Smith & Wesson Model Shop Mountain Gun .44 Magnum prototype built by Tom Campbell (Model Shop) and Ross Seyfried (gunwriter, PH, competition shooter). Serial number BDW0000 is the hand-made concept revolver created in the late 1980s to embody what the pair believed was the “perfect revolver”. Features include a 4-inch barrel (thin, tapered, .585 muzzle diameter), chamfered cylinder, standard-width hammer and trigger, adjustable rear sight and a round butt. The trigger pull is magical. CONDITION: Acquired directly from Ross Seyfried by the consignor, it stands in approximately 98 percent condition with one minor finish rub and a light turning ring. PROVENANCE: An included letter from Seyfried confirms the concept and origin. The October, 1989 issue of Guns & Ammo Magazine (copy included, signed by the author) carries a feature article by Seyfried discussing this pistol in detail. The frame number is clearly visible in one of the article’s photos. The price is firm and layaway is available. $10,000 plus shipping.