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Old March 3, 2010, 08:22 AM   #2676
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Assuming it is a pre-36 (or a "pre" version of a number of other J-frames), then it was produced in about 1954.
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Old March 3, 2010, 01:59 PM   #2677
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need help with date made model 1000 12 ga fs02760 thanks
Sorry, but the SCSW does not list serial numbers for S&W long guns.
You might try S&W customer service at:
1-800-331-0852 (USA)
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Old March 3, 2010, 02:24 PM   #2678
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How about a birthday on a model 19-3 2K76XXX? It was Pa's service pistol. Thanks!
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Old March 3, 2010, 02:48 PM   #2679
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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.
1-800-331-0852 (USA)
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Thanks for the help Jim; S&W was very helpful and quick with an answer. It appears that I was given accurate info from the dealer and I now have a 2010 model 442.....it's a newborn baby Smith!

Thanks again,
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Old March 3, 2010, 06:01 PM   #2680
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How about a birthday on a model 19-3 2K76XXX?
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Old March 3, 2010, 06:25 PM   #2681
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Old March 4, 2010, 11:10 PM   #2682
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And I am going to add mine (a 357) to the list of numbers to check, as I can't find anything for it online. The numbers are K555XXX. Anyone have any info on it?
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Old March 4, 2010, 11:34 PM   #2683
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And I am going to add mine (a 357) to the list of numbers to check.
The numbers are K555XXX.
1964. And it would be a model 19-2.

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Old March 5, 2010, 11:07 AM   #2684
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I've got a model 18-3 S&W with a SN# of 18k52XX.. Can anybody tell me any thing about it?
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Old March 5, 2010, 09:47 PM   #2685
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When was my (I assume) pre-War K-22 made?

The SN is 6389**
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Old March 5, 2010, 10:27 PM   #2686
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I've got a model 18-3 S&W with a SN# of 18k52XX
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When was my (I assume) pre-War K-22 made?
The SN is 6389**
It would be a K-22 Outdoorsman. Serial numbers ran from 632132 in 1931 to 682419 in 1940.

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Old March 7, 2010, 02:48 PM   #2687
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Pre lock 60-10

I know its not very old but I picked this up used not too long ago and I am wondering when it was made. I appreciate any help

cdf4xxx

60-10
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Old March 7, 2010, 04:20 PM   #2688
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.44 magnum age

Maybe I can get some age info also. I just returned from shooting my new to me S&W .44 magnum - what a great revolver. It was my fathers and my grandfathers before that. I would love to know the age - Serial number is S 147xxx. Any one have a idea? Thanks

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Old March 7, 2010, 07:31 PM   #2689
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January to March 1999.

Mainsul:
1955 to 1956. Potentially you have one of the first .44 Magnum revolvers manufactured. The Standard Catalog of S&W notes that:
Gun number 1 S130927 was completed December 15 1955.
Gun number 2 S130806 was completed December 29 1955 and prsented to R.H. Coleman of Remington Arms Company.
Five additional .44 Magnums were completed in January of 1956.
S130942 was shipped to Julian Hatcher of the NRA.
S147220 was shipped to gun writer Elmer Keith on January 27 1956.


I suggest you contact Roy Jinks at S&W. He is the factory historian. For a fee of $50 he will look up the original shipping records and send you a letter telling you the date it was shipped, the configuration it left the factory in and where it was shipped to. If you intend to keep the gun it will add to it's history for further generations and if it was one of the earliest guns (especially if presented to someone by the factory) it will enhance the guns value if sold to a collector.

In 2006 the Standard Catalog of S@W gave a value of $2000 in excellent condition, with the the first 100 guns having double that value, with another doubleing in value for a factory nickel finish and a 25% premium for a four inch barrel.
The SCSW does note the the S130000 being the serial range for the first 100 guns, so don't count your cash yet. :P

The original grips are referred to as 'coke bottle' grips by collectors. They are similar to the later Goncalo Alves target grips but have a slight palm swell (hence the name) and lack the speedloader cut out in the left grip panel.
The grips themselves can be worth several hundred to a collector.

The early .44 Magnum's came in a black or dark blue pebble grain leatherette presentation case with a S&W insignia and ".44 magnum " on the top. The interior was blue satin and contained an aluminium or blue steel knurled screwdriver, cleaning rod with brass brush and swab.

