View Full Version : S&W K38 serial lookup
08-04-2011, 3:12 PM
I'm looking at an out of state K38 Masterpiece. I'm told it's mid fifties production or so. Serial # K22XXX. Any help? I want to confirm it's exempt from DOJ approved handgun list before importing it to Cal. Thanks.
08-04-2011, 5:08 PM
If it's K22xxx it's 1948. If it's K22xxxx, it's 1954. Either way you're OK.
08-04-2011, 6:33 PM
The easy way is to buy "pre-model xx" S&W revolvers. Model numbers like Model 15, 17, 18, 29 etc were assigned starting in late 57/early 58 production, so anything "pre-model xx" is generally ok as C&R.
08-04-2011, 9:00 PM
Thanks guys. Looks like it's '48, assuming the seller got the serial number right. I'm going for it.
08-04-2011, 9:34 PM
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08-05-2011, 9:27 AM
Classic S&W revolvers are to those who admire/collect them (me, for instance) like pron for much of society. Minty examples of older specimens get better with age, much like good wine.
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