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    Need help

    Trying to figure out info on this gun I got from my wife’s grandma. Like year made and possible what it would be worth . Thanks
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    Hey Richard,

    Welcome to

    Way to go! Pics of yesteryear.......on your first post!!

    Later, Mark
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    Caliber?
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    Hi and welcome to the forum.
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    I keep a gun because I'm too young to die and too old to take an ass whoopin'!

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    Very early .38 M&P. Like pre WW1 early.
    Model of 1902 1st change, probably shipped in 1903.

    In that condition, not worth too much, but a fun shooter with standard velocity 38 wadcutters.
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    ".38 S&W Special & US Service Ctgs", from the markings on the left side of the barrel (right-click on the first photo, then left-click on "view image". Then left-click on the image and it will enlarge, the markings are clearly readable.

    Not .38 S&W.
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    Welcome to the forum!

    It's a Military & Police 1st Model 1905 made between 1906-1909 in .38 Special and the "US Service cartridge" also stamped on the barrel refers to the 38 Long Colt cartridge which was still used by the US Army and had been the Army standard until replaced by the .38 Special. The 38 Long Colt is the same size case as the S&W 38 Special and can be fired in that gun but it's a bit shorter and less powerful...which led to its demise.

    Value could range from $200- $400 +/- but, if it's a family heirloom...priceless.

    This one is a a little earlier, an M&P Model of 1902 made about 1904

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    Military & Police Model re-named Model 10 after 1957. Value varies w/ location but around here about $150-200. Likely saw duty in WWI & possibly WWII. Nice keepsake.
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    Welcome to the forum. That is a very nice piece of history and a lot of family heritage.
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