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Smith & Wesson K38 Model 14-3
« on: December 30, 2016, 06:52:54 PM »


I was in need of some retail firearm therapy today, so I picked up this sweet Smith at my local "we've got every oddball classic you can think of cause I'm an old duffer gun nut" gun shop. It's a Smith & Wesson K38 Model 14-3 38 Special, lightly used in its original box, 6 inch barrel. I had been holding out for a true K38 (pre-14), but I gave in and got this one. I love Smith revolvers, and this is the first one I've had in years. I plan to use it for the centerfire component at my local bullseye league. Does anyone else have/use this model revolver? Thoughts?

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Re: Smith & Wesson K38 Model 14-3
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2016, 08:19:34 PM »
I don't have that particular model, but I do have other K-frames.  That one looks like a nice specimen.  Do you have a date of manufacture? 

You didn't happen to see a 4" Model 20 fixed-sight 38 Special there, did you?

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Re: Smith & Wesson K38 Model 14-3
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2016, 08:27:19 PM »
Serial number lookup and the original receipt I found hidden in the box puts date of manufacture in 1977. First owner paid $201. I didn't see a Model 20, but the place I got mine is a real old timey gunshop that's been around a long time, so I wouldn't be surprised if he had it.