View Full Version : S&W K38 serial lookup

08-04-2011, 2:12 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, 4:08 PM
If it's K22xxx it's 1948. If it's K22xxxx, it's 1954. Either way you're OK.

08-04-2011, 5:33 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, 8:00 PM
Thanks guys. Looks like it's '48, assuming the seller got the serial number right. I'm going for it.

08-04-2011, 8:34 PM

08-05-2011, 8:07 AM
Of what?

08-05-2011, 8:27 AM
Of what?

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.