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Old December 1, 2010, 08:03 AM   #3651
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C4980xx
Serial numbers ran from C474149 in 1961 to C622699 in 1962, so probably 1961.
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Old December 1, 2010, 04:58 PM   #3652
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I just bought an 18-3 K22 8K26150. Nice gun. Good shape



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Old December 1, 2010, 05:01 PM   #3653
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I just bought an 18-3 K22 8K26150. Nice gun.
Nice gun, indeed. 1975 vintage.
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Old December 1, 2010, 05:36 PM   #3654
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Old December 2, 2010, 03:49 PM   #3655
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old S&w 38 special

Hi i just acquired a old Smith & Wesson 38 special ctg and was wondering if anyone can help identify its model and maybe its age based on the serial number..
#3685xx it is a six shot revolver with a wood checkered grip and 4 inch barrel.. any help would be greatly appreciated also what ammos are safe to shoot thru this gun... thanks again John
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Old December 2, 2010, 04:39 PM   #3656
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cinmoon1: Your gun is almost certainly a .38 Military & Police, the model that eventually morphed into the Model 10 when S&W started assigning model numbers in 1957. Based on the serial number, it dates from the 1915 (SN 241704) to 1942 (SN 700000) period - you can interpolate using that information to get an approximate year of production, but it would only be an approximation.

Assuming no unusual mechanical problems, your gun is safe to shoot with any standard .38 Special ammunition. The SN indicates that it dates from slightly after when heat treating of cylinders was introduced, which is often interpreted to mean that it would also be safe with .38 Special +P, but I would not recommend subjecting such a nice old revolver to the hotter loads.
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Old December 4, 2010, 04:17 PM   #3657
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Would appreciate any date information on the Model 36 I just picked up, S/N J6030xx

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Old December 4, 2010, 10:08 PM   #3658
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Mals: That SN would date it to 1977.
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Old December 5, 2010, 02:48 PM   #3659
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Thanks for the information.

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Old December 5, 2010, 10:44 PM   #3660
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Thanks much!

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Old December 6, 2010, 02:20 AM   #3661
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i know this is not part of this but do you guys think a 50 cal (magnum revolver) tracer round would be able to rip thru klevlar body armor
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Old December 6, 2010, 10:01 AM   #3662
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I have an N Frame 27-2 according to the inside grips is dated March 1980. Can anyone verify the serial number's date of manufacture?

N 730970.

Thank you!
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Old December 6, 2010, 10:29 AM   #3663
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I have an N Frame 27-2 according to the inside grips is dated March 1980. Can anyone verify the serial number's date of manufacture?

N 730970.
Yup, that would be correct.
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Old December 6, 2010, 05:35 PM   #3664
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Hello everyone I'm new here I wanted to find out the age of my S/W Detective 38 Special baby... Serial#. C38879x and there another number on the cylinder 98226 I think this is the production number right? ...
And what type of Ammo, etc. will this take/handle?
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Have a Happy Holiday to all
and Happy Shooting
thanks everyone

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Old December 6, 2010, 06:37 PM   #3665
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I happened to have the book (SCSW) handy... Serial number C38879x means it was manufactured between 1954-1956.

Someone else will have to answer about whether and how much +P ammo it'll take.
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Old December 7, 2010, 03:29 AM   #3666
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Thanks Kerberos, Damn this gun is older than I thought lol, it in very good shape to i might just try regular .38 special ammo so i wont hurt her much lol it very been fired by me but the person that had it took very good care of it.
I guess taken good care of your tool since it was made does help..
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Old December 7, 2010, 07:01 PM   #3667
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model 14?

Good day folks, I'm new to this so bear with me. I have just acquired a Smith & Wesson 38 Special CTG, 6" blued barrel, squared walnut grips, 6 shot, adjustable rear sight. The s/n on butt of gun is 5k23xxx. The # under cylinder is 76758. Could someone give me a born date on this gun? Thank you.
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Old December 7, 2010, 08:21 PM   #3668
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The s/n on butt of gun is 5k23xxx.
1973.
The model number will be stamped on the left side of the frame, visable when the cylinder is opened. It should be a model 14, -3 revision.

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Old December 7, 2010, 09:15 PM   #3669
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Thank you for your expertise, and prompt response. I have been waiting for this information for several days on some other forums, it was a delight to finally get a response. I have heard I can use +P ammo in these revolvers if dated after 1957. Would you agree with that? Ron
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Old December 8, 2010, 12:07 AM   #3670
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OK off the top of my head..S&W Model 41 sn# Tgy79XX or Tby79XX. Regards.
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Old December 8, 2010, 02:31 PM   #3671
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could I get dates for a 17-2 K63xxx and a 18-4 270Kxxx?

thankyou.
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Old December 8, 2010, 06:02 PM   #3672
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Just a note of thanks to those willing to look up the numbers in their book without telling us to get one....!
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Old December 8, 2010, 06:06 PM   #3673
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I have heard I can use +P ammo in these revolvers if dated after 1957. Would you agree with that?
Yes.

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S&W Model 41 sn# Tgy79XX or Tby79XX.
1991 or 1988.

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could I get dates for a 17-2 K63xxx and a 18-4 270Kxxx
You're missing a digit on the 17-2. Assuming it's K63XXXX, it's 1965.
270KXXX = 1983.

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Old December 9, 2010, 06:34 AM   #3674
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I just got my hands on a cheifs special, flat latch. I was told it was from 1952 SN 184XX, and was carried by police chief from NJ as his off duty weapon. I have been searching this thread and found nothing close to that range of serial numbers.
I was also wandering why an old set of J frame grips are too long and are about 1/8" past the frame. The barrel markings say .38 S&W special.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Old December 9, 2010, 09:15 AM   #3675
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My S&W .38

Hello all,
I have a S&W .38 five shot revolver, breakover
Model #3, as far as i can tell. Was hoping to get
some info on this weapon. I shoot it from time
to time but never ventured to explore its history.
Thanks for any help..Ser#559XX, .38S&W, Breakover
Aug 4,98 Dec 22,98 Oct 8,01 Feb 6,06 Sep 14,09
Am i correct on its name, Here is a photo.
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