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Old October 10, 2008, 01:43 PM   #351
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Here is all the info I have. My Dad & I were rummaging around the attic and he "remembered" he had this up there.

.38spl
2" barrel
five shot
fixed sights I think
serial # J29XXXX
Has "Airweight" and "38SPL CTC" on it.

Thanks in advanced!
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Old October 10, 2008, 11:32 PM   #352
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DOB Please

For Model 49 2" RB - SN is J907xxx
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Old October 11, 2008, 11:11 AM   #353
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JoJo SC: Your J-frame was born 1975-76.

jojosdad: Your J-frame was born in 1981.
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Old October 11, 2008, 01:11 PM   #354
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I recent purchase of mine Thanks,

a) caliber -.357 Magnum
b) bbl length- 4"
c) grips shape- Square.
d) number of shots/cylinder bores - 6
e) type of sights- adjustable
f) serial number- AHS73XX
g) Model number- 686

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Old October 11, 2008, 02:25 PM   #355
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Old October 11, 2008, 03:31 PM   #356
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Question S&W 38 Safety

Smith & Wesson 38 Safety
3 1/4"
Blue
5 shot
SN 134696
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Old October 11, 2008, 11:17 PM   #357
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Shade00 - thanks a lot.
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Old October 12, 2008, 12:05 PM   #358
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Target Masterpiece

Just got a new-to-me revolver and the seller said it was a S&W Target Masterpiece, probably from the early 50s. (It looks identical to my K-17 target revolver.) Confimation of that and a DOB would be appreciated.

a. 38 special
b. 6" barrel, no extended underlug
c. square grip
d. 6 shot
e. adjustable rear, partridge style front sights
f. K217412 (taken from rear of cylinder)

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Old October 12, 2008, 01:05 PM   #359
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The Driver: The earlier part of 1898-1907.

BullRunBear: A K-38 Target Masterpiece with that serial dates to 1954. You've got quite a nice revolver. The K-38 Target Masterpiece, also called the Pre-Model 14, would have a 6" barrel, square butt, and adjustable rear sights.
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Old October 12, 2008, 04:29 PM   #360
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38 Target Masterpiece

Shade00,

Thanks for the DOB info and confirmation. I'll post my impressions in a separate thread but it's nice to know the date.

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Old October 12, 2008, 08:31 PM   #361
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Thanks Shade00

What is the best way to price or sell it this revolver? It's my wifes and she is looking for a Sig.

Thanks again!

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Old October 12, 2008, 08:56 PM   #362
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Here are some pics of the 38 Safety

It's in perfect shape...looks new.
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Old October 12, 2008, 10:51 PM   #363
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You might try posting this on the Smith and Wesson Forum. http://smith-wessonforum.com/eve/
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Old October 18, 2008, 12:52 PM   #364
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Follow up for Brian

I got my letter back from S&W. I posted here because I could not stand the suspense of waiting. Here's what the letter says:

“… Heavy Frame .22/32 Target Model, caliber .22 Long Rifle. Was shipped from Factory on February 8th, 1938 and delivered to Adolph Blaich Co. San Francisco CA.”

So this was a California Gun went from SF to Fresno and then out for service in California Farm country.

“To keep those Blue (Stellar) Jays off my Almond Trees. I don’t need to Kill them, just wing them and then let the Farm (feral) cats take it from there.” as Grandpa would say.

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Old October 18, 2008, 12:54 PM   #365
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Old October 18, 2008, 09:25 PM   #366
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Just got this today J frame

a. 38 special (no +P marking)
b. 1 7/8" barrel
c. round grip
d. 5 shot
e. ramp front, groove rear
f. (under grip) #BPLO552 (on frame under cylinder) #M37-2
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Old October 18, 2008, 09:35 PM   #367
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a) caliber -.38 Special
b) bbl length- 1 7/8"
c) grips shape- round
d) number of shots 5
e) type of sights- fixed
f) serial number- AWP61xx
g) Mod 60 NY-1
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Old October 20, 2008, 02:35 PM   #368
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Can anyone help with DOB on this one:

a) .38 special
b) 2" bbl
c) round butt
d) 6 shot
e) fixed sights
f) C8149xx
g) 12-2
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Old October 22, 2008, 09:57 AM   #369
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Thanks for the help

DOB please

a) .357
b) 8in barrel
c) ?
d) ?
e) adj sights
f) BFH25xx
g) 686-8

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Old October 22, 2008, 03:07 PM   #370
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Date and +P or not please.

a) .38
b) 1 7/8"
c) round
d) 5
e) fixed
f) 49J420 on butt, 50971 under grips.
g) Model .36
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Old October 22, 2008, 10:17 PM   #371
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A recent purchase of mine Thanks,

a) caliber -.38 spl
b) bbl length- 1-7/8"
c) grips shape- Round
d) number of shots/cylinder bores - 5
e) type of sights - Integral (F) and fixed (R)
f) serial number- DCN75XX
g) Model number- 642

Thanks for your help...
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Old October 25, 2008, 03:57 PM   #372
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29-2, 6 1/2" bbl, nickel, P&R, s/n N3574xx?
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Old October 25, 2008, 06:59 PM   #373
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Ruh roh, getting behind again.

cromlw: Best guess is 94-95 based on SCoSW, but you can't be sure with those 37-2s since S&W just recently built some more of them.

JoeShmoe: 87-88.

bigmtnman: Don't see a lot of Model 12s. I like the K-frame Airweights. Yours was born around 1966-67.

JDMAN65: Not sure on this one. The 686-8 may be the most recent variation, but the BFH serial would've been early '90s. Can't say for sure.

michaelforet: Double-check the serial number. I'm not sure which one is the correct serial, but I don't have anything for a serial with two digits before the J. If the serial is 50xxx, then it's a 1953-54 production, which would not be rated for +P.

WARDO88: 2003?

The Lone Haranguer: 75-76.
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Old October 25, 2008, 07:17 PM   #374
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That 49J420 is a 1971 0r 72. They were a little weird with the J those years.
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Old October 25, 2008, 11:53 PM   #375
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Thanks for the help.

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