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Engraved S&W Model 57 info

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by cat9x, Mar 9, 2012.

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  1. cat9x

    cat9x Member

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    Hey guys I was recently given this gorgeous Smith Model 57. I know nothing about Smiths but now have a growing interest. If anyone could give me any info on this pistol I'd greatly appreciate it.

    This appears hand engraved, is this correct? A very very ballpark idea of what they might be valued at? Does Smith designate engraved pistols by "grade"?

    The serial number is N707XXX, mfg date? MANY THANKS Y'ALL!

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  2. steveno

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    since the trademark is on the left side of the gun it is possible that it is factory engraved. post the pictures and information on the S & W forum as there are some very knowledgeable people on that website
     
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    That's a nice looking .41. It was made in 1980. S&W has four levels of engraving. Master (100% coverage), A (75%) B (50%) and C (25%). Yours looks like it has A coverage.

    Paul Piquette was a S&W engraver in the early '80s and yours look like his work, but I am not even close to being an expert on these matters.

    Get it factory lettered. It's the only way to be sure.
     
  4. cat9x

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    I can't thank y'all enough! I'm going to take your recommendation and attain a factory letter. I'll post the details when I find out.
     
  5. Jim NE

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    Can't imagine why :)

    Congratulations on a magnificent acquisition.
     
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    The only thing anyone gives me are headaches and the flu. ;)
     
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    It looks exactly like my A coverage m57. Too bad you didn't getthe factory box. It is still a very claasic revolver.

    Cheers,

    ts
     
  8. BYJO4

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    Great looking model 57. Getting a factory letter confirming that the engraving was done by S&W will add to value.
     
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