I have a S&W 38 special ctg model # 14-3 Serial # 5k2765 can you give any history about this gun?
The Model 14 K-38 Masterpiece is a fine target revolver manufactured by Smith and Wesson for many years. Previous to 1957, it was called the K-38 Target Masterpiece, and was introduced in 1946. Manufacture ceased in 1982, but the Model 14 was reintroduced in a modified version (14-5) in 1991 and made until 1999.
Your particular firearm was manufactured in 1972. The dash 3 variation was introduced in 1967 with a minor change to the rear sight mounting. Your revolver will have a 3-screw sideplate, as do all Model 14s made after 1961.
I hope this is the kind of history you were looking for.
Thank you for your time, I appreciate you answering my question, I have seen these revolvers before, but I never saw one with a 8 inch barrel, are the common? I bought it at a auction for $75, either wich way I know I came out ahead.
I never saw one with a 8 inch barrel, are they common?
I bought it at a auction for $75, either wich way I know I came out ahead.