SOLD FOR: $1305
LSB#: 210204AL30 & 210204AL26
Make: J.P. Sauer & Sohn, Western Germany – Hawes firearms Co.
Model: Western Marshal
Serial Number: 12386/3 and 12384/3
Year of Manufacture: Our best guess is 1960-1980 – there is no German date code on either revolver
Caliber: .357 Magnum
Action Type: Single Action Revolver with Side Loading-Gate Cylinder
Markings: The right side of the barrel is marked “WESTERN MARSHAL / .357 MAG CAL.”. The left side of the barrel is marked “J.P. SAUER & SOHN / MADE IN WEST GERMANY”. Each has their unique serial number on the left side of the barrel and underside of the frame as well. The cylinder is marked “357” on the rear face. The right side of the frame is marked “HAWES FIREARMS CO. / LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA”. We did not see a german date code on either revolver.
Barrel Length: 6”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a blade. The rear sight is a square notch in the top strap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: Both revolvers do not have any grips
Type of Finish: Blue / Black
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: Handgun serial number “1238613” retains about 95% of its metal finish. Most of the finish is retained starting to transition to a plum patina on the frame, barrel, and cylinder. The black anodized frame has a few patches of finish loss. There is a patch of loss on the ejector housing. Mostly just honest wear and age. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine condition as missing grips.
Handgun serial number “1238413” retains about 90% of its metal finish. Most of the finish is retained starting to transition to a plum patina on the frame, barrel, and cylinder. The black anodized frame has a few patches of finish loss. There is a large patch of loss on the ejector housing where it meets the frame. Mostly just honest wear and age. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Very Good condition as missing grips.
Mechanics: The actions function correctly. We did not fire these handguns. As with all used arms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: The Hawes pistols were manufactured in W. Germany and retain the classic lines of the Colt Single Action Army. Some might find the lack of grips something wrong…. But it is actually your opportunity to find what best fits your style. Maybe some pearl monogrammed? Or perhaps silver Tiffany? Honestly anything better than slabs of pallet wood held with a drywall screw.