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Old December 30, 2010, 08:58 PM   #3726
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Hi all,I have been wondering what year my S&W was made. I think it is a M&P but I am not sure. It has a 4" Brl ans has .38 Spl Ctg on it. Ser # S9356xx. I can post a pic if you need one..Thanks

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Old December 31, 2010, 04:17 AM   #3727
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Pre-model-number N Frame produced in 1952-1953.
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Old December 31, 2010, 09:30 AM   #3728
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Old December 31, 2010, 03:28 PM   #3729
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S&W Model 10-5

I just found a model 10-5 yesterday. The ser# is D696XXX . Can anyone help me out to find the approximate age of it?

Also, it is my understanding that all -5 models should be okay for +P rated factory loads, is this correct?

I can't wait to pick it up. Didn't have enough cash on me, so I left it on layaway. Going to get it Saturday if they're open. I was sold once I pulled that unbelievably smooth double action trigger. SA was crisp and light too.

I'm pretty psyched about it.

Thanks in advance for any help,

DTOM
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Old December 31, 2010, 06:44 PM   #3730
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I could use a little help with a 22 revolver I just bought. The seller called it a model 17 but after doing a little digging I don't think that's accurate. It has two different numbers stamped on it. In the yoke area is 3H 70XXX on both the yoke and the frame, but on the cylinder face and on the butt is K 68XXX.

It's a 5 screw gun, with a pinned barrel and recessed chambers if that helps. The reading I have done makes me think it's a pre Model 17 K-22. When did they stop making 5 screw guns?
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Old December 31, 2010, 06:44 PM   #3731
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Hi all,I have been wondering what year my S&W was made. I think it is a M&P but I am not sure. It has a 4" Brl ans has .38 Spl Ctg on it. Ser # S9356xx. I can post a pic if you need one..Thanks
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Pre-model-number N Frame produced in 1952-1953.
Uh, no. What you have is a Pre war .38 Military and Police (k frame).
The serial number is 9356xx. That looks to be an 8 in front of it but appears to have been added later. The serial number dates it to ~1940/41.
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I just found a model 10-5 yesterday. The ser# is D696XXX . Can anyone help me out to find the approximate age of it?

Also, it is my understanding that all -5 models should be okay for +P rated factory loads, is this correct?
Serial numbers ran from D659902 in 1974 to D750000 in 1975.
Model number stamped steel k frames (post 1957) are ok to use with +P.

Jim

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Old December 31, 2010, 06:48 PM   #3732
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but on the cylinder face and on the butt is K 68XXX.
It is a K-22 Masterpiece made in 1948. They went on to become the model 17 when S&W began assigning model numbers ~1957.
The 5 screw ended ~1955 for K frames.

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Old December 31, 2010, 07:32 PM   #3733
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I just inherited a S&W revolver from my Dad. One is a S&W 38SP. serial# 8038** can anyone tell me when this was made and value its about 95%

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Old December 31, 2010, 07:33 PM   #3734
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It is a K-22 Masterpiece made in 1948. They went on to become the model 17 when S&W began assigning model numbers ~1957.
The 5 screw ended ~1955 for K frames.

Jim
Jim:

Thanks so much for the quick reply...it is much appreciated.

1948 huh? Wow..that's great. I had no idea it was so old. It looks fantastic. I'm thinking I finally made a smart buy at a gun show.

Happy New Year to you!
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Old January 1, 2011, 05:23 AM   #3735
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S&W460:
You have a .38 Military & Police model of 1905 4th Change manufactured between 1940 & 1942. In original condition it's probably worth around $350-$400.
In the same serial number range S&W manufactured the .38/200 British Servive Revolver in .38 S&W caliber. After World War II a lot of these surplus guns were bored out to .38 Special and sold in the USA. Because the bored out .38 S&W chambers are a loose fit to the .38 special case its not uncommon for brass to bulge or split. A converted gun is probably worth $150 or so.
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Old January 1, 2011, 12:08 PM   #3736
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thanks for the help.

I also have a 357 i want to check i have to get the serial #
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Old January 1, 2011, 04:59 PM   #3737
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I just found a model 10-5 yesterday. The ser# is D696XXX . Can anyone help me out to find the approximate age of it? Also, it is my understanding that all -5 models should be okay for +P rated factory loads, is this correct? Serial numbers ran from D659902 in 1974 to D750000 in 1975. Model number stamped steel k frames (post 1957) are ok to use with +P. Jim
Thanks Jim! Picked it up today, pretty happy with it:

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Old January 2, 2011, 12:35 AM   #3738
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Model 36 Manufacture Date?

I'm almost embarrassed to admit it but a friend had a model 36 he did not want and offerred it to me for $100. Wanting to help him out I agreed, sight unseen. I guess I did ok. Any help on the mfr date would be appreciated. Its a 36 with no dash, serial #AVT3XXX.
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Old January 2, 2011, 11:25 AM   #3739
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Its a 36 with no dash, serial #AVT3XXX.
AVT prefix would be 1987.
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Old January 2, 2011, 01:30 PM   #3740
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S&W Serial Number Help

Could someone please help me date the following two revolvers. One is mine the other is a friends.

Model 34-1 SN 102xxx

Model 19-3 SN 1K50xxx

I appreciate it and thank you for your time

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Old January 2, 2011, 02:30 PM   #3741
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Model 34-1 SN 102xxx
Serial numbers ran from 70000 in 1960 to 108087 in 1965.

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Model 19-3 SN 1K50xxx
1971
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Old January 2, 2011, 02:44 PM   #3742
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Thank you FlyFish for the information.
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Old January 2, 2011, 03:37 PM   #3743
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Anyone got a closer date for my .455 yet?

WildimwaitingAlaska ™©2002-2010
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Old January 2, 2011, 04:57 PM   #3744
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Some info on my 357 would be great..

Its serial # is 7K79**

Thanks
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Old January 2, 2011, 05:10 PM   #3745
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smith 19=5

serial is 6xxx can anyone tell me age thanks
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Old January 2, 2011, 05:13 PM   #3746
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model 30

32 long 4 digit serial anyone know the age thanks
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Old January 2, 2011, 05:51 PM   #3747
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Model 36

Thanks FlyFish for the info.
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Old January 2, 2011, 07:39 PM   #3748
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Anyone got a closer date for my .455 yet?
Roy Jinks at S&W does, but it'll cost you $50 to find out.

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Its serial # is 7K79**
7K1 to 7K26043 was 1974.

Jim
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Old January 2, 2011, 07:44 PM   #3749
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serial is 6xxx can anyone tell me age thanks
That's not the serial number. Take it from the underside of the frames grip butt. If it has target grips you will have to remove the them to see it.
Should have 3 letters followed by 4 numbers or a "K" in it.

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32 long 4 digit serial anyone know the age thanks
See above. And should have 6 numbers.

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Old January 2, 2011, 09:07 PM   #3750
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S&W 357

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Can someone help me with identifying the model and age of a revolver i recently inherited?

It's a S&W 357 s/n 5D34xxx

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