S&W date of manufacture
Thanks for your response.
It is a .38 special, with a swing out cyclinder, 6 shot, fixed sights, and a 5" barrel.
The grip panels look like walnut, with an elongated diamond raised area inside a panel with checkering, with the grip screws going through the middle of the raised diamonds. They also have a metal looking, goldish colored, 3/8" diameter S&W emblem embedded in the top area of each grip panel above the checkered panel.
Thanks again for your help!