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Hey Shoe,

Welcome to S&W.

One of the resident experts will be along....to advise on that fine Long Action 5 screw..

Later, Mark
 

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Model of 1905 4th change. Made before the mid 1920's based on the ejector knob. Original grips would be Prewar K frame service grips. I'd guess without medallions



There's a set on ebay now.
 

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Thanks for the info. All that from the mushroom huh. I was told it was his law enforcement pistol. I love it
 

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Welcome to the forums from the Wiregrass! I agree with delcrossv. Your .38 M&P, Model of 1905, 4th Change was likely made in 1923 or 24. And, there should be a "Made in USA" stamp on the lower right side frame which was implemented in 1922. The mushroom extractor knob was replaced in 1928 with a barrel-shaped knob. So, we can safely say your gun was made in the middle 1920's. The plain, round top grips shown above are correct for a square butt M&P from that era. The faux stag grips on it are made by Jay Scott. These were popular in the 1950-60's. You can shoot all full pressure ammo in it, including +P. Enjoy!
 

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Well I did a look up on ship dates and saw that .38 M&P with serial number 353xxx shipped in Oct. 1921. S&W implemented the Made In USA stamp in May 1922. So, I guess your gun was made between those dates.
 
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Well I did a look up on ship dates and saw that .38 M&P with serial number 353xxx shipped in Oct. 1921. S&W implemented the Made In USA stamp in May 1922. So, I guess your gun was made between those dates.
Awesome the older the better. I appreciate your time
 

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