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1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 1/1/2006 11:12:20 AM EST
My aunt just gave me my great-grandfather's service revolver. It's a model 38 Bodyguard Airweight in like-new condition with serial 2281xx. I was always told it was from the 30s but I have learned that the "mod 38" stamping is indicative of post-1957 guns. Anyone have any insight on this?
Link Posted: 1/1/2006 12:24:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/1/2006 12:25:55 PM EST by RUT]
The Model 38 was produced from 1955-1999, so it's clearly not from the 30's. If there's no "J" preceeding the serial # it's a bit hard to pinpoint the exact mfg. date, but it probably would fall into the late 50's/very early 60's range. They're a nice little gun, and I have a later version, a Model 49.


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