Smith & Wesson .22/32 Heavy Frame Target Model BEKEART 1936
This rare pistol is for the avid Smith & Wesson collector who only wants the best of the BEST in their collection. Out of my personal collection comes this absolutely pristine 1936 Smith & Wesson .22/32 Heavy Frame Target Model (Serial # 529509), also known as the ‘Bekeart Model’. This model is named after San Francisco gun dealer, Philip Bekeart, who originally contracted Smith & Wesson to manufacture this revolver back in 1911. Mr. Bekeart is credited with originating the concept of a .22 caliber revolver on a .32 Hand Ejector frame. Built on the .32 Hand-Ejector ‘I’ frame w/ 5-screws, features include a high polish blue finish, 6” pinned barrel, adjustable rear sights, thin blade front sight, and checkered walnut extension grips w/ silver medallions. This particular Pre-War S&W .22/32 Heavy Frame Target pistol is a ‘True Bekeart’, and has always been in high-end collections since new. It is in ‘collector quality’ condition throughout! Rated @ a strong 99%, overall condition is simply pristine w/ minimum signs of ever being handled. The factory original polished blue finish is absolutely gorgeous w/ no fogginess or thin areas whatsoever. The factory original checkered walnut extension grips are as minty as the gun itself. ALL numbers are matching throughout, including the checkered walnut grips. All mechanical functions are perfect w/ tight lockup, accurate timing and minty bore. The package includes the factory original S&W clamshell box which is numbered to the gun w/ the original yellow label, and the letter of authenticity from Smith & Wesson. According to S&W historian Roy Jinks, this revolver was shipped on March 27, 1936, and delivered to Folsom Arms, Co. in New York City, NY. This is a very rare & extremely high quality collector piece that would be nearly impossible to duplicate or upgrade in any way. If you are a collector of Pre-War museum quality Smith & Wesson handguns, you will not want to miss this special revolver.
If you wish to purchase this firearm or if you have any questions whatsoever, please call Steven @ (435) 703-0003.