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November 26, 2006, 09:19 PM
We were going through some old stuff around the house and came upon a hand gun. I really don't know a thing about guns so I thought I might ask someone that does.
It says "38 Special CTG" on the barrel. It has a Trade Mark on the right side, just above the grip. It has a wooden grip with a diamond in the center, of which it has a screw that holds the grip in place. The body of the piece is chrome and has a serial # on the butt of the grip. The SN is in the 17000s.
Anything that you guys can tell me would be appreciated.
Thank you in advance,

November 26, 2006, 09:24 PM
Sounds like a S&W kframe 38.Does it say Smith & Wesson on it anywhere?...hpg

November 26, 2006, 10:04 PM
It has a logo on the side but it is very worn and I can't tell what it is. It is a circle though.
Any help?

November 27, 2006, 09:14 AM
If it is a Smith and Wesson, then in 38 Special and that serial number range , it probably is a 38 Special Hand Exjector M&P 1899-1902. It also sounds as if it is either well worn or polished and refinished.

Mike Irwin
November 27, 2006, 10:44 AM
Can you provide a photograph or two?

December 1, 2006, 04:38 PM
Just send that unkown pistola to me in care of Hotdog, at the Island of Unfit Guns. We'll take good care of it & send you some pictures in consideration of your contribution(s). Ha Ha.

The people who can assist might need some pictures. Good luck. Now if I can look thru some of this junk around here and find an old gun...look around here, Sparky.

James K
December 1, 2006, 10:08 PM
NightScapes, this is one case where I won't take a guess without more info. It very likely is a Smith & Wesson, but there were many Spanish copies with unusual or no marks that are positively dangerous to fire. I would recommend not firing the gun until you get can get better info.