date info on older S&W
I have a 4" 38 that was my dad's NYPD service pistol. Since he started in the 50's, I am assuming it dates from that time frame. Anything more specific is greatly appreciated.
The serial number on the bottom of the butt is C132XXX
There is a 5 digit number inside the crane, but no model number
There is another serial number on the backstrap, (I'm assuming it is a NYPD serial/issue number)
I'm not sure if NYPD used model 10 or similar.