Re: 38 S &W ??
Does it have a 2" barrel?
Is it 5-shot (J Frame) or 6-shot (K Frame)?
Does it have a steel or alloy cylinder?
Please post all of the writing on it....EXACTLY as it's written, (and where it's written) and the serial #.
If this revolver was issued to her Uncle in the Air Farce, and he's had it ever since, it's possible that she may have a very rare surviving S&W "Aircrewman" revolver.
However......while approximately 40,000 of these were made and issued in the early to mid-'50's, they were ordered to be destroyed and only some 6 to 10 genuine examples are known to exist.