My 38 ctg model 1886 Smith and Wesson 5shot hammerless lemon squeezer revolver was last used in the late 20's (Prohibition Era) and has the serial number 206584.
Can someone tell me it's appprox manufacture date?
hello,,the best i can do for ya is a date range based on your serial number ,,it sounds as though yours is a 4th model saftey hammerless model , these were nicknamed the lemon squeezers because of the grip saftey that must be held in while fireing ,there were 104,000 produced between 1898-1907 and in serial number range from 116003-220000,,this model has the standard T bar type latch found on most of the top break models and also will have the line"38 S+W cartridge" on the left side of the barrel,,actual dates for serial numbers are not exact and s+w can actually give you more info on the dates ,,but i beleive they charge for detailed info,,
My Dad just gave me one of these that has been in his closet for years. Its serial number is: 114621, nickel plated with a perl handle. When was this made? Where can I take this to find out its worth? Also, the nickel plated is showing some age, do I get it restored ?