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Old February 4, 2013, 06:28 PM   #5976
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Thank you Jim.
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Old February 4, 2013, 07:13 PM   #5977
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Much appreciated Jim!
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Old February 7, 2013, 07:23 AM   #5978
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Hi Jim! Here I am again, now with a Model 30. 2 inch, Improved I frame, blued, S/N 68540X. I hear these are a bit difficult to pinpoint?

Thanks again for your help!

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Old February 7, 2013, 06:27 PM   #5979
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Hey Jim...I just found a special order #7267 S&W 317 LadySmith .22lr. serial # CCF32**. Any info?

Jim...Thank you very much for the assistance.

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Old February 7, 2013, 06:48 PM   #5980
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Ihave a model 60 smith

its serial no#$ is ABJoo19 could you tell me what year it was made thanks
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Old February 8, 2013, 10:24 AM   #5981
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Model 19-3 Lookup

Hey I recently traded for a nickel plated S & W .357 Model 19-3 the serial number is 2K14***. I was wondering what year this gun was produced.

The grips are worn which is understandable because it was supposedly the duty gun of a buddy's dad or granddad. Where could I find replacement or have them reconditioned?
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Old February 8, 2013, 06:28 PM   #5982
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Model 30. 2 inch, Improved I frame, blued, S/N 68540X.
Serial numbers ran from 536685 in 1948 to 826977 in 1976. SN 712954 was 1961 so maybe late 1950's to 1960 for yours.

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special order #7267, serial # CCF32**.
The special order number means it was packaged on the 267th day of 1997, which agrees with the serial number date.

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ABJoo19
1982.

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serial number is 2K14***.
1970.
Gunbroker and Ebay are best for finding replacements.
There are folks on the S&W forum who could refinish your grips.
http://smith-wessonforum.com/
If you register and post the question for refinishing your grips they'll help you.

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Old February 9, 2013, 04:19 PM   #5983
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special order #7267, serial # CCF32**.
The special order number means it was packaged on the 267th day of 1997, which agrees with the serial number date.

Jim...Thanks so much for you assistance.
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Old February 10, 2013, 07:03 PM   #5984
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Thanks a lot, Jim!
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Old February 11, 2013, 11:33 AM   #5985
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Thanks for the help

Model 37 snub nose serial number 16823. Can my father safely shoot +p through it?
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Old February 11, 2013, 05:33 PM   #5986
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ACV7XXX is the serial # the 686 I bought on Saturday. A date would be appreciated to put with this.

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Old February 11, 2013, 11:30 PM   #5987
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S&W 38 Special CTG 4" bbl

Can anyone date this?

K148XXX on bottom of the grip

On the inside of open cylinder:
K
O
153XX

Not sure the difference between the two numbers.
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Old February 12, 2013, 05:54 PM   #5988
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Model 37 snub nose serial number 16823. Can my father safely shoot +p through it?
Take the serial number from the location in the pic and include any letter prefixes such as "J". If that is where you got from then it would date to 1952 which is 5 years before S&W began stamping model numbers on the gun.
+P is not recommended for the aluminum frame guns. It won't blow it up but it will accelerate wear.


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ACV7XXX
1983.

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K148XXX on bottom of the grip
1952.
Serial numbers ran from K136691 to K175637.
It's a K-38 Combat Masterpiece which became the model 15 when S&W began assigning model numbers in 1957.

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Old February 12, 2013, 11:26 PM   #5989
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Old February 13, 2013, 06:31 AM   #5990
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I have a old s&w thst shootd a 32 s&w. The number is 128039. Do you have any info on it? Year made and value? Thanks in advance. .
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Old February 13, 2013, 09:36 AM   #5991
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S&W .22 six-shot revolver; stainless steel; Serial # M222xxx

Any help on the date? Thanks!
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Old February 13, 2013, 06:48 PM   #5992
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I have a old s&w thst shootd a 32 s&w. The number is 128039
Need more info. Is it a modern swing out cylinder or one where the barrel/cylinder tips down to load/unload. Is the caliber on the side of the barrel 32 S&W or 32 S&W long?

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S&W .22 six-shot revolver; stainless steel; Serial # M222xxx
1983.

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Old February 13, 2013, 07:14 PM   #5993
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Its the old style where the barrel and cylinder tip forward. I believe it's 32 s&w .To be honest with you it doesn't say at all what caliber it is? All it has on top of the barrel is a bunch of patent dates?

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Old February 14, 2013, 07:23 PM   #5994
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Its the old style where the barrel and cylinder tip forward. I believe it's 32 s&w
That leaves two possibilities. If it has an exposed hammer then it's a 32 Double Action 4th Model. Serial numbers ran from 43406 in 1883 to 282999 in 1909.

If it has a concealed hammer (with grip safety) then it's a 32 Safety Hammerless 2nd Model. Serial numbers ran from 91418 in 1902 to 170000 in 1909.

Either way, value is not high. Runs about $400 to $500 in excellent condition.

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Old February 14, 2013, 09:09 PM   #5995
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Can you tell me more about the markings on the top of the barrel? They read as follows.Smith & wesson Springfield, Mass. USA patd Jan 24, 65 July 11, 65 Aug 24, 69. Reissue July 25, 71 May 11, 80 Jan 3, 82. Yes it does have a hammer and is double action.
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Old February 15, 2013, 01:34 AM   #5996
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Hi everyone,

I just joined up here. Also just purchased a Model 28 and was hoping someone could help me ID its age. S/N is N534xxx. Thanks.

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Old February 15, 2013, 04:04 PM   #5997
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Can you tell me more about the markings on the top of the barrel?
They're patent dates for the various patented features used of that model.

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S/N is N534xxx
N5xxxxx number range ran from 1978 to 1980.

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Old February 15, 2013, 08:04 PM   #5998
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Thank you, Sir.
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Old February 16, 2013, 04:15 PM   #5999
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Hi everyone, I just joined so I hope I'm doing this right. I have a beautiful stainless and mother of pearl S&W, serial #297319. I'm not sure what caliber it is...something smaller than a .38. Can someone give me some information on this?Attachment 87146

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Old February 16, 2013, 04:17 PM   #6000
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S&W 38 SPECIAL CTG questions...

Hello everyone. I just joined this site. My grandfather left me a gun and I don't know how to tell much about them. Looked for a model # but there isn't one on this gun anywhere. On the barrel of the gun it has "38 S.&W. SPECIAL CTG.". Inside the cylinder on the frame it has "39979", "D", the number "8", and the number "9". On the butt of the gun it has "C 420xxx". Can anyone help me date this one? Will it shoot +P? What would the value of this gun be in excellent condition? Thanks in advance for the help.
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