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S&W .38 Revolver

Discussion in 'Handgun Classifieds' started by KalamaMark, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. KalamaMark

    KalamaMark Kalama Wa Well-Known Member

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    (This is my first ad... I hope I get this all right..)
    I have what I think is a S&W pre-model 10 M&P .38 with a 5" barrel.
    I took it on trade, and don't know much about them.
    It appears to be in fine shape, with only light holster wear on the bluing.
    My son and I shot a box of shells through it, and it shoots just fine.
    It comes with a full flap leather holster and two boxes of ammo.
    I'd guess the value to be $325-350.
    I'm looking to trade for a KelTec folding carbine, or a S&W MP15-22.
    Would consider most anything, though, so don't be afraid to ask.
    FTF in WA.

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  2. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    What is the prefix letter in front of the serial number ?
     
  3. KalamaMark

    KalamaMark Kalama Wa Well-Known Member

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    S 942xxx

    Thanks for the interest, and any possible info.
     
  4. Chee-to

    Chee-to Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Nice old Smith made when "quality and workmanship" meant something....

    A contemporary source indicates the S prefix postwar guns began as early as December 27, 1944 at around serial number S769000. Others report Sept. 1945 beginning at S811120. It is reported that at S990184, Apr 7, 1948, the new short action was introduced, becoming the now familiar Model 10 in 1957."

    If original grips, they to should be serial numbered to the revolver.
     
  5. KalamaMark

    KalamaMark Kalama Wa Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that info! I went ahead and pulled the grips, and sure enough, the #'s match.
     
  6. mfoster

    mfoster Lacey/Olympia/JBLM Member

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    Is it a .38 Special or just 38?
    PM Sent
    Thanks
    Marco
     
  7. KalamaMark

    KalamaMark Kalama Wa Well-Known Member

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    It's marked on the Barrel .38 S&W SPECIAL CTG, and I've ran a box of .38 Special through it.
     
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    benja455 Seattle, WA Member

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    bullmack Puget Sound Member

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    PM's Sent
     
  10. KalamaMark

    KalamaMark Kalama Wa Well-Known Member

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    PM's replied to. I appreciate the cash offers, and I may end up taking cash, but I'd really prefer to trade. I'd also consider a 'bump in the night' handgun with attached light.
     
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    Gassyman Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    pm sent......
     
  12. KalamaMark

    KalamaMark Kalama Wa Well-Known Member

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    PM replied to...Thanks for the interest.
     
  13. Bigfoot_Hunter

    Bigfoot_Hunter oregon New Member

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    A lot of those old S&Ws were just marked ".38 S&W CRTG."(cartridge) I found out the hard way that if it don't say "special" it ain't.:(
     
  14. KalamaMark

    KalamaMark Kalama Wa Well-Known Member

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    Still available. Thanks for the interest. Might have to resort to cash soon....I'm finding lotsa cool stuff here...
     
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