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Your favorite question: gun identifiation and valiue ;^)

Was just given this revolver by my grandmother. S&W .38 Hammerless. Not sure if its manufactued by SW or just calibered for. Fired it and it shoots fine.

Serial number 194524 on handgrip base and cylinder.

Top sight side of barrel reads:

"Smith & Wesson Sprinfield Mass USA patd Oct 1893 Aug. 4, 1883 Apr 9, 1889"

Any of that information help date and value this piece better?

Probably just keep it as it would appear they are in the average category and goinf ro $100 or so, unless something special about this one.

Many thanks!







 

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It is a Smith & Wesson, a .38 caliber, Safety Revolver, Fourth Model, one of some 104,000 made between 1898 and 1907. With that serial number, it was made after 1 Jan 1899 and is NOT an antique under federal law.

That gun at one time was badly rusted then heavily buffed and reblued, and has no collector value left. Value would be $120 or less.

Jim
 
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