Hi Guys I found your site via Google in search of some info of one of my fathers handguns. This is a nice site with lots of helpful info, hopefully someone can help me date and determin this piece.
I'm trying to find what year or model it could be. My father was a city office. And if my memory severs me correctly I remember this S&W as far back as the later 60's ?
The only markings found on the Gun says..
38 S&W Special ctg < found on the right side of the 4" Barrel
The revolver has 4 screws on the right side of the receiver / frame area. 1 just below the rear sights and infront of the hammer, and 1 below and behind the hammer. 1 above behind & 1 above foward of the triger,
Barrel just says Smith & Wesson and just above the front of the triger guard it has a 2 over a 1
It has a step Ramp front sight, and adjustable rear sight.
At the bottom of the Butt it has what I think is the S/N. it reads K 2203xx
Nothing that makes any sense inside of the handle under the grips, which are the typical checkered wood grips.
Also one item of concern. This is a used piece, not abused just used and cared for some wearing of the blueing but a cleaned good condition piece. I do remember shooting this gun with my father probably early - mid 70's just not sure what ammo he used.
So what is the Model, and aprox what year is this item, and also what ammo can be safely used?
Thank You in advance for any helpful info.
Last edited by OhChit; 08-12-2010 at 08:40 AM.