When was the s and W 38 Special made?
I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that you have a 38 military and police revolver AKA the model 1902. It would have been made in 1902 and should have a round butt. In fact, it was made shortly after the model 1902 was put into production by S&W.
Why was the 38 Special called a CTG?
And the caliber designation 38 S&W SPECIAL & US SERVICE CTGS was a reminder to the customer that both the relatively new .38 Special and the then-current .38 Colt standard service cartridge could be fired from the gun. It was actually a bit of marketing because S&W was hoping to replace Colt as the supplier of service revolvers to the US military.
What kind of bullet is A.38’s and W?
MKE 9.65 mm Normal (9.2×23mmR (.38 Smith & Wesson)) cartridge has a 177 gr (11.5 g) lead-antimony alloy bullet with a gilding-metal full metal jacket and a Boxer-primed brass case. The “normal” designation differentiates it from their 9.65mm Special (9.1×29mmR (.38 Special)) round.
When did the s and W special CTG come out?
Military & Police Model shipped between 1915-42. The # on the bottom of the grip frame is the serial #. S&W made a lot of these over the years since they’re very good, solid, accurate guns. My Father-In-Law carried one for over 50 years, shot it a lot, seldom cleaned it & it still works good today.
What’s the serial number on a Smith and Wesson 38?
Inherited a “Smith & Wesson 38 S&W Special & US Service CTG’S” revolver, and would like to know the Mfg. Date and Model #, if any. Serial Number is 216xx. 1610 is on the cylinder.
Can A.38 s and W revolver fire.38 SPL ammunition?
Even though the gun may have been proofed to fire .38 Spl. ammunition, it is likely to have been chambered in .38 S&W originally. If it will chamber and function with the relatively milder .38 S&W ammunition, that would be my choice for your gun were it mine, as a matter of safety.
What are the serial numbers for the s and W 36?
For models 36, 37, 38, 49, 50 and pre model number versions. J serial Prefix serial numbers. For models 36, 37, 38, 49, 50. For models 36, 37, 38, 49, 50 and pre model number versions. J serial Prefix serial numbers.