I am no gun expert and I am trying to find out what I can about a 38 smith & wesson special ctg serial number s864498. any help would be appreciated... the model, year and rough range on value... thank you in advance for your assistance
According to my S&W book you have M&P 1905 4th change. The serial number means the revolver was between 1940 to 1945. Unless you pay for a letter from S&W you won't know the exact production year. S&W made better than a million of them from 1915-to around 1945. The value is around $300. They are not rare. Yours is a shooter grade.
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