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  1. ID age, model, approximate value of 38 special, model name/number

    S&W Revolvers 1857 to 1945
    Hi, Newbie here trying to learn how to use this forum and find out some info on a revolver I inherited. I know you all like pictures but I am having trouble with upload speed right now so maybe later. The piece is a blued black, 6in barreled, walnut checkered grips, swing out cylinder 38 special...
  2. Best .38 Special Round for Snubbie?

    S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    Greetings, I recently acquired a model 442 snub nose. I have shot regular 130 grain FMJ Winchester white box ammo through it and it kicks and beats my hand quite a lot as I expected. However, since I am looking forward to carrying this gun, I would prefer to use ammo with less recoil. What...
  3. Need Ammo Advice

    S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    Hello, I have what I believe to be an old J frame .38 special that my dad carried as a police officer in the early 70's. I've never had a need to buy ammo as I only ranged it once just to get a feel for it - so all the old ammo that dad had with the gun was plenty for me. My home flooded in...
  4. Dads favorite carry S&W

    S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    Hello all, I recently inherited a few weapons from my father. His favorite was this S&W (which I remember shooting as a kid many years ago, and it is a real 'hand-cannon'!). I'm hoping to gather some info on the gun from you experts if possible - it would be greatly appreciated as I plan to...
  5. New member from CA Hi all

    New Members Introduction
    Hi all: New to forums and have learned alot just in the last hour. Recently acquired a model 37 airweight Serial 45xxx and clues about its history are what led me to the forum. Am interested in learning more about it as well as learning about the older Smith and wessons in general. Glad to be...
  6. Looking for info on inherited S&W 38 Specials

    S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    Hello. I recently inherited a 38 S&W Special CTG. It's blued with wooden grip. Has the S&W circular medallion on the grip. Four inch barrel. Model number under the butt is C18XXX. It is pretty worn but seems in good condition. It was a duty firearm. I also inherited a small (concealed carry...
  7. Help identifying 38 special

    S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    I have a Smith & Wesson .38 caliber model T36093 with a 1.5" barrel. It is a 6 shot. Serial number is V8783#. I have not been able to find any more information and would like some help regarding age, whether it is nickel or stainless and approximate value. It has not been cared for as you can...
  8. When this revolver was made?

    S&W Revolvers 1857 to 1945
    Hello Smith & Wesson lovers, I have a Smith & Wesson revolver and i wish to discover when it was made or shiped. On the side of the barrel there is "38 S.&W. SPECIAL CTG", and on the top there is "Smith & Wesson Springfield MASS. U.S.A. Pat'd Mar.27.94. May.21.95. Aug.4.96. Dec.22.96...
  9. Baby Chief 1950????

    S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    New to the forum.... Just picked up a new little 38. After doing a little researching I believe it is a 1950 pre-36 "Baby Chief". The bluing is approximately 10 percent, but has that good patina. The serial number is in the mid 1600s. The serial numbers match the frame, barrel, cylinder and...
  10. Searching for answers for my Model 36

    S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    My great-grandfather was a sheriff for 12 years and before that he was one of the original highway patrol officers in South Carolina. He passed away 8 years ago and handed all his firearms to my grandfather. I few months ago my grandfather decided to give me one of my great-grandfather's guns...
  11. 38 special ctg nickel plated, help identify

    S&W Revolvers 1857 to 1945
    I have a 38 ctg s&w has serial numbers beginning with v , then 6 numbers, then on cylinder what appears to be a "D" then v then numbers. on butt has v then numbers. then inside when cylinder is opened, 2 other numbers. not same as serial, 5 digit. its nickel plated, i know victory models were...
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