S&W 38 model 710

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by Caoimhin, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Caoimhin

    Caoimhin New Member

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    I have this S&W model 710. It is marked 38 CTG. A 38 special fits but I'm not sure what it shoots. 1 gun store said it may shoot S&W 44 ? Any body have any help or information? When you open it it is marked in bold 710 then lightly 88 or BB
     

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  2. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    Does it have any markings or words on the barrel? Such as a caliber indication.
     

  3. Caoimhin

    Caoimhin New Member

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    On the barrel it says 38 CTG There is a small design before and after but I can't make anything out of it even with a big Magnafier. Google never brouht up anything on S&W 710
     
  4. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Its a .38 Special...
     
  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    That is a 5 screw Smith and as such does not have a model #. The 710 is not a model number. It may be what they refer to as a "working number" that helped keep fitted parts together (side plate, cylinder, etc.)
     
  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    First, find another gunstore, one without a resident dumbass.

    If your says 38 S&W CTG, it is in caliber .38 S&W. If it says 38 S&W Special , it is a .38 Special. The two are NOT the same cartridge. Definitely not a 44 of any kind. CTG is the abbreviation for cartridge.

    There is no model 710 (as he said right up there^^^) Yours is from the period bewfore S&W had model numbers. It would later become the Model 10 Military and Police Special.

    If you take the grips off, the serial number will be stamped across the butt. The "710" is a number (usually part of the serial number) used when putting the gun together at the factory.
     
  7. Caoimhin

    Caoimhin New Member

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    Thanks, you really know your stuff it appears. Do you have a shop? Or some jars of refined corn juice?:D
     
  8. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    No shop- collector, not dealer.

    Corn Juice- I have to deal with the BATFE for firearms and for explosives. I DO NOT want to deal with them for alcohol. :eek:

    Practical knowledge of HOW to make liquor is another matter, tho. :rolleyes: