Serial Number: 571000
Year of Manufacture: Unknown; Imported 1970s.
Caliber: .22 Magnum
Action Type: Single Action Revolver
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “Hawes Fire Arms Co. / Los Angeles, California.” The right side of the barrel is marked, “H Schmidt Ostheim / Rhoen Made in W. Germany.” The top of the barrel is “Stamped HS Model 21 S Cal .22 LR.” The left side of the frame is stamped “HS 72”. The cylinder is stamped “.22 MAGN. / Germany.” The serial number is stamped on the underside of the frame and under the barrel.
Barrel Length: 5 ½ inches.
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a fixed blade front sight, and a windage-adjustable notch rear sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are checkered black plastic. There is a bison impressed on each grip panel. There are nicks and scuffs present, the grips rate in about good overall condition.
Type of Finish: The finish is blue on the barrel, frame, and grip frame, and nickel on the ejector rod housing and cylinder,
Finish Originality: The barrel and frame are original. The cylinder and ejector rod housing may have been nickel plated along the way.
Bore Condition: The bore is mostly bright and the rifling is sharp and deep. There is some fouling which can be cleaned easily. There is no apparent erosion.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 75% of its metal finish. There is wear at the muzzle and on most high edges. There are some nicks on the frame, trigger guard, and grip strap. The cylinder shows a few minor nicks and a very light drag line. The Screw heads show use and little disfiguration. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions smoothly and correctly, although we have not test-fired this gun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: The Hawes pistols were manufactured in W. Germany and retain the classic lines of the Colt Single Action Peacemaker. There are several interesting features, including interchangeable cylinders and a safety mechanism. This one has a clean bore and a bit of show, with the chrome cylinder contrasting nicely with the blue / black finish of the revolver frame. Chambered in .22 Magnum, it should make a nice, comfortable, and stout trailside companion or plinker!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun can be transferred in California or sold as a Private Party Transfer at our shop in Simi Valley.
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