force” along backstrap. J frame 4 screw action w/ pinned bbl. & flat cyl. latch. Left side of frame above front of trigger guard has “P” proof mark. .240 Case colored hammer & grooved trigger. 5 Shot cyl. Back of cyl. & bottom of bbl. have matching S# “1798”. Inside of frame & crane have assembly No. “2250”. Two piece diamond checkered walnut rnd. butt Magna grips w/ silver U.S. Air Force medallions. Back of left grip panel is stamped “111/352”.