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Old March 21, 2011, 08:42 AM   #4026
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S&W Model 19-3 manufacture date

My cousin's husband recently passed away and I bought his Model 19-3 from her. It is nickled with a 4" barrel and is in excellent shape. The serial number is 2K593xx. Can you tell me when it was made ? I'm guessing is was in the 60's.
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Old March 21, 2011, 06:48 PM   #4027
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I've got a .38 model number is 296xxx
I can't help you with the engraving.
If you want to know what model and date of manufacture I can help you.
Is the .38 a modern swing out cylinder or an older break top? Is it a 5 or 6 shot?
Take the serial number from the underside of the frames grip butt.

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Model 19-3. The serial number is 2K593xx
1972.

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Old March 22, 2011, 09:53 AM   #4028
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Thanks Jim ! I wasn't very far off. The box it was in is a gray cardboard box. I've only seen the blue boxes, so I knew it was pretty old.
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Old March 22, 2011, 12:05 PM   #4029
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The box it was in is a gray cardboard box. I've only seen the blue boxes
During that time period, grey boxes were for nickeled guns.

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Old March 23, 2011, 05:45 PM   #4030
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Can I get a date on this old 5906 I just picked up? SN# TVB0610

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Old March 23, 2011, 06:41 PM   #4031
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SN# TVB0610
1991.

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Old March 25, 2011, 02:25 AM   #4032
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i have a model 29-4 i got from my ma with a 6 inch barrel i think this the sn# 8819xxx what can u tell me bout it.
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Old March 25, 2011, 03:47 PM   #4033
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i have a model 29-4 i got from my ma with a 6 inch barrel i think this the sn# 8819xxx
That's not the serial number. Take it from the underside of the frames grip butt. You'll probably have to remove the grips to see it. Should have a three letter prefix followed by four numbers.
That said, 29-4's ran from 1988 to 1993.

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Old March 25, 2011, 08:04 PM   #4034
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ah i see in that case SN is BBM9792
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Old March 25, 2011, 09:48 PM   #4035
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1988.

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Old March 26, 2011, 10:53 AM   #4036
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18-3

How about the date of an 18-3 serial K904xxx.

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Old March 26, 2011, 11:01 AM   #4037
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Recently picked up a mint little Smith model 36 2" J frame...
Serial Number 5546XX....
any help on a DOB?
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Old March 26, 2011, 10:08 PM   #4038
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Hi, whilst cleaning out a cabinet in my late grandfathers garage i came across a S & W .38 with the serial number 228XXX. I was wondering if I may possibly get a date of birth please? Thank you.
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Old March 27, 2011, 12:12 AM   #4039
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38/44 Serial Number help please

Any Info would be appreciated Dates etc.
My Dad has a 38/44 N frame S&W with a serial S67XXX
It is a 5" Barrel blue former service revolver.
Both front and rear sights seem to be modified as the front is not dime shaped but cut down in the rear on an angle and serrated the rear sight is not adjustable but has a grove cut across the rear sight with a metal sight installed.
I can not get pic at this time but if it is necessary I can try.

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Old March 27, 2011, 04:46 PM   #4040
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Have a K-22 that I think is a 5 screw model made in 1954 but would like to confirm. Serial number is on the butt of the revolver. Has a K on one side and 229xxx on the other. In other words there is a lot of space in between the K and the numbers, but both are on the butt of the grip. Thanks in advance.
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Old March 27, 2011, 05:04 PM   #4041
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I can supply some DOB's:

Let It Bleed, yup '54.
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In other words there is a lot of space in between the K and the numbers
I have a '48 M&P with the same long space between the K and #'s (love The Stones)


eaglerider, '47

mikejonestkd, my SCS&W lists the #'s from '62 starting w/ 295000 then the next listing is '69 w/796544. My best guess would be '65.

b79holmes, '69

Nrozelle, If it's a M&P (Military and Police) it would be sometime between 1913-1915. That's my best guess, the listing in the SCS&W has 1909-1915 listed as 146900-241703.
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Old March 27, 2011, 08:53 PM   #4042
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Thanks for the knowledge bumnote. Yep. gotta love the Stones. Even as grandpas they can put on a hell of a show. Plus most of their best music didn't get radio play, but anyhoo, do you know what year S&W went from 5 screw to 4 screw?
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Old March 27, 2011, 09:06 PM   #4043
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1955
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Old March 27, 2011, 09:08 PM   #4044
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Thanks alot Bumnote. its greatly appreciated.
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Old March 27, 2011, 09:32 PM   #4045
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Bumnote, thanks for the DOB! my new to me 36 was a BUG for a Rochester PD officer years ago and his widow had to sell it, barely used in 40 + years...NICE
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Old March 28, 2011, 09:53 PM   #4046
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help please

i found an older smith 15-3 while helping clean out an elderly womans house, offered to purchase it. she insisted i take it for helping. i was thankful and added it to my small collection. how do i find out date of mfg ser# is1k601xx any info would be greatly appreciated
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Old March 28, 2011, 11:06 PM   #4047
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I have 2 for ya

19-3 P&R 8K15xxx

28-2 P&R N9xx

Also on my 28-2 there is a fitting over the stock trigger making it wider then normal. outside the trigger guard on one side and it is fixed to the regular trigger via 2 small allen screws. does that ring any bells with anyone?
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Old March 29, 2011, 07:46 AM   #4048
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older smith 15-3 ser# is1k601xx
1971.

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19-3 P&R 8K15xxx

28-2 P&R N9xx
8K15xxx = 1975.
N9xx = SN's ran from N1 in 1970 to N60000 in 1972, so most likely 1970.

It's called a trigger shoe.

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Old March 29, 2011, 01:20 PM   #4049
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Model 19

Any information on a Model 19 50K0XXX?

Thank you in advance.
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Old March 29, 2011, 02:44 PM   #4050
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Age of my S & W 38 Special CTG

Can you give me info on this gun for me? S & W 38 Special CTG Serial

#D328xxx. Thanks
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