45 years old
My serial # is near yours and I purchased it new in 1968.
Made in 1953. Model Numbers did not come into use unitl @ 1957. Sounds like you have a Chief Special Airweight. Later numbered as a Model 37.
Sounds to me that you have a smith and Wesson mod-12.These fine .38 special revolvers are selling for 200-300 dollars depending on the overall condition of the gun.
the sn you list is outside the range normally associated with the airweight. You must call S&W
Up unitl @ 1957 model numbers were not used. Check inside the frame near the crane, it has a model number, it will be there.
Call S&W and they will tell you when it left the factory. It could have been made anywhere from a week to a year before.
In order to answer your question correctly,I would need you to Identify your Smith and Wesson airweight pistol more.I would need the model number and serial number along with the overall condition of your firearm to give you a accurate value to your question.
The exact value of a used Smith and Wesson Airweight 38 SPL CTG is actually dependent upon a number of factors. Some of these things would be, exactly how used it is and the age of the firearm.
- 50-400 usd
Your serial number indicates that your Smith and Wesson 38 special was made in the Year 1960.
No serial number = no answer.
You must call S&W, data not published yet.
Open your revolvers cylinder. Look at the forward hing of the cylinder under the barrel. The numbers you see under the barrel at the hing is your model number. Examples would be 642, 638, 442 ect. Sometimes there is a dash such as 642-3 or 638-3 but the first 3 numbers are the ones that matter the most. Could be the Chief's Special Airweight (standard 5-shot .38 Special with exposed hammer)or Bodyguard Airweight (same gun with humpback hammer shroud).
No serial number given.
Impossible to answer without the serial number.
Email smith and Wesson for the answer
If you contact Smith & Wesson, they will give you that information.