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Old 03-17-2011, 10:48 PM
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Today I had a chance to buy a gun and jumped on it with out knowing much and I'm hoping some one here can help. I hope I'm under the right forum but I think the gun falls in this time frame.

Heres What I do know on the barrel it reads 38 S&W special CTG

When you open the cylinder it has MOD. 64 under that some numbers 58030 and under that G18 under that a sideways S.

Its nickel with wood grips and the serial number is on the bottom of the handle D600XXX.

The gun itself is in good shape and the only real wear is on the grips.

Like I said I don't know much about it but anything yall can add value, year made ect would be greatly appreciated
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When you open the cylinder it has MOD. 64 under that some numbers 58030 and under that G18 under that a sideways S.

Its nickel with wood grips and the serial number is on the bottom of the handle D600XXX.

The gun itself is in good shape and the only real wear is on the grips.

Like I said I don't know much about it but anything yall can add value, year made ect would be greatly appreciated
Are you sure it's nickel or possibly satin stainless?
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:14 PM
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The Model 64 in a Stainless Steel variant of the blued Model 10, .38 Military & Police. Yours was made most likely in 1974, or possibly late 1973. It is Stainless Steel, not Nickel plated.

Depending on demand in your area it could run anywhere from $225 to $450, or a little either side of this range possibly.
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Welcome to the forum!

What you have there is a real workhorse of a revolver, made from 1970 to 2004.

The 64 was stainless steel, and offered in 2",3" and 4"barrel length, in a tapered or heavy barrel.Variations had round or square butt shapes.

From my reference book, it appears yours was made in 1973 or 1974.

I owned an early one with a tapered 4" barrel, that had the flash chromed hammer and trigger.

The 64's were very popular service revolvers w/ police departments nationwide.
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Thanks for the info gentlemen, I paid $175 for it his farther in law left it to a guy I know and he did not want a gun in the house at all, so I figured at that price anything with S&W seems to hold some value I figured I would be ok. Again thanks.... Kevin
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I bought one in like new condition for $250+, IIRC, a few years ago. For some unremembered (foolish) reason I sold it. It is one of the ones I wish I had back. Workhorse says it all.
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You got a great revolver for a super price and if it's a 2 inch snub nose you flat stole it.
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Lets see a picture!
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Here r a few pics, I haven't even cleaned yet its that way I bought it. Any thoughts let me know.
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One last question would putting new grips be a bad idea like I said earlier they are the only thing of real wear that I can see.
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You didn't buy that gun, you stole it! Great find! You could easily sell that for a profit.

Nothing wrong with changing grips, just hang onto the original ones. If you ever go to sell it having them would be a plus.

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You didn't buy that gun, you stole it! Great find! You could easily sell that for a profit.

Nothing wrong with changing grips, just hang onto the original ones. If you ever go to sell it having them would be a plus.

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Nice looking gun...change the grips if you think you would be more comfortable with a different style, but they sure don't look worn to me. Any grips designed to fit the K and / or L frame square butt guns will do just fine. But keep the originals.
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Again thanks for everyones help!!

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