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Smith and wesson

hunter.bhunter.b Member Posts: 223 ✭✭
edited May 2016 in Ask the Experts
Looking for the model number on a smith and wesson under the cylinder and the number doesn't match any model number I can find. 694 no dashes and a B stamped near what am I missing.
Thanks

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  • hunter.bhunter.b Member Posts: 223 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I have a Smith Snub in 38 special with a screw in front of the trigger gaurd serial # 423xx. Can any one tell me about this gun?Is this a "I" frame? Will J frame grips fit on it?
  • hunter.bhunter.b Member Posts: 223 ✭✭
    edited November -1
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  • hunter.bhunter.b Member Posts: 223 ✭✭
    edited November -1
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  • hunter.bhunter.b Member Posts: 223 ✭✭
    edited November -1
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  • charliemeyer007charliemeyer007 Member Posts: 7,348 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    You need to post some pic's. I don't think they made a 38 Special in an I (32) frame, 5 shot in 38 S&W not special. You need I frame grips for I frames and J frame grips on J frames.

    added http://smith-wessonforum.com/s-w-hand-ejectors-1896-1961/147951-38-baby-chief-pics.html

    Go look at pictures over there for "I" frames and baby chief's until you find something that matches what you have.
  • Hawk CarseHawk Carse Member Posts: 4,317 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Sounds like a Chief's Special from about 1951-1952.
    By then they had gone to the J frame, only the very earliest Baby Chief's retained the I frame butt.
  • hunter.bhunter.b Member Posts: 223 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I was told it is a transition 5 screw and very rare in a 38 special.Does this sound right?
  • Hawk CarseHawk Carse Member Posts: 4,317 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    According to SCSW you might see Chief's with about any combination of 3,4,or 5 screw frames, I or J grip straps, and ramp or round front sight for the first couple of years.
    More screws seems less common.
  • wundudneewundudnee Member Posts: 6,050 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Here are two baby Chiefs. The top one has the early I frame grips and the round trigger guard. The bottom one has the J frame grips and a more elongated trigger guard. They are both .38 special, 5 shot revolvers.
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    This is a 6 shot Military& police. It is a six shot, K frame, .38 special. All three revolvers have the screw in the front of the trigger guard.
    orig.jpg

    So is yours 5 or 6 shot? They're all a little scarce, but not really rare.

    orig.jpg
    standard.jpg
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