Make: Smith and Wesson
Model: Model 15 - 3
Serial Number: 6K55155
Year of Manufacture: 1974
Caliber: .38 Special
Action Type: Double Action Only Swing Out Cylinder Revolver
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “SMITH & WESSON”. The yoke cut is marked “6K55155 / MOD. 15 – 3”. The yoke is marked “72226 / D19”. The left side of the grip frame is marked with “RE” contained in a circle, “D19”, “72226”, “D7” and “D4”. The bottom of the grip frame is marked “6K55155”. The right side of the grip frame is marked with an “N” inside of a square and a “C” inside a circle. The right sideplate is marked with the S&W logo “Trade / S&W / MARK / REG.U.S.PAT.OFF.”. The right side of the frame is marked “MADE IN U.S.A. / MARCAS REGISTRADAS / SMITH & WESSON / SPRINGFIELD, MASS.”.
Barrel Length: 4”
Sights / Optics: This revolver is mounted with serrated fixed ramped front sight on a narrow rib. The square notch rear sight is adjustable for windage and elevation.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The two piece grips are checkered rubber Pachmayer Presentation grips. There is some wear on the rubber checkering on the left grip panel. The grips rate in about Fine overall condition. This is a square butt “K” frame revolver.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. The forcing cone and muzzle crown are in very good condition. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 95% of its metal finish. There is finish wear at the muzzle and at the edge of the right frame ahead of the trigger guard. There are also drag marks on the cylinder. The serrated trigger is case colored as is the checkered hammer. The Screw heads have been turned but are still sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this gun rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The double action functions correctly. We have not fired this revolver.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: This is a six shot, adjustable sight S&W revolver, one of the most versatile handguns one could hope to own. We believe it was owned by an LAPD officer, as it modified to double action only. (It may be returned to its original single action / double action operating system by a competent gunsmith.) This type of revolver has seen service the U.S. armed forces, law enforcement, and private security. It has been used for personal and home defense and still is a good choice for the purpose. It could also be used in IDPA and ICORE competitions by someone who wanted to maintain and improve their skills. This veteran revolver needs to go to a good home.
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.
|Payment and Shipping Instructions:|
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Your item will be shipped within 1 week of receipt of good funds, usually the next day. You will receive an automatic notification with a tracking number upon shipment, to let you know that we have received funds. If you are in Southern California, you are welcome to pick your item up and complete the transfer at our shop in Simi Valley (M-F, 8-5).
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