Originally Posted by roachsquasher
I have Smith and Wesson CTG 4 inch barrel revolver. I am going to list all identifying marks on this gun. Please help me identify the model, year produced, and worth...thanks.
On the side of the barrel is 38 Smith and Wesson Special CTG
On top of the barrel is S&W Springfield Mass patented Feb 6, 06. Sept. 14, 09. Dec 29, 14
On the bottom of the butt or grip is.....S 953384
Inside frame with cylinder open is....X 3...32383
On the back end of cylinder is.....S 953384
I appreciate any help and info...Thank you.
I have two of them, one is a 4" model that had a lanyard ring, but wasn't a military arm, the other is a 6" model.
They are pre WW-2, both have some holster wear, one has a little surface pitting on the barrel, both are in excellent mechanical condition, they are pre-model 10 and very high quality guns.
The bad news is that unless they are in mint unfired condition they aren't worth much money, but they are great shooters.
Money wise they are a good investment for a shooter or home defense gun.
A good .38 spec./.357 mag. new is just this side of a thousand bucks, with todays ammo there's not much that you can do with a .357mag. that you can't do with a .38spec.
These old S&W's in average shape outside and good to excellent shape inside can be bought more often than not for under two hundred bucks.
Most are strong, comfortable, accurate, and easy to shoot well.
Unless it's a new in the box excellent condition, clean it up, oil it, and shoot the hell out of it, enjoy.