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How old is it?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by mrwebthing, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. mrwebthing

    mrwebthing New Member

    :scrutiny:I have a S&W that was owned by my father and he recieved it from his father! According to his story, his father carried it as he made house calls in Cleveland, Ohio as a Doctor back in the day. He also said that it was never fired. The revolver is a S&W 38 spcl. CTG. It has a serial # on the butt...274923. There's four numbers locacted just below the barrel when you release the cylinder...6077. The top of the barrel is the copyright dates range from Oct. 8, 1901 to Dec. 29, 1914. The weapon is blue with minimal wear on the finish. It has alot of sentimental value and some help would be imensely appreciated.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2011
  2. ms6852

    ms6852 Well-Known Member

    A picture would be nice and even more a specific question as to what you would like from us in the form of help. Never mind your question is in the title.


    Try finding the following book: Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, by Jim Supica, Richard Nahas.
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2011
  3. Old Fuff

    Old Fuff Well-Known Member

    It would appear that you have a Smith & Wesson .38 Military & Police, also called the .38 1905 Hand Ejector, 4th change. The approximate date of manufacturer is 1916.

    Be aware that the cylinder is not heat treated, so avoid so-called "Plus-P" ammunition. Also it does not have a positive hammer block so if you carry it rest the hammer on an empty chamber.

    Given that this revolver has a history within your family, I suggest that you get it lettered by the company. See details below:

  4. mrwebthing

    mrwebthing New Member

    :cool: thanks guys for your timely reply....If you ever want to know more about Californias correctional system, I'm your man.

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