The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Handguns: The Revolver Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old June 23, 2014, 02:00 PM   #6601
Sevens
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 28, 2007
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 9,104
That would be very early 1980, according to the big book.
__________________
Attention Brass rats and other reloaders: I really need .327 Federal Magnum brass, no lot size too small. Tell me what caliber you need and I'll see what I have to swap. PM me and we'll discuss.
Sevens is online now  
Old June 23, 2014, 03:54 PM   #6602
conda70
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 1, 2011
Posts: 4
Thank you for the info. Just got gun from brother and was curious.
conda70 is offline  
Old June 23, 2014, 08:08 PM   #6603
goste
Member
 
Join Date: December 14, 2004
Posts: 64
Hello,
Would love some info on a .32 S&W long, H.E. 5 screw, with a strain screw,
Serial # 2170xx. 4 inch barrel. Grips cover the butt, and have a target with bullet holes in a circle.(on the grips that is.)

Thanks
goste is offline  
Old June 25, 2014, 01:44 PM   #6604
Sevens
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 28, 2007
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 9,104
By the serial number, I hope I have identified your revolver properly as a:
.32 Hand Ejector Model of 1903 5th Change
The book says it's actually a 4.25" barrel.

160,499 of these made between 1910 and 1917, serial range ran from 102501 through ~263000, it would appear that yours was a little closer to the end of that range than toward the beginning.
__________________
Attention Brass rats and other reloaders: I really need .327 Federal Magnum brass, no lot size too small. Tell me what caliber you need and I'll see what I have to swap. PM me and we'll discuss.
Sevens is online now  
Old June 29, 2014, 04:32 PM   #6605
carlson1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: February 19, 2007
Posts: 2
Can anyone help with a date for a S&W M19-3 -5K73111?
carlson1 is offline  
Old June 29, 2014, 09:55 PM   #6606
Sevens
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 28, 2007
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 9,104
That's a very late 1973 on that Model 19-3.

I've got one of those myself.
__________________
Attention Brass rats and other reloaders: I really need .327 Federal Magnum brass, no lot size too small. Tell me what caliber you need and I'll see what I have to swap. PM me and we'll discuss.
Sevens is online now  
Old June 30, 2014, 04:16 PM   #6607
miata55
Junior Member
 
Join Date: February 12, 2011
Location: Coppell, TX
Posts: 6
Two S&W's

I have inherited some Smith and Wesson revolvers and two of them I have no earthly idea what they are and was hoping someone could help identify them. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
1.) S&W 38 Special with a square butt and NO emblems or identifiers other than the words "Smith and Wesson" on the left side of the barrel and "38 S&W Special CTG" on the right side of the barrel. There are four screws on the right side - none on the left. Serial number is 334135 on the bottom of the grip frame and B 334135 under the ejector rod. The three photos are of this one. wood grip.JPG wood grip1.JPG wood grip2.JPG

2.) S&W 38 Special with a square butt. S&W emblem on right side and "Made in USA". Three screws on right side and none on left. "Smith & Wesson" on left side of barrel and 38 S&W Special CTG." on right side of barrel. Serial number is S 904035 on bottom of grip and 904035 and then what looks like a partial diamond that is not completely stamped at the far right under the ejector rod. Since I'm only allowed three photos, I guess I will have to start another post and include the photos of #2

Like I said, ANY help will be greatly appreciated.
__________________
The operator of this vehicle never carries more than $25 - worth of 45ACP.
miata55 is offline  
Old June 30, 2014, 04:39 PM   #6608
miata55
Junior Member
 
Join Date: February 12, 2011
Location: Coppell, TX
Posts: 6
2nd Smith

Here are the photos of the other (#2) inherited revolver I need to identify.

