Hello folks. My father picked up a old police issue .38 special revolver last night. He's a bit of a history buff and bought it because it was old and was police issue and had lots of holster wear. He's always appreciated guns like this. Anyway, we wanted to see if we could learn more about it's history. Primarily, which police department issued it and when it was produced. Is there a way to learn more about it using it's serial number? I was hoping there was a database somewhere (similar to the ones I've seen for Glocks and Benellis). Model: Smith & Wesson 10-5 Serial number: D216730 Also marked: B.P.D. 1487-M Wanna kill these ads? We can help!