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Frank Buck sends a typed letter to Mr. David H. Murray, sale manager of Smith & Wesson that he received the 357 magnum prototype and will send photographs included is an unsigned corresponding letter.
Typed Letter Signed: "Frank Buck", 1p, 8½x11 personal letterhead. New York, New York, 1946 May 11. To Mr. David H. Murray, Sales Manager, Smith & Wesson, Springfield, Massachusetts. In full: "The gun arrived and it is a honey. I have never seen a more beautiful arm nor felt one with a finer balance. It really looks marvelous and I am very keen to have an opportunity to try it out. I cannot say enough to express my appreciation of your fine, friendly gesture. I will let you know more about it later and will eventually send you some good photographs. Again thanking you, I am, with best wishes Yours faithfully," Fold creases not near signature. Staple holes at upper left corner. Otherwise, fine condition. Included is the retained unsigned carbon copies of the letter sent to Frank Buck dated 1946 May 6 from David H. Murray, Sales Manager of Smith & Wesson, Inc., 8½x11. In full: "We are glad to report our Repair Department has been able to complete the work they were doing on the 6½-inch Magnum, and this gun is going out to you under separate cover today. We are also including two boxes of Winchester '357' Magnum ammunition. These are the original Magnum load with a flat-nose, sharp-shouldered lead bullet, which we believe is still the most effective type that has been developed. We hope the gun will reach you within the next day or so, and prove to be a worth-while companion to have along on your trip. With all best wishes for a very successful expedition. Sincerely yours" ¼x½ paper loss at upper left corner. Fine condition. Frank Buck (1884-1950), hunter, author and filmmaker, made his first expedition to South America in 1911. He eventually traveled to Malaya, India, Borneo, New Guinea and Africa. From these and other expeditions he brought back many exotic species that he sold to zoos and circuses, ultimately acquiring the nickname "Bring 'em Back Alive". Two items.

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Born: March 17, 1888 in Gainesville, Texas
Died: March 25, 1950 in Houston, Texas

Film Credits
1952 Your Jeweler's Showcase (Writer), 1949 We, the People (in person), 1949 Africa Screams (Performer), 1946 Jungle Terror (Other), 1943 Tiger Fangs (Performer), 1942 Jacaré (in person), 1942 Jacaré (Other), 1942 Jacaré (Director), 1941 Jungle Cavalcade (Performer), 1941 Jungle Cavalcade (Writer), 1937 Jungle Menace (Performer), 1935 Fang and Claw (Producer), 1935 Fang and Claw (Writer), 1935 Fang and Claw (Director), 1935 Fang and Claw (in person), 1934 Wild Cargo (in person), 1934 Wild Cargo (Writer), 1934 Wild Cargo (Producer), 1932 Bring 'Em Back Alive (Writer), 1932 Bring 'Em Back Alive (Performer), 1932 Bring 'Em Back Alive (in person)

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