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Old February 16, 2013, 12:04 AM   #1
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38 special ctg

could someone help with dating a 38 special ctg can't find a model number .the serial number on butt is k 98xxx
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Old February 16, 2013, 12:27 AM   #2
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The .38 Special CTG is a cartridge. Not a gun.
CTG is an abbreviation.
You'll need more info.
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Old February 16, 2013, 12:40 AM   #3
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38 special ctg

what info do you need only other numbers on revolver are 9 above 44108 with 8 below its a 4inch barrel blued fixed blade front sight adjustable rear sight the top plate is groved like the strap between the grips where else would i find info

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Old February 16, 2013, 02:50 AM   #4
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That helps, to a degree.
Six-shot?
The serial is OK, but isn't necessarily the final determinant of the exact model.
The other numbers are assembly numbers, if it's a Smith.

With the cylinder open, do you see a Mod and a number on the frame just below the barrel?

If it's a four-inch, six-shot, adjustable-sighted revolver you've probably got a K-frame Smith. Does it say Smith & Wesson on it? Other makers had CTG as part of their caliber stampings on the barrel.
A photo would be nice.
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Old February 16, 2013, 08:12 AM   #5
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could someone help with dating a 38 special ctg can't find a model number .the serial number on butt is k 98xxx
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what info do you need only other numbers on revolver are 9 above 44108 with 8 below its a 4inch barrel blued fixed blade front sight adjustable rear sight
Given the above info, we can narrow it down to one of 2 models, either a model 14 which was the 38 target masterpiece, or the model 15, which was the 38 combat masterpiece. The SN of K98XXX automatically makes it a K frame, 6 shot revolver, 5 screw (since K98XXX is approx 1950 or so production) with adj sights.

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Does it say Smith & Wesson on it? Other makers had CTG as part of their caliber stampings on the barrel
Well given it has adjustable sights, K prefix SN on butt, I'd be very surprised if it was not a S&W.
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Old February 16, 2013, 12:29 PM   #6
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It does appear to be a K-frame, as I said, but you never know for sure about the Spanish copies.
Doesn't hurt to confirm.
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