I know close to nothing about S&W revolvers but I friend of mine is thinking of selling an inherited one and I'd like to know a bit more about it. The serial number is 585xxx on the bottom of the barrel, on the rear face of the cylinder and on the butt. There is a five digit number (I read somewhere that this might be an assembly number), 64xxx, on the crane and the frame adjacent to the crane. The right side of the barrel says "Smith & Wesson" in fairly large letters: the top of the barrel says "Smith & Wesson Springfield Mass USA" on the top line and the second line "patented Feb 6, 06. Sept 14, 09. Dec 29, 14." The right side of the barrel says "38 S & W Special Ctg". The Smith & Wesson trademark is on the lower left of the frame just behind the trigger guard. I cannot find any indication of a model number or any other writing. Grips are checkered wood with an unmarked circular area at the top. If anyone can help me with identifying the model number, frame type (K-frame, J-frame, or whatever), date of manufacture and if the 5 digit number is really an assembly number or a parts mis-match I would greatly appreciate the effort. Thanks.
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