I have a .38 S&W .38 special CTG, serial number D128547, it is in excellent condition, and do not believe it has ever been fired? can u tell me when this gun was manufactured and an appx. value in today's market?
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Hi, I would be glad to help you any way that I can by answering your question to the best of my ability.
the barrell from end to edge of cyl is 3 3/4 inches
inside the yoke is model 10-5
Thank you for that info.According to the serial number it was made in 1969-1970.The Smith & Wesson Model 10 (.38 Military & Police) - This model has been in production in one configuration or another since 1899. It was always the mainstay or the S&W line and was originally known as the .38 Military and Police Model. The Model 10 is built on the "K" frame , or medium frame, and was always meant as a duty gun. It was offered with a 2", 3", 4", 5", or 6" barrel. Currently only the 4" and 6" are available. A round or square butt is offered. It is chambered for the .38 Special and is offered in blue or nickel-plate, with checkered walnut grips. The model designation stamped on the yoke 10-5 means Model 10, and the 5 means the last change in 1962 was the screw in front of trigger guard eliminated on heavy barrel model.Grading:NIB: $500, Exc.: $300, Vgood: $200 This info was comprised from the 2012 Standard Catalog of Firearms and the Blue Book of Gun Values.
THE INFO YOU GAVE IS FINE, BUT I KNOW FOR A FACT IT WAS MADE BEFORE 1969-1970, I THINK MY FATHER RECEIVED IT IN 1966,
Ok, well...I looked it up in the serial number chart and it said from serial number D90,001 – D330,000 was 1969-1970. The D- serial numbers didn't start until 1968. It also said that the year could be off up to one year in the listings. In 1966-1967 the serial number ranges for the "K" frames were from C810,533 – C999,999. After that they changed to the "D" prefix on the serial numbers. The serial number range for 1968 is D1 – D90,000. It could have been made close to 1968. They said it could be up to a year off, so..That's all I can go from...pretty close.Thanks,Bill
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