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Old March 19, 2010, 01:25 PM   #2726
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bwegner: CEM prefix would put your 686 in the late 2000 - early 2001 range.
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Old March 19, 2010, 03:31 PM   #2727
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Old March 19, 2010, 09:15 PM   #2728
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age of it?

i have a model 59 seral#a604xxx what year is it and whats it worth? its like new
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Old March 20, 2010, 07:14 PM   #2729
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38 Special 6 shot serial D82XXXX can anyone tell me the Model, Year of Manufacture, and Value of this revolver? it appears to have about a 3 inch barrel and a hammer mounted firing pin so i am reasonably sure that its pretty old.

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Old March 21, 2010, 12:15 AM   #2730
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Looking for DOM for Model 10

Looking for an estimated date manufacture for a Model 10 2 inch with serial number C536128. I am thinking sixties but any help would be appreciated to help with my decision to purchase. Also what do you think I should offer for it. It is in fair condition and they are asking 350
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Old March 21, 2010, 08:11 AM   #2731
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i have a model 59 seral#a604xxx what year is it and whats it worth? its like new
1979-80. If truly like new, I'd say about $450, but where you are in the country affects prices a good bit.

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38 Special 6 shot serial D82XXXX can anyone tell me the Model, Year of Manufacture, and Value of this revolver?
1975-76. Model 10 -the model number should be stamped in the frame cutout that's exposed when you swing the cylinder out. Are you sure on the 3" barrel? - measure from the back of the forcing cone. If so, the 3" barrel was not a catalog item at that time, so it would have been a special order. Value about $350, depending on condition.

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Looking for an estimated date manufacture for a Model 10 2 inch with serial number C536128. I am thinking sixties but any help would be appreciated to help with my decision to purchase. Also what do you think I should offer for it. It is in fair condition and they are asking 350.
1961-62. If truly in "fair" condition, which is defined as being in pretty rough shape cosmetically - extensive finish wear with some corrosion - but able to function normally, then I'd say that price is too high for such a common model. Try something more like $250.
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Old March 21, 2010, 11:30 AM   #2732
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38 Special 6 shot serial D82XXXX can anyone tell me the Model, Year of Manufacture, and Value of this revolver?
1975-76. Model 10 -the model number should be stamped in the frame cutout that's exposed when you swing the cylinder out. Are you sure on the 3" barrel? - measure from the back of the forcing cone. If so, the 3" barrel was not a catalog item at that time, so it would have been a special order. Value about $350, depending on condition.
Thanks you were right Mod. 10-6 with 4in Barrel i would say its near as i can tell to perfect condition i would say no less than 98% so how much would that change the value?
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Old March 21, 2010, 11:36 AM   #2733
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Thanks you were right Mod. 10-6 with 4in Barrel i would say its near as i can tell to perfect condition i would say no less than 98% so how much would that change the value?
Perhaps add another $50 or so - S&W made tons of Model 10s and the 4" barrel is probably the most common. They're great shooters, and IMHO everyone should own at least one, but they're just not rare enough to really be valuable unless NIB.
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Old March 21, 2010, 11:43 AM   #2734
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Perhaps add another $50 or so - S&W made tons of Model 10s and the 4" barrel is probably the most common. They're great shooters, and IMHO everyone should own at least one, but they're just not rare enough to really be valuable unless NIB.
ok thank you very much
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Old March 21, 2010, 02:16 PM   #2735
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Can u find any info on a gun by just the serial number?

S&W break top 5-shot revolver. this is all i know about this gun.

SN# 141557.

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Old March 21, 2010, 02:54 PM   #2736
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S&W break top 5-shot revolver. this is all i know about this gun.

SN# 141557.
In some cases, maker and serial number can pin down a particular gun, but not here. S&W made a variety of models of top-break revolvers years ago and most if not all of them were 5-shot. They used the same general range of serial numbers for different models, and the SN you list was common to several of them.

