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Old 05-13-2017, 09:49 PM
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I have bought a 38 S&W Special CTG from a gun dealer several years ago. It has a serial # of D107787 and shows moderate use. It functions as good as new and is very reliable. Could somebody tell me how old this pistol is and an approximate value. The history behind this weapon would be interesting to me also.

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I have bought a 38 S&W Special CTG from a gun dealer several years ago. It has a serial # of D107787 and shows moderate use. It functions as good as new and is very reliable. Could somebody tell me how old this pistol is and an approximate value. The history behind this weapon would be interesting to me also.

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using the serial number as a reference, you may have a S&W model 10 from 1969.....value will depend upon condition and barrel length.....
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Welcome to the forum.

The D serial number series started in 1968. I would guesstimate that your gun shipped in 1969 or 1970. In order to give you any further details, we would need to know which model that you have. If you open the gun and look in the yoke area, there should be a model number stamped on the frame. The other factor would be condition. Better condition equals better price.

Photos of both sides would help. Moderate wear doesn't give a real picture of the condition and the difference between excellent and very good or very good and good can be hundreds of dollars.

If it's a model 10, or .38 Military and Police, without seeing the gun, I would say chances are you have a $400 to $500 gun. But that's just my gut reaction without seeing it.
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Welcome to the forums from the Wiregrass! The current Model 10 series handguns are also known as the .38 Military & Police Revolver. They were launched by S&W in 1899 as the first revolver to chamber the .38 Special cartridge, arguably the most popular and successful centerfire revolver ammo ever produced. S&W sold 1 Million of these guns from 1899 to the start of WWII, produced another million during the war as the Victory revolver, and since then has sold over 4 million more. Before 1948, the M&P had a long throw double action pull. In 1948, S&W introduced the short throw "speed hammer" on the M&P line (the speed hammer was put into production before WWII on the Masterpiece target revolvers). The Model 10 comes with barrels ranging from 2" up to 6" and either a round or square butt handle. Post some pictures and the folks here can tell you more about your gun.
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Welcome to the forum. The closest I have to your gun is a D366xxx. It is from 1971. It has a 5" barrel. Value in the neighborhood of $500 give or take.

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As others have mentioned, your revolver was produced in 1969, but it could have shipped later, probably not later than 1970, but who knows?

Most likely, it is a Model 10, but it could be a Model 12, if it is an Airweight. Assuming it is a Model 10, it would either be a Model 10-5 or 10-6, depending on the barrel profile. When you open the cylinder and look on the frame in the yoke cut, you will find out for yourself with no further help from us.

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