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Old 06-13-2010, 04:40 AM   #1
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Im looking on info of my pistol. Can anyone help. I dont have the resources to figure out what year it was made and what model it is. Smith and Wesson .38 special CTG Says 1752 inside and serial number is 296xxx. Thanks for any info

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Old 06-13-2010, 10:45 AM   #2
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Well, you have identified the CALIBER. The marking means .38 Special Cartridge- but that appears on guns that may or may not be Smith & Wessons (S&W own the name of the cartridge) Give us ALL markings, a description, and PICTURES and we'll see what we can do.

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I attached 3 pics hopes this helps. The serial number on the bottom of the buttstock and in numerous other places is 296xxx. And inside on the swing out cylinder neck and inside are the numbers 1752. Smith and Wesson are wrote on 3 sides of the barrel. Hope this is enough info. Thanks

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Open the cylinder, and look where the cylinder pivot point is on the frame. Normally, S&W put the model number there. It may read something like 10-1.

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You will not find a model number on that. It is a pre Model 10. .38 hand ejector. Pre WWII

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Any idea of value and year

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The Model 10, Military and Police DA revolver got that name about 1948. Before S&W gave everything numbers, they had names- sometimes from the date introduced. I THINK yours is a Model 1905 Hand Ejector-those were made from 1905-1940. The bigger bit on the end of the ejector rod is a quick glance ID point.

Value is a function of EXACT model, condition, and originality ( a refinished gun loses a lot of the collector value) A 1905 in 90% condition, my guess would be around $450-$500. Your milegae may vary. You can also check with S&W and see if they can offer any specific "made in" info. Standard Catalog of S&W will have some data.

Nice revolver.

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Better pictures would really help.

I'm going to take a SWAG that it's an M&P Model of 1905 (third change) like C3 said. The serial number seems to indicate that's what it is. They were produced from 1909-1915.

They run from $85. to $385. for excellent. Excellent Plus is $600. and $1500. for new in the box.

Please take some more photos that are in focus that show the numbers and and condition better.

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Where's ronrob?

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That's one VERY early J-frame.
The half-moon front side makes it one of the first....

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