ID Help: S&W .38 special. Have pictures!


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hbeaton
September 20, 2011, 03:18 PM
First post!

I'll deal you what I know on my piece. Two photos, one of the butt and the other of the cylinder both read K 22761.

I also found a third number that is covered when the cylinder is in its correct position. The picture is a little blurry (sorry) but the top line reads KO 7 and beneath it 82 401. Wondered what the significance of this number meant?


Any and all help is welcomed and your time greatly appreciated.

Best regards,
-Hunter

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rcmodel
September 20, 2011, 03:23 PM
Looks like a well used K-38 Target Masterpiece with aftermarket plastic stag grips and a Tyler T-Grip adaptor.

The gun later became the Model 14.

K 22761 is the actual serial number, and it was made in 1948.
The other numbers are meaningless assembly numbers used by the factory.

rc

hbeaton
September 20, 2011, 03:30 PM
RC!

Thanks so much for your help. I also have the stock grips that came with them. The adapter is made by Pachmayr.

Thanks again for your time.

Best,
-Hunter

rcmodel
September 20, 2011, 03:36 PM
The adapter is made by PachmayrWell, that's cool!

You don't see those so much anymore as they haven't been made for years!

rc

hbeaton
September 20, 2011, 03:56 PM
Wow! Didn't know that about Pachmayr. I doubt that adds to the value? I also confirmed that the grips are real stag not factory stag grips.

Does real stag grips affect the value at all? Just curious.

Thanks!

-H

rcmodel
September 20, 2011, 03:58 PM
Yes, real stag grips could be worth as much as the gun itself.

The Pac grip adapter?
Maybe $50+ sold seperately on an on-line auction.

rc

hbeaton
September 20, 2011, 04:02 PM
Excellent. Thanks again for all of your help RC!

robert garner
September 21, 2011, 08:03 AM
Pssst hey buddy...go buy a lottery ticket, just sayin'
robert

SaxonPig
September 21, 2011, 11:45 PM
BTW- That's a very early post-war K38, like 1946 or 47.

hbeaton
September 22, 2011, 01:40 AM
Thanks Robert and Saxon for your posts! Seems to me I have a quality piece here!

Best,
-Hunter

CajunBass
September 22, 2011, 07:30 AM
Seems to me I have a quality piece here!

Yea. That ain't too shabby. ;)

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