does anybody on here know how i could find the value of this gun? if anybody knows how much it might be worth i could post pics?thanks for any of the help!!dh15


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If you would post pics somebody might be able to tell you how much it might be worth.Open the cylinder. With it open, look at the Model Number straight below where the barrel screws into the frame. Probably M 37, or MOD 37, or MOD 37-1, or something along those lines. There are other Model Numbers it could be, depending on what frame size it is and what particular model it is. Probably has a 2" barrel, maybe 3" or even 4", again, depending on Model and frame size. Turn it upside down and look for a serial number on the butt, that is the bottom of the grip-frame. Condition is everything. Your revolver could be worth anywhere from $150 to $500, depending on the specific Model, barrel length, and most of all, condition.
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I know the 637 is there cheapest one and the 642 hammerless runs a tad more.They are always on specials for gun shops to buy. Cost used to be between 275-300. We used to mark them 419 and take 369-389 if someone haggled. I imagine a nice used one would bring 325ish. Ive owned both, and they are some kickin little guns.
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airweight
the term "airweight" is not a specific model of gun, but rather a reference to a whole slew of guns, made across a 50-year time period, that were all based on a small frame (J-frame) that was made from an aluminum alloy rather than regular steel, stainless steel, or that modern alloy that"s like titanium.An airweight .38 S&W is normally a 5-shot snub-nosed revolver. Normally round-butt (the back corner of the grip frame (handle) is rounded off, not squared with a sharp corner). Normally blued / black finish back in the old days, before the 1980s when nickle finish or stainless steel construction became more popular.If you have a plain-Jane model 37 or 38, two inch barrel round butt blued in fair condition, you might have a gun worth $300.If it"s got a 3" barrel, square butt, it"s more rare and valuable. I would love to own one of those, but they bring a pretty penny.If it"s a modern gun with a dull silverish finish, there are many like it for sale on Gunbroker where you can compare prices and see values.