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Old January 21, 2013, 10:00 AM   #5926
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.32 Hand Ejector.
Serial numbers ran from 102501 in 1910 to 263000 in 1917.
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Old January 22, 2013, 11:37 AM   #5927
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serial # search for old S&W 38 CTG 6 "

Can anyone who has the "know it all book" on S&W give me an idea of the year for my old Police Special serial # 666xxx? Interestingly, stamped on the outer curve handle is: "Lowell Police Dept. 5", thanks, Steve.
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Old January 22, 2013, 06:51 PM   #5928
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Police Special serial # 666xxx
.38 Military & Police. SN dates it to mid 1930's.

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Old January 22, 2013, 11:20 PM   #5929
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It looks like I found the right place to find out some info on 2 S&W revolvers I was given many years ago. These belonged to a collector till he passed nearly 20 yrs. ago. One is a 3" barrel model 36 with a serial #266xxx. The other is a model 64, 4" barrel in the box with the brown paper, registration card and service center address paper, serial #D504xxx. This appears to not have been fired. I would like to find a value for both of these guns. What would be the most reliable method? Any input will be appreciated.
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Old January 22, 2013, 11:30 PM   #5930
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Hello All,

Will someone please let me know about the manufacture date of a S&W Model 500 revolver with the serial # CHW80XX? Thanks in advance for the information!
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Old January 23, 2013, 12:23 PM   #5931
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Model 36 no dash

Hi,

I just picked up a Model 36 4818xx. It has ramped cylinder release and diamond grips.

I think this places it around 1968 or so. The hammer has been bobbed and it is about 80% in grade.

I have heard various opinion's on whether you can shoot +P in this model.

Can some chime in on approximate value and +P safeness

Thanks, Marty
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Old January 23, 2013, 05:22 PM   #5932
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S&W Model 19-3

Anyone know when a S&W model 19-3, ser. 6K137xx was built?

[I posted a series of questions about this gun in the revolver forum including this question. I hope it's not a breech of etiquette to post the date question here, too.]
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Old January 23, 2013, 06:22 PM   #5933
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I bought 29-2 Blue 4" in the box NEW Cylinder never turned

I have just bought a 29-2 Blue 4" in wood box with all tools and papers NEW Cylinder never turned from the original owner.

That said, I cannot find any definitive list of 29-2 serial numbers, which is really odd to me. I have Colt, Winchester, Marlin, etc numbers but cannot find a S&W list that shows this number/date. I'vel looked in Standard Catalog and spase finding on 29-2.

Serial # is N429XXX

Can anyone help?

This old Vet thanks you,

Will
'69-'70

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Old January 23, 2013, 07:25 PM   #5934
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model 36 with a serial #266xxx
1961/62.
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serial #D504xxx
1973.
Both would be in the $450 to $500 range.
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Model 500 revolver with the serial # CHW80XX
2004/05.
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Model 36 4818xx
Around 1966.
Value as you describe, about $300. +p is safe as it's an all steel gun.
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S&W model 19-3, ser. 6K137xx
1974.
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Serial # is N429XXX
N4xxxxx range ran from 1977 to 78.

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Old January 23, 2013, 07:37 PM   #5935
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Originally Posted by laytonj1

BEC14xx = 1989.

On the 36 and 60 take the serial number from the underside of the grip butt. See pic.

Since they are both steel framed they are safe with +P.
Thanks for the info, Jim. Sorry about the rookie mistake.

Model 60 = ABH70XX
Model 36 = J842XX
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Old January 23, 2013, 07:42 PM   #5936
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Model 60 = ABH70XX
Model 36 = J842XX
ABH70XX = 1982.
J842XX = 1970.

