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December 26, 2007, 07:11 PM
Can someone help me place a date on a pre model 10 Smith & Wesson revolver. It's baiscally identical to a model 10, old style 5-screw frame, 4" tapered barrel, six shot 38 special:

serial number on butt: C 3050XX

What would the proper name for it be, Military & Police or something else?


December 26, 2007, 07:57 PM
It would be a Military & Police. I don't know of a site that dates Smiths. Maybe someone else does. You can contact Roy Jenks at S&W and have it lettered. Not sure how much it costs now but the last time I checked it was 25.00.

Steven Mace
December 27, 2007, 11:21 AM
apr1775, from the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson your serial number would place it somewhere around 1954-1956. I guess the official model designation would be .38 Military & Police (Postwar), a.k.a. Pre-Model 10. For a more specific date you will need to contact Roy Jenks as Hawg Haggen suggested. Hope this helps!

Steve Mace

December 27, 2007, 04:50 PM
Thanks for all the help. I just needed a rough idea.