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Old September 18, 2000, 04:28 PM   #1
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An auction sale is coming up locally, advertising a S&W Model 3 .38 revolver. My understanding was that Model 3's are rather spendy & not usually a surplus item. Is it possible that this is another Smith model/reproduction they are claiming is a #3 ?. The serial number is K8376**. It is a left over item from a defunct police department...THNX
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Old September 19, 2000, 08:15 AM   #2
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I may be wrong but I believe the only K prefix was on the K frames and according to my quick reference booklet your serial number falls in line at 1968.
There was a line of Model 3s but they were made from 1870 - 1907 or thereabouts.
More than likely it is a K frame from the 1960s if it's an old police firearm.
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