My local shop just took in a beautiful 5 screw K38 Target Masterpiece. Its probably about the nicest one I've ever seen. There's a very faint hint of holster wear on the muzzle, but its barely noticable. The rest of the gun and grips are pretty much mint. The bluing is amazing. I'll be back in gun buying mode in a few weeks and was thinking of picking it up. Somehow, I still don't own a 5 screw Smith. I'd like to know when it was made. I always have difficulty dating Smiths. The serial is K231***. I'm thinking mid 1950's, but I'm not sure. This revolver is a real beauty and I'd hate to pass it up. You don't see many pre model number K frames in this condition. I guess this would be a pre M14. Its got the old upward pointed target hammer and everything. Any help from the many S&W experts here would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Wanna kill these ads? We can help!