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Old December 19, 2010, 06:03 AM   #3701
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Model 34

Looking for DOB on my Mod 34 .22 lr just bought

S/N 664** 4" barrel, blue, wood stock w/diamond, 6 shot

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Old December 19, 2010, 12:43 PM   #3702
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Hi could someone date this for me? just inherited NIB

AYH6XXX

edit: model 629
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Old December 19, 2010, 12:46 PM   #3703
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figured everyone likes to see pictures and I just happen to have one

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Old December 20, 2010, 04:24 PM   #3704
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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.
The model designation would be stamped in the frame cutout, the part of the frame that's exposed when you swing the cylinder out. But, based on the serial number, it won't have one. Your .38 M&P dates from the 1915 to 1942 period, corresponding to serial number range 241704 to 700000. You can interpolate using that information to get an approximate year. Model numbering didn't come along until 1957.

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Looking for DOB on my Mod 34 .22 lr just bought

S/N 664** 4" barrel, blue, wood stock w/diamond, 6 shot
According to SCSW, the approximate date would be 1960. Approximate SN range that year was 62317 to 70000.

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early 1988. Thanks for the photo - that's a handsome revolver.
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Old December 20, 2010, 06:07 PM   #3705
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Re: Looking for timeframe

Flyfish,

Thank you very much for that information. Looks like it is late 1930's vintage using your interpolation logic.
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Old December 20, 2010, 06:59 PM   #3706
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Looks like it is late 1930's vintage
Pretty darn close.
While not an exact science (from the time S&W made/serial numbered the frame and actually assembled and shipped it as a complete gun could vary greatly), SN 642357 was 1934 so yours "likely" would fall in the same period.

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Old December 20, 2010, 09:47 PM   #3707
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S&W 38 special

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Old December 21, 2010, 12:24 PM   #3708
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Early K frame .22 ID?

Have a .22LR K frame, no model number on the crane or elsewhere so I am guessing it is a "pre-" model. SN K169XXX, any help on both the model designation and it's relative rarity would be appreciated.
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Old December 21, 2010, 02:50 PM   #3709
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Yes, that serial number would correspond to a production year of 1952, about 5 years before S&W started using model numbers. If it has a 6" barrel with a Patridge front sight, it's a K-22 Masterpiece (pre Model 17); with a 4" barrel and ramped front sight, it's a K-22 Combat Masterpiece (pre Model 18).

Neither model would be considered particularly rare, though both are very popular and command premium prices when in good condition. I don't know what the production numbers might have been, but FWIW I see lots more Model 17s than 18s listed for sale and I've always assumed that they made more of them.
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Old December 22, 2010, 04:43 AM   #3710
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Just picked up a S&W Model 34, 4'' bbl. S/N 664**
Anybody have a DOB?
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Old December 22, 2010, 06:33 AM   #3711
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Just picked up a S&W Model 34, 4'' bbl. S/N 664**
Anybody have a DOB?
Serial numbers ran from 62317 to 70000 in 1960. Since approx. SN 70000 to 1991 when the model was discontinued, Model 34s were made on the J frame; prior to that they were built on the improved I frame.
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Old December 22, 2010, 10:29 AM   #3712
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Can anyone advise on a 27-2, serial N214972? I believe it to be 1964-1965, but haven't confirmed that.

It's a shooter grade with a nice set of magnas that aren't matched to the gun, and it has been refinished in hard chrome. Some evidence of old pitting under the grips, but it's been nicely covered by the new finish.
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Old December 22, 2010, 11:01 AM   #3713
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Can anyone advise on a 27-2, serial N214972? I believe it to be 1964-1965, but haven't confirmed that.
It's a bit newer than that. The N2xxxxx serial number range was used from 1974 to 1977, with the latter half of the range used mostly for Model 28s and 58s. So, your gun is likely 1974, maybe 1975.
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Old December 22, 2010, 06:23 PM   #3714
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Thanks FlyFish
Noticed a "K" in the frame where the ejector rod sits - thought it might be a K frame - glad you cleared it up.

Paid $325 out the door of LGS, thought it was fair as it is in nice condition - in my opinion. I love the little thing!

Grips have a diamond pattern and are in good shape. If I want to put newer wood grips on to shoot with.. are they available? Keeping the originals safe when out in the woods.

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Old December 22, 2010, 08:12 PM   #3715
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It's a bit newer than that. The N2xxxxx serial number range was used from 1974 to 1977, with the latter half of the range used mostly for Model 28s and 58s. So, your gun is likely 1974, maybe 1975.
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Old December 22, 2010, 10:55 PM   #3716
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I have a smith and wesson 1911PD and was wondering if you can give me a dob and maybe a little info on it. The serial number starts with FSP
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Old December 23, 2010, 02:43 PM   #3717
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I have a smith and wesson 1911PD
The SCSW only covers up to 2005. You'll need to contact S&W customer Service and they'll give you the DOB over the phone for free.

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Old December 25, 2010, 10:09 PM   #3718
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S&W model 1917

Anybody know the approximate DOB of my new (to me) Smith and Wesson model 1917 serial number 104xxx? I'm planning on getting a letter of authenticity from Smith once I can afford the $50, but in the meantime would like an approximate date if available.

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Old December 26, 2010, 10:54 AM   #3719
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model 1917 serial number 104xxx
Serial numbers ran from 1 in Sept. 1917 to 169959 in Jan 1919.

Serial numbers after that were for various commercial/civilian versions made up to ~1950.

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Old December 26, 2010, 11:19 PM   #3720
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Thank you flyfish!!!
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Old December 28, 2010, 10:06 PM   #3721
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Just got this model 10-6 that my grandpa used in service in St. Louis.
Model 10-6
D397xxx

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Old December 29, 2010, 08:25 AM   #3722
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D397xxx
Serial numbers ran from D330001 in 1971 to D420000 in 1972.
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Old December 30, 2010, 04:00 PM   #3723
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OK S&W is closed for the week so if someone wants to be my friend, tell me when a Second Model .455 HE was made, serial number 46XXX, "U" export proof on butt but no military proofs.

Wilds serial number book is missing too.

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Old December 30, 2010, 04:28 PM   #3724
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Serial numbers ran from 5001 in 1915 to 74755 in 1917.

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Old December 30, 2010, 04:51 PM   #3725
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Serial numbers ran from 5001 in 1915 to 74755 in 1917.

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I knew that from the Blue Book, was hoping for some closer dating

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