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Old March 23, 2010, 02:37 PM   #2751
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I have a friend who is in her 80's and she has her Dad's 38 S & W.
Serial # 524XXX

It has a patent dates Feb 8, 08 Sept 14, 08 Dec 28, 14 on the 4 inch barrel, has 4 screws on the side plate.

serial numbers are located on the butt of the handle and on the inside of the cylindar. Any ideas of the date of manufater?
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Old March 23, 2010, 10:18 PM   #2752
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Mother-In-Law just gave me her late father's S&W .357 Mag Mod. 27
Thanks for the help on the Mod. 27. My Mother-In-Law's gun is a .22 Mod. 48-2, serial 6K17xx.

Any info on the build date of this one?

Thanks in advance ...
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Old March 24, 2010, 12:00 AM   #2753
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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.
1976.

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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
If there is no "J" prefix then ~1963.

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I have a friend who is in her 80's and she has her Dad's 38 S & W.
Serial # 524XXX
It has a patent dates Feb 8, 08 Sept 14, 08 Dec 28, 14 on the 4 inch barrel, has 4 screws on the side plate.
38 Military & Police 4th Change. SN dates it to ~ late 1920's.

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Thanks for the help on the Mod. 27. My Mother-In-Law's gun is a .22 Mod. 48-2, serial 6K17xx.
1974.

Jim

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Old March 24, 2010, 04:21 PM   #2754
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Dear Jim, may I abuse your patience too?
In 1976 sept. I bought brand new at local seller (Rome, Italy) a model 60 Chief Special with serial number R 1531xx but after 35 rounds it had a lock-cylinder breakage. S&W replaced for free the revolver with a serial number R 1472xx quite functional and flawless through all these years. I would like to know which year is the manufacture of both the guns (I wish mine wasn't prior to 1975). Thank you in advance for your kindness.

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Old March 24, 2010, 08:29 PM   #2755
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can someone date this smith & wesson pre 10 model serial C165xxx. thanks
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Old March 24, 2010, 11:26 PM   #2756
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In 1976 sept. I bought brand new at local seller (Rome, Italy) a model 60 Chief Special with serial number R 1531xx but after 35 rounds it had a lock-cylinder breakage. S&W replaced for free the revolver with a serial number R 1472xx quite functional and flawless through all these years. I would like to know which year is the manufacture of both the guns
The closest the book shows is serial numbers ran from R100000 in 1974 to R190000 in 1977.

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can someone date this smith & wesson pre 10 model serial C165xxx
Serial numbers ran from C1 in 1948 to C223998 in 1951.

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Old March 25, 2010, 05:31 AM   #2757
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S&W Hand Ejector Date Of Birth

I have an early nickel plated S&W hand ejector in 95%+ condition and need help with the date of manufacture and locating a set of original grips for it. The ser # is 2799XX, and any help would be appreciated.........Thanks in advance and God bless.....cordell

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Old March 25, 2010, 06:21 AM   #2758
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Cordell -

If your gun is a .38 special (it would say so on the barrel), it's a Hand Ejector M&P, 4th change, probably from the period 1915-20. I have a late 20s version of the same, I just found some hard black rubber grips for it on Gunbroker. In addition to rubber, they also came from the factory with walnut grips according to the Standard Catalog of S&W.

Note that the cylinder on your gun is NOT heat treated, that didn't start until serial #316648.
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Old March 25, 2010, 07:09 AM   #2759
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Thank you very much for helping, Jim.
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Old March 25, 2010, 11:43 AM   #2760
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model 66-1

i just got this revolver. it's a 4" barrel and is stamped with the INDIANA STATE POLICE logo on the right side of the frame. the serial# is: 52K97xx

would it have been manufactured about 1978? thanks, joe.
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Old March 25, 2010, 12:03 PM   #2761
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Caliber

Hello spacecoast,
I am sorry I left off the caliber it is .32 long and the Blue book puts it pre war, however I can't narrow it down to the year? According to the pictures that I have seen it should have hard rubber grips.................... Still need help guys!! Take care and God bless....cordell
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Old March 25, 2010, 12:21 PM   #2762
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i just got this revolver. it's a 4" barrel and is stamped with the INDIANA STATE POLICE logo on the right side of the frame. the serial# is: 52K97xx
would it have been manufactured about 1978?
Serial numbers ran from 25K0001 in 1978 to 56K9999 in 1979. I would say yours is likely 1979.

