Make: Smith and Wesson
Serial Number: K920329
Year of Manufacture: 1967
Caliber: .38 Special
Action Type: Single and Double Action - Swing Out Cylinder Revolver
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “Smith & Wesson”. The right side of the barrel is marked “38 S&W Special Ctg.”. There is an S&W logo on the right side of the frame and the four line “Marcas Registradas” address. The frame under the arbor is marked “K920329 / MOD. / 15-3”. The arbor is marked “81966”. The bottom of the grip frame is marked “K920329”. The left grip frame is marked “81966”. The right grip frame is marked triangle “H” and circle “O”. Each grip panel is marked “K” on the inside and the right panel is stamped “920329”.
Barrel Length: 4”
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a raised ramp front sight and a S&W micrometer adjustable rear sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are wood checkered with S&W logos. The grips have no marks, scratches, dings or cracks and the checkering is sharp. The grips rate in about Excellent / As-New overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp and deep. There is no erosion and no signs of firing.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 99% of its metal finish. There are no dings or scratches. There is not even a dragline on the cylinder. The case colors on the hammer and trigger are vivid. The Screw heads are sharp and only the grip screw looks turned. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Excellent to Near New condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly, both single and double action. We did not fire this revolver.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The original box is provided. This box is in excellent condition, showing sharp corners and no losses. There are just minor handling marks. The end flap matches the description and serial number. No paperwork or tools are included.
Our Assessment: Originally known as the K-38 Combat Masterpiece, it was renamed the Model 15 in 1957 when all Smith & Wesson revolvers were given numerical model numbers. It is a shorter barrel version of the Smith & Wesson Model 14 Target Masterpiece and essentially an adjustable-sight version of the seminal Smith & Wesson Model 10 ("Military and Police") revolver with target shooting features. The main production run of the Model 15 was from 1949 through 1999. It was discontinued for approximately a decade until 2011, when a re-tooled version was re-released under S&W's Classics Revolvers line. This is an in-the-box and nearly new S&W model 15-3. What an amazing collector find, 45 years old and nary a mark. If you add one gun to your Smith and Wesson collection this year, this has got to be the one!
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This revolver is not on the California “roster of certified for sale handguns” and can only be transferred to a California resident as a private party transaction (PPT) at our shop in Simi Valley. This does not apply to out of state buyers.
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