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Smith & Wesson Model 38 DA Top Break

Discussion in 'Handgun Classifieds' started by Carbohydrates, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. Carbohydrates

    Carbohydrates WA Member

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    This is a Smith & Wesson model 38 DA, which is a bit of a historical piece for S&W fans - the 32 DA and 38 DA were S&W's first double action revolvers! Top breaks are just a lot of fun to shoot, too, with the automatic extractors. This one is blued with a case hardened hammer and trigger.


    I haven't had this gun for very long at all. Turns out my favorite range doesn't allow lead bullets, so I can't really shoot it much, and I'd rather spend the money on something I can use.


    Aside from the general surface wear that comes with age, there's a small scratch on the left side of the barrel. Looks like someone accidentally banged it on a table.

    Shooting it is very fun, by the way! If you're not familiar with .38 S&W, cartridges are about the size of a 9mm parabellum, bot loaded lighter. Recoil is gentle and pleasant. Accuracy is surprisingly nice as well - the bore's in fine shape. It locks up nice and tight, too.


    I'd like to sell this for $300, for which you get the following:
    - Smith & Wesson 38 DA
    - Speedloader (yes, there is a speedloader!)
    - 130 rds of Remington 146gr LRN
    - 50 rds of Winchester Super X 145gr LRN
    - 20 pieces of .38 S&W once-fired brass

    edit: $200 without the ammo and brass, but I think you'll find you want the ammo!

    Frankly, I'd rather sell this one than trade it simply because there's not much you can trade a gun like this for, but I'm happy to hear offers!