Item #31039

Early S&W .38 M&P Post-War Revolver with Gold Box and 2-Inch Barrel

  • Price: $995.00
  • Maker: S&W
  • Model: M&P
  • Caliber: .38 Spl

  • Description: Serial #C16998, .38 Special, 2ā€ barrel with an excellent, bright bore. This is a handsome, five-screw revolver, made in the early-1950s, that has matching numbers on the frame, barrel, cylinder, yoke, and extractor and retains 99% plus of the original blue finish with only a very mild turn-ring on the cylinder, as well as a few traces of negligible silvering at the muzzle, and along the top edge of the half-moon front sight. The trigger and hammer retain about 75-80% of the original color case-hardening, with the balance turned bright gray, most noticeably along the sides of the hammer base. The correct, diamond-center, S&W grips are in excellent condition with almost no wear and only minimal flattening of the points. They are numbered to a different revolver on the interior. The lock-up is tight and the action functions flawlessly. The revolver is housed in a correct, gold and blue, two-piece box that is in very good condition with some edge wear and corner damage. The serial is no longer legible on the bottom, but the ā€œCā€ prefix can still be made out. This is a great, mid-20th century, K-frame S&W in excellent condition, and would make a wonderful addition to any collection. FFL or C&R