I know a fair amount about Smith and Wesson Revolvers, but this era is quite confusing. I wasn't even aware of the Model 11 so any expert help appreciated. Given the few threads I have been able to Google, some things don't seem to add up... or it's just another S+W mystery gun. Could be a reworked .38 Special? No Lanyard. No British, Canadian, S African military or police stamps. No 178gr stamp. See attachments and let me know what you think about the authenticity and if you think it safe to shoot ... and what it will shoot. 38 S+W or .38 Special? It's got matching grips Serial Numbers. Did not pay a whole lot considering the condition. Figured good trade bait for a gun show or a occasional shooter. Lots of Holster wear.