View Full Version : Help ID/info. on a Smith and Wesson

October 10, 2006, 07:33 PM
A friend of mine got this gun recently, she was wondering if I could tell her anything about it. Of course I couldn't, but I told her that I knew where to go and ask...

Could anyone tell us what model it is, anything about it at all would be of interest. She was also interested in finding out if it was of any monetary value, I think she paid $30 for it. I thought I saw a posting a while back from a guy who said he would be willing to look up a guns value for interested folks.

Thank you very much! - Brian

This is what she sent me with the pictures:
Smith & Wesson Sringfield, Mass USA
Serial # 387xxx
May 11, 1880
Jan. 9, 1882
April 9, 188?

October 10, 2006, 08:14 PM
serial number 387,xxx with barrel markings
May 11, 1880
Jan 3, 1882
Apr 9, 1889

would be a 38 Double Action Fourth Model made 1895-1909
in the serial range of 322,701 to 539,000.
The grips in the picture do not look original. As for value, the attached pictures make it difficult to access the finish. Condition is critical on these 38's as they are fairly common.


October 10, 2006, 08:22 PM
Thanks for the info! I haven't seen the gun in person, so I can't speak for the condition. - Brian