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Acquired this afternoon a revolver not anywhere near my sphere of knowledge, but I know its all here with you all. I'll describe as best I can in case the pic I try to attach doesn't work. What I can tell:

Top-Break, Double action W/ visible hammer
38 S&W (not marked as such)
fixed sights
SN: 437xxx (six digits)
small logo right side
last patent date: April 9 1888/9? (on top of bbl)
3 1/4" bbl
Black hard rubber grips
rear of trigger guard squared
refinished blue

I'll try to add pic, but any help and info given the above would sure help.
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Well the 38 DA was made in 1896 to 1909 and has been refinished but not by Smith & Wesson. Probably worth about $100 to $150.

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Refinish looks better in person, didn't wipe all the oil that was already on it before (poor)pic. I know its not valuable collector piece, it's tight and aside from currently leaded bbl looks neat and should shoot ok. Hoping to get model name/variant and approximate age.
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Well the 38 DA was made in 1896 to 1909 and has been refinished but not by Smith & Wesson. Probably worth about $100 to $150.

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Does last patent date of 1888/9 jive with above? trying to learn
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