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Old April 5, 2011, 07:38 AM   #4076
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698434
That would be the serial number and would fit with 6984?4.
That dates it to late 1930's

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Old April 8, 2011, 06:56 PM   #4077
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I just bought a 38 s&w special I was trying to find out what year it was made. Its a model 10-9 serial # BRJ1***

Is it safe to shot +P ammo?

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Old April 8, 2011, 08:31 PM   #4078
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a model 10-9 serial # BRJ1***

Is it safe to shot +P ammo?
1994.
Yes on +P.

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Old April 10, 2011, 10:06 AM   #4079
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I just inherited a near perfect condition Model 19-5...serial ->

AFD80xx

Could you let me know the manufacturer date? Where would be the best place to learn its value? gunbroker or somewhere else?

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Old April 10, 2011, 02:02 PM   #4080
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1984.
Define near perfect...
Just an estimate... In minty condition (no wear), $450. Add $50 if 2.5" barrel, another $50 if you have the original box, docs and tools.
Then, depending on location, luck and if someone wants it bad enough +/- another $50.

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Old April 10, 2011, 10:47 PM   #4081
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Thank you very much for letting me know Jim.

Not really sure what I mean by perfect...but it has no scratches, no blemishes on the blue'ing, etc.
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Old April 11, 2011, 12:19 AM   #4082
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I am curious about the age of my 686-4 Serial number is CBF0***, any help on this would be nice, thanks
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Old April 11, 2011, 08:45 AM   #4083
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My neighbor picked up a Model 15 (3) and I was hoping someone could look up the year it was made. The serial number is 8K60XXX. TIA
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Old April 11, 2011, 01:57 PM   #4084
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Year of Manufacture

I just purchased a 19-3 in combat configuration with a 2.5" barrel and early style Pachymar grips. I would appreciate your help determining the year-of-manufacture.
SN# 12K 42XX
Many thanks if you can be of assistance!
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Old April 11, 2011, 04:58 PM   #4085
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686-4 Serial number is CBF0***
1996/97.

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8K60XXX
1975.

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SN# 12K 42XX
1977.

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Old April 11, 2011, 06:13 PM   #4086
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to laytonj1 thank you
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Old April 11, 2011, 08:15 PM   #4087
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Year of Manufacture

Many thanks for the information! It pays to ask the guys who know what they are talking about.
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Old April 12, 2011, 08:31 AM   #4088
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Thanks so much laytonj1!
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Old April 12, 2011, 10:02 PM   #4089
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.38 Special -- manufacturing year ?

I recently was given a .38 special for my birthday.
The serial number is D610***

can anyone help with a manufacturing year. ?

Thanks- M
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Old April 13, 2011, 01:05 PM   #4090
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S&W Model 1 1/2 32 cal

S/N 20984 32 cal S&W Model 1 1/2 Break Top nickel excellent condition, nickel 95% easily. Can you guys tell me what it would be worth paying for it?

Thanks much,
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Old April 13, 2011, 04:14 PM   #4091
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I was just given a S&W M&P 4" nickel, 38 special. serial #301***. All the serial numbers match. Mechanically excellent but bad finish. Could you tell me about it?
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Old April 13, 2011, 06:18 PM   #4092
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The serial number is D610***
SN's ran from D510001 in 1973 to D659901 in 1974.

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S/N 20984 32 cal S&W Model 1 1/2 Break Top nickel excellent condition, nickel 95% easily. Can you guys tell me what it would be worth paying for it?
SN's ran from 1 in 1878 to 97574 in 1892.
Book prices from 2006 show $400 in Excellent to $1200 As New.
6" or longer barrel adds a premium.

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I was just given a S&W M&P 4" nickel, 38 special. serial #301***.
Assuming there is no letter prefix, that SN dates it to ~1920.
It would be a .38 M&P 4th Change which ran from 1915 to the end of WWII.
It went on to become the Model 10 when S&W starting assigning model numbers ~1957.

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Old April 13, 2011, 06:38 PM   #4093
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Thank you Jim

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Old April 13, 2011, 08:19 PM   #4094
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let us know your paypal etc. so we could send you a little token for valuable service.
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Old April 13, 2011, 10:14 PM   #4095
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Hey guys, I have a SW627 pro serial #CPL90XX. Thanks!
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Old April 14, 2011, 06:29 PM   #4096
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SW627 pro serial #CPL90XX.
It's post 2004, the last year the book gives serial number / dates for.

A call to S&W's customer servive will get you the DOB over the phone for free.

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Old April 14, 2011, 06:32 PM   #4097
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Thanks! But not needed. I enjoy helping out.

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Old April 14, 2011, 07:30 PM   #4098
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Thanks Jim!
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Old April 17, 2011, 11:31 AM   #4099
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Hi,

I'm Laurent from France. I just bought a SW 1911, the professional seller said it's new, not used... n° JRE31xx
Can you help me, please ?
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Old April 17, 2011, 12:50 PM   #4100
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I just bought a SW 1911, the professional seller said it's new, not used... n° JRE31xx
The latest edition of the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson only covers serial numbers up to 2004.
JRE31XX is after that date.
You can call or email S&W and they will provide the date of manufacture for free.

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