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ID Help: S&W .38 special. Have pictures!

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by hbeaton, Sep 20, 2011.

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  1. hbeaton

    hbeaton Member

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    First post!

    I'll deal you what I know on my piece. Two photos, one of the butt and the other of the cylinder both read K 22761.

    I also found a third number that is covered when the cylinder is in its correct position. The picture is a little blurry (sorry) but the top line reads KO 7 and beneath it 82 401. Wondered what the significance of this number meant?


    Any and all help is welcomed and your time greatly appreciated.

    Best regards,
    -Hunter
     

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  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Looks like a well used K-38 Target Masterpiece with aftermarket plastic stag grips and a Tyler T-Grip adaptor.

    The gun later became the Model 14.

    K 22761 is the actual serial number, and it was made in 1948.
    The other numbers are meaningless assembly numbers used by the factory.

    rc
     
  3. hbeaton

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    RC!

    Thanks so much for your help. I also have the stock grips that came with them. The adapter is made by Pachmayr.

    Thanks again for your time.

    Best,
    -Hunter
     
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    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Well, that's cool!

    You don't see those so much anymore as they haven't been made for years!

    rc
     
  5. hbeaton

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    Wow! Didn't know that about Pachmayr. I doubt that adds to the value? I also confirmed that the grips are real stag not factory stag grips.

    Does real stag grips affect the value at all? Just curious.

    Thanks!

    -H
     
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    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Yes, real stag grips could be worth as much as the gun itself.

    The Pac grip adapter?
    Maybe $50+ sold seperately on an on-line auction.

    rc
     
  7. hbeaton

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    Excellent. Thanks again for all of your help RC!
     
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    Pssst hey buddy...go buy a lottery ticket, just sayin'
    robert
     
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    BTW- That's a very early post-war K38, like 1946 or 47.
     
  10. hbeaton

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    Thanks Robert and Saxon for your posts! Seems to me I have a quality piece here!

    Best,
    -Hunter
     
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    Yea. That ain't too shabby. ;)
     
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