Originally Posted by PaulH
Hi Hammer Down,
You seem to be the S&W Revolver expert, so I hope you do not mind if I pick your brain also. My revolver (inherited from my Father) is similar to those above. Blued, with a checkered grip. It has 38 Special CTG on the barrel. I can not find a model number or patent dates anywhere on it. I found the serial number (matching) under the extractor and on the bottom of the grip. The serial number is 2628XX. I am interested in knowing the model and date of manufacture. I have NO intent to ever sell it, but would appreciate an approximate value. The blueing is 85-90% and the grips are excelent. Thanks is advance!!
It sounds to me like a Pre-War M&P Revolver
later named the Model 10. These were a Fixed sighted revolver
with a High Polished bluing
. They are very common and were used by most Police agencies as a daily carry gun. Shown below is one of mine with a 5" Barrel that shipped in 1939
and is Dang close to your serial number, I hope this helps... Hammerdown