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Old August 16, 2010, 09:24 PM   #3251
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Model 64-5 Serial Number/Age

Hi,

I purchased a revolver supposedly retired from a police department. It's a double action only model 64-5 with serial number BSZ0xxx.

Any information about date born, etc?

Thanks.
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Old August 16, 2010, 09:32 PM   #3252
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I just put my money down on a very lightly used M&P 40c
Serial # DSY0672.
That serial number dates to after 2004 (last year the SCSW covers).
You can get the DOB free over the phone from S&W customer service.

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model 64-5 with serial number BSZ0xxx
1994/95.

Jim
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Old August 16, 2010, 09:37 PM   #3253
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Cool. Thanks for the info.
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Old August 18, 2010, 02:40 AM   #3254
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Thanks man - That makes my Model 19 the same age as me!! Lovely revolver. I would recommend one to anybody.
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Old August 19, 2010, 02:13 PM   #3255
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Need info on my S&W Model 57

Can anyone with "the book" tell me anything about my recently acquired S&W Mod 57
Seial # N650446

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Old August 19, 2010, 03:05 PM   #3256
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Can anyone with "the book" tell me anything about my recently acquired S&W Mod 57
Serial # N650446
1979/80.
Built on the "N" frame, model 57's (41 Mag) were available in blue or nickle finish from 1964 till 2005.
A fixed sight version (model 58) was offered for a short while also.
The stainless steel version was offered from 1986 on as the model 657.

S&W has recently reintroduced the 57 and 58 under their "Classic" series.

Jim
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Old August 19, 2010, 04:01 PM   #3257
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Can someone date my Model 60 no dash Cheifs Special? Ser# AEC54XX

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Old August 19, 2010, 04:14 PM   #3258
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bigseth: 1984

A couple of other things that may be of interest: The Model 60 was Smith's first stainless revolver, introduced in 1965. The "no dash" was manufactured until 1988, when it was replaced by the 60-3, which had a new yoke retention design. What happened to the -1 and -2? They were limited production runs with special features, manufactured in 1972 and 1987, respectively.
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Old August 20, 2010, 10:56 AM   #3259
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S&W model 60, 4785xx

Hi, need help, what is manufacture year for model 60 , 4785xx, 38 spl., pinned bbl. Thanks, sid
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Old August 20, 2010, 12:22 PM   #3260
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Hi, need help, what is manufacture year for model 60 , 4785xx, 38 spl., pinned bbl.
The Model 60 is essentially the stainless version of the Model 36, and when it was introduced in 1965 it was numbered within the Model 36 series, eventually changing to an "R" prefix (the M36 got a "J" prefix) in 1969. According to SCSW, the first Model 60 was approximately at SN 401754 (in 1965), and the last of the Chief's Special series prior to the switch to the letter prefix SNs was SN 786544 (in 1969). So, yours falls within the earlier part of that range.
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Old August 20, 2010, 04:57 PM   #3261
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Two Model 36 born on dates please?

a) .38 Special
b) 1 7/8" bbl
c) Round butt
d) 5 shot
e) Fixed
f) Serial #J6117XX & Serial #J8863XX
g) Mod. 36
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Old August 20, 2010, 05:20 PM   #3262
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Wow, great thread.....I just about an hour ago picked up a 686 2 1/2" 7 shot, pre lock beauty...
The number is CEP0XXX, could someone give me an idea when that was made?
What a beautifull gun too, never used in mint shape, my first revolver...
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Old August 20, 2010, 05:46 PM   #3263
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range rider13: J6117XX = 1977; J8863XX = 1981

MonsterB: late 2000 or early 2001
(nice gun to start with - everyone should have at least one 686)
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Old August 20, 2010, 06:34 PM   #3264
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Thanks Flyfish, my man!
here are a couple pics, sorry for the crapy cellphone cam but it will have to do..




Thanks again
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Old August 20, 2010, 07:42 PM   #3265
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Two Model 36 born on dates please?

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range rider13: J6117XX = 1977; J8863XX = 1981
Thank you FlyFish!
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Old August 21, 2010, 12:09 PM   #3266
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Model 49 Bodyguard

Looking at the info here, would it be correct in assuming my S&W model 49 serial number 9J9XXX would be around 1971-1972? Thanks for any help!
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Old August 21, 2010, 03:16 PM   #3267
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Looking at the info here, would it be correct in assuming my S&W model 49 serial number 9J9XXX would be around 1971-1972?
Yup - the so-called "wandering J" period.
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Old August 21, 2010, 05:55 PM   #3268
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Yup - the so-called "wandering J" period.
Thank you!
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Old August 21, 2010, 06:04 PM   #3269
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Just found this great site and looking for any help. My father passed and left me my grandfathers service revolver. From what I can gather it is .357 magnum. The barrel seems short and it has a 6 bullet capacity and the only numbers on it are S 1566XX. Any and all info would be great. My wife is insisting I get rid of it. Looks like a lock box is in my future.
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Old August 21, 2010, 06:18 PM   #3270
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Thanks Flyfish, I really appreciate the info.
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Old August 21, 2010, 10:02 PM   #3271
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Amish Hitman (love that screen name!): Your gun dates from 1956, just before S&W started assigning model numbers to their revolvers. It's either a .357 Magnum Model of 1950 (pre-Model 27) or a Highway Patrolman (pre-Model 28). The former will have a high-polish blue finish while the latter, the more utilitarian version of the same gun, will be more of a satin blue. There are other finish detail differences such as a lack of serrations on the barrel rib on the M28.
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Old August 21, 2010, 10:06 PM   #3272
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The 4" was product code 103591, 2500 mfd. 1989

model 586-3 with a matte finish

BDF9xxx


did these come with wood round butt grips?
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Old August 22, 2010, 11:33 AM   #3273
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The 4" was product code 103591, 2500 mfd. 1989

model 586-3 with a matte finish

BDF9xxx


did these come with wood round butt grips?
According to SCSW, the features listed as corresponding to product code 103591 included "SG" which means "synthetic grips," so apparently not.
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Old August 22, 2010, 07:35 PM   #3274
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Thanks a bunch! you da man
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Old August 23, 2010, 04:35 PM   #3275
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Could I please get info on the following?

.38 spl, S 946xxx
pre-10 M&P, 5 screw
pinned 5" bbl w/ fixed half moon
square butt, single line "Made in U.S.A."

It has a 5 digit number above and on the crane as well. What does this mean? Thank you!
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