Title: S&W Model 61-3 Pocket Escort, .22 LR SA Semi-Auto w/Box, Pouch & Ex. Mag.
Make: Smith & Wesson
Model: 61-3 Pocket Escort
Serial Number: B41517
Year of Manufacture: 1971-1973
Caliber: .22 Long Rifle
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “SMITH & WESSON” and the right side with “22 LONG RIFLE CTG”. The right side of the frame is marked with the “S&W” logo. The left side of the frame is marked with the 4 line “Marcus Registradas” address. The bottom of the grip frame is marked “MOD. 61-3” and “B41517”.
Barrel Length: The barrel is 2 1/8”.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is short blade dovetailed into the slide and the rear sight is a square notch that is also dovetailed into the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are brown and black mottled checkered plastic. The grips show scratches and light dings on both sides. There neither cracks nor chips were noted. The checkering is sharp and without mars. The grips rate in about Fine overall condition.
Type of Finish: The steel slide is blued and the alloy frame has a shiny black finish.
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 99% of its metal finish. The right side of the slide has a few very tiny marks. The grip screws show marks of a screwdriver but are still sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes in its original factory blue cardboard box with metal reinforcements on the corners, a zippered pouch, a total of 2 magazines, cleaning accessories and paperwork. The cover of the box is marked with the “S&W” logo and “Smith & Wesson / Springfield, Mass.” The cover shows a small mark in the upper right corner. The inside edges of the cover are slightly frayed. The bottom of the box shows no damage. The box has a factory label at one end that correctly describes the model, serial number and caliber of this pistol. Overall, the box rates in Excellent. The pouch is blue naugahyde with a brass zipper, and is marked “SMITH & WESSON” in white letters. The inside of the pouch is lined with red flannel. The outside shows several light marks and the inside shows the imprint of the pistol. Overall, the pouch rates in about Excellent condition. The magazines are blued and hold 5 rounds. They are marked “S&W” on the floorplate and show little to no wear. They are in about Excellent condition. The cleaning accessories consists of a brass rod with slot for a patch, an aluminum rod with threads for attachments and a cloth covered bore swab. The aluminum rod is in Excellent condition. The brass rod is tarnished and the cloth bore swab is slightly used and shows oil stains – both rate in about Very Good condition. The paperwork includes a parts list/instruction sheet and the brown corrosion inhibitor paper with which the pistol was originally wrapped. The instruction sheet has the model and serial number penned in ink along with a calculation. The instruction sheet is in Very Good condition and the inhibitor paper is in Fine condition.
Our Assessment: This is an extremely nice .22 Long Rifle pocket pistol complete with extra magazine, pouch and original box. This isn’t the smallest .22 auto we have seen, but it sure isn’t the largest either. It is small enough to carry just about anywhere and certainly better than throwing rocks. In this fine condition, the pistol is very likely to attract the attention of S&W collectors.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This handgun CANNOT be transferred as a dealer sale in California but CAN be sold as a Private Party Transfer (PPT) at our Simi Valley shop. All cartridge firing handguns (even C&R's and antiques) sold to a California resident must be DROS'd. This does not apply to out of state residents.
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