Plastic Grip.JPG

Plastic Grip1.JPG

Plastic Grip2.JPG
__________________
The operator of this vehicle never carries more than $25 - worth of 45ACP.
miata55 is offline  
Old July 1, 2014, 02:45 PM   #6609
Sevens
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 28, 2007
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 9,104
The first gun is a Hand Ejector Military & Police, Model of 1905, 4th Change. This gun evolved in to the Victory model, and eventually, the Model 10. It's a fixed sight, K-frame .38 Special. It is the most popular single model handgun in history with an estimated six million of them made. The book indicates only a serial number "range" for all the HE M&P Mod 1905 4th Change guns, 1915-1942.

However, we can get "close" on dates by comparing the serial numbers to factory letters from S&W historian Roy Jinks. As your 334135 is earlier than my 357xxx, and I have a factory letter on mine, I can tell you that my revolver was shipped from S&W in the spring of 1921. I found a factory letter for another revolver with a 290xxx and it was shipped on June 4th, 1918. So it's safe to say that your revolver was shipped between 1918 and 1921.

The second gun's serial number shows as 1966 or 1967, it is a Model 10. The grips are not original to the revolver. I do not know much about stag grips. (okay, I'll admit it... I know absolutely nothing about stag grips)

You can get a factory letter yourself for either or both revolvers by contacting Roy Jinks through Smith & Wesson. It's a $50 charge for this service, but the letter will tell you the date it was shipped and to where it was sent, along with all the features it originally had when that happened. Mr. Jinks also includes an historical recap of the model itself.
__________________
Attention Brass rats and other reloaders: I really need .327 Federal Magnum brass, no lot size too small. Tell me what caliber you need and I'll see what I have to swap. PM me and we'll discuss.
Sevens is online now  
Old July 2, 2014, 07:32 AM   #6610
miata55
Junior Member
 
Join Date: February 12, 2011
Location: Coppell, TX
Posts: 6
Hello Sevens -

Thank you so very much for your time and effort in helping to identify these two S&W's. There are a total of four Smiths in the bunch but we have documentation - sort of - verbal relatives identifications to identify the others. Again thank you so very very much.
__________________
The operator of this vehicle never carries more than $25 - worth of 45ACP.
miata55 is offline  
Old July 2, 2014, 08:13 AM   #6611
Rahawk
Junior Member
 
Join Date: July 1, 2014
Posts: 1
Born date?

Can you please tell me when my smith and wesson model nyumber
s 192xxx was made.. Thank you..
Rahawk is offline  
Old July 2, 2014, 02:54 PM   #6612
Sevens
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 28, 2007
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 9,104
Quote:
Hello Sevens -

Thank you so very much for your time and effort in helping to identify these two S&W's. There are a total of four Smiths in the bunch but we have documentation - sort of - verbal relatives identifications to identify the others. Again thank you so very very much.
The pleasure is mine. And FWIW, I just can't WAIT until Supica & Nahas feel fit to release a Fourth Edition of this fine book!
Quote:
Can you please tell me when my smith and wesson model nyumber
s 192xxx was made.. Thank you..
Something in an N-Frame, perhaps?
It's looking like a 1959 born-on date.
__________________
Attention Brass rats and other reloaders: I really need .327 Federal Magnum brass, no lot size too small. Tell me what caliber you need and I'll see what I have to swap. PM me and we'll discuss.
Sevens is online now  
Old July 18, 2014, 12:00 AM   #6613
TorkABC
Junior Member
 
Join Date: July 17, 2014
Posts: 1
What about CNY9xxx?
TorkABC is offline  
Old July 18, 2014, 12:10 PM   #6614
jughead2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 28, 2008
Location: tenn.
Posts: 202
s/w serial number

a buddy has one he bought new in 1961. serial 48295 under the crane? e 32684. i know pricing is just a guess but bluing has some wear, less than 1/2 box of ammo fired for sure. low to high pricing would be very helpful. then we could make our own wag on a price.
jughead2 is offline  
Old July 18, 2014, 04:20 PM   #6615
Sevens
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 28, 2007
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 9,104
Neither of you guys think to add a model number? Caliber? Short description of any manner?

