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.38 S&W !!! help !!!!

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by bigmeee, Aug 16, 2009.

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  1. bigmeee

    bigmeee Member

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    Hello I have in possession Smith and Wesson .38 revolver. Patent dates are from the 1883-1889.With a serial number 164XXX.It seems to be hard to find value/info on these gun.Anyone help?
     

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  2. DickM

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    You have a .38 Safety Hammerless 4th Model, manufactured from 1898 (at S/N 116003) to 1907 (S/N 220000, approximately). There were about 104,000 of them made. Value depends a lot on condition, and I'm the wrong person to judge that for you, particularly from a photo. The SCSW lists a range of $175 for fair to $235 for very good. I would say you're in there somewhere, and also consider that the prices in the book are out-of-date and most Smiths are bringing something on the order of 25% to 50% more than what's listed.
     
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  3. Ron James

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    There is a lot of information on these guns, it's just not on the internet:)
     
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    Go to this forum's search feature and use key words like:

    38 S&W

    Safety Hammerless

    New Departure

    Lemon Squeezer

    You'll find all kinds of information - and all for free.
     
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