Grandfather owned gun. He died 1918
Thank you so much. It hasn't been fired since about 1918 and I wonder if it is safe to fire and what ammo would be appropriate? I am also curious about what D.A. means. Please excuse my lack of knowledge about this subject.Going by the ser. no. alone, it's a 4th Model .38 D.A. produced toward the end of this model's run in 1909. About a half-million produced, so not exceptionally rare in the standard barrel lengths (3-1/4 to 5"). That's .38 S&W, by the way, not .38 Special.