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My grandfather recently passed away and this was one of his guns. I can't find it anywhere on the internet. Not real familiar with guns. Says 38 S&W CTG on side of barrel. Serial#-38622. Top of barrel says Patd Aug 96 /Dec.22 96 /Oct 8 01/Sept 14 09. Hope this is enough info and thanks for any
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That 38S&W is just that. 38S&W -- NOT 38 Special-- they are NOT the same. :) Nice old gun if not in the best of shape. Ammo is a bit steep, if and when You can find it. Last time I looked Winchesters were $42.00 a box. I have several old gals in this caliber so I do load for it. If she works, in that condition, maybe $175.00--- Any holster or ammo found?? :) Have her checked out before using. :)
 

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Welcome to the forums from the Wiregrass! I'm sorry for your loss. That is known as a .38 Perfected Model which was made from 1909 to 1920. Yours was made toward the end of that period. Most of these guns were exported and they can be sorta scarce in the US. Even in the degraded condition it is in, I think it might be more valuable than $175, but I'm not anywhere close to an expert on these models. You need to stop the rusting before it seriously degrades the condition. Take off the grips but DO NOT pry them off or you will break the base which is pinned to the frame. To remove them, loosen the screw completely then press on the head of the screw to pop off the right panel. If this doesn't work, take a wooden or plastic handled tool and rap the prawl (knuckle) with the handle to vibrate them off. Then, immerse the gun in automatic transmission fluid for about a week to loosen the rust. You can then scrub the loose rust away with a microfiber cloth, brass wool or a copper Chore Boy scrub pad. Don't use steel wool. To make cleaning the cylinder easier, you can unscrew and remove it by lifting the barrel latch and unscrewing the cylinder turning to the left. Enjoy!
 

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Hi and welcome to the forum!
 

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Welcome to the forum!

Sad to hear of the loss.
 
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