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I can't find a model designation on this 38 special revolver. Serial number is 6 digits and starts with 961xxx. It is in really nice shape, a guy at work needed some money, hopefully I didn't over spend but it is in real nice shape


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After looking again, there is a faint "S" on the butt, not right up against the serial #. I believe this makes it a post war K frame from 46 to 49

Would that be correct?
 

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It appears to be a pre model 10 k-frame M&P.38. Mine is 1945 with and s stamp and 942xxx serial number. It’s an incredible shooter, and is very smooth and accurate.

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It appears to be a pre model 10 k-frame M&P.38. Mine is 1945 with and s stamp and 942xxx serial number. It’s an incredible shooter, and is very smooth and accurate.

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Open the cylinder and look under where it closes against the frame for the model number.
 

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S&W did not designate their handguns by "model numbers" until the mid-1950s and it was a few years after that, 1958 I think, when they started stamping the model numbers on the frame where the cylinder crane meets with it when the cylinder is closed.

I've seen and fired 1940s era K- frame Smiths that did not have any model number stamped on them. But the same basic gun with a few minor tweaks would later be designated the model 10.
 

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S&W Model 9 3/4. Harry Potter special.

Yes a thats comical comment.

Really nice wheelgun there. My next purchase (after the new King Cobra) will be a S&W Model 10.

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S&W Model 9 3/4. Harry Potter special.

Yes a thats comical comment.

Really nice wheelgun there. My next purchase (after the new King Cobra) will be a S&W Model 10.

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What did you say about a King Cobra? No, this one is not for sale.

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Yeps, just like that.

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PSrumors, your revolver seems to be wearing the post-1968 style of Smith & Wesson K frame square butt stocks. They do not have a diamond around the screw hole. Older guns made before about 1968 would have the older style stocks with a diamond oriented vertically as shown in Adam5's gun pic.

But, it's not unusual for people to change out well-worn or cracked old stocks with current or recent manufacture stocks.
Your gun could be older than the grips it's wearing.
 

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Pre-1968 "diamond" stocks.
 
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