SOLD - Rare Smith & Wesson Lightweight M13 Revolver - US Air Force

Type: M13
Maker: Smith & Wesson
Caliber: .38 Spl
Condition: ~85%
Bore: 9/10
Year: 1950s
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Availability: Out of stock
C261158 - 14477
2/9/21 - This is a rare Smith & Wesson Model 13 lightweight revolver that was produced and issued to the US Air Force. About 40,000 were initially produced but only a tiny fraction remain as they were deemed unsafe and most were destroyed by the Air Force. Cylinders would split due to overpowered ammunition being used. This example has matching numbers on frame, cylinder and barrel. The finish shows some obvious wear as it was likely issued and used by the Air Force. Most of the finish loss is on the cylinder and muzzle. Terrific bore and smooth action. Right grip panel is numbered and matching to the gun, and left panel is correctly unmarked. Grip frame is marked 'PROPERTY OF U.S. AIR FORCE', and top of frame is marked 'REVOLVER, LIGHT WEIGHT M13'. Comes with original holster that is also marked USAF. This specific gun was featured in our Youtube video on this model:
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Condition ~85%
Bore 9/10
Maker Smith & Wesson
Year 1950s
Type M13
Caliber .38 Spl