MANUFACTURER: Smith & Wesson
MODEL: .38/200 British service Revolver
SERIAL #: 855589
CALIBER: .38 S&W Special
BARREL LENGTH: 3”
SIGHTS: rear: fixed, front: fixed
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE: ?
NUMBER OF MAGAZINES: n/a
.38/200 British Service Revolver (Model K200)
Out of stock
Caliber – .38 S&W with 200 grain bullet, double-action revolver built on the square butt K frame with 5 screws. Identical to the .38 Hand Ejector 1905 4th model and the Victory Model in a different caliber. Available with 4-inch, 5-inch or 6-inch pinned barrel lengths, 6 shot fluted cylinder with a nominal length of 1.56″. Available in bright blue, sandblast brush blue, or sandblast Black Magic finish. 1/10″ round blade front sight and notch cut rear service sights, square butt frame with checkered diamond walnut grips with S&W monograms for the commercial version, smooth walnut without monograms with lanyard ring for military service version. It is reported that 110,379 K-200s were sold to the British with Black Magic finishes, using both the carbonia and Black Magic processes, beginning at around s/n 680,000. The serial range continues within the M&P series 1905 4th change, in a range about 700,000to 1,000,000. Then the revolver was numbered with a V serial prefix (for Victory) in the same serial number range as the .38 Special Victory Models starting over from V 1 to about V 769,000. Early Lend Lease guns were marked UNITED STATES PROPERTY. or “U.S. Property” on the top strap. “Made in U.S.A.” appears on the right side of the frame in front of the trigger guard, with the S&W trademark on the sideplate, usually with “G.H.D.” or “W.B.” inspector marks. Later production guns were marked the same as the Victory Model. When a new style hammer block was introduced in Dec. 1944, (due to an accidental discharge aboard a Naval ship when a gun was dropped, killing a sailor), the serial prefix was again changed, this time to an SV to indicate this new change hammer block.