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Another ID my old Smith

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by orvpark, Jul 28, 2009.

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  1. orvpark

    orvpark Member

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    I picked up a .38 S&W today, just trying to get some info on it.

    5 shot
    Barrel Marked: .38 S&W CTG
    Butt Marked: 1208##
    Under Barrel on frame marked: MOD 361 or 351?..BUT the 6/5 is stamped over by a 2?
    On swingarm that supports cylender it is marked 494##

    Forgive me for my incorrect terms.

    2.25 or 2.5" barrel, very dark blue (almost black), ramp/notch sights non-adjustable, the grips are white and have a eagle landing picture (probably cheap addons?)

    It HAS NOT been converted to .38 Special

    Any info on this gun?
     
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  2. Jim Watson

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    Barrel length is properly measured from the muzzle clear back to the front face of the cylinder. Now what do you get?

    A five shot .38 S&W with barrel longer than 2" is a Regulation Police, numbered as Model 33 after 1957.
     
  3. orvpark

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    Thanks for the tip, I just eyeballed it.

    It is 2" even.
     
  4. Jim Watson

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    OK, a 5 shot .38 S&W with a 2" barrel was known as the Terrier and given the model number 32 in 1958. Early on, it was simply the .38-.32 because it was a .38 caliber on the .32 Hand Ejector frame.

    Maybe Old Fuff will look up the actual year yours was made, I don't have the book.
     
  5. orvpark

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    After digging around the net with your "regulation police" tip I stumbled upon the 2" "Terrier" That looks to be what this is. It is post war according to another post here on THR listing serial number ranges.

    Looks like I did pretty good on the price anyway. Thanks

    EDIT: Beat me too it!
     
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