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just bought a SW 38 special ctg
serial number PD 51988
would like to know model and age.
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Is the model number stamped on the crane?
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I don't think that is the serial number.
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Welcome to the Forum.

Look the butt and give us the number that is stamped there. You may have to remove the grips if the grips cover the butt.
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Please enable the good folks here to do a better job of giving you the info you would like by reading this at the top of the page:

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that is the number stamped at bottom of handle. but there is a P before the D. as soon as i find out how to send pic i will.
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that is the number stamped at bottom of handle. but there is a P before the D. as soon as i find out how to send pic i will.
You may also find the correct SN stamped on a flat on the bottom of the barrel and on the rear face of the cylinder. Could also be stamped or penciled on the inside surface of the right grip panel. All should match.
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The P may be added for some reason. Does it look different from the D? In the 1970s Model 10s did use a D prefix number. Open the cylinder for the model number like MOD 10-7 or similar. May also find the correct serial there.
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