S&W .38 Model 37 - what's it worth?
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Old 07-15-2009, 08:24 PM   #1
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Default S&W .38 Model 37 - what's it worth?

The box and manual have a date of April 15, 1955.
Serial: 3309##

Side of box
.38 CHIEFS SPECIAL AIRWEIGHT
BLUE FINISH MODEL 37
2-INCH BARREL ROUND BUTT
Information from manual
Smith & Wesson
.38 Bodyguard Airweight
Model No. 38

  • Caliber: .38 S&W Special
  • Number of shots: 5
  • Barrel: 2 inches
  • Length Over All: 6⅜ inches
  • Weight: 14½ ounces
  • Sights: Fixed, 1/10-inch serrated ramp front; square notch rear
  • Frame: Round butt
  • Stocks: Checked walnut Magna with S&W monograms
  • Finish: S&W Blue or Nickel
  • Ammunition: .38 S&W Special, .38 S&W Special Mid Range
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Old 07-16-2009, 01:07 AM   #2
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Look at gunbroker.com. Search item # 134262039. The one there looks a little nicer but it could be the pics. I have a Benelli with rifle sights and slug barrel I would consider trading. Let me know.

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Most definately NOT a Model 37. That is a Model 38. Alloy frame Bodyguard. The 1955 date is probably accurate. If the pic is an accurate depiction of the condition, I would price it about $300-$350.

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Thanks. The picture's pretty much accurate except for under the cylinder where the dust looks like nicks in the finish.

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