What is the value of a Smith and Wesson marked 38 SW Special Ctg on the right side of the barrel Smith and Wesson Sprinfield Mass US on top and Pat Feb 6 06 Sept 14 09 Dec 29 14 501227 on the grip?
Correct identification is the '.38 Military & Police Model 1905, 4th Change.' Your gun was made in the 1930's. What you dont tell us is barrel length, type of sights, type of grip, or finish. All have a bearing on the value. Without that information, $150-$450. firstname.lastname@example.org
You have a Smith and Wesson model 14 38 special. The 38 refers to the diameter of the barrel. That barrel is 38/100 of an inch in diameter. A 45 automatic has a barrel that is 45/100 of an inch in diameter. A 9mm has a barrel with a 9mm diameter. You can shoot 9mm ammunition from a 38 special. A 22 pistol has a small diameter barrel.