I was given my dads smith in 38 special but I'm not sure of the model or year. I've tried do some research on it when I found this forum. I'm unable to send pics at present so I will describe as good as possible. The apearance is almost identical to the one that new member DKA posted on april 21-22,2009 under the 38 s&w special ctg. heading. I have the same front sight but I have adjustable rear sights (6" barrel). Grips, I'm sure are not original, they are pachmyr rubber presentation grips. Serial # on butt is 1509xx. Cylinder has same #. There is the #7999 stamped in the cylinder hinge and the #145796 on the barrel flat above the ejector rod.(was barrel changed?) Any help would be great. Thanks, new member, wrightway.