Smith & Wesson 1st Year Model 53 SPECIAL ORDER .22 Jet
Built in the first year of production in 1961 on the four screw K-frame this outstanding special order Model 53 .22 Jet is equipped with an 8 3/8″ barrel, the original bright blue finish, the numbers matching original auxiliary cylinder, the original smooth rosewood target stocks, target hammer, target trigger, white outline rear sight and red ramp front sight. Any long barrel first year .22 Jet is a very scarce item, let alone as a full special order. This is likely one of just a couple out there in this configuration and comes in the original numbers matching box with the end label which confirms every special order feature! The gun is guaranteed to letter exactly as configured.
The gun is in outstanding condition retaining 99% of the original bright blue finish which shows only the faintest scattered aging and collector-type handling evidence. The original smooth rosewood target stocks are beautifully figured and every bit as mint as the gun itself. A supremely nice Model 53 that will make a special addition to any high-end collection.