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Old March 10, 2013, 01:02 AM   #6051
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serial numbers

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Old March 10, 2013, 05:29 PM   #6052
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Here's a nuther one. M15-3, SN 19K21xx. I can't find that SN in my Standard Catalog. Maybe don't know where to look. Thanks.
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Old March 11, 2013, 01:10 PM   #6053
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J269XXX on a model 36. I got this from my dad, he had it for a long time I think. It was his truck gun, always had it with him.

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Old March 11, 2013, 05:33 PM   #6054
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SN 19K21xx
1977.
It's on page 398 of the 3rd edition of the SCSW. 19K falls between 10K and 24K that year.

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J269XXX on a model 36
1975.

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Old March 12, 2013, 05:07 PM   #6055
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What can you tell me about the year or decade of manufacture of a S&W 586 with a serial number of ABU9XXX?
Thank you.
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Old March 12, 2013, 06:03 PM   #6056
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Recent acquisition

Model 19-4
SN 49K9xxx

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Old March 12, 2013, 06:16 PM   #6057
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serial number of ABU9XXX
1983.

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SN 49K9xxx
Serial numbers ran from 25K0001 in 1978 to 56K9999 in 1979.

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Old March 12, 2013, 07:19 PM   #6058
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Serial Number search

I have a 3rd edition and if I'm reading it right my SW 357 Highway Patrol S104xxx was built sometime in 1954???? Can someone confirm for me please?

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Old March 12, 2013, 07:45 PM   #6059
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I have a 629-1 ser182xx anyone know date of manufacture? Its also for sale for $650 firm. less than 20 rounds down the pipe
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Old March 12, 2013, 07:53 PM   #6060
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Thank you very much Jim. You are awesome!
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Old March 13, 2013, 07:12 PM   #6061
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S104xxx was built sometime in 1954
Correct.

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629-1 ser182xx
That's not the serial number. It will have a three letter prefix followed by four numbers. If you remove the grips it will be stamped on the underside of the frames grip butt. Should start with an "A" or "B".

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Old March 14, 2013, 07:21 PM   #6062
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well after replacing my hard drive on my laptop i got the serial number off the grip frame ahy649x
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Old March 15, 2013, 06:54 PM   #6063
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1985/86.

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Old March 16, 2013, 08:21 AM   #6064
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ty sir
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Old March 17, 2013, 11:04 AM   #6065
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I've got two for you, a 629-2 BOA4XXX,and a 686 AHE3xxx. Thanks in advance
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Old March 18, 2013, 04:52 PM   #6066
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629-2 BOA4XXX,and a 686 AHE3xxx.
BOA = 1993.
AHE = 1985/86.

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Old March 18, 2013, 08:21 PM   #6067
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I have TWO, please...

1.) S&W Model 36, S/N J8870XX

2.) S&W M&P 1905 3rd Change, S/N 1955XX
Based on date, would the finish of this piece fall
into the category of Charcoal Blue, or Carbonia? NOTE: it DOES show signs
of refinishing.

Thank you, VERY much!

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Old March 19, 2013, 04:41 PM   #6068
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Hello all,

I stumbled upon this nice forum while starting to search for history on the below weapon. I wonder if you knowledgable folks might share some insights on it.

S&W .38 CTG - No prefix serial # 784xxx
It has the checkered grips with the diamond around the screw, the silver logo circle, square butt with lanyard ring, and half-moon front sight. It has the lock at the front of the ejector rod and It appears to only have four screws on the frame. If the finish was ever blued, it’s all gone now, just black and could use TLC. I believe this revolver saw use during the war because the holster is beat up and it looks like the butt has been used as a hammer at least once.

This was my Grandfather’s and was either issued or acquired before or during WWII in England.
I also have the original canvas Royal Tank Regiment (I think) style holster with the six diagonal cartridge slots.

My father is asking if I would like to inherit this and I am wondering if this is worth getting a gunsmith to check it over and get it back to shooting condition, if it needs anything more than a cleaning, or if this is just a collectible model. Can you even get non-special .38 shells anymore?

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Old March 19, 2013, 05:19 PM   #6069
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1.) S&W Model 36, S/N J8870XX
2.) S&W M&P 1905 3rd Change, S/N 1955XX
J8870XX = 1981.
On the 3rd change M&P, serial numbers ran from 146900 in 1909 to 241703 in 1915.
You're M&P is scarce target version which doubles it's value.
I do not know what bluing process S&W used.

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S&W .38 CTG - No prefix serial # 784xxx
Serial number dates it to ~1940.
38 S&W ammo is still available.
I would not refinish it but I would get it checked out to make sure it's safe to shoot.

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Old March 20, 2013, 11:07 AM   #6070
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Good Morning

I have inherited a 38 S&W Special with the serial # 2926xx and would like to know how old it is. It was my grandfather's

Thank You
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Old March 20, 2013, 01:12 PM   #6071
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Thank you, Jim!!!
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Old March 20, 2013, 05:14 PM   #6072
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38 S&W Special with the serial # 2926xx
S&W used that serial number on both a 5 and 6 shot revolver.
If it's a 5 shot it's 1961/62.
If it's a 6 shot then around 1920.

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Old March 20, 2013, 06:15 PM   #6073
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Thank You Jim from what you gave me it is a 6 shot so that means 1920.
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Old March 21, 2013, 09:38 PM   #6074
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I recently inherited a S&W .32 Long ctg 6 shot revolver and would like to find out a little more about it. It is stainless with a pearl handle, S/N 2457** Any info would be appreciated, thanks!
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Old March 21, 2013, 09:44 PM   #6075
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Older S&W revolvers

Recently inherited from my parents 2 older S&W revolvers, (1)was pasted down to my mother, she said they always called it a "Baby Russian" serial begins with 605xx, 5 shot top breach (2) they say is a "pre model 10", my fathers, nickel with mother of pearl handles, 6 shot, left hand clyinder lock, 5" barrel, serial begins 458xxx, barrel has 38 S&W SPECIAL CTG. Can anyone help me with mfg dates and model #'s and also what type of ammo the Baby Russian would use if it pre 1900's as some have suggested. Any help would be appreciated
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