In 1957 the .44 Magnum was designated the Model 29.

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Old March 7, 2010, 10:45 PM   #2690
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thanks radagast I appreciate it
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Old March 8, 2010, 12:23 AM   #2691
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I'm looking at what is supposed to be a 625-6 - Serial CCF58XX.

I can't see if it has a lock or not to make it a -9.

Any help?

Thanks
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Old March 8, 2010, 04:34 AM   #2692
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The Standard Catalog of S&W notes serial numbers in the CCExxxx range shipped November 1997, and CCKxxxx in January 1998.
The 625-6 (.45ACP) was introduced in 1997.
The 625-8 (.45ACP) with internal lock was introduced in 2001.
The 625-7 (.45 Long Colt) was introduced in 1998.
The 625-9 (.45 Long Colt) with internal lock was introduced in 2001.

It seems likely that the gun in question is a 625-6 manufactured in late 1997 or early 1998.
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Old March 8, 2010, 03:05 PM   #2693
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S&W .38S

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I write from Buenos Aires - Argentina, please it's possible some people tall me about this two revolvers S&W .38S, model, year of manufacture, etc. many thanks in advance

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Old March 8, 2010, 03:59 PM   #2694
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Maviju69 -

Hello, and welcome to the site. It would be helpful if you could possibly provide the serial numbers of these guns, masking the last three digits if you wish, such as 123xxx. The serial number is probably 6 digits, perhaps prefixed by a letter, on the bottom or "butt" of the gun. They appear to me to perhaps be nice old Model 1905s or pre-Model 10s dating from the middle part of the 20th century. It would also be helpful to see a picture of the other side of the revolvers, as well as the topside of the barrels which have the patent date information.
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Old March 8, 2010, 09:17 PM   #2695
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Radagast - thanks for the info.

So the 625-6 cannot be a 45LC?

I don't see any hard & fast rules with these things - some are partial lug, some are full lug and both are the same model #? Am I confused, or what?

ETA: This one is marked "45 Colt" on the right side of the barrel. What would a 45 ACP be marked? Same thing?

Thanks

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Old March 9, 2010, 01:28 AM   #2696
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So the 625-6 cannot be a 45LC?
The 625-6 was offered in several variations (Mountain Gun, Slabside barrel and Hunter) and were chambered in 45 Colt.
There were also 625-6 variations, such as the V-Comp, in 45 ACP and would be labeled as such.

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Old March 9, 2010, 07:43 AM   #2697
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S&W .38S

Spacecoast

Many thanks for the VERY quick response, I prepare the pictures and send ASAP
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Old March 10, 2010, 09:55 PM   #2698
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model 36

model 36, no dash, 138XXX

The 2nd edition puts the marking of the model number in 1957 at serial 125000 and notes a change at 295000 in 1962. I'd like to know for sure whether 138XXX is 50+ years old and was wondering if the 3rd edition or some other reference could help.
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Old March 10, 2010, 09:58 PM   #2699
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S & K old K22 5 digit serial number

This is my only handgun and I just dug it out of an old footlocker. The serial number is k-477xx and they match on frame and cylinder. The frame also has the following id marks in three separate rows.
9
k
41001
The Barrel is marked "22 Long Rifle CTG" on one side.
The other side is marked "Smith & Wesson"
One side of the frame has a round S&W logo with Trade on the top and Mark on the bottom. On the same side are the words,
MADE IN U.S.A.
MARCAS REGISTRADAS
SMITH & WESSON
SPRINGFIELD, MASS
I have seen much talk of 5 screw frames, but, this one only has 4 that I can see.
It was kept in a leather holster and appears to have some corrosion due to the acids in the leather.
I took it out and shot it, and was amazed. Off-hand, at a measured 50 feet I shot 6 six shot groups, 4 of the measured under 1.5 inches and the others were barely over 2 inches.
At some time, my father had replaced the wood grips with rubber ones. I remember seeing the wood ones in the attic a few years ago.

What I am wondering is, when it was made and if it has any value?
I no desire to purchase the S&W book everyone speaks of, for one serial number. Nor, do I have a book store nearby that might carry it.

Any help would be appreciated by this disabled vet.
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Old March 10, 2010, 10:33 PM   #2700
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S&W MODEL 36
J7500XX
Can someone look this one up and find a date for me? thanks
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