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Old January 19, 2011, 06:17 PM   #3825
laytonj1
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i have a .44 mag revolver that i would like to know its dob. i dont know the model but serial # is n397xxx
It would be a model 29.
The N3xxxxx range ran in 1975/76.

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Serial number is 258214.

I'm guessing an old K frame, but don't know for sure.
Yeah, it's a K frame. A Military & Police Model of 1905, 4th Change.
Serial numbers ran from 241704 in 1915 to 999999 in 1942. That one would be within the first few years of production.

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I'm trying to date a 4" barrel double-action S&W .38 S/N 125XXX. It belonged to my grandfather who used it when he worked for Louisiana Game & Fish pre WWII. Any ideas?
Need more info. Does it say 38 special or just 38 S&W on the barrel. Is it a Top Break revolver (barrel hinges down to load/unload) or a modern swing out cylinder gun? If a top break, does it have an exposed or concealed hammer?

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I've been given two different dates for the DOB of my model 10-7. I've heard 1971 and 1981. Could someone confirm the correct date please?

Serial 8D001XX
1981. Serial numbers that year ran from 7D10001 to 9D44500.

Jim
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