Smith & Wesson Outdoorsman (pre-23) .38 Special. Made circa 1955 in the five screw configuration, serial S145060 (4x: barrel, cylinder, ejector and grip frame) features a 6.5-inch pinned barrel (blade front sight, serrated raised rib), adjustable rear sight, color case hammer (.505-inch wide, checkered spur), color case trigger (.500-inch wide, serrated face) and “Coke bottle” grips. No box or papers. CONDITION: The bore is strong and bright. Metal finish is approximately 85 percent with silvering edges, spots of thinning on the cylinder and scattered freckling on the frame. The right grip has a hairline (minor, not chipped and easy to disappear) where it meets the top of the backstrap. ROY HUNTINGTON has written over 2,500 firearm-related articles since his first effort was published by Guns & Ammo in 1982. While his editing career actually began at Police Magazine, industry-wide recognition came after he was named editor of American Handgunner. Roy became the publisher of American HandgunnerGuns and a host of special editions presented by the Firearms Marketing Group in 2004He remained at the helm of American Handgunner until semi-retirement in 2021. Roy still writes features, a column for American Handgunner and creates a significant amount of video content. His knowledge of all things gun combined with his famous sense of humor shines brightly through all of his work. PROVENANCE: A personalized letter from Roy Huntington will be sent to the purchaser. NOTE: Several other Huntington-owned handguns are presented concurrently. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,250 plus shipping.