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Old August 9, 2008, 12:05 AM   #351
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Would this constitute the first time in S&W's history that they have reverse-incremented a model subnumber designation?
This isn't what happened - what they did was actually release some 642-1's. These were earlier frames that had been around quite a few years. This is a NOT uncommon S&W practice. I believe they are also J frames, not J-magnum frames.
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Old August 9, 2008, 05:55 PM   #352
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Okay, I want to verify the age on my 686. Sn is AJV2XXX

Thanks for any help.
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Old August 9, 2008, 09:06 PM   #353
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Old August 10, 2008, 12:01 AM   #354
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Okay, I want to verify the age on my 686. Sn is AJV2XXX
23 years old. 1985.

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Old August 10, 2008, 08:25 AM   #355
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Old August 11, 2008, 10:07 AM   #356
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My 19-3
S/n 3k82***
any info ???
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Old August 11, 2008, 10:41 AM   #357
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Can anyone do a serial number verification that S&W made Serial # DCM6xxx in the last year?
If you have the box, look at the 4-digit number after the serial number. The last 3 digits are the exact packaging date numbered consecutively from the start of the year.

FWIW my M638 has a prefix of DBD and it was packaged in August 2007.
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Would this constitute the first time in S&W's history that they have reverse-incremented a model subnumber designation?
Aside from the practice of finishing frames that were made earlier, S&W has also concurrently produced model revisions with minor differences, even when the second revision was supposed to "replace" the first. For instance, according to people on the S&W forum, some M10-4s with the earlier-style narrow front sight were produced years after M10-5 production began. This is thought to have been done for law-enforcement special orders.
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Old August 12, 2008, 08:27 AM   #358
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Model 38

J166xxx

Great resource, many thanks to all who participate.

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Old August 12, 2008, 11:47 AM   #359
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J166xxx
1973/74.

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Old August 15, 2008, 04:47 PM   #360
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help?

Ok, I was just given this gun. I know little to nothing about it and was wondering if any one here could help me out a little bit

Ok, on the top it reads " Smiths new model"

on the handle is says " OAS "

and i have a 4 digit serial number on the bottom of the bottom of the handle.

Attachment 35023

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Old August 17, 2008, 10:23 PM   #361
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I believe that is what is called a "New Model #1" c. 1868-1870 or such. A better photo and S/N would help date and ID it better.

Besides the cylinder, it also looks like it's missing the trigger assembly. I think what you have is a firearm frame with gutta-percha grips, not really a "gun."

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Old August 19, 2008, 07:56 PM   #362
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Can I get a BOD for my M17?

K3604xx 17 no dash six in barreled 22LR. Wide spur and trigger.
Thanks for the info.
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Old August 20, 2008, 11:43 PM   #363
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That 17 would date to 1959, probably early in the year.
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Old August 21, 2008, 05:12 PM   #364
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S&W 65-6 Serial Number

You guys must get tired of answering S&W serial number questions.

I have a S&W 65-6 Serial Number CER71XX. Can anyone tell when it was manufactured ?


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Old August 21, 2008, 06:43 PM   #365
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Thanks, kamerer almost as old as me
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Old August 22, 2008, 12:30 AM   #366
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I have a S&W 65-6 Serial Number CER71XX. Can anyone tell when it was manufactured ?
2001.

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You guys must get tired of answering S&W serial number questions.
I don't mind at all.

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Old August 22, 2008, 09:19 AM   #367
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How about a Smith model 19

Serial # 75K2453
2.5" barrel
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Old August 22, 2008, 02:59 PM   #368
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Old August 22, 2008, 03:15 PM   #369
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Reason enough

to take care of this one.
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Old August 22, 2008, 03:19 PM   #370
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38/44 Heavy Duty

Hello if someone could give me a date of manufacture on my S&W 38/44 serial # S654xx I would be thankful.
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Old August 22, 2008, 03:25 PM   #371
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That's a post war one from VERY early - 1946 or 1947. Got a picture of it? Really like those old N frames.
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Old August 22, 2008, 04:08 PM   #372
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Thank you very much

Its a 38/44 5 inch barrel, blued, fixed sites, in about 75% condition due to holster wear, the gun was a Vancouver, WA Police Dept. Issued handgun the officer I recieved it from retired in the early 70's after 25 years. I am looking for a magnum revolver single or double action or possibly a 45LC Ruger to trade for it but I have no idea what its worth. No pics as of now but will have some soon. Thanks
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Old August 24, 2008, 12:08 PM   #373
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Help with S/N on S&W 38 spl

Hi - My father passed away in 1969 and I've had his S&W .38 spl nickel plated handgun with mother of pearl grips and lemon squeeze safety in storage until this weekend when i decided to take it out and see if it still shoots. After a good cleaning, i was really pleased with the response on the range. The s/n on the butt of the grip is a 4 digit number (79XX) and i've exhausted internet resources just trying to find out approximately when it was manufactured.

Before i invest the money with the letter of authenticity offered directly by S&W, can anyone give me some indication of the age of this weapon and whether the grips were an original offering?

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Old August 24, 2008, 10:20 PM   #374
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atlbabs,

First, I need to figure out what gun you have. Does it look like the gun in this link?

Jim

http://www.smith-wesson.com/wcsstore...0223_large.jpg

Or is something like this?
http://www.davesguns.com/serverpics/...SmithLS-01.jpg

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Old August 25, 2008, 07:30 AM   #375
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Thanks for your response! It looks more like the first one (it has a really short barrel) but the grip is like the 2nd one.

Again - i really appreciate your help on this. Since i had my best day at the range ever after shooting my dad's gun, i jokingly said maybe he was finally happy with me!
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