Smith & Wesson 38 Hand Ejector Military and Police 1905, Fourth Change

Object Number: 
1967.19
Date: 
1935-1942
Medium: 
Steel, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/2 in. ( 24.1 cm ) Part (barrel): 4 in. (10.2 cm)
Marks: 
stamped: barrel: "SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS. U.S.A./PATENTED FEB. 6, 06, SEPT. 14, 09, DEC.29, 14 stamped: left barrel: "SMITH & WESSON"; left frame: "TRADE/SW/MARK"; right barrel: "38 S. & W. SPECIAL CTG" stamped: right frame: "FIORELLO H. LAGUA
Description: 
Steel and wood revolver; square butt with checkered grips; stamped marks on frame, hammer, buttstrap, grips, and barrel.
Gallery Label: 
Originally made for New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia, this pistol was presented in 1946 by the mayor to a former chauffeur, Martin Leifer, during ceremonies in which Leifer was sworn in as a police officer.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Martin Leifer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group