.38 Spc CTG?


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syience187
September 15, 2005, 10:21 AM
I have a friend that owns a .38 Spc CTG. He says his grandfather gave it to him. He was issued it during the WWII time while working for the city of N.Y. He asked me if I know what it might be worth, but I havent got a clue. If anyone knows anything about this type of pistol...

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foghornl
September 15, 2005, 10:26 AM
Can you post a pic or 2, and maybe look it over for some manufacurer's name/model, etc?

Sounds like it may be a Smith & Wesson Military & Police model, the predecessor of the Model 10.

syience187
September 15, 2005, 10:31 AM
I'll try to get some pic before the end of the day....

happy old sailor
September 15, 2005, 12:36 PM
agree with foghorn. i would risk a small wager he is correct. if this is in fact an old M&P, it is a prize in my estimation.

Dr.Rob
September 15, 2005, 01:05 PM
That is how Colt wrote .38 Special on the barrel. Could be a 'Commando' issued to civilian defense workers and police during WW2.

Morgan
September 15, 2005, 02:42 PM
I've got a WWII Colt Commando (made in 1942, issued to OSI - neat gun, I wish it could talk).

It clearly states on the barrel: "Colt Commando", and under that ".38 Special".

The Commando is a 4".

My Cobra and Detective Special (both snubbies) say ".38 Special CTG".

What is the barrel length on the revolver in question? I'd bet it's a Detective Special.

thatguy
September 15, 2005, 05:22 PM
syience187- What you described on the barrel is the caliber marking. It's a .38 Special Cartridge. This could be any number of revolvers. I assume there are some other markings on the gun indicating who made it? The two most likely suspects are Smith & Wesson or Colt.

Does it look something like this S&W?

http://www.fototime.com/C5EE0FDBF144C7D/standard.jpg

Or maybe more like this Colt?

http://www.fototime.com/DF09B88606FABBB/standard.jpg

Cosmoline
September 15, 2005, 07:55 PM
Does the cylinder release latch PUSH IN (S&W) or PULL OUT (Colt)

My guess is it's an old Pol. Positive Special or Official Police.

happy old sailor
September 15, 2005, 08:46 PM
i'm liking this thread better and better. mystery gun, huh?, and one i could afford if i ran across a goodun

DennisE
September 15, 2005, 10:18 PM
Hi! Bottom picture looks a lot like one of my grandfather's 1909 Colt New Police revolver chamber in the .32 New Police caliber that he bought and carried in Montana in '09 when he was a locomotive engineer out of Helena. I'm the happy owner of this piece of family history. Dennis

BluesBear
September 16, 2005, 05:52 AM
Smith & Wessons PUSH FORWARD.
Colts PULL TO THE REAR
and it's the Rugers that PUSH IN.
:D

Standing Wolf
September 16, 2005, 11:28 PM
Smith & Wessons PUSH FORWARD.
Colts PULL TO THE REAR
and it's the Rugers that PUSH IN.

Yeah, and someday, some genius is going to think of ambidextrous cylinder releases. I have no idea why this has never been done.

thatguy
September 17, 2005, 12:29 AM
Well, I think the old High Standard revolvers opened by pulling the ejector rod forward. That would be equally easy for either hand, no?

Cosmoline
September 17, 2005, 01:17 AM
Further refinements:

Colts slide away from the cylinder
S&W's slide towards the clyinder
Rugers push into the frame on a pivot
Dan Wessons are out on the barrel

In the mean time--do we actually have any idea what revolver is being discussed here?

orgdp
September 17, 2005, 04:05 PM
did we ever find out what kind of revolver he had? :what:

pauli
September 17, 2005, 04:13 PM
a good one.

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