SOLD FOR: $1200
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 34-1, The Model of 1953 .22/32 Kit Gun
Serial Number: M48070
Year of Manufacture: 1971-1973
Caliber: .22 Short, Long or Long Rifle
Action Type: Single Action or Double Action Revolver with 6 Round Swing-Out Cylinder
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON” and the left side of the frame is marked with the S&W logo. The yoke cut is marked “MOD. / 34-1”. The right side of the frame is marked with the 4 Line “Marcas Registradas” address. The right side of the barrel is marked “.22 L.R. CTG.”. The butt is marked “M48070”. The sides of the grip frame and the yoke have inspection marks. The rear face of the cylinder is marked “N” and “L”.
Barrel Length: 2?
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade integral to the barrel rib. The rear sight is a flat topped square notched target sight adjustable for windage and elevation that is screwed to the top strap.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered walnut magna stocks with smooth borders and S&W medallions on a square butt grip frame. There are a few little tiny spots of finish loss and thinned finish, mostly on the bottom faces. The checkering is mostly sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Nickel
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. The cylinder has a faint turn-line, not through the finish. There are a few scattered faint rubs and draglines from use and storage. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The cylinder lockup has very light play on all six chambers. The double action trigger is smooth and the single action crisp. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is an unlabled gray Smith & Wesson box with metal reinforced corners and paperwork including the manual.
Our Assessment: This is a S&W Model 34-1 Model of 1953 .22 Kit Gun with a 2” barrel and a nickel finish. The revolver has adjustable target sights and a pinned barrel (the barrel pin was deleted on this model in 1982). The revolver is in about Excellent condition with about 98% of its original metal finish remaining. The bore is bright with sharp rifling and no erosion. With its adjustable sights and 2” barrel, it will be great for plinking and varmint control while still being compact and easy to carry. That said, in its high condition and with its original box, this is going to interest the Smith collectors, too. Please see our photos and good luck!