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.38 Long CTG Information needed

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by Tramaine34, May 10, 2011.

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  1. Tramaine34

    Tramaine34 Member

    May 10, 2011
    I have my grandfathers .38 Long Ctg. I am wondering how Old it is? Serial Number on the handle 22937. It says it was made in Spain. I am also wondering what it is worth and How I would go about selling it? It is in need of some expert cleaning, but mechanically seems to be intact. Also has a white/ivory like handle. PLEASE educate me! Thanks
  2. doc2rn

    doc2rn Member

    Aug 6, 2006
    SW Florida
    More than likely its a Spanish knock off of a S&W mod 10. Will need pics to be more specific.
    Last edited: May 10, 2011
  3. DPris

    DPris Member

    Nov 4, 2007
    Ctg is just an abbreviation for cartridge as part of the caliber stamping, not a model designator.
    Value may be about $50, if that high & if you can find anybody who wants it.
    Spanish S&W copies varied in quality, there's no collector value, and they were not highly regarded as shooters.
    Parts will be difficult if not impossible to find, unless it was made by a "name". Does it have a brand or maker stamped on it anywhere?

    As far as selling it goes, you can put an ad in the paper, you can find a local dealer who can put it on consignment for you (display it on his premises & sell it for you if anybody's interested, and take out 10-15 percent of the sale price for doing so), or you can see what a pawn shop might give you for it.
  4. Jim K

    Jim K Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    I have seen a couple of those guns that blew up firing standard .38 Special ammo and one that blew firing blanks. I suggest deactivating it and making a display gun out of it, or turning it in on a buyback program. I DO NOT recommend selling it; it the buyer fires it and the result is loss of some miscellaneous parts of his anatomy, you could be found liable for the damage.

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