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Posted: 12/13/2002 8:37:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/13/2002 8:38:35 PM EDT by Happyshooter]
An old S & W wheelgun has found its way down to me. No model markings are present. Is is marked as a Smith product. It is blued, ser # 415XXX, the barrel is marked '.38 S & W Special Ctg' and it has patent dates running from 01 to 14. The barrel length is 5 inches and the barrel narrows going out to the sight. It is blued a very deep blue. Fixed sights, small wood grips. What is it? When was it made? Can it safely fire modern power load 38 specials? Thanks
Link Posted: 12/13/2002 8:39:49 PM EDT
Sounds like an M&P, known as a a Model 10 today. I wouldn't use +P fodder.
Link Posted: 12/13/2002 8:42:24 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/13/2002 8:45:16 PM EDT
Okay, looked at a website. It looks like it is important that the action rod is hanging out under the barrel and just clicks into a support at the end.
Link Posted: 12/13/2002 8:49:26 PM EDT
Got it, thanks. http://www.geocities.com/swede94/swmp.html:
.38 MP Model of 1905, 1915 - 1942 s/n: 241704 - 1000000 (4th Change, most common)
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Link Posted: 12/13/2002 11:52:44 PM EDT
.38S&W caliber is NOT the same as .38spl! Do NOT shoot this gun until you've had it looked at by a competent gunsmith.
Link Posted: 12/14/2002 12:04:55 AM EDT
38S&W caliber is NOT the same as .38spl! Do NOT shoot this gun until you've had it looked at by a competent gunsmith.
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It [b][i]IS[/i][/b] a .38 Special.
'.38 S & W Special Ctg'
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