Smith & Wesson Pre Model 38 Airweight Bodyguard RARE 1st Year
Built in the first year of production this extremely scarce Pre Model 38 Airweight Bodyguard is equipped with a 2” barrel, original blue and anodized finish, and the numbers matching checkered walnut diamond magna grips. These were only made for about a year before the Model stamping began in 1957 and early examples are rarely seen.
The gun is virtually AS-NEW in the box with the NOX-Rust vapor paper, Helpful Hints brochure and unused cleaning tools. A fantastic J-frame that retains 99%+ of the original blue and anodized finish which shows only the faintest of collector type handling evidence. The bore and cylinder chambers are mint and the mechanical working order is flawless. An outstanding Bodyguard that will never need to be upgraded!