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Grandmother's gun help ID

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by Arborgreen, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. Arborgreen

    Arborgreen New Member

    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
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Need more info to be of any help.

    See this "Sticky" in the revolver forum on info needed to make a positive I.D>

    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.

  3. Jim K

    Jim K Well-Known Member

    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.


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