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Old 11-13-2020, 07:58 PM
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Trying to ID this 38 Special. I know it is at least 49 years old. It has been shot less than 50 rounds. Any help will be greatly appreciated

MOD 10-6 Assembly # 48-301 SERIAL #. D460740 - 38 SPECIAL
4 INCH BARREL- FIXED SIGHTS - HAS STRAIN SCREW
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Welcome! This model 10-6 was likely made in 1972; official name .38 Military & Police with heavy or "bull" barrel. The same basic model is still being made after 121 years as the model 10-14.
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Trying to ID? It has MOD10-6 stamped right on it.
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Thank you for your help! I appreciate it very much. I have the original box. Any idea how much it’s worth?
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If it has only been fired 50 rounds and looks that (un) used, it would probably sell for about $450. If the box has all the original contents and also looks new, probably higher - some collector types will pay a lot extra for that NIB look.
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Ghix, welcome to the forum. The Model 10 and it's direct predecessors may be the single most produced Smith & Wesson revolver in company history. You can look at this in a couple different ways.

They produced so many because it was so good and countless tens of thousands were used as issue service revolvers. They also sold a freakish volume commercially to the buying public. That's how a model gets made in such enormous volume. So damn many exist because they are so good at what they do.

They are a no-frills working gun. Because they were never flashy, rarely came with options or feature choices and because they made a zillion of them, they don't have a huge "collectible" value and their resale value is very moderate.

Don't let the low or mid-level price/value make you believe that your revolver isn't fantastic, because it absolutely is exactly that. The Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolver is a legend in handguns. My favorite Model 10 is a square butt, four-inch heavy barrel... exactly the one that you have.
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