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I am sorry I left off the caliber it is .32 long and the Blue book puts it pre war,
Cordell,
Your serial number 2799XX makes it a 32 Hand Ejector 3rd Model. Serial numbers ran from 263001 in 1917 to 536684 in 1942.
Heat treating on this model started at SN. 321000 in 1920 so yours pre dates that.
To get an actually shipping date would require a letter from S&W.
Grips would be black rubber with the S&W monogram or walnut with a diamond around the screw escutcheon.
Best place to locate grips would be Gunbroker and Ebay.

Jim
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Old March 25, 2010, 07:09 PM   #2763
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Model 10

I have a model 10-5 SN C858XXX. Any info would be appriciated.
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Old March 26, 2010, 12:05 AM   #2764
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Model 17-3

May I enquire about a new pick up? Mod 17-3. Trying to appx date. 18Kxxxx. Thanks in advance, regards as always.
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Old March 26, 2010, 12:31 AM   #2765
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S/N request...

Well, thinking that someone has posted this question already I have searched for an hour and been unable to find it.

Ready to buy a Model 10-8 and wondering what year it was made. S/N 3D42xxx.

Thanks in advance.
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Old March 26, 2010, 07:15 AM   #2766
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I have a model 10-5 SN C858XXX. Any info would be appriciated.
1966 (starting at SN C810533 to 1967 (ending SN C999999), so probably '66.

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Mod 17-3. Trying to appx date. 18Kxxxx.
1977

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Ready to buy a Model 10-8 and wondering what year it was made. S/N 3D42xxx.
SCSW doesn't appear to list any SNs starting with "3D" - 1D, 2D, and 4D up to 30D, (and even D3), but no 3D. And there's no gap in the sequence of years listed where "3D" would fit, i.e., the list goes right from 2D99999 (end of 1978) to 4D00001 (start of '79). Mod. 10-8 was introduced in 1977 and replaced by the 10-10 in 1988, if that helps.
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Old March 26, 2010, 07:58 AM   #2767
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Model 66 (No Dash)

I just picked up a like new Model 66, no dash. The serial number is
4K61XXX am I correct in assuming this gun was made around 1970?

It has the stainless steel targets.

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Old March 26, 2010, 08:13 AM   #2768
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Old March 26, 2010, 11:34 AM   #2769
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Thanks FlyFish. That seems odd that there is no record. The number is stamped on the butt and is clear to read - 3D42xxx. Inside the number is stamped is MOD. 10-8. Also very clear to read. The barrel shows SMITH & WESSON on one side and 38 S.&W. SPECIAL CTG. on the other side. The gun is in good shape other than holster wear and a couple of numbers they etched/stamped on the side. Where do you suggest I look for more information?
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Old March 26, 2010, 01:48 PM   #2770
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I just bought a model 686 that I've been dreaming about for months. The # reads AAJ1XXX. Any help from you generouse fellas would be greatly appreciated.
Gb
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Old March 26, 2010, 02:25 PM   #2771
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kopsy: I agree it's a strange situation. Maybe someone else will jump in with an explanation, but we're all working from the same book and, unless I'm missing something, 3D just isn't there. Could be a typo, I suppose, and 1979 should really start with 3D instead of 4D, but I have no reason to believe that's the case. You could make a call to S&W and see what they have to say. My understanding is they're happy to give you the production date if you quote them the SN. If you do that, come back on and let us know what they say.

swsnub: late 1982.
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Old March 26, 2010, 03:10 PM   #2772
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Much thanks flyfish - really appreciate your time
Gb,
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Old March 26, 2010, 04:01 PM   #2773
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I want to play

D658XXX

Thannks!
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Old March 26, 2010, 04:14 PM   #2774
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D658XXX
1974. Close to the end of production for that year (at SN D659901).

Model 10? (Other possibilities are 12, 13, 14, 45).
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Old March 26, 2010, 04:19 PM   #2775
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model 64, police trade in, just got it today.

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