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  1. Need Help Dating of .38 Special Smith And Wesson Revolver

    S&W Revolvers 1857 to 1945
    Hello everyone, I have recently found a Smith and Wesson .38 special during a house cleanout and I was hoping to get any information on it. On the butt of the gun, it has serial number #499481, this number is also on the cylinder, and below the barrel. There is another number on what I think is...
  2. New Super Vel .38 Special Ammo

    Ammo Forum
    What are some opinions about this round? I'm not sure it has adequate penetration and it kind of reminds me of the old Treasury Load. I haven't been able to find too much information on it.
  3. .38 CTG vs. .38 Special

    S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    I have what appears to be a nickeled revolver, 6 shot, wood grips, and has Smith & Wesson on one end of the barrel, and the other side only has S&W CTG? It doesn't appear to have any polishing marks, but it does not say .38 special anywhere and my local gun shop says it looks like it was...
  4. Age of Model 640 Needed

    S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    I have a Model 640 .38 S&W Spl that is part of an estate. It is a stainless pistol and has a 2" barrel. I need to determine the age so I can value it for the estate. The serial number is BFU3036. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
  5. hi please help identify great grampas 38

    S&W Revolvers 1857 to 1945
    This was given to me from my father it was my great grampas, I have seen similar ones here viewing this site, someone has obviously painted the wood grips black, I don't know much about this piece. I have just cleaned it and keep it put away, I believe it was made from 1905 to 1920s model. But...
  6. S&W .38 Special of my Grandads, Need help identifying and findiing a holster!

    S&W Revolvers 1857 to 1945
    Hey, I am new, and I thought I could find out on my own, but man this gun doesn't seem to fit any descriptions I can find. It's a .38 Special. It is Steel. Walnut? grips. 5 shooter. Number on the bottom of the grip is 306xxx number inside the crane? 5673 Has the SW emblem on the grips. The...
  7. S&W .38 spl. Mod. 60 Serial number history

    S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    Trying to figure out how old my great uncles old .38 is, got it as a gift when he passed away and wana see if its worth selling to upgrade my home defense. So please help if you can with the serial..all help is mush appreciated Serial number R1152x'x
  8. Need Help Dating .38 Special Hand Ejector

    S&W Revolvers 1857 to 1945
    Ok, so I recently acquired a Smith and Wesson .38 special hand ejector and have spent the better part of 5 hours trying to date it. So, I'm going to be as specific as I can. Serial number 6688**. (That's right - 6 digits) Says "Smith & Wesson" on left side of barrel, ".38 S&W Special ctg." on...
  9. S&W Airweight 38. spl. ctg Need a price?

    S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    I have an older S&W Airweight .38 spl. ctg. . I cannot find a model number anywhere... checked inside the cartridge chamber but nothing there. The barrel is about an inch and a quarter long. It has diamond pattern checkering on the grip, and the bluing has rubbed off on a lot of the metal...
  10. S&W .38 Spl. Chiefs special airweight?????

    S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present
    Hello all, I am new to this forum but have admired Smith and Wesson all my life. I recently acquired a snub nose S&W five shot revolver, I brought it over to Cabelas in Gonzales, La. To have the gun evaluated by their team of "EXPERTS" and give me an estimated value, I own the 2012 standard...
  11. .38 special s. & w. Ctg

    S&W Revolvers 1857 to 1945
    Okay, like lots of other folks I've got an old gun I'm trying to find out about. This belonged to my father and sat in his closet for as long as I can remember. Other than that, I have no real knowledge of where or when he got it. The info I was able to get off the gun was as follows: On...
  12. Victory Model 2" Barrel

    S&W Revolvers 1857 to 1945
    I have inheirated a S&W .38 special Victory Model. It doesn't have the lanyard though. It is a 2" barrel and I can't find much on the 2" barrel. I have noticed that there is a lot of discussion about the 4" barrel, but is there anyone who can tell me a little more on the 2" barrel. Also I...
  13. 38 S&W Special CTG - mfg date and value?

    S&W Revolvers 1857 to 1945
    Will try to give you all the info first time. grips a bit - tiny bit - worn. Metal is gorgeous. SN very clear, as well as all other numbers, etc. SN - 109583 and then a long space then an 'S' without the '. On the cylinder the SN is clearly visible but the 'S' has a tiny diamond shape next...
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