Smithe & Wessom ID

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  1. VAWAS

    VAWAS New Member

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    Smith & Wesson ID

    Would like any information regarding the following Smith & Wesson revolver:

    Imprint on top of barrel:
    Smith & Wesson Springfield Mass U.S.A.
    Pat'd Jan 17 & 24, 65
    July 11 65, Aug 24 69, July 25 71,
    Dec 2 79, May 1 & 25 1880

    Other Information:
    Double Acton top break
    38 caliber
    5 round
    3 1/4 inch barrel
    Serial number 45920 on bottom of grip and cylinder
    Lever spring
    Trigger guard in round in front and square (reverse curve on back)
    Grip is plastic or hard rubber with SW at top and is somewhat rounded
    on bottom
    Fair to good condition

    Appreciate any information regarding manufacture date
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2006
  2. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

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    Minn-eeee-sota, ya, sure, you bet!
    Hi Vawas.....welcome to TFF. :)

    Your S&W is .38 Double Action 4th Model, and was made between 1895 and 1909.

    The caliber is .38 S&W (not .38 Special).

    According to the Standard Catalog of Firearms, the value is.....

    Good - $195
    Fair - $150

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