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Old February 3, 2010, 06:28 AM   #2526
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Old February 3, 2010, 08:33 AM   #2527
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Interesting info, I did a search but was unable to find any info
I have a S&W 638 serial number CDT6XXX
what, if anything does CDT stand for?
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Old February 3, 2010, 12:27 PM   #2528
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I have a S&W 638 serial number CDT6XXX
what, if anything does CDT stand for?
CDT6XXX = between Nov 1999 and Jan. 2000.
S&W currently uses a alpha, numeric serial number system which they started transitioning in at AAA0000 in 1980.

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Old February 3, 2010, 02:34 PM   #2529
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Model 37 Airweight

Looking for year of manufacture for my Smith. Any help appreciated. J177xxx

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Old February 3, 2010, 06:09 PM   #2530
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J177xxx
That would fall between 1973-74. S/n range was J100000-J250000.
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Old February 4, 2010, 11:36 AM   #2531
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Very old S&W .38 question

Hello,

I have an old S&W .38 Ser. Num. 658xxx
and as best I can read it...
38(G or 6) &W Special CTG.

My father says my grandfather had it when he was a boy in the 1940's.

Can anyone tell me it's DOB, anything interesting about it, and its approximate value?

Thank you very much,
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Old February 4, 2010, 04:12 PM   #2532
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I have an old S&W .38 Ser. Num. 658xxx
and as best I can read it...
38(G or 6) &W Special CTG.
You have a .38 Military and Police Model of 1905 - 4th Change, also sometimes called the .38 Hand Ejector M&P, or just the .38 M&P. It was made between 1915 (SN 241704) and 1942 (SN 700000), but obviously your SN places it more toward the end of the range, so likely late 30s, early 40s.

This gun was one of the earliest models built on the mid-size or "K" frame, which came to be the workhorse of the S&W line for police work or personal defense. With some modifications, it eventually became the Model 10, the basic .38 Special 6-shot fixed-sight revolver.

S&W made a lot of these, so prices aren't high except for perfect specimens. In good condition, somewhere around $300 or so - excellent condition, maybe double that.

Oh, that character you can't quite make out on the barrel should be an "S" (as in "S&W"), and the CTG just simply stands for "cartridge."
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Old February 4, 2010, 08:16 PM   #2533
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Can anyone help me out with this one?

Model 36
Serial = 674xxx

Any ideas on age? Can it shoot +P?

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Old February 4, 2010, 08:31 PM   #2534
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Model 36
Serial = 674xxx

Any ideas on age? Can it shoot +P?
Serial numbers ran from 295000 in 1962 to 786544 in 1969.
Though not rated for +P, it's all steel so a limited amount of it is fine.

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Old February 4, 2010, 08:44 PM   #2535
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Old February 4, 2010, 10:19 PM   #2536
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Could anyone tell me the year of manufacture for a S&W .38 serial number 867XXX ?

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Old February 5, 2010, 12:16 AM   #2537
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a little help

sorry to get off the topic but i got some good help here. I just picked up from a friend in need, a high standard, sport king special, rifle,pretty sure it's a model 103.in really great shape, i bought the gun for 40 bucks,it needs a small but vital part.the firing pin.does any one know a good source to get one.I tried so many places all ready.I would like to fix it and give it back to my friend.thank you in advance for your help. Paul
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Old February 5, 2010, 03:05 AM   #2538
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Thank you very much FlyFish! My Dad and I really appreciate it!
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Old February 5, 2010, 12:12 PM   #2539
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Could anyone tell me the year of manufacture for a S&W .38 serial number 867XXX
Need a little more info. 5 shot or 6? Is caliber 38 S&W or 38 S&W SPL. (special)? Are there any letter prefixes with that serial number?

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high standard, sport king special, rifle,pretty sure it's a model 103.in really great shape, i bought the gun for 40 bucks,it needs a small but vital part.the firing pin.does any one know a good source to get one.
Start here:
http://www.e-gunparts.com/model_new.asp?CatID=247

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Old February 5, 2010, 12:17 PM   #2540
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Hi, No letter prefixes, it is 6 shot, and it says special ctg

Thanks Much!

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Old February 5, 2010, 01:38 PM   #2541
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thanks for the help

just finished ordering it thank you Jim
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Old February 5, 2010, 03:08 PM   #2542
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I have a Smith and Wesson Model 10-6 S/N D692XX, Anyone have a date on this firearm?
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Old February 5, 2010, 03:43 PM   #2543
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Old February 5, 2010, 04:07 PM   #2544
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WOW! I thought 80's Thanks a ton!!!
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Old February 5, 2010, 07:46 PM   #2545
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year of manufacture for a S&W .38 serial number 867XXX
No letter prefixes, it is 6 shot, and it says special ctg
.38 Military & Police Model of 1905, 4th Change. Serial number puts it early 1940's.

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Old February 6, 2010, 12:26 AM   #2546
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Jim, thank you very much!
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Old February 6, 2010, 01:13 AM   #2547
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What are the 4 changes?

Thanks again
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Old February 6, 2010, 08:24 AM   #2548
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What are the 4 changes?
SCSW describes them as (unspecified) internal modifications, with some external modifications that barely rise to the level of what would be "dash" variations today. For example, slight reshaping of the cylinder stop cut, adding the two little pins to the star extractor mechanism, moving the logo, etc.
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Old February 6, 2010, 11:22 AM   #2549
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Thanks much, nice to have found this forum!
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Old February 6, 2010, 04:22 PM   #2550
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Hey everybody, I came across this thread when doing a Google search for my dads gun, so I'd figure I might as well sign up and ask this question. My dad has had this gun for about 50 years now, but we both are not sure about the age and what it actually is (he got it when when he was 16, so there's no box or documentation around here).

It's a 6 round S&W .38 Special model 14-2, with SN being K660XXX, it's also a CTG with a 4in barrel.
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