'Century of Smith & Wesson' commemorative handgun set (10 Photos)

Smith & Wesson introduced its first “automatic” handgun–as it was known in 1913–with the Model 1913 “.35 Automatic Pistol “. The 2013 SHOT Show auction will commemorate Smith & Wesson’s 100 years of semi-automatic handgun production by pairing a new-condition Model 1913 .35 Auto with a modern-manufacture and appropriately engraved Smith & Wesson Model 1911.

 The Model 1913 pistol selected to represent the first year of the 100-year span is a certified “New Condition” .35 auto in original box with owner’s  manual. The condition of the pistol has been verified by author and official Smith & Wesson historian, Roy Jinks.

The modern end of the 100-year history is represented by a factory-engraved stainless E-series Model 1911.

The right side of this one-of-a-kind pistol features gold engraving proclaiming “1913-2013- 100 Years of Semi-Auto Leadership”. The rear of the slide features a gold Smith & Wesson logo.

The left side of this impressive pistol features the gold inscription “Smith & Wesson–Where Innovation is Automatic”. The rear of the slide proclaims “One of One” in gold engraving.

The two handguns will be on display in the Smith & Wesson booth at the 2013 SHOT Show and the high bidder will receive the custom display case used at the Show.

Head on over to Gunbroker for a chance to bid on this commemorative set and find out more about the history of the Model 1913.

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