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Old February 25, 2011, 04:57 PM   #3951
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Could I get the year on this 4506-1 # MJF1455?
There's no listing in the SCSW for the MJF prefix. S&W made so many different special runs with out of sequence serial numbers that only they can track them all.
That said, 4506's were made from 1988 to 1999 with the -1's coming in around 92.

S&W's customer service would be able to give you the DOB over the phone for free.

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Old February 25, 2011, 06:26 PM   #3952
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hello

I just returned to the civillian life and my retired uncle from the 82nd gave me his old .38 spc ctg mod. 10-10,,i wanna ask you the experts on the serial number match up,,the left side has an A15 93xxx,, the bottom has BDRxxxx,, the right side has 35xx an a lil L or upside own 7,,lol not sure,,also at the top of the left side a lil H22,,anybody help with wat this all means,,thanks
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Old February 25, 2011, 06:32 PM   #3953
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I just returned to the civillian life and my retired uncle from the 82nd gave me his old .38 spc ctg mod. 10-10,,i wanna ask you the experts on the serial number match up,,the left side has an A15 93xxx,, the bottom has BDRxxxx
The only number that counts is the one on the bottom of the grip frame, which is the serial number of record for virtually all S&W revolvers. The other numbers are just used in the manufacturing process to keep track of parts. In the case of your Mod. 10-10, the BDR prefix corresponds to a manufacturing year of 1989.

(1989 = "OLD .38 spc . . ."?? Man, I'm feeling REALLY old now)

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Old February 25, 2011, 06:51 PM   #3954
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Thanks for the year,,thats older than i was thinking but is there anyway to find out more about this specific weapon,, like who might have used it or anything like that,, my uncle cant really hold a conversation due to old age medical conditions
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Old February 25, 2011, 07:14 PM   #3955
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I don't know of any way to find out how and by whom the gun has been used, other than talking to those who might know. If you want to spend $50 you can get a letter from Roy Jinks, S&W Historian, that will provide a bit more information on the gun, including which dealer or distributor the gun was initially shipped to, and the exact date. The so-called "factory letter" is typically only done for guns with some collector value, but if you want to spend the money S&W will be happy to tell you what they can.
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Old February 25, 2011, 10:58 PM   #3956
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Hello again my esteemed fellow forum members

I was recently bequeathed a couple of handguns and would like to know their "DOB"

Any help is much appreciated, and here's a picture of the two ..



TOP Model 686

ADY36**

BOTTOM Model 15-3

2K759**
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Old February 25, 2011, 11:40 PM   #3957
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...this one is a 66-1, stainless, 357 Mag, # 57K93XX.

Early 1980 - the SN range that year was 57K0001 to 91K6800


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Old February 26, 2011, 08:03 AM   #3958
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top model 686

ady36**
1984

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bottom model 15-3

2k759**
1972
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Old February 26, 2011, 09:55 AM   #3959
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Thank you again FlyFish!!
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Old February 26, 2011, 07:54 PM   #3960
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serial # help

I just bought a S&W pro series model 60, serial # CPJ15***. Just wondering what year it is, thank you in advance
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Old February 27, 2011, 12:06 PM   #3961
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s&W 15-8

Hi,i picked up a like new 15-8 4 inch barrel,nickel performance center 38 sp .how do i tell if it is lew horton.serial #nsc0160---- #182? Any help would be appreciated thanks
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Old February 27, 2011, 03:20 PM   #3962
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a like new 15-8 4 inch barrel,nickel performance center 38 sp .how do i tell if it is lew horton.serial #nsc0160---- #182?
According to SCSW, all these guns were commissioned by Lew Horton and were produced in September of 2000. The serial number is NSC0160 (the example that they reviewed for the book was NSC0170), I'm not sure what the dashes and #182 refer to.

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I just bought a S&W pro series model 60, serial # CPJ15***. Just wondering what year it is
Newer than 2004, which is where the SN numbering in latest edition of the book ends, at around "CH-". You can call S&W Customer Service and they will give you the year over the phone.
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Old February 27, 2011, 03:45 PM   #3963
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Thank you FlyFish

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Old February 27, 2011, 05:23 PM   #3964
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SW 32 Long Date

Can you tell me the mfg. date of my SW 32Long, serial number 6299XX? It is a nice piece with a little rust on the barrel, no pitting.

Bluing is probably about 80 to 90 %. Round grips.

Thanks for any info.

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Old February 27, 2011, 05:40 PM   #3965
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Can you tell me the mfg. date of my SW 32Long, serial number 6299XX?
Well, as close as I can get is serial number 640XXX was in 1956 and 657XXX was in 1957. So yours would likely be 1955.

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Old February 27, 2011, 09:48 PM   #3966
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Help with my serial number

First time to post here, hope it won't be the last. I'm just getting into pistols/revolvers and have picked myself up a nice Smith and Wesson model 64 from a gun show, but not sure much about it.

The serial number is CJF 5XXX and it had 64-8 as well.

Any info on this gun would be appreciated.

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Old February 28, 2011, 06:57 PM   #3967
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The serial number is CJF 5XXX and it had 64-8 as well.
CJF is after CHxxxxx (2004), which is the lastest date the SCSW covers.
S&W customer service will give you the date over the phone for free.

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Old March 1, 2011, 09:01 AM   #3968
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What about a model 10-5 D7404xx ?
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Old March 1, 2011, 10:35 AM   #3969
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Smith 642-1 Date of Manufacture?

CCE7xxx

Serial number is above...any help on this one?
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Old March 1, 2011, 06:08 PM   #3970
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CCE7xxx
1997.

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Old March 1, 2011, 07:16 PM   #3971
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Gracias Laytonj1! I'll post pics of it here in awhile.
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Old March 3, 2011, 08:26 PM   #3972
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How about 440xxx. would like to know year and model if possible. It was my grandfather's gun. Also looking for a 6" barrel for it if anybody knows where to get one. Had gunsmith look at it and said it needs new barrel.
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Old March 3, 2011, 10:09 PM   #3973
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hey guys new to forums and just bought my first gun, a S&W of course, the gun shop i bought the gun from said it was pretty old, they guessed about 30 years,which isnt really that old but im curious if anyone would tell me what year it was made its a .38 special snub-nose, no hammer, model 640, # CEN417x
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Old March 4, 2011, 02:09 PM   #3974
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S&W Model 66-2 185Kxxx

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Old March 4, 2011, 04:52 PM   #3975
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S&W date search

I just picked up a pristine S&W model 10-8 and would be interested in its dob. Serial # as follows: 3D36xxx. Thanks in advance.
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