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Old February 27, 2010, 01:11 PM   #2651
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38 special

I recently came into possession of a:

"38 s&w special
& Us Service"

serial: "531xx" located on bottom of the grip

Looks old like 1920s. Only marking are those in quotes that I can tell.

Any ideas of what this is and about how old? I know value is subjective
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Old February 27, 2010, 01:31 PM   #2652
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"38 s&w special
& Us Service"
Are there any markings to indicate who made the gun?
Probably need pictures for this one.

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Old February 27, 2010, 06:13 PM   #2653
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Pre-10?
"38 S & W SPECIAL CTG"
4" barrel
6-shot
Square butt
Blue
No letters in SN
SN = 4863xx
SN's are same under barrel and on cylinder face as well as butt

Thanks!
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Old February 27, 2010, 07:03 PM   #2654
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need help with s&w revolver ID

Serial #141XXX No Prefix
Nickel Plated
very small 2319 inscribed near ejector
5 inch barrel
patent dates on barrel from 1894 to 1906
.38 s&w special CTG
SB with walnut checkered grips no trade marks on grips

What year? Model? Value? any history?
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Old February 27, 2010, 09:58 PM   #2655
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Pre-10?
"38 S & W SPECIAL CTG"
4" barrel
6-shot
Square butt
Blue
No letters in SN
SN = 4863xx
SN's are same under barrel and on cylinder face as well as butt
.38 Military & Police Model of 1905, 4th Change. Serial numbers ran from 241704 in 1915 to 1000000 in 1942. Your SN is likely mid/late 1920's.

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Serial #141XXX No Prefix
Nickel Plated
very small 2319 inscribed near ejector
5 inch barrel
patent dates on barrel from 1894 to 1906
.38 s&w special CTG
SB with walnut checkered grips no trade marks on grips
.38 Military & Police Model of 1905, 1st Change. Serial numbers ran from 73251 in 1906 to 146899 in 1909.
Value depends heavily on condition and can range from a few hundred to over 1K.

Jim

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Old February 28, 2010, 12:48 PM   #2656
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What year was my Smith & Wesson Model 19-4 made, serial: 84K6XXX?

Thanks,

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Old February 28, 2010, 02:14 PM   #2657
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Old February 28, 2010, 02:32 PM   #2658
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Thanks

Thank you Jim. I really appreciate you taking time to share your knowlege. I'll try to upload a few images to see if you can tell me what the condition is.
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Old February 28, 2010, 05:37 PM   #2659
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Serial Lookup

Could someone please lookup K-22 K607xxx. Belonged to my great grandfater, but he probably purchased later in his life. I think mid 50's?

Thanks for the help,
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Old February 28, 2010, 08:57 PM   #2660
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Could someone please lookup K-22 K607xxx. Belonged to my great grandfater, but he probably purchased later in his life. I think mid 50's?
About a decade later - 1965.
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Old March 1, 2010, 12:39 AM   #2661
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Need help with date.

Can someone tell me the date of the S&W revolver I inherited? I think it is a pre-model 36. Serial # 38xxx.

Thanks.

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Old March 1, 2010, 02:56 PM   #2662
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Model 1905 S&W

Need an approx. shipment date for a S&W Model 1905 .38 special, 4th change serial #522xxx

Some pics are below, any idea as to approx. value? Any other details on this gun?

Thanks in advance...



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Old March 1, 2010, 05:15 PM   #2663
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Need an approx. shipment date for a S&W Model 1905 .38 special, 4th change serial #522xxx
522XXX would likely be around the late 1920's.

Jim

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Old March 1, 2010, 09:10 PM   #2664
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I have a K-22 SN K129XX top and a K-38 SN K260XX bottom purchased by my dad new for $65.00 each in 1948. Both guns are five screw models with the single line "MADE IN U.S.A." stamped on the right side of the frame. I believe they are both of post war manufacture either 1947 or 1948. Can anyone provide the exact year of manufacture? Thanks.
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Old March 1, 2010, 09:23 PM   #2665
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K-22 SN K129XX: 1947
K-38 SN K260XX: 1948

ETA: I should have looked at the picture first. Wow! Those are a real pair of beauties.
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Old March 2, 2010, 12:52 AM   #2666
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When would a S&W 27-2 with the SN N4913XX have been made?
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Old March 2, 2010, 01:26 AM   #2667
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Wow! Those are a real pair of beauties.
I second that!!

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When would a S&W 27-2 with the SN N4913XX have been made?
The N400000 serial numbers ran from 1977 to 78.

Jim
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Old March 2, 2010, 02:58 PM   #2668
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442-2 No Lock

Howdy,
Great thread and very imformative.
I didn't go through all 107 pages of this thread, but I do have a question on the approximate date of manufacture of a S&W 442-2 No-Lock that I just purchased new from a dealer who told me it was a new production piece. But, while looking through the various forums on the web I now wonder about it's actual age. The S/N is CNL4XXX. Any help on this will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Don
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Old March 2, 2010, 08:55 PM   #2669
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S&W Mod 34-1

Hello, one more request. S&W Mod 34-1, SN M594XX. Thanks for any information in advance.
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Old March 2, 2010, 09:07 PM   #2670
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The S/N is CNL4XXX.
The SCSW only covers serial numbers up to 2004. Yours was made after that.
You can call S&W's customer service and they will give you the DOB over the phone for free.
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S&W Mod 34-1, SN M594XX
Serial numbers ran from M30001 in 1971 to M60000 in 1973.

Jim
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Old March 2, 2010, 09:38 PM   #2671
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Need any info on this

S&W 357
S225xxx
mod 28-2

Thanks for the info Jim.

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Old March 2, 2010, 09:55 PM   #2672
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Thanks!

Jim,

Thank you very much! My Dad was wondering when this particular gun was made. (Mod 34-1)
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Old March 2, 2010, 10:18 PM   #2673
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S&W 357
S225xxx
mod 28-2
Serial numbers ran from S220000 in 1961 to S227999 in 1962.

Jim
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Old March 2, 2010, 10:59 PM   #2674
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wanted to see if someone might help find when this s&m was made serial num.fs02760

need help with date made model 1000 12 ga fs02760 thanks
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Old March 3, 2010, 07:55 AM   #2675
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Can someone tell me the date of the S&W I inherited? I believe it is a pre-model 36. Serial # 38xxx.

Thanks.
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