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    1930s smith and wesson .38 revolver ctg

    I just recently aquired this (from what I've been told) a 30s model s&w revolver. I'm not very familiar with the older s&w so I didn't know if any of y'all could help me out I am new to this forum so any help would be appreciated. I am also curious to see if this gun is ok to shoot, and if there is a certain ammo that needs to be used. The seriel number is 528478. It is a .38 smith and wesson special ctg 6 shot
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    to the forums from the Wiregrass, Justin! That is a S&W .38 Military & Police Hand Ejector model 1905, Change 4 from the late 1920s or early 1930s. Your gun has been refinished as indicated by the plated hammer and trigger. The grips that are on it are not original to the gun. If you take them off, we can tell if it is a round or square butt. If the action works smoothly and the timing and pushoff are good, there is no reason not to shoot it. You can use factory .38 S&W Special cartridges. WalMart sells white box target ammo that will work fine.
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    Thanks for the reply! I removed the grips yesterday and from what I saw the butt if the gun is squared off, with that being said, and being that the gun is not original by any means, does it have any kind of value what's so ever? Not really wanting to sell it but I'm just curious if its worth a penny or two? Thanks

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    It has no collector value due to the refinish. However, it's worth $200-300 as a shooter. And, it should be a fine shooter using target loads. You can shoot +P ammo in it, but you might find it a bit snappy. That revolver was made before the hammer safety block (WWII). So, if it is dropped on the hammer, it may fire the cartridge under the hammer nose. If you are going to carry it, you might consider leaving an empty charge hole under the hammer.
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    Ok well that's all I planned on using it for was for a truck gun so that'll work for me. I really appreciate your time and input. Thanks again, Justin.

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    You're welcome. Don't be a stranger .
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    Congrats on your M&P HE model of 1905; and BTW...

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