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    38 s&w special ctg

    HELLO FROM CENTRAL FLORIDA. I HAVE A COUPLE QUESTIONS I KNOW YOU GUYS CAN HELP ME WITH. I INHERITED THIS REVOLVER FROM MY GRANDFATHER AND I WANT A LITTLE INSIGHT ABOUT IT. IT IS THE MODEL 15-3. IS A 6 SHOT. ALSO HAS 58367 BY THE CYLINDER THE SERIAL # STARTS WITH 1K6555....! COULD SOMEONE HELP ME WITH TRYING TO FIND A APPROXIMATE DATE IT WAS MANUFACTURED & ITS MAIN PURPOSE IN LIFE. THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR THE HELP.Name:  Snapshot_20120725.JPG
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    looks about 1971.
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    thanks hunter

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    Model 15 is called the K-38 Combat Masterpiece. It's a short barreled version of the Model 14 K-38 Target Masterpiece. It has a Baughman front sight ramp instead of a partridge ramp, that had sharper edges on it. The ramp slid in and out of the holsters without hanging up much better than the Target psitol did. It also generally had a shorter barrel (4") then the Model 14 (6"). But near the end of the production run S&W added a 6" version to the line-up with the Baughman ramp sight.
    The M-15 is a very accurate revolver that shoots .38 SPL (Special) ammo. Best suited for a 158-160 grain bullet weight and it is capable of shootinga +P designated cartridge without any noticible harm to the revolver.
    Avg value is somewhere in the $400-$550 price range from good condition to very good condition.
    All and all it's a great handgun and very well suited for home defense and some fun target sessions at the range.

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    appreciate the knowledge sir!!
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    Welcome aboard from another citizen of Florida the "GunShine" state.

    Depending on condition M-15's are going from $350-$500 on my patch of the beach.

    M-15's were a main stay in law enforcement holsters through out the 50's and into the early 90's.

    They'll still do to ride the river with.
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    38 S&W special ctg

    Recently purchased 38S&W special ctg. Anyone have an idea of what the ctg means. Also though this weapon is in great condition it is old.
    What I'd like is some idea of just how old it is. The serial number is 5K22207. Anyone have any idea of just when this was manufactured.
    S&W wants $50.00 to let you know. I'm looking to get some idea of the revolvers age without having to pay for it! I'd appreciate the thoughts. it's a 4" barrel stainless steel. I paid $275.00 for it. It's in great working condition. It looks great also.
    Thanks for the help.

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    ctg. is an abbreviation for cartridge

    Looks like your revolver was built in 1973.
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    thatnks for the reply

    Thanks RDLouks
    Thansk for thee quick response. I thought that it might be 30 to 40 yrs old. I got it froma neighbor whose father was an avid gun collector, She inherited it from him. I'm curious as to how you pinpointed it's age. What reference do you have and is it a public reference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peabee View Post
    Thanks RDLouks
    Thansk for thee quick response. I thought that it might be 30 to 40 yrs old. I got it froma neighbor whose father was an avid gun collector, She inherited it from him. I'm curious as to how you pinpointed it's age. What reference do you have and is it a public reference.
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