This is a 4th Model S&W Double Action Revolver in .38 S&W with scarce 5" barrel. Pre-1898 Antique Serial number is in the 302,000 range. This one was manufactured prior to 1895. Patent dates on the barrel only go up to 1882. Usually you find these with Nickel finish but this one is in the scarcer blued variation. Overall condition is NRA Antique Fine with 60% original blue...balance has turned to a light brown patina. Strong traces of original case colors on hammer and trigger. Original front sight and ejector star still have nearly all of their original nickel finish. Yes, S&W used these nickel plated components on all of their blued pocket DA's. Checkered hard rubber grips are in excellent condition with S&W monograms. No chips, cracks, or repairs. Action works perfectly with perfect barrel to frame lock-up. Bore is in Fine condition. Scarce in this configuration with 5" barrel and blued finish.