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    38 Special CTG info/value?

    Recently purchased this revolver. Was wondering if anybody could help with identifying its age/value.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/fuaogwMTchBNVQWz8

    Serial number says C 41923
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    Thanks in advance.

    Bryan

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    .38 M&P. Been making them since 1899. This is an early "C" prefix which became a Model 10 in the late 1950's. The C prefixes began in 1948 at C-1. By 1950 they were at C1xxxxx. This one is C1130xx. It shipped in 9/50.

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    neighborhood of $300.


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    ^ I can't add much more. It has that "speed hammer" peculiar to the period and what some call the "lazy ampersand", neither remarkable. 5 inch barrels were a little on the wane following WWII, more so later in favor of the 4 inch. What you have is what half the uniformed cops in America wore in those days. They are fine guns. One of my favorite pack-along favorites is an S series 5 inch just a few years older. Other than the Depression years I believe the post WWII was a prime period of construction for S&W.
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    speed hammer.

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    Look for that little notch.

    lazy ampersand

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    (it took me a while; I had this photo on another computer)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phishfan120 View Post
    Recently purchased this revolver. Was wondering if anybody could help with identifying its age/value.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/fuaogwMTchBNVQWz8

    Serial number says C 41923
    6 shot

    Thanks in advance.

    Bryan
    Out of curiosity, would you be willing to share what you paid for this piece? Many of us here buy S&W's often and like to keep up with current market prices across the country.
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    Welcome to the forum!

    Looks like a nice model 10 there!
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    Welcome aboard from the "GunShine"state of Florida.

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    Thanks for all the replies and info. I measured the barrel, and unless I'm doing something wrong, it measures at 4 1/2"...from end of barrel to front of cylinder.
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    Updated link with pictures.

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/i2zM6UA9s8cqWgQk7
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    Looks like a 5 inch barrel to me.
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