I'm new to these forums, so I hope I'm posting this in the right section. This .38 was my great grandfather's. He was a sheriff in Texas from 1928 to approx 1948, and this is what he carried, at least in his latter years of service. I think it may be a M&P, but I would like to know for sure. I would also like to know approx year of production if possible. The number, also on the butt, begins with C 274XXX. If anyone has any knowledge they'd like to share, I'd be grateful.