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    Default S & W 38 Special CTG

    This pistol belonged to my inlaws but now that they are in a nursing home I was given the gun. Has a 4" barrel. I believe it is a model 10.

    The serial # is S 9637XX. It is in very nice condition.

    Would anyone know the year of manufacture and if it is indeed a model 10?


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    I am not a S&W person, but it would most likely help the others if you could post a picture.
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    Indication of the markings (ALL of them) - barrel (both sides), frame (including inside in the crane recess), bottom of butt, side-plate, etc. would be helpful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskar View Post
    This pistol belonged to my inlaws but now that they are in a nursing home I was given the gun. Has a 4" barrel. I believe it is a model 10.

    The serial # is S 9637XX. It is in very nice condition.

    Would anyone know the year of manufacture and if it is indeed a model 10?


    Thanks
    oskar
    The "S" indicates a postwar premodel 10 M&P. Serial number starting with S96 would be 1944 through 1948. Should have "Made in U.S.A Marcus Registradas, Smith&Wesson Springfield, Mass on the right side. Make sure the cone is not cracked where the bullet enters the barrel from the cylinder. No +P ammo should be used.

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    Thanks gents. The pistol does have the right side stamps as Dutoy says above & I did check the cone and it looks brand new. Inlaws told me that this was MILs father's pistol which would coincide with the 1944-1948 dates. I also found the number 6 stamped on the gun, along with another number, inside the frame when the cylinder is open.

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