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Old September 21, 2010, 09:48 PM   #3401
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Model 15-3 SN

Hi. I just picked up a SW Model 15-3 (K38) Combat Masterpiece. The SN begins 3K7xxxx. Can anyone tell me the timeframe for manufacture? Thanks.
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Old September 22, 2010, 09:16 AM   #3402
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austinpt: 1971

pedgarcia: 1982
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Old September 22, 2010, 02:35 PM   #3403
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Mr. Fish - thank you, sir.
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Old September 22, 2010, 09:32 PM   #3404
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Thank you FlyFish - much appreciated.
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Old September 23, 2010, 09:38 AM   #3405
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Anything on the model 36 I posted about?

Thanks much,
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Old September 23, 2010, 10:12 AM   #3406
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Flip - I haven't forgotten about you. I'm on a short business trip at the moment and don't have access to my book. I was able to find some years for a couple of other folks via other means, but yours will have to wait until I get back home this evening. I'm pretty sure your gun is around 1971-72, but I'll let you know definitively later if someone else doesn't answer in the meantime.
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Old September 23, 2010, 10:26 AM   #3407
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Thank you, sir, very much...
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Old September 23, 2010, 11:21 AM   #3408
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Smith 49

Since ya'll are kind enough to do this, here's the text from an elderly friend of mine:

38 Markings:

Barrel pointed to the left and wheel open:

Smith & Wesson: MOD-49: 18813; a “U” or horseshoe on its side; S&W Logo; on the but frame the serial number is repeated; stamped “6”, the U again and an “O” around the butt serial #.

The other side:

38 S&W SPL; Made in U.S.A. M or NARCAS REGISTRADAS SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD, MASS; STAMPED IN A TRIAGLE THE LETTER “W” and in a circ le the letter “D”.

On the butt:

3 J 9 5 6 8





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Old September 23, 2010, 09:05 PM   #3409
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Flip - I misremembered the "J" numbering sequence. Your gun is quite a bit newer than I thought, of 1983 vintage, just before S&W switched to the three-letter prefix numbering system. No problem with +p ammo.

xtp308 - Your friend's gun dates from the 1971-72 so-called "wandering J" period that I mistakenly thought Flip's gun was from.
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Old September 23, 2010, 11:04 PM   #3410
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Great, thanks very much for checking that for me, I really appreciate it.
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Old September 24, 2010, 09:23 AM   #3411
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Mod 49

Sir,
I appreciate it very much !!
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Old September 25, 2010, 10:43 AM   #3412
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Smith 629-4 Classic

Can anyone tell me what is the manufacturer date for a Smith 629-4 Classic with a serial # BSC6XXX.

Any other info you could tell me about this firearm would also be appreciated.

Thanks.
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Old September 25, 2010, 01:16 PM   #3413
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youngda9 -

Your 629 Classic was produced in 1994. The 629 Classic was introduced in 1990 as essentially a full-lug version of the 629 (a stainless steel version of the venerable Model 29), which debuted in 1979. The -4 variation came out in 1993, with some relatively minor modifications to the rear sight and extractor. It was superseded by the -5 in 1997, and at that time the changes were substantial, including modifications to the frame and internal lockwork as well as the introduction of MIM hammer and trigger. The Hogue grips were standard on all 629 Classics.

I think they're great guns. I have a -3 from 1991 with the 5" barrel that is the most comfortable of my .44s to shoot.
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Old September 25, 2010, 03:00 PM   #3414
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Thank you so much for the information. I happened to stumble onto the -4 in a small town gunshop for $500 and its in like new condition. It's exactly the model that I wanted with no MIM parts or the Hillary hole.

This one has a 6" barrel.
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Old September 26, 2010, 05:09 PM   #3415
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Smith and Wesson serial number search

Need help identifying Smith and wesson revolver....
No model number 357 magnum stamped on 6inch barrel...
5 screw side plate... 4 on plate 1 on trigger guard...
Serial # S132xxx
Looking for model number and date of birth...
Thanks in advance for any help that can be given in this matter....
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Old September 26, 2010, 05:21 PM   #3416
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1954-1955
most likely a pre model 27
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Old September 26, 2010, 10:18 PM   #3417
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Hey all, I only have 1 S&W and am currently kind of broke, so can't afford the book. Would someone mind helping me date my Model 10? The serial number is D4xxx. Thank you so much!
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Old September 27, 2010, 07:28 AM   #3418
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Old September 27, 2010, 12:17 PM   #3419
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.38 hand ejector S&W

Have a smith and Wesson .38s&w hand ejector 5 shot serial number 493X

Can anyone tell me when it was made.

Thanks
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Old September 27, 2010, 01:00 PM   #3420
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TGS: You've got a pre-war .38 Regulation Police, the pre-Model 33. The information given in SCSW indicates they were produced from 1917 (starting at SN 1) to 1940 (ending SN 54474). No more specific breakdown is given, but yours was obviously toward the early part of that range - interpolating would put it at 1920, but that's only an approximation.
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Old September 27, 2010, 04:38 PM   #3421
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686p?

hi guys!
I just picked up a 686P (7 shot) serial #:CEJ13xx. Does anyone have any idea on when it's born on date was?
My favorite pistol to date
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Old September 27, 2010, 04:42 PM   #3422
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CEJ prefix corresponds to late 2000, possibly early 2001.
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Old September 27, 2010, 05:04 PM   #3423
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Wow, that was quick!
Thanks flyfish!!
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Old September 29, 2010, 12:11 PM   #3424
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Model 60 Serial Number

I am looking for information on a Model 60, 2" barrel, stainless steel snubby in .38 Special. The serial number begins with BKE9*** - can anyone tell what year it was manufactured and what it is worth now?
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Old September 30, 2010, 03:44 PM   #3425
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BKE serial number prefix would correspond to 1991. Value in the $400 to $450 range, depending on condition, perhaps a bit more if like new.
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