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You might try posting the pic again, I cannot see it. If the barrel is marked like your header ".38 Smith and Wesson ctg" it is NOT a .38 special.

Is it a 6 shot or 5 shot? The 6 shot should be a hand ejector model (K-frame) and the 5 shot would be either an I frame or J-frame. With the adjustable sights I am leaning more toward the K-frame.

How many screws in the side plate? If there is a screw above and behind the cylinder, it is pre WWII. That screw was dropped shortly after WWII.
 

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On the side of the barrel it says "38 S & W Special CTG.
6 shot. If you mean by hand ejector -- you push the rod and all 6 shells come out at once. It has a screw up and behind the cylinder of the plate -- in fact the screw screws into the frame and only the edge of the screw head overlaps the plate.

My grandfather work for Southern Calif Edison Co. at Kern River and then Big Creek Hydro Plants from 1903 through 1933. My cousin has a matching 22 on a 38 frame.

I hope this helps some. I'll try again with a picture.
 

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That would be a pre WWII Hand Ejector model. It would later morph into (I believe) the Model 15. Some would refer to this as a Pre-15 model.
 
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