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Old March 8, 2007, 12:38 AM   #1
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Need help dating some smiths

I have to oppertunity to purchase 3 smith and wessons model 15 pistoles they are all about 80 to 90 % condition for $950 to start off with they are all snub noses and in 38 special the model 15-4 serial is 30K83XX then other 2 just said model 15 serial # 6312XX and serial # S9707XX Any idea on the value or when these were made?
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Old March 8, 2007, 04:24 AM   #2
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Frank,

Serial Nr. 30K83XX dates to 1978

All model 15's should have a "K" serial number prefix, which means the other two serial numbers you indicate probably are not Model 15's.

S9707XX -- This is most likely be a post-war model 10 (fixed sights).

6312XX -- Without a letter prefix, this should be a pre-war or WW-II production revolver. Without more detail, exactly which gun is hard to say.
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Old March 8, 2007, 09:40 AM   #3
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Old March 8, 2007, 10:03 PM   #4
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Old March 10, 2007, 10:58 PM   #5
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help in smith and wesson dates of manuf.

new to board and unable to find/learn yet how to start a new post...so I replied to one close. was wondering if anyone can help in identifying date of maunfacture of smith and wesson k-22. serial number K 242954

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Old March 11, 2007, 10:08 AM   #6
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Your K-22 would have been shipped in 1955.
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