S&W Pre-10? CTG?

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  1. RemingtonArmed

    RemingtonArmed New Member

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    Can anyone help me identify this particular firearm?

    SMITH & WESSON
    Model ??
    .38 SPL
    5" bbl
    E 71808 (stamped on frame forward of cylinder)
    Ser. C 377177 (stamped on lower grip strap)
    bluing loss on cylinder barrel etc.
    Barrel stamped with 38 S&W Special CTG.

    Any information or assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in Advance
    Bruce S&W Pre-1

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  2. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

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    The Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson List C1 through C999999 as being made from 1948 until 1967. If yours does not have the model stamped on the crane area it was made before 1957. Ctg? 38 Special, I wouldn't be afraid to use any thing that comes in a box marked 38 Special. The metallurgy was well defined by then.
  3. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

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    Made in 1956. I have one, C341xxx, and Roy Jinks dated it to '56. '57 started at C402924.

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