Smith & Wesson Model 34 (22/32 Kit Gun) .22 LR. From the estate of Tom Siatos and made in 1959, serial number 59913 has a 4-inch pinned barrel with integral serrated rib and ramp front sight, adjustable rear sight, flat latch, recessed cylinder, checkered hammer, serrated trigger, round butt and diamond grips. CONDITION: Bore and mechanics are excellent. Metal finish is at least 95 percent, with light indications of handling/hoster wear and a light scratch on the right side plate from the holster’s snap. INCLUSIONS: Bianchi holster and original box with serial number written in white on the bottom. The box holds waxed protective paper and the original unsubmitted warranty card with serial number. TOM SIATOS (1923-2008) spent the majority of his life in close association with firearms and hunting. His professional contributions, tremendous category knowledge, bottomless enthusiasm and bold personality influenced the firearms industry and outdoor media to such a degree that it remains a viable force today. Tom was the second editor of Guns & Ammo Magazine. As such, he was responsible for the general tone of the iconic publication. A consummate hunter, spectacular all-around shot and true connoisseur of fine firearms, his interests spanned the full spectrum of the shooting sports. In 1942, Tom enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served in units that scouted and destroyed isolated enemy communication sites on a number of Pacific islands, eventually receiving a battlefield commission. After concluding his service, he attended UCLA and later joined the fledgling Petersen’s Publishing Company in 1958. A series of promotions led to him to become vice president of the Petersen’s Publishing Outdoor Division, which thrived under his leadership. Tom Siatos was a mentor, visionary, leader, father figure and a true original. We will never see his like again. The price is firm and layaway is available. $1,250 plus shipping.
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