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Old 03-07-2012, 10:25 PM
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Just found this forum and thought this would be the place. Trying to determine age of a 38. Right side of barrel says "38 S & W Special CTG" On right side below cylinder it says "Made in USA Marcas Registradas Smith Wesson Springfield MASS. There is a large S W trademark stamp below the trigger. Stamped on the bottom of the handle is
D133xxx. Open the cylinder and stamped in front of the cartridge holder is 95257 and below that a backwards C. Also stamped MOD 10 5. On the left side of the barrel is says SMITH & WESSON. Six shot cyclinder, barrel from front to front of cyclinder is approx 5"

Any insight as to the age or history of this would be greatly appreciated.
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You have the ID, it's a model 10-5 - it can be hard to sort that out with all the stampings. The D133000 serial number puts it as a 1969 or '70 ship date. The other marks are factory internal codes.

It is a K or medium frame gun and was the standard LE sidearm for many years; yours was one in the fourth million of this type of gun produced since 1899, and it is still being made. Enjoy!
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Thanks for the insight. Nice to bump into a helpful website.
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