The CNY is newish, newer than my 2nd Edition, so made after 2000.
The other one, is it a J-frame, snubby? You aren't exactly clear about WHICH number was under the crane -- we need the number on the butt of the grip. Under the crane should be a Model number... maybe.
__________________
Attention Brass rats and other reloaders: I really need .327 Federal Magnum brass, no lot size too small. Tell me what caliber you need and I'll see what I have to swap. PM me and we'll discuss.
Sevens is online now  
Old July 18, 2014, 05:57 PM   #6616
alhdrider
Junior Member
 
Join Date: July 18, 2014
Posts: 1
Help with year model

Can you please tell me when my Smith and Wesson
was made……..
Serial # K642XX
I think it is s pre model 17 K22 Masterpiece
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 22 rev.jpg (42.7 KB, 9 views)
alhdrider is offline  
Old July 18, 2014, 09:56 PM   #6617
Sevens
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 28, 2007
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 9,104
If that is indeed a FIVE digit serial number after the alpha "k" and you didn't forget a digit, then the big book says it's a 1948 build.

You've got a genuine sweetheart right there!
__________________
Attention Brass rats and other reloaders: I really need .327 Federal Magnum brass, no lot size too small. Tell me what caliber you need and I'll see what I have to swap. PM me and we'll discuss.
Sevens is online now  
Old July 19, 2014, 06:08 AM   #6618
jughead2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 28, 2008
Location: tenn.
Posts: 202
smith and wesson numbers

38 special snubby,48295 on the butt, 32686 on the crane, the E is directly above the crane number. sorry about not being plain enough my wife says i have a communication problem.
jughead2 is offline  
Old July 19, 2014, 07:13 AM   #6619
Sevens
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 28, 2007
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 9,104
I *think* that would be 1954 production, but the index is a little fuzzy on that.
__________________
Attention Brass rats and other reloaders: I really need .327 Federal Magnum brass, no lot size too small. Tell me what caliber you need and I'll see what I have to swap. PM me and we'll discuss.
Sevens is online now  
Old July 23, 2014, 05:55 AM   #6620
jughead2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 28, 2008
Location: tenn.
Posts: 202
smith-wesson serial number

pics with numbers of 38 special. would really like a wag on price. weapon is not for sale. been in the family too long.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20140723_063158 (Large).jpg (148.4 KB, 8 views)
File Type: jpg 20140723_063224 (Large).jpg (112.0 KB, 4 views)
File Type: jpg 20140723_063403 (Large).jpg (143.2 KB, 4 views)
jughead2 is offline  
Old July 26, 2014, 09:19 AM   #6621
Kev
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 18, 2013
Posts: 627
Early inheritance from Pops
Model 14-3, SN 3K981.
Guessing mid 70's can somebody confirm?
Thanks!

__________________
"Classic over Plastic"
Kev is offline  
Old July 28, 2014, 11:21 AM   #6622
Sevens
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 28, 2007
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 9,104
The big book says it was built in 1971, and leads me to believe that it was late in 1971 at that.

Yours is gorgeous!
__________________
Attention Brass rats and other reloaders: I really need .327 Federal Magnum brass, no lot size too small. Tell me what caliber you need and I'll see what I have to swap. PM me and we'll discuss.
Sevens is online now  
Old July 28, 2014, 11:26 AM   #6623
Kev
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 18, 2013
Posts: 627
Thanks Sevens!
Pops had great taste when he was collecting
__________________
"Classic over Plastic"
Kev is offline  
Old July 29, 2014, 08:19 PM   #6624
MiGS_
Junior Member
 
Join Date: April 18, 2013
Posts: 7
N Frame

27-2 6" Blue
Ser# N61208X

Thanks again
MiGS_ is offline  
Old July 29, 2014, 10:25 PM   #6625
Mojave
Junior Member
 
Join Date: June 11, 2011
Posts: 6
I recently picked up two .22 LR's: a 17-3 and an 18-3.

17-3: K845xxx
18-3: 8K97xxx

If someone could tell me the production dates that would great! I think both should between 1967 and 1977, being -3.
Mojave is offline  
Reply

Tags
s&w 686

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:35 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.95661 seconds with 10 queries