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Old 10-10-2011, 06:18 PM
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Default 38 S&W special CTG

I hope that I'm posting this in the right place. I just acquired this gun from my father. Don't know the history (if any). Would like to find out all that I can. # on the bottom of handle, cylinder, and bottom of barrel is "C 1400** ". If anyone can tell me about this, I would appreciate it.
Also, where would I find out this information on my own. Dad gave me other guns and I'd like to find out manufacture date and other history on them as well.
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:53 PM
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Your gun appears to be a K-frame M&P made around 1948-'51.

The correct forum would be Hand Ejector 1896-1961.

Mucho info can be gleaned from a copy of the Standard Catalog of Smith&Wesson available through your local bookstore.
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Old 10-10-2011, 07:46 PM
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Good looking M&P you have there, and it is wearing a very nicely preserved set of early post-war Magna stocks. Wonderful piece to inherit.
The C series was created to serialize the second million guns produced in the K frame M&P line of revolvers. As hivel37 stated, your example comes from the group made between 1948 and 1951. S&W ran out of C numbers in 1967 and began the D series the next year.
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:48 PM
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Assuming that your serial number is six digits, I would say your gun
was shipped in 1950. I have serial # C121XXX that letters to August
1950. Nice looking gun and being it belonged to your father makes
it even better. As has been stated above get a copy of "The Book".
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:46 AM
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And CTG is just an abbreviation for cartridge, it's a caliber designation not a model.
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