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Old February 16, 2013, 07:56 PM   #6001
laytonj1
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I have a beautiful stainless and mother of pearl S&W, serial #297319. I'm not sure what caliber it is...something smaller than a .38
It's not stainless. It was made a few decades before S&W had stainless. It has been refinished and it's likely nickel.
If it's not a 38 then that leaves 32. Assuming that is what it is then it would be a 32 Hand Ejector 3rd Model. Serial numbers ran from 263001 in 1917 to 536684 in 1942. Heat treating started at serial number 321000 in 1920 so yours predates that.

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On the butt of the gun it has "C 420xxx"
38 Military & Police. Serial numbers ran from C402924 in 1957 to C429740 in 1959. +P is safe to use. Value around $400 range.

Jim
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