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    S&W model 11

    Just picked up a old S&W model 11 five screw in 38 S&W. It has a 5" barrel and is in good plus condtion.

    The seal number is 8316XX can anyone give me an idea when this was made and what it might be worth. I think I'll sell it.
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    Pre- Model 11. Stated total mfg. is 568,204 with production running from 1938 thru 1965, but there are recorded ship dates of as late as 1970.

    S/N were taken from the M&P range of 700,000 to 1,000,000 (and subsequent Victory range) of V1-V800,000 and SV800,001 to SV850,000, then back into the Post-War S/N range along with the pre-model and post-model number range covering the 10, 12, 45 and Air Crew revolvers.

    From the S/N provided probably mfg. around 1941 maybe early 1942, to get closer you'll need to get a letter from S&W, contact them, they are easy folks to work with, but I understand that Roy Jenks (the S&W Historian) is backlogged until early next year.

    Does your revolver have British proof marks? The 38 S&W was used by a lot of US police departments, but it was really best known/used by the Brits as the 38/200.

    Value wise ... excellent condition ... $350-400+

    Hope this helps.
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    Thanks for the info, I find no British proofs on this pistol.

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    a shooter grade Model 11 will probably bring no more than a similar grade Model 10 and probably be harder to find a home for. If it isn't fairly minty I'd guess a value closer to $225-250.00.

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    The problem with this calibre is that there is only 2 companies that load factory ammo for it and they are VERY Proud of their stuff. Pricey!

    If you hand load, then some of the bullets are hard to find. The 38 S&W bore size is about 360 to 361 and you can't find those today. Some casting outfits do have them as a special order.

    Best you cast yourself and then try and find the molds. They are out there.

    I really like my 38 S&W, Speer nr 14 has loading data for it but because of the age of some of these guns, the 38 S&W is a under powered round and most folk like the 38 special instead.

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    Model marked 11's are exceptionaly rare - and desired by S&W collectors. There are plenty of .38/200 BSR's (British Service Revolvers) aka British Victorys floating around, very few actual Model 11's. The Model 11 was never cataloged for US sales and most all were exported to Commonwealth countries.

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    If you have found one of the post war Model 11's then you've lucked out.Like Will5A1 stated the Model 11 was not sold in the United States. Even a British Victory can bring a fair amount nowdays.

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