This one is sort of hard to explain. A good friend of mine told me about a local auction that had a 38 super that he thought I might be interested in. I logged online to look at the catalog and lo and behold I see this gun that I think is a prop gun. After looking at pictures pretty intensively for while and realizing that this was a small local small online auction( most of the 80 guns for sale went for $200-1700)I decided to take a gamble and pay for an expedited letter just in case they might have one. Chances of finding a letter after 1930 as you know are slim to none. Somehow or another the serial number was on that one page list at the archives. Letters as follows:
Ivory Stocks with Carved Steer heads
Factory Engraved with “C” coverage
Shipped to Rohers Gun Store, New Castle, PA October 21 1941!!!
Needless to say I RAN to the viewing 10 minutes later. I showed up expecting a line just to see this gun. To my surprise there were 6 people,counting me and the guy who told me, at the viewing. Gun was lying there with not one person looking at it in the middle of 500 S&W magnums and commemorative Ubertis!! To my great surprise the holster rig was a GORGEOUS SD Myres El Paso rig. I didn’t steal the gun in the end but only wound up having one person who “loved” it enough to make the bidding a little interesting. More pics to follow.
Last edited by gunnut75; 04-26-2019 at 07:07 AM.
About as close to perfect as a revolver gets!
I've been chasing 1st gen .38 spl. saa's for years and have two blue/cc 5 1/2 guns, but you sir hit it out of the park.
So I must ask is it for sale?
A big congratulations to you, enjoy.
I don't know much but at least I know that much.
Wow, what a great gun with a great story, I can only say congratulations
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You were incredibly lucky on that letter. What serial number range?
If there's a prize for Beautiful, Fantastic Find of the Year, you just won it. Wonderful gun!
Definitely Glahn engraved. The 2 rings around the end of the barrel and "V" near the base of the grip (pic #17), indicate it's his highest level of work. That's a VERY nice piece and excellent example of Glahn's finest craftsmanship. A BIG dollar gun...
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