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Old March 9, 2010, 11:38 PM   #1
WestTexasRambo
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S&W.38 Special CTG

I have a .38 Special S&W CTG Revolver. The butt has S 942065 stamped on it, the same on the chamber. When you open the chamber there's a 2 with 17478 under it. The barrel says SMITH AND WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS. USA PATENTED FEB. 6. 06 SEPT. 14. 09 DEC. 29. 14. The action is very smooth but it definitely looks old with wear on the grip .
I need help figuring out what model it is, production year, value, etc.
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Old March 10, 2010, 12:53 AM   #2
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.38 Military & Police (Postwar).
Serial numbers ran from S811120 in 1945 to S999999 in 1948.
Value depends on condition.

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Old March 10, 2010, 01:07 AM   #3
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It appears that you have a .38 special Military and Police (pre-model 10) made between 1946-1948. The "S" serial number was assigned in 1946 at # S811120 and ended in 1948 at # S999999.

This model has gone through three models and five changes between 1899 and 1942 when serial number 1,000,000 was reached. At that time, WW II, S&W began making these guns for the military with the serial number series "V" for Victory and "VS" (when a new "safe" hammer block was introduced) and continued to serial # V811119 when the war ended. Commercial production resumed and the prefix was changed to "S" until 1948 when the second million had been manufactured and the new serial number series was changed to "C". In 1957 S&W began assigning model numbers and this M&P was stamped mod. 10 in the yoke.

This model has been in continuous production from 1899 and is still in production today.

Value depends on condition and the latest S&W Standard Catalog lists the range of values between $95 (poor) and $500 (as new in box).
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