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Old January 23, 2013, 07:43 PM   #5937
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Thank you very much for your time and info!
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Old January 23, 2013, 08:16 PM   #5938
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I have received a hand me down 38 special serialized 6619XX. It is blued with a wood grip, fixed sights. 3 patent dates etched on the barrel starting I believe in 06 and ending in 14. Any ideas what model this is and when it was made? Thanks in advance guys! Also approximate value would be neat in case I need an insurance rider (unlikely I am guessing)
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Old January 23, 2013, 09:17 PM   #5939
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Thanks Jim. I think I over paid a bit, but the trigger is much better than I expected.
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Old January 23, 2013, 09:20 PM   #5940
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Thanks

Thanks laytonj1 for the help. It is wonderful to have a piece nearly 40 years old so nearly new condition!
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Old January 24, 2013, 03:17 AM   #5941
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I have a model 20 S&W the serial number S 106xxx can anyone tell me the date it was made? Thanks
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Old January 24, 2013, 06:48 PM   #5942
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38 special serialized 6619XX
.38 Military & Police. SN dates to mid 1930's.
Value depends on condition and could range from less than $300 well used to $700 or more in like new condition.
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model 20 S&W the serial number S 106xxx
1954.
It would be pre model 20 (38/44 Heavy Duty). S&W began model numbers in 1957.

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Old January 24, 2013, 07:16 PM   #5943
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Old January 24, 2013, 07:17 PM   #5944
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We have an old Smith & Wesson revolver, looking for more info... We think it is a .38 3rd Model Frontier. Breaks open on top. Trigger guard is squared on one end. Serial number is 255405. Any info would be awesome!
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Old January 24, 2013, 08:03 PM   #5945
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Thanks Jim!
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Old January 25, 2013, 11:56 AM   #5946
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Model and Age of S&W .357

I am attempting to determine the model number of my dad's old duty weapon he carried for many years as a police officer.

There is no model number in the normal location, like my other S&W revolvers.

It is a large frame. The serial number has a "C" stamped above it. The serial number is "189xx". In the ejector relief of the frame it is stamped "7s151"

Could anyone help me determine the model and age of this revolver?

Thanks,
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Old January 25, 2013, 02:30 PM   #5947
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S&W .22 revolver

I have inherited a pistol from my Great-grandfather. It is a Smith&Wesson
22 caliber, 7 shot fluted cylinder, double action with a 6" barrel. It is Nickel plated. The cylinder opens out to the side.
SN: 19(or 0)416. Can anyone tell me when it was manufactured? I suspect well before 1945 but really don't know. Or anything else about it.
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Old January 25, 2013, 04:05 PM   #5948
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Iver Johnson 32 revolver

I also have a Iver Johnson, top break .32 caliber DA revolver; nickel plate; 5" long barrel; 5 round fluted cylinder is not free wheeling when at rest. Grip has ""IJ"" monogram with Owls Head facing grip. Patent dates: Aug 25'96 & Nov 17'08. SN: A86264
Does anyone know when this pistol was manufactured? I understand some early models used black powder rounds, so that the newer smokeless power ones can't be used. How would I know if I can use new ammo in this gun?
Any help is much appreciated.
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Old January 25, 2013, 07:29 PM   #5949
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Identify S&W Revolver

I recently inherited a 38 SW Special revolver from my father and can't determine the model. It is stamped with 535 3 on the frame and has a serial number S 88xxx . It looks like one of the MP 1905 models but has a shrouded extractor which doesn't look right for this model. Any help trying to identify it would be appreciated.

Got a response from another forum, this is a .38/44 Heavy Duty Mfg around 1952. Now I need to find some decent grips for it.

Rick

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Old January 26, 2013, 08:13 PM   #5950
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We think it is a .38 3rd Model Frontier. Breaks open on top. Trigger guard is squared on one end. Serial number is 255405
Does it have an exposed hammer or is the hammer concealed? If it's a concealed hammer it will also have a grip safety.
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The serial number has a "C" stamped above it. The serial number is "189xx". In the ejector relief of the frame it is stamped "7s151
See pic for serial number location:

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22 caliber, 7 shot fluted cylinder, double action with a 6" barrel. It is Nickel plated. The cylinder opens out to the side.
SN: 19(or 0)416.
It's a 22 Ladysmith.
Serial numbers for the 2nd model ran from 4576 in 1906 to 13950 in 1910.
Serial numbers for the 3rd model ran from 13951 in 1911 to 26154 in 1921.
Can't help you on the Iver Johnson

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It's a 38/44 Heavy Duty model made in 1952.

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