Hi i was wondering if anyone can give me some info on my s&w 38 special, i inherited this gun from my grandfather its very clean sows just minor handling wear. the serial number is on the bottom of the grip and it is 4D04xxx.
Your Smith was produced in 1979, and is either a Model 10 or 12 (if blued), or a Model 64 (if stainless). The model number should be stamped on the frame inside the yoke - swing the cylinder out to see. You should see either 10-8, 12-3, or 64-3, indicating the basic model number and the "dash" variation, which corresponds to various engineering/design changes made to the original configuration.