S&W .38 SPL

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by waldrep, Jun 23, 2006.

  1. waldrep

    waldrep New Member

    Jun 23, 2006
    I have a Smith & WEsson 38 SPL. Markings show serial number as 8D75853 and there is E10 x6713 stamped inside. I would like to get a value on the gun. It's 4" barrel, wooden handle, blue nose.
  2. Welcome Waldrep, Do you know the model number and what kind of shape is it in

  3. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

    Hi Waldrep....welcome to TFF.

    Well, your S&W was made in 1981 and could be either a Model 10, 12, 13, 45, 64, 65, or 547.

    Value depends on which model it is, and on it's condition.

    Can you post a picture of it?
  4. waldrep

    waldrep New Member

    Jun 23, 2006
    I will try again to upload a photo. The file was too big and wouldn't attach. I would like to know how to find the model number as I've looked everywhere and only found the numbers I listed.


    P>S> The gun is in excellent shape as it's been fired infrequently since purchase.

    P S 2! I found the Model number finally - it's 10-7 and here's a photo. Sorry for the confusion.

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  5. Excellent shape about $300

    Good shape around $150
  6. waldrep

    waldrep New Member

    Jun 23, 2006
    Many thanks for the input!
  7. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

    Wow! That's the shortest 4" barrel I've ever seen! :)

    Yup.....that's a Model 10, also known as the Military & Police. Yours has the 2" barrel and looks to be in excellent shape.

    Current Blue Book value:

    98% - $275
    95% - $210
    90% - $160

    Yours appears to fall into the 95-98% category.....closer to 98%.
  8. waldrep

    waldrep New Member

    Jun 23, 2006
    Hey, I'm a gal and measurement-challenged, what can I say?? :) :)

    Thanks for the info!
  9. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

    Yeah, yeah, I know. You keep gettin' told that 6 inches is a foot...right??? :D :D :D

    Sorry.....the Devil made me do that! :D

    Hope you'll stick around......we need more of the kinder, gentler gender around here. :)