Smith & Wesson 38sp What Model ?Year?

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by cjumpstartwin, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. cjumpstartwin

    cjumpstartwin New Member

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    Nov 18, 2009
    Say can you tell me what model this S&W 38sp is and what it may be worth my son picked it up at a gun shop as a guy was coming out bought 3 guns off the guy as they weren't buying in the gun shop down there..on top of rib it says
    Smith & Wesson Springfield Mass. USA PatD FEBY 20TT. DEC18 77, MAY 11 80 SEPT 11 83 OCT 2 85 TWO AUC 4 85 serial # is 5 digits 1150_ all the plating is rub off pretty much..cylinder has same serial number also ..
     

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  2. I'm no S&W expert, but it looks like a 38 Safety Hammerless (2nd Model). If so, its worth a couple hundred bucks in the condition I see.
     

  3. cjumpstartwin

    cjumpstartwin New Member

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    Nov 18, 2009
    Thanks had no idea what model it was ..
     
  4. Gabob

    Gabob Well-Known Member

    Dec 5, 2005
    SW GA CSA
    I doubt that it is a .38 special.
    More likely a .38S&W which is a different cartridge than the Special
     
  5. cjumpstartwin

    cjumpstartwin New Member

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    Nov 18, 2009
    Okay so it's a 38 S&W so do you have any idea when it was made ?
     
  6. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    Based on the serial number range that they were made and your serial number 1888
     
  7. cjumpstartwin

    cjumpstartwin New Member

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    Nov 18, 2009
    Wow thanks for your help on it really appreciated all your kindness and knowledge my son also bought a Johnson 30-06 from the guy I guess he'd wasn't offered enough in pawn shop so my son just got lucky walking in to take a look..the 06 is in really excellent condition ...Thanks again..Car
     
  8. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    I doubt that S&W would bring more than $100-125 in that condition, but values vary around the country. If the Johnson rifle is the Model 1941 semi-auto, and it is in good condition, it could be worth quite a bit. Ones in top condition bring $7000+, average condition around $4000.

    Jim
     
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