Help Me Identify This Weapon

Help Me Identify This Weapon

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    Help Me Identify This Weapon

    Ok, so my friend had gotten this wheelgun from his grandmother. It was his grandfathers, and he got it from his father, so this weapon is on the 4th generation of ownership. It is a S&W, what appears to be a model 10, however its too old to be a model 10. It has a date stamped on it as 1920, and the serial number is 863***, no letters stamped with it. All serial numbers match, and we had it at the range, as the picture shows, and it shoots amazingly! the double action was fairly smooth, and the single action trigger was amazingly light, and had virtually no pull to it at all. On the barrel it has "38 S&W Special CTG". it also has the trade mark stamp on it. If any of you can help us to identify it, i would be very appreciative. I know that S&W can look up the date, however it costs 50 dollars, and i wanted to see if we could do it for free, or have someone help us before spending money.

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    Welcome from FL.
    Just a suggestion, but for PERSEC, you might want to edit your post and delete the weapons full serial number.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flfiremedic View Post
    Welcome from FL.
    Just a suggestion, but for PERSEC, you might want to edit your post and delete the weapons full serial number.

    What difference does it make? Somebody going to apply for a Driver's License with it or get a SSN?

    Dangers of a full serial number on the internet is baloney.
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    I could think of a few ways it could be used...and to me it's always better to limit personal info.

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    I wouldn't put the full serial number on here,no way.Each to their own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chorizo View Post
    What difference does it make? Somebody going to apply for a Driver's License with it or get a SSN?

    Dangers of a full serial number on the internet is baloney.
    Not if it was reported stolen in 1934, and is still on record.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    Not if it was reported stolen in 1934, and is still on record.
    Or reported stolen tomorrow by someone that thinks that would be an anti gun thing to do.
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    It may be a very early model 10 or it's predecessor. With the lanyard ring on it, it pretty much identifies it as a M&P model. Following link gives some history on the model 10 and early variations on it.

    Smith & Wesson Model 10 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Sign up for the Smith & Wesson Forum. There are some friendly souls there who will help you date your antique.

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    1940-1945. Closer to about 1942. Military Model

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    After doing some exhaustive research, we found that it appears to be an S series K frame, made between 46 and 48. I should be posting some video of it in action soon.
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