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Old April 18, 2010, 01:19 AM   #2901
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That dovetailed front sight blade was the first thing I noticed. While they do offer that set-up on some of the Performance Center revolvers I'm pretty sure that is not a factory set-up on your gun. I do like it though.

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Thanks. The reason I wondered is because the length of the ramp is longer than the ones with red inserts or pinned in blades that I've seen.
I always seem to end up with revolvers that have been tinkered with for some reason.
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Old April 18, 2010, 02:24 AM   #2902
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iv got a 32 long that came in to my family in 1988 or so i know its a s&w im would like to know about what year it was made i was guessing 40s or 50s but thats just a guess the number on the butt of the gun is 1947xx i would be greatfull for any help

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Old April 18, 2010, 08:20 AM   #2903
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s&wfan: Your Smith is a good bit older than that. Based on the SN (difficult to tell much from the photo), you would appear to have a .32 Hand Ejector Model of 1903 - 5th Change. There were 160,499 of them manufactured between 1910 (at SN 102501) and 1917 (SN 263000).
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Old April 18, 2010, 02:32 PM   #2904
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holy crap i had no ideal it was that old it came into my family in 88 i was 6 at the time it was won in a poker game of all places it was in my gradfathers closet and i got it when he passed thanks for the help
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Old April 19, 2010, 09:57 PM   #2905
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hello all im new here i just purchased a smith & wesson 38special with a 6 in barrel looking for year and model i think it might be pre war serial #195xxx wood grips 4 screws on body i shot it for the 1st time today i like it
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Old April 20, 2010, 07:38 AM   #2906
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semperfiman: That's not much to go on - can you post a pic of each side of the gun? A .38 Special with a six-digit serial number and no letter prefix would most likely place the gun back toward the turn of the century (the last century, that is), and if you're shooting the gun it sounds like it may not be quite that old.
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Old April 20, 2010, 06:59 PM   #2907
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sorry the prefix letter is c ill thy to post pics
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Old April 20, 2010, 07:48 PM   #2908
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Oh, OK. With an SN of C195XXX, the date of manufacture is between 1948 and 1951, with the latter end of that range more likely (1951 ended with C223998). Knowing that date, and because it's .38 Special, it has to be a .38 Military and Police (pre-Model 10). It should actually be a 5-screw, so-called because there will be 4 screws on the sideplate (3 visible and one under the grip), and an additional screw in front of the triggerguard. Nice gun - please post pics.
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Old April 20, 2010, 07:51 PM   #2909
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Hello,

I'm trying to find the age of a S&W .38 special ctg. Serial number is 260XXX

Please see attached pictures. Please let me know if there is anything else that I can provide to help. I do not see a model number anywhere.

Thanks,

Bill

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Old April 20, 2010, 10:52 PM   #2910
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I'm trying to find the age of a S&W .38 special ctg. Serial number is 260XXX
38 Military & Police 4th Change. Serial numbers ran from 241704 in 1915 to ~1000000 in 1942.
Your SN of 260XXX would likely be within the first couple years.

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Old April 21, 2010, 05:31 AM   #2911
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Need a little help on a 610. CCVXXXX is the serial #. Any help or info is appreciated.
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Old April 21, 2010, 06:49 AM   #2912
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Around January 1998.
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Old April 21, 2010, 05:53 PM   #2913
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Model 617 4" 10 shot 22lr "Day1369" is what I see on it

I haven't taken the grip off yet to see that it matches what is on the bottom of the grip. Is this the right number to tell its vintage
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Old April 21, 2010, 07:39 PM   #2914
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Jim,

thanks for the information. I had no idea it was so old. we fired it just a couple of years ago. Now I'm going to have to consider if I should continue to do so.

Bill

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38 Military & Police 4th Change. Serial numbers ran from 241704 in 1915 to ~1000000 in 1942.
Your SN of 260XXX would likely be within the first couple years.

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Old April 22, 2010, 12:20 AM   #2915
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S & W's date of birth?

I have a Mod 4013 and VAT 9506.

Can anyone tell me when this pistol was made?


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Old April 22, 2010, 12:22 AM   #2916
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Model 617 4" 10 shot 22lr "Day1369" is what I see on it

I haven't taken the grip off yet to see that it matches what is on the bottom of the grip. Is this the right number to tell its vintage
Yes, DAY1369 is the serial number. But, the SCSW only covers up to 2004 at prefix CTA (yours is later) so you'll have to contact S&W customer service and they'll give you the manuf. date over the phone for free.
1-800-331-0852 (USA)
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Old April 22, 2010, 12:26 AM   #2917
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I have a Mod 4013 and VAT 9506.

Can anyone tell me when this pistol was made?
If it's a straight 4013, not a 4013 TSW, they were made from 1991 to 1995.
Serial prefix "V" started in 1994 so your DOB would be 1994/95.

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Old April 22, 2010, 04:18 AM   #2918
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wturn: Your Military & Police was made before the introduction of heat treated cylinders at serial number 316648 in September 1919. It also lacks the modern hammer block safety. It would therefore be prudent to only shoot it with standard velocity lead loads, no PlusP or jacketed ammunition. 158 grain lead round nose or 148 grain leads wadcutters should be fine. Due to the lack of a positive hammer block - it does have one, but it can fail - I would leave the chamber under the hammer empty if keeping it loaded. Beyond the above caveats, if it checks out OK (follow the how to check out a revolver thread stickied at the top of the revolver forum) then I wouldn't hesitate to shoot it.
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Old April 22, 2010, 05:41 PM   #2919
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Model 19

Would one of you kind gentlemen give me the DOB for a Model 19 serial number 1K203XX ?

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Old April 22, 2010, 08:50 PM   #2920
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Old April 22, 2010, 08:55 PM   #2921
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Well I need the serial number help I know its a M&P and believe before WWII
its a 5inch barrel
Serial number Their is a S on butt of frame ? Then further over number 876XXX
looking for year This in excellent shape 90% and I got for 400 I hope its a good deal.
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Old April 22, 2010, 09:05 PM   #2922
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Old April 23, 2010, 12:52 AM   #2923
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Well I need the serial number help I know its a M&P and believe before WWII
its a 5inch barrel
Serial number Their is a S on butt of frame ? Then further over number 876XXX
looking for year This in excellent shape 90% and I got for 400 I hope its a good deal.
The "S" prefix M&P's were the first models produced after WWII. Serial numbers ran from S811120 in 1945 to S999999 in 1948.
Since most all of them still used the prewar long throw hammers, they have a 25% premium over later post war M&P's. As long as it's in decent shape with little finish wear then $400 is a good price.

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Old April 23, 2010, 12:43 PM   #2924
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I was hoping some one could tell me the age of a couple smith and wessons that were my grandfathers. first one is a model 41 serial number A 197***, the second is a model 29-2 serial number N 690**. I was also hoping some body could help with the age of a walther ppk/s serial number 251***S by interarms. I have looked on the web a lot and cant justify buying the book for just two hand guns. Any information would be greatly appreciated thank you
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Old April 23, 2010, 04:24 PM   #2925
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Grizzle: The 41 is 1973-74, and the 29 is 1980. Sorry, can't help with the Walther.
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