What do I have?

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by johnston3407, Aug 11, 2006.

  1. johnston3407

    johnston3407 New Member

    Looks like a mod. 1905. But I haven't seen one with these grips before. Small rounded hard rubber "black", diamond around the screw, S&W logo at the top.
    Ser. # 129746 is on the butt, bottom of the barrel, and on the cyl. with 1541 inside the yoke where mod. # should be. The right side of barrel say's,
    Smith & Wesson Springfield, Mass. U.S.
    Pat's. March 2?. 94. May. 01.95. Aug. 4.96
    Dec. 22. 96. Oct. 8. 01. Dec. 1?. 01. Feb. 8. 0?
    On the left side says.
    38. S.&W. SPECIAL CTG
    Four screws on the right side and the "S&W Trade Mark", one screw in front of trigger guard and one on front side of butt.
    It's old and in poor cond. but my wife likes it because of the small grips.
    Action is good, smooth and tight. Light load wad cutters makt it fun.
    Does anyone know the Mod. and year it was made?
    Thanx, Steve
    I was trying to include a photo but haven't been able to, I don't have a URL.
  2. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2004
    Hit reply on this topic scroll down to manage attchments.
    Up load your pics from your hard drive

    Sounds like a 5 screw 1905 just need to see it
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  3. johnston3407

    johnston3407 New Member


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  4. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2004
    That would be a 1905 Hand Ejector (Pre M&P)
    Can't give you a DOM but 1940 or older-
  5. johnston3407

    johnston3407 New Member

    What is "pre M&P"? I thought 1905's had wood grips. Do you know how many were made?
  6. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2004
    I have 29123X
    6" Target grips but I have the orig wood diamond grips for it

    You have a round butt and early ones did have Hard Rubber Grips
    This was made from 1902 to 1940 with a change in 1905

    Notice the dif in the hammers between your and mine
    M&P is Military & Police which was he Model 10 when Smith went from names to numbers

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  7. johnston3407

    johnston3407 New Member

    Yours is in much better cond. Like I said my wife likes it because of the small grips. I guess there is no way to find out the year it was made. Thanks, you have been very helpfull. This is a great forum.
  8. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2004
    Keep checking back there are a few here with the books that can date yoursby ser #. I don't have one for Smiths
  9. 358 winchester

    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

    Apr 25, 2004
    Pensacola Fl. area
    nice looking revolver 22WRF:cool: well both are nice looking
  10. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2004
    Some fool at the range sold it to me cheep:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
  11. berto64

    berto64 Active Member

    That's the only reason ya bought it, cause it was cheep!
  12. Cheap if it is a good shooter that's a true deal
  13. Ramrod

    Ramrod New Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    North Georgia

    For $30.00 Smith & Wesson will give you a great deal of information on your revolver. Mr Jinks will tell you when it was manufactured and where it was shipped. Just go to the Smith & Wesson Web page and click on History question and print off the form, fill it out with a photo of the revovler and mail it to them. they will usely return the History within two or three weeks.
  14. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

    Sorry, been gone for a while, so I just saw this one.

    Johnston3407.....your Smitty is what's known as a .38 Military and Police Model 1905, 2nd Change. This model was made in both square & round butt configuration

    According to the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wession, Serial #129746 was manufactured between 1906 and 1909.....probably between '08 and '09.

    And, just in case you're wondering, Blue Book value is:

    80% - $200
    70% - $175
    60% - $155
    50% - $135
    40% - $115
    30% - $100
    20% - $90
    10% - $80