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Old 08-30-2011, 07:09 PM
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Hi everyone,

Coming from Washington State, new to S&W's but not new to guns! I have over 35 in the collection (so far ) However my first two S&W's only came to me in the last couple weeks. I couldnt help myself, if I was going to buy a revolver it had to be the biggest I could think of. So I ended up with the fullsized model 500 with hi viz sights and the threaded comp on the muzzle.

My second smith came into my possession just this past weekend. I traded my father a polish P-64 pistol for my grandfathers K-38 combat. I believe it was produced in 1954 if someone has a better idea, serial number K223XXX located on the barrel. It's a very important pistol in my life, first pistol I ever shot other than a .22 plinker. I also have a picture of my grandfather and I togther, this K-38 in his hands. It was the last time he and I ever were together before he passed away in 2003.

If I had to choose between the 500 and the K-38, the 500 would go in a heartbeat.

Anyways, hope to learn tons on this forum and hello!

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Old 08-30-2011, 07:20 PM
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Welcome to the forum from Arkansas and welcome to S&W revolvers. The K38 pre Model 15 is a special revolver both because it was your Grandfather's and the combat masterpiece is a great weapon. The K38's DOB is late 1954 or very early 1955 based on the SCOS&W 3rd edition. By the way S&W often shipped revolvers long after they were made based on sales demand so it will could have shipped in 1955.
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Hello Stinkyrat & a big WELCOME ABOARD!!

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Old 08-31-2011, 03:32 PM
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Hi guys!

Thankyou for the welcome! And fyimo, thankyou for confirming the aproximate DOB on the revolver! I also found a few extra numbers and letters located where newer pistols have their serial numbers located inside by the cylinder, what do these mean on an older pistols such as this? I'll have to double check, but I do know it has the letter Z and the numbers 55XXX, the last three I cannot recall. The numbers are also located on the cylinder arm. Any ideas?

Thanks again!

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Stinkyrat, welcome from North Carolina.
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Welcome from Texas Stinkyrat. Great forum for all things S&W, have fun, learn lots, share what you know.

Nice revolver, and great story.
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