Revolver 38 S&W Special CTG. 447461


February 25, 2010, 09:57 PM
I need to know the price of market. The year it was made. On one part of the revolver it says: Smith & Wesson Springfield Mass U.S.A Patented Oct. 8,01 Dec 17,01 Feb 8,06 Sept 14,09 Dec 29.14 If that helps :D Please i need to know the value and year it was made ASAP! Any additional information is greatly appreciated and will help as well. Thank you . =] :evil:

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February 25, 2010, 11:43 PM
1920's. I'd guess mid-decade but it's a guess. Only way to know more precisely is to order a "letter" from S&W and have them research it ($50).

I'd guess it's maybe worth about $100 in that condition, assuming it works well. The grips may be worth something depending upon the material and condition.

February 26, 2010, 03:55 AM
Yahhhh...earlier mid 'twenties...

If mechanical condition is crisp and all round 'good'...Rifling 'good', then...

On Gunbroker, is a starting bid of $150.00, it'd sell...but might have to run through a couple times.

Starting bid of $'d probably not sell...probably get no bids unless run through many times.

Stocks...if these are Ivory or Bone and carved, they would be possibly worth almost as much as the Pistol...if plastic, then, different story

Can you post some better images of the Stocks?

Are both sides the same?

February 26, 2010, 07:37 AM
I can't get a letter from S&W Because I'm not in the U.S.A. And $100? You mean like 100 dollars? It works well. 150.00? 150 dollars or 15000 dollars ? please tell me. So what prize should i sell this by. i need to know today ASAP. Ill put images of every part.

February 26, 2010, 07:49 AM
They mean one hundred and fifty United States dollars.

February 26, 2010, 07:51 AM
Lol I'm sorry. One hundred and fifty dollars? 150? Like the price of two Playstation games? Are you serious ?

February 26, 2010, 08:01 AM

February 26, 2010, 08:08 AM
There's the new pics =]

February 26, 2010, 11:56 AM
Lol I'm sorry. One hundred and fifty dollars? 150? Like the price of two Playstation games? Are you serious ?

Yes, they are serious. $150 U.S. dollars. Those pictures show the gun is in pretty poor shape. It might even be worth LESS then $150 if there are mechanical problems as well and, considering the rust as a sign of how well the gun was cared for (or not cared for), I wouldn't be surprised if there were also mechanical problems.

Now, that $150 price is in the U.S. where this is a "run of the mill" gun in pretty poor shape. If you live in a country where ANY gun is valuable, due to legal scarcity, then your local price may differ.

Sorry if you don't like the answer. Personally I feel that $150 would be a generous offer.

Oh, and I agree the grips, if they are ivory, are worth more then the gun.

February 26, 2010, 12:41 PM
Just out of curiosity, Jose, what do you think the revolver is worth?

February 26, 2010, 12:42 PM
Sorry to say your gun is not worth much ---- if grips are Ivory , they are worth MORE then the gun. Here is a link to a S&W in MUCH BETTER shape then yours and they could NOT sell it for $199 U.S. dollars,

February 26, 2010, 04:38 PM
Damn. I can't believe this. I thought it was worth way more than 150 dollars. :( I really had my hopes up :( If i'm in chile. is it worth more?

February 26, 2010, 05:01 PM
I for one have no idea what various Guns sell for in Chile, nor what the Laws are there for private transactions in Firearms, so...can't help you on that part.

You could see about carefully removing the Stocks ( 'Grips') making sure you have a well fitting right-size Screw Driver for unturning the Screw and not messing up the Screw Slot or surrounding area.

And post some images of the back sides of the Stocks, and, some clearer close ups of the front sides...and, we could maybe give you some opinions on the Stocks.

The relatively low value of Smith and Wesson K-Frame Revolvers of any age, when in poor cosmetic condition, is simply a reality of the Marketplace.

They were and remain very high quality Revolvers, and, if in good mechanical condition, are very reliable, and are still a high quality item intrinsically...regardless of cosmetics.

Poor cosmetic condition combined with poor mechanical condition, of course would mean a very low value, often less than $100.00 far as anyone stepping up and buying one.

February 26, 2010, 05:02 PM
If you are in Chile, you would certainly know more about that then most of us here in the U.S.A. would.

I personally have zero knowledge of what guns sell for anywhere in South America.


Cocked & Locked
February 26, 2010, 09:02 PM
Like the price of two Playstation games? Are you serious ?

I don't have any idea what play station games cost...don't care either. But the gun looks like a...well, a challenged gun cosmetically at the very least.

Now those grips or stocks, whatever ones prefers to call them, that's a different story all together if they are carved ivory. If so, then there's your money maker if that's where your interest lies. Got a better and closer pic front and backside of those grips?

Interesting gun by the way...I like it. :)

February 26, 2010, 10:02 PM
That's a Military & Police Model S&W, one of the most common guns there is on the market. It's not rare, and this one is in very poor condition. About $150 in the States is correct. In your country we don't know what the used gun market is like. If pistols are harder to come by then prices will be higher.

If the stocks are ivory as they appear to be, they are worth $150-$250 or more by themselves.

Old Fuff
February 27, 2010, 11:01 AM
If i'm in chile. is it worth more?

We have no way of knowing. Smith & Wesson started making these revolvers in 1899. Since then they have made several million of them. They are very common (and popular) in the United States, and because they are easy to find those that are well used - such as the one you have - do not command high prices.

But conditions and laws in Chile are entirely different. These revolvers are not likely to be as common as they are in the United States, and with a much smaller supply buyers may be willing to pay much more then those in the U.S. It appears that the revolver is mechanically sound, but suffering from neglect. If it was cleaned up it might command a much higher price where you are, but we have no way of knowing what market conditions are in Chile.

Therefore we can tell you what you have, but not what it's worth.

February 27, 2010, 03:21 PM
By the way, I hope you're okay there in Chile, Jose.

February 28, 2010, 08:07 AM
Yeahh okay thanks guys for all the info. And yes the earthquake was horrible. it was the worse i've been in. i thought i was gonna die. i live in the 11th floor. and the whole building shaked from side to side. and i saw myself dying. but im alive. thats all that matters :(

February 28, 2010, 08:44 AM
Glad you made it through the earthquake okay. You've been told the stocks might be worth more than the gun. That may be so if they are ivory. The problem with ivory is that where they are valuable (United States) they are illegal to import.

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