If you could find out the caliber, that would help a great deal. Also, barrel length and whether the gun has a safety device built onto the back of the grip area would help. Best of all would be a photo, ideally of both sides of the gun. Without at least some of that it's not possible to go any further.
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Old March 21, 2010, 03:33 PM   #2737
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D.O.M help PLEASE

S&W M-27-2 6" S.N. N186XXX

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Old March 21, 2010, 04:57 PM   #2738
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Old March 21, 2010, 06:47 PM   #2739
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Sir, THANK YOU very much.
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Old March 21, 2010, 08:04 PM   #2740
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Mother-In-Law just gave me her late father's S&W .357 Mag Mod. 27 (no dash, but the 27 is stamped over 29 -- actually just the '7' over the '9'). SN=1872xx. Is this enough info to determine date of manufacture?

Thanks for providing this service.

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Old March 22, 2010, 03:10 PM   #2741
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Mother-In-Law just gave me her late father's S&W .357 Mag Mod. 27 (no dash, but the 27 is stamped over 29 -- actually just the '7' over the '9'). SN=1872xx. Is this enough info to determine date of manufacture?
There should be a "S" prefix with that serial number. The S may be several spaces ahead of the numbers.
S1872XX = 1958.
Since the model 27 and 29 share the same frames the number overstamp, while not common, does happen.

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Old March 22, 2010, 09:32 PM   #2742
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Hi folks. I'm looking into a 1970's model 29-2 .... Serial # N3720XX. Can I get a yr. of manuf. on that?

Thanks in advance.

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Old March 22, 2010, 10:06 PM   #2743
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I have my dads 2" S&W 38 Special Model 10-5 with serial number D688889. It is a six shooter and is blued with wood grips and also has a set of rubber grips with it. Looks brand new with no wear what so ever. Would appreciate info on when it was manufactured and what the value might be. Live in Alabama if that makes a difference. Thanks
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Old March 22, 2010, 10:43 PM   #2744
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Thanks so much laytonj1!
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Old March 22, 2010, 11:22 PM   #2745
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I'm looking into a 1970's model 29-2 .... Serial # N3720XX
1975/76.

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1974/75.
I'd say an easy $400+.
I'm hoping to get back to Alabama in a couple years.

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Old March 23, 2010, 12:07 AM   #2746
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Hello, all,

I just got a 31-1. .32 long, pinned but not recessed, and I am not at home to look it up, any chance one of you wizards has the book handy and can tell me the age, the woman who is giving it to me was wondering when her hubby got it....

Square butt fixed sights, serial 7751XX, she had not idea her husband even had it, I am guessing late sixties but would really like to tell her how old.
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Old March 23, 2010, 01:03 AM   #2747
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Square butt fixed sights, serial 7751XX, she had not idea her husband even had it, I am guessing late sixties but would really like to tell her how old.
The SCSW shows serials running from 712954 in 1961 to 826977 in 1970.
The thumbpiece changed in 1966 and the diamond grips ended in 1968.

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Old March 23, 2010, 01:45 AM   #2748
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Its an in between latch, not the same as my Chiefs from that era, but not flat either, and it has diamonds, so we will call it a 67 or so gun, the age fits the probable the late owner had a business in DT Philly, and the environment was drastically changing then too.

I will tell her in the morning when I leave to go home. Thanks very much.
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Old March 23, 2010, 11:49 AM   #2749
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I have a Model 64-1 that I believe was a turn in gun from the VA or NC State Police. It appears to be polished stainless w/Pachmayr grip and serial number 1D33XX. Any info regarding date of manufacture, possible value or anything else of interest would be greatly appreciated. It is in excellent condition. Thanks.

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Old March 23, 2010, 12:42 PM   #2750
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My dad picked up a model 36 about 3 years ago, it's his daily carry piece.

Just wanted to date it.

Serial is 3102xx

Blued, walnut grips, square butt.

Thanks!
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