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Collection Wood Museum of Springfield History
Title Pre-Model 29, Revolver, .44 Magnum
Object ID CVHM-97.241
Object Name Revolver
Description Smith & Wesson Pre-Model 29 .44 caliber Magnum revolver. Six and one-half inch barrel, blued finish with gold and silver inlays by Alvin White who signed his work under the left grip. Case hardened hammer and trigger. Special curved grips used on specially engraved revolvers.

"This revolver, engraved by Alvin White in 1955, illustrates the shift in style from the classic approach of Gustave Young. Young's European training produced a shallow engraved line and thinner gold application, creating a two-dimensional appearance. Alvin White introduced a more sculptured engraving with deeper channels and flatter shoulders on curved motifs. This deeper channel accepted a heavier gold inlay, with a resulting three-dimensional look."

Above taken from page 81 from Artistry in Arms: The Guns of Smith & Wesson, by Roy Jinks, the catalogue produced to accompany the SW International Museum Tour 1991-1995, organized by the CVHM.
Artist Smith & Wesson
Date 1955
Credit line Gift of Smith & Wesson
On Exhibit Not at this time