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Listing the caliber would help. On the right side of the barrel ;)
As a guess,it looks like a pre WW2 K frame 38 target. The grips aren't original.
 
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Welcome to the forums from the Wiregrass! S&W didn't start giving their firearms model numbers until 1957. In the collector community, your gun is a Model 1905, Change 4 Target also known as the .38 Military & Police Target, as Absalom says. The date he gives of 1929 is about as close as you can get without an historian's letter of authenticity. The grips on it are not original. Original grips would have been round top service grips with either a gold or chrome medallion. S&W was trying different medallions at the time and, again, you won't know how it shipped without a letter. However, the grips on it may be quite valuable if they are pre-WWII. Sanderson and Roper were making target-style grips in the 1930's. They look like Sanderson's to me but they could just be common Herrett or Siles. A look inside might give more information.
 

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Welcome to the forums from the Wiregrass! S&W didn't start giving their firearms model numbers until 1957. In the collector community, your gun is a Model 1905, Change 4 Target also known as the .38 Military & Police Target, as Absalom says. The date he gives of 1929 is about as close as you can get without an historian's letter of authenticity. The grips on it are not original. Original grips would have been round top service grips with either a gold or chrome medallion. S&W was trying different medallions at the time and, again, you won't know how it shipped without a letter. However, the grips on it may be quite valuable if they are pre-WWII. Sanderson and Roper were making target-style grips in the 1930's. They look like Sanderson's to me but they could just be common Herrett or Siles. A look inside might give more information.
Oh! Thanks for al the info, as soon as I reach home I will take them off and upload more pictures of the.
 

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Welcome to the forums from the Wiregrass! S&W didn't start giving their firearms model numbers until 1957. In the collector community, your gun is a Model 1905, Change 4 Target also known as the .38 Military & Police Target, as Absalom says. The date he gives of 1929 is about as close as you can get without an historian's letter of authenticity. The grips on it are not original. Original grips would have been round top service grips with either a gold or chrome medallion. S&W was trying different medallions at the time and, again, you won't know how it shipped without a letter. However, the grips on it may be quite valuable if they are pre-WWII. Sanderson and Roper were making target-style grips in the 1930's. They look like Sanderson's to me but they could just be common Herrett or Siles. A look inside might give more information.
This are grips photos
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I do not have the target model but a couple standard 1905 change 4 and you will find it is amazingly accurate for the age. Congrats on adopting it.
 
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