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Old April 12, 2002, 10:02 PM   #1
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S&W dates of manufacture

I have several Smiths, I presume from the 60s,70s and 80s, is there any way I can date this guns?
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Old April 12, 2002, 10:58 PM   #2
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Post the model numbers and/or model names and the serial numbers with xxx for the last three digits. Some will have dash number after the model number, post that also.

Model 29-2
Ser # 123xxx

Somebody will hit backatcha with dates.

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Old April 13, 2002, 06:41 AM   #3
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Failing that try willow@crocker.com
That is the e-mail address for Roy G Jinks,Smith and Wesson Historian.
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Old April 13, 2002, 01:17 PM   #4
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Get yourself a copy of "The Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson," 2nd edition, by Rick Nahaus and Jim Supica.

EXCELLENT reference book with more information that you'll ever want or need to know, including extensive serial number ranges on all of S&W's handgun offerings, all the way back to the founding of the company.
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Old April 13, 2002, 11:08 PM   #5
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S&W dates

The smiths I was hoping to date are as follows.

Model 19-5 AJW8xxx
Model 25-5 N849xxx
Model 29-3 N888xxx
Model 17-3 1K75xxx

I'd sure appreciate it guys!
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Old April 14, 2002, 09:06 AM   #6
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Model 19-5 AJW8xxx - either 85 or 86-87
Model 25-5 N849xxx - 81
Model 29-3 N888xxx - 81
Model 17-3 1K75xxx - 71
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Old April 14, 2002, 09:30 AM   #7
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BADSBSNF81,

thanks for the quick response and info.
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Old April 14, 2002, 10:48 AM   #8
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Cool !
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Old October 15, 2005, 04:46 PM   #9
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s-w 38

have a s-w model # 64-5 in 38 cal. 3inch barrel s.s. any idea of manufacture date on it and also looking to sell or trade it 99% CONDITION email is manofleasure2000@yahoo.com
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Old October 15, 2005, 04:46 PM   #10
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s-w 38

have a s-w model # 64-5 in 38 cal. 3inch barrel s.s. any idea of manufacture date on it and also looking to sell or trade it 99% CONDITION email is manofleasure2000@yahoo.com
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