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 MODEL 13 USAF “AIRCREWMAN” DA REVOLVER.
Cal. 38 Spl. S# C259829.
The Aircrewman was a lightweight revolver produced from 1951-1957. The Air Force used special loads that were safe with the aluminum cyls., however many ruptured when used w/ standard ammunition. In the late 1950’s the Air Force recalled the revolvers & ordered them to be destroyed & sold for scrap metal. Consequently, very few of the approx. 40,000 survive today in original condition. Bbl. 2″ w/ rib & serrated ramp front sight. Left side is marked “AIRWEIGHT” over cal. marking. Alloy frame, top strap is marked “REVOLVER, LIGHTWEIGHT, M 13”. Backstrap is marked “Property of U.S. Air Force”. 6 Shot fluted aluminum cyl. 5 Screw action w/ pinned bbl. & flat cyl. latch. .240 Hammer & serrated trigger. 2 Piece walnut diamond checkered rnd. butt Magna grips w/ silver S&W medallions. Left grip along backstrap near butt is hand stamped “21”. Inside of right grip panel is numbered “2S9/338”. Back of extractor & cyl. under extractor have assembly No. “4690”. Assembly No. on inside of frame is “5569”. Yoke is numbered “43354”. Bbl. & cyl. have no S# markings.