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My dad has. and a Wesson 38 model 10 with serial number

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My dad has. smith and a Wesson 38 model 10 with serial number D89053. I can't see a patent number anywhere. Can you tell me when it was made and it's approximate value? It has never been fired and is in the original box.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Blue Book of Guns, Firearms Appraisals
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
In side the chamber is the number 54087. There are 3 other marks, one looks like an E, one looks like a V and the other looks like an upside down U.
Expert:  Tom replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your interest in our Firearms Appraisal service. The information you provided was used to properly identify the information below. Here is the information you requested about your Firearm taken from

Manufacturer/Trademark –Smith & Wesson

Model/configuration – Model 10, 38 special, fixed sights

Finish (Assuming original) –Blue or Nickel

Serial Number – D89053, Manufactured in 1968

Additional Information –6 shot, barrels lengths can be 2",3",4",5" or 6"

The other numbers and letters are acceptance stamps and production numbers.

Estimated condition based on the Photo Percentage Grading System –New in box

Estimated Value Range – $695-$725 add $12 for nickel finish

I trust that this information will be of interest. If you have further questions, or require assistance in the future, please feel free to contact me via’s question service.

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This Firearm appraisal is a value estimate on the appraised firearm for the date of the appraisal. The value quoted is a real world market value (also known as a private party value) and is the amount you should expect to pay for the firearm. This is not an appraisal for retail or wholesale purposes.


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