Grandmother's gun help ID


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Arborgreen
February 21, 2011, 01:00 PM
Found what I think is my Grandmother's gun a Smith and Wesson 38 special CTG. Serial number is 5***** just six numbers. When was this made and does it have any value. I know it has not been fired in the past 65 years and I suspect longer. If it was hers, I think this grandmother died in about 1924.
Thanks for helping

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rcmodel
February 21, 2011, 01:20 PM
Need more info to be of any help.

See this "Sticky" in the revolver forum on info needed to make a positive I.D>
http://www.thehighroad.org/showpost.php?p=4622933&postcount=1

BTW: CTG is only the abbreviation for Cartridge.
As in "S&W .38 Special Cartridge".
It has no meaning in I.D'ing a S&W as they all said that on them.

rc

Jim K
February 21, 2011, 04:54 PM
I think the only S&W .38 Special that would reach that serial number would be the Model 1905 Fourth change Military and Police Mode. If it is an M&P, it dates to the mid-1920's.

Any further evaluation will have to wait on pictures and perhaps a better description.

Jim

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