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Old December 9, 2010, 03:37 PM   #3676
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Thanks in advance

Just received a couple of handguns from my 86 year old dad.

Wonder if I could trouble someone who's more of a "S&W guy" with approx manufacturer dates of:

.38 Mod 15-2 K689xxx

.38 Mod 10-5 C760xxx

Are these occasional +P tolerant?

Thanks
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Old December 9, 2010, 07:14 PM   #3677
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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.
Serial numbers ran from 7369 to 21342 in 1952.
Your early production "Chiefs Special" uses the smaller "I" frame grip butt so you'll need "I" frame grips for it.

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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
The patent dates and SN make it a .38 Double Action Perfected Model.
Serial numbers ran from 1 in 1909 to 59400 in 1920.

It was S&W's last Top-Break model to be introduced. It was also unique in that it was the only S&W to have both the topstrap release and side thumb release on the left side and the only Top-Break to have the sideplate on the right side.

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.38 Mod 15-2 K689xxx

.38 Mod 10-5 C760xxx

Are these occasional +P tolerant?
K689xxx = 1966.

C760xxx = SN's ran from C622700 in 1963 to C810532 in 1965.

Are these occasional +P tolerant? = Yes.

Jim

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Old December 9, 2010, 07:26 PM   #3678
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Thanks laytonj1. That is very helpful info.
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Old December 9, 2010, 07:43 PM   #3679
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Thank you sir

Your'e very helpful.
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Old December 9, 2010, 08:30 PM   #3680
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Can anybody tell me the year this .44cal 629-1 was made?
S/N N934XXX

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Old December 9, 2010, 08:32 PM   #3681
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S/N N934XXX
The N9xxxxx range ran from 1982 to 1986.

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Old December 11, 2010, 12:48 AM   #3682
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Thankyou laytonj1 I did miss a digit, I had no idea that the 17-2 was that old! it looks like new, just wish I had the box for it.
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Old December 11, 2010, 12:04 PM   #3683
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I had no idea that the 17-2 was that old!
Yeah, the -2's were made from 1961 to 1967.
I don't know what they are at now but last I saw it was -8's in early 2000's.

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Old December 11, 2010, 07:13 PM   #3684
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Just picked up a pair of 64-6 38's and I'm wondering the age. First one is CCU 4xxx, second one is CEP 2xxx. Thanks

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Old December 12, 2010, 11:14 AM   #3685
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Just picked up a pair of 64-6 38's and I'm wondering the age. First one is CCU 4xxx,
1998

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second one is CEP 2xxx.
late 2000 or early 2001
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Old December 12, 2010, 02:38 PM   #3686
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Hi.
I have a 586-3 serial number BJH 39XX.
Can you said me it age?
Thanks for all.
Merry Christmas from spain.
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Old December 12, 2010, 03:14 PM   #3687
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Thanks FlyFish
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Old December 12, 2010, 03:21 PM   #3688
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I have a 586-3 serial number BJH 39XX.
Merry Christmas from spain.
1991/92.
And a very Merry Christmas to you from the USA.

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Old December 13, 2010, 02:21 AM   #3689
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Many thanks to you, Jim.
Bye.
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Old December 13, 2010, 03:26 PM   #3690
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Have a S&W MOD 64-1

I have a smith & Wesson mod 64-1 D800XXX theres also a 97xxx S number on inside of barrel. Can you tell me what year this is made and any info. It was handed down in the family.
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Old December 13, 2010, 04:00 PM   #3691
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I have a smith & Wesson mod 64-1 D800XXX theres also a 97xxx S number on inside of barrel.
The Model 64 is essentially the stainless version of the venerable Model 10. It was introduced in 1970 with a tapered barrel. According to SCSW, the "-1" was a heavy barrel version introduced in 1972, with some being chambered in .357 Magnum for the Oklahoma Highway Patrol - a configuration that later became the Model 65. The 64-1 was made until 1977 when it was replaced by the 64-3 (the 64-2 was the tapered barrel version).

Serial numbers ran from D750001 in 1975 to D870000 in 1976. Interestingly, SCSW fails to note that the "D" prefix was used for the Model 64, indicating that Model 64 first carried a "1D" prefix, which is inconsistent because they also indicate the "1D" prefix wasn't used until 1976, well after the 64 was introduced. The other number (inside of barrel? - not sure exactly where that is) is most likely an assembly number used to keep track of parts in the factory and has no significance.
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Old December 14, 2010, 11:03 AM   #3692
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Found info on Serial Number

go to http://forums.gunboards.com/showthre...olice-model-10 and you will find a letter from smith and wesson on the serial number from this gun or close enough I should say. I am too excited!
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Old December 15, 2010, 08:17 AM   #3693
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" . . . a letter from smith and wesson on the serial number from this gun or close enough I should say."
Huh? The two-year date range I gave you is much narrower than the 14-year range for all "D" prefix revolvers cited in the S&W factory letter.
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Old December 15, 2010, 10:59 AM   #3694
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It has us and the customer service baffled. They transfered me to the historian which is supposed to call me back.
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Old December 15, 2010, 12:53 PM   #3695
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A few years ago, I inherited a model 15-3 from my grandfather when he passed away. Out of curiousity, I'd like to know the year that it was made.

It is a model 15-3, the serial number on the frame/butt is 1K164**

On the butt, it has a stamped circle with a RE on the left, on the right is has a triangle with a T, a circle with a J, and a stamping that looks like two toothpicks intersecting like a rail-road crossing.
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Old December 15, 2010, 01:25 PM   #3696
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S-W DOB

Hello all,
I just aquired a .32 cal 6-shot revolver.Its chrome or nickle with a 6" barrel.The last patent date that I can make out is Sept.14,'08.On the left side of the pipe is stamped".32 LONG CTG"
Ive tried several sites to no avail! The Smith-Wesson site wants $50.00 to help me and on a fixed income its just not in my budget.
Any help will be appriciated...Thx...Jim
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Old December 15, 2010, 01:27 PM   #3697
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Hi again,
The serial number on the pistol is 2023xx...sorry!
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Old December 15, 2010, 02:46 PM   #3698
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It is a model 15-3, the serial number on the frame/butt is 1K164**

On the butt, it has a stamped circle with a RE on the left, on the right is has a triangle with a T, a circle with a J, and a stamping that looks like two toothpicks intersecting like a rail-road crossing
Production date would be 1970 - the range used that year was 1K1 to 1K39500 (along with K and 2K prefixes). No idea on the stampings - sounds like something that must have been added after it left the factory. S&W has done many custom stampings of various models for a number of law enforcement agencies, but the ones that I'm aware of are always the name of the agency or its initials, not symbols.

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I just aquired a .32 cal 6-shot revolver.Its chrome or nickle with a 6" barrel.The last patent date that I can make out is Sept.14,'08.On the left side of the pipe is stamped".32 LONG CTG . . . The serial number on the pistol is 2023xx.
Based on the description and serial number, you have a .32 Hand Ejector Model of 1903 - 5th Change. The manufacturing dates were from 1910 to 1917, with a corresponding serial number range of 102501 to 263000. The finish would be nickel, not chrome.
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Old December 15, 2010, 03:51 PM   #3699
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I've been wondering how old this revolver was for a while. Thank you for your post FlyFish.
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Old December 18, 2010, 11:58 PM   #3700
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Looking for timeframe

Hello,

Would someone be kind enough to advise when the 38 spc. I acquired from my dad was made? I believe it is either an M&P or model 10.....can't find any model designation on the frame or barrel and the sn is 640389....thanks in advance for your help.
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