S & W .38 special police trade-in

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by skullcrusher, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    I just bought one yesterday. Got a good price for a good gun. How can I find out the age or some history on this gun? I shot it already, and I was surprised of the small recoil and still very accurate! :D
     
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    S & W keeps good records, and they make them available to their customers - Send them a written request with the serial number and perhaps a picture and see what they have on record.

    JD
     

  3. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    I was on their site, and they want $50.00 to request history. This was a raise in price from $30.00 recently. I'm not sure I am $50.00 curious. Is there a way to at least tell the age of the gun by it's serial # or something? Dealer was not sure of the age, just that it was police issue and trade-in. Most police stopped carrying revolvers as their main weapon several years ago, no?
     
  4. Dillinger

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    Wow! $50.00?!?! :eek: Holy crap has that ever gone up. Sweet Baby Jesus - They apparently are no longer the customer friendly dealer they used to be.

    Sorry bro - I honestly did not know that.

    Bob Wright is a member here who knows just about everything in the world of revolvers. You might shoot him a PM as I am sure he can point you at least in a direction that won't cost 50 bones....

    JD
     
  5. greenjeans

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    The guys on the S&W Forum can tell you quickly with a Model # and Serial #. Most of the guys over there are serious about their S&Ws and are very willing to help.
     
  6. Bob Wright

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    Yep, smith-wessonforum.com/eve/forums will get you what you're looking for.

    Bob Wright
     
  7. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    Thanks! I'll go there. This forum rocks! :D
     
  8. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    Well, that was a minor disappointment. Apparently, I cannot use my AOL e-mail account there. I wonder why this is. Can't use Yahoo or Hotmail either. Oh well, if they don't want me or my opinions, I don't need them either.
     
  9. raveneap

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    skullcrusher, if you want to give me the model and serial number ( use "x" for the last couple of digits if u want) I'll look it up for you in the SCSW 3rd. ed. and let you know.
     
  10. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    They are rather pissy over at the S&W Forum... I couldn't ever get logged on. So I blew them off.
     
  11. raveneap

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    Strange - I've been a member there for a looong time and have never had a problem logging on.
     
  12. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    I sent you a PM. If you want, you can reply here or to me by PM. Thanks in advance!
     
  13. skullcrusher

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    I wanted to thank reveneap publicly as he was able to narrow the age of the weapon to 'tween 1948 and 1967. It is a Cxxxxx model 10.

    I do have another question as I am far from an expert. I noticed that the serial # on the gun matches the serial # on the cylinder, but when I open the the cylinder, I see a different # on thye swing arm and base. Also, I see that the screws where the cylinder base mates to the grip base have tool marks on them. I'm not sure what this means, but I have a good idea. It is no biggie to me, as I purchased this revolver to use, not for show.
     
  14. skullcrusher

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    I see no one has an answer for my other question. Almost as disappointing as trying to get on the S&W forum site. Oh well, boom goes the .38 special. :)