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Old May 29, 2012, 11:35 AM   #5347
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A have 2 smiths I would like to know the years of....first is a 4506-1 s/n vbh96xx
Problem with the second one is that I don't have a model #. It is a 38 spl 6 shot revolver s/n d4713xx. Any help??????
Dating semi-autos is a bit iffy due to limited information, but the VBH prefix would appear to place the gun within a year or two after 1994.

On the .38, that sn would put the gun in the 1972-73 time frame, which means it definitely should have a model number (they started numbering in 1957). The model number should be stamped on the part of the frame that's exposed when you swing the cylinder out - it's most likely a Model 10, but there are a couple of other possibilities. If it's a Model 10, then it will be either a 10-5 (tapered barrel) or 10-6 (heavy barrel).
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