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    Question What do I have?

    I currently have a Smith and Wesson revolver. I bought it many moons ago. On the barrel it states, 38 S. & W. Special CTG.

    It is blue metal color and has the wooden handle with the cross inlaid wood pattern on the handle.

    So, what is this? And how much is it worth? How much could I sell it for, reasonably?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Hit the cylinder latch and drop the cylinder out of the frame and look right under the barrel on the frame and there should be some numbers and maybe dash marks. Tell us what's there and post a picture or two would be a big help. We could help you more that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baldy View Post
    Hit the cylinder latch and drop the cylinder out of the frame and look right under the barrel on the frame and there should be some numbers and maybe dash marks. Tell us what's there and post a picture or two would be a big help. We could help you more that way.
    Thanks!! I found it. It says model 10-6.

    Helps if ya know where to look, right? Thanks again.

    Any idea how much it is worth?

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    A model 10-6 should be about 1969-70 and run $250-$350 depending on condition and what you got with it. Good luck.

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    Might Be Older

    What is the serial number? You might have an older 1903 Mod 3 from the description of the grips. Do the grips have a diamond pattern with the grip screw in the middle?

    FYI.....

    Also this is not a .38 +P firearm.

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    If it says 10-6, it certainly is a +P capable firearm.
    It's a fairly recent Model 10 S&W .38 Special revolver, also known as the Military and Police Model. It is the same basic revolver that S&W developed since the 1880's, built on the K-frame, or medium frame.There are many other Smith K-frame revolvers based on it...the Model 15, 13, 19, etc, in .38 Spl and .357 Magnum.
    It was THE choice of duty firearm for about 80% of the police departments in the USA for many decades, till the acceptance of auto pistols beginning in the 1970's.
    It is a very simple, rugged, accurate, reliable revolver, and many people still carry them, and use them for home defence even in this 21st century day of plastic autos.
    Depending on condition, it sells around here( Pennsylvania) for $225-$350.
    I have owned about a dozen Model 10s over tha last 35 years, and never had one that was a bad shooter.
    It is an excellent revolver, a good "first gun", if you are inclined to shoot it.

    Enjoy it.
    Try www.smith-wessonforum.com/
    for lots of information and advice...Give the model # and ths Serial Number
    (on the butt) for best results.

    Mark
    Last edited by dogngun; 07-13-2007 at 07:22 PM.

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