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Old 04-19-2017, 07:17 PM
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I'm trying to find the manufacture date for my grandfathers .38 special CTG. The serial number is B 2845xx. Thanks for any help.
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Only B prefix I know of is the Model 61. Doubt it is that one.

My guess is you have a .38 M&P Hand Ejector change 4 from around 1917 - 1919. But just a guess.

s/n 273839 shipped in 1917
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and welcome to the forum.

A photo would help or a little more of a description.
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Are you getting that number off the butt? Sometimes, people post other numbers, generally just assembly numbers.


Sometimes, a B means the gun was shipped as a blued one or been factory reblued.
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I'm trying to find the manufacture date for my grandfathers .38 special CTG. The serial number is B 2845xx. Thanks for any help.
I'm guessing you got that number from underneath the barrel. The B designates the gun was blued finish when it left the factory. Your .38 M&P with serial #2845xx most likely shipped Nov/Dec 1917. Now, where are your pics??
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WWI ended on Nov.11, 1918. Was S&W shipping commercial M&P's during the war?


During WWI, the US Govt. took over the factory and ran it, dissatisfied at the rate that S&W shipped M-1917 .45's. Would they have allowed commercial production of other models?
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Not mandatory but it sure helps in identifying. But you really do need to post photos when you have a nice looking revolver like that one.

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Beautiful for 100 years old !

S&W wasn't heat treating the cylinders then, only shoot standard velocity lead .38s. Wadcutters are great.

It'll be fun too shoot.
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Educational info -- your grandfather's revolver is not a ".38 Special CTG". That's what fits in the cylinder -- the.38 Special CARTRIDGE.
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WWI ended on Nov.11, 1918. Was S&W shipping commercial M&P's during the war?

During WWI, the US Govt. took over the factory and ran it, dissatisfied at the rate that S&W shipped M-1917 .45's. Would they have allowed commercial production of other models?
There are records of occasional commercial revolvers shipping in 1918, M&P as well as Regulation Police. We've had lettered guns shown here. I think the assumption usually is that they shipped from pre-war inventory.
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...round butt...some say that makes it a model of 1902...

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