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Old May 11, 2011, 09:31 PM   #4176
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Evenin everyone,
I've been a bird hunter for years (shotguns) and took my first elk with a modified british 303 41 years ago. I just added a S&W 38 to my (admittedly) small arsenal. This is my first hand gun and was purchased at a garage sale, so I'm trying to find some more information on it. I know S&W prints and/or printed a catalog of serial #'s...hoping someone who has it can help me out.
It's a 6 shot revolver, SA/DA, 4" barrel, nickle plated with bone grips. What I assume to be the SN is on the butt, 225361 * The barrel is marked 38 S&W Special CTG on one side, Smtih & Wesson on opposite, and Smith & Wesson Springfield Mass USA patented FEB 6 06 SEPT 14 09 DEC 29 14 on top of barrel. Any help with identification, proper loads and date of manufacture would be appreciated...
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Old May 12, 2011, 06:51 AM   #4177
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Hey guys,

Just wonderig if someone could help me with the age and series ( dash number) of a Model 14 serial number: K829XXX

Cheers guys.
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Old May 12, 2011, 05:37 PM   #4178
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It's a 6 shot revolver, SA/DA, 4" barrel, nickle plated with bone grips. What I assume to be the SN is on the butt, 225361 * The barrel is marked 38 S&W Special CTG on one side
.38 Military & Police Model of 1905, 3rd Change.
Serial numbers ran from 146900 in 1909 to 241703 in 1915.
Any standard pressure .38 special ammo will work. No +P.

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Model 14 serial number: K829XXX
K779163 to K848781 = 1968.
Should be stamped on the frame cut out as a 14-3.


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Old May 12, 2011, 05:39 PM   #4179
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sigh, double post...
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Old May 13, 2011, 10:49 AM   #4180
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Hey all, First post here.

Was wondering if anyone could help me with the age and series.

I have a S&W .38 special, Model 14, Serial # K98***

Thank in advance.
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Old May 13, 2011, 11:05 AM   #4181
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I have a S&W .38 special, Model 14, Serial # K98***
1950. The gun is technically not a Model 14 because model numbering wasn't introduced until 1957, so it's a K-38 Target Masterpiece, or a "Pre-Model 14."
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Old May 13, 2011, 06:32 PM   #4182
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S&W 686-3

I have a S&W 686-3 .357 Magnum, Serial # BHJ5XXX. thank you, also new to the forum, love it so far.
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Old May 13, 2011, 07:13 PM   #4183
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Serial # BHJ5XXX
1991.

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Old May 13, 2011, 07:26 PM   #4184
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thank you that was a quick response, this forum looks promising. thank you!
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Old May 13, 2011, 07:53 PM   #4185
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Model 58, serial # CNY9XXX
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Old May 13, 2011, 08:14 PM   #4186
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M66-4 in excellent condition

$375 + Obamatax! = 405 bucks.

I just put secret service ebony grips to replace those awful rubber ones (had those grips .

A question, serial number starts at BSZ, so is this about 1999? It has the rounded style rear sight (the front of it) firing pin on the hammer, and case hardened hammer and trigger.

And here she is below!

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Old May 14, 2011, 03:26 PM   #4187
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Could someone help me to date my S&W model 17-3 with serial number 6K74492?

Thanks in advance!
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Old May 14, 2011, 03:34 PM   #4188
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Model 58, serial # CNY9XXX
The SCSW only covers up to 2004.
You'll need to call S&W customer service and they'll give you the DOB over the phone for free.

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serial number starts at BSZ
BRF started Aug 1994 with CAM starting in Jan 1996, so you're late 94 to 95.

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17-3 with serial number 6K74492
1975.

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Old May 14, 2011, 04:20 PM   #4189
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Excellent, thanks for your quick answer Jim!
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Old May 15, 2011, 12:09 AM   #4190
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It may be past the 2004 "cutoff", but I was wondering if anyone had information on something I picked up today:

S&W 642-2 (Lady Smith)
Serial #: CHK9xxx

Any help is appreciated.
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Old May 15, 2011, 03:10 PM   #4191
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This is my first post and I'm looking for a little help. My Uncle recently gave me a S&W .38 revolver he said he acquired it in Vietnam and his LT. signed off on him keeping it. Its a model 10-5 serial C905XXX. Just looking to find out some info on it. He was a Marine 0311 and I have figured out that these were typically given to aircrew so he must have picked it up or traded it somewhere.
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Old May 15, 2011, 04:02 PM   #4192
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Year of manufacture for my Model 66-5, serial # CDU3xxx, appreciate any answers.
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Old May 15, 2011, 07:59 PM   #4193
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2 new to me.

17-3 K843809

19-4 39K6463

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Old May 16, 2011, 12:28 AM   #4194
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I have two new to me 5 screw 38 specials:

model 10 4 inch # C 203xx
k38 4 inch # K 1556xx

thanks for the date in advance.
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Old May 16, 2011, 05:49 PM   #4195
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S&W 642-2 (Lady Smith)
Serial #: CHK9xxx
Looks like mid 2004.

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10-5 serial C905XXX
Serial numbers ran from C810533 in 1966 to C999999 in 1967.
I remember that Model 10's were provided to Air Force pilots so that may be where it originated from.

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Model 66-5, serial # CDU3xxx
CDR started Nov 1999 and CDW in Jan 2000, so, in that range.

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17-3 K843809
19-4 39K6463
K843809 = 1968
39K6463 = Serial #'s ran from 25K0001 in 1978 to 56K9999 in 1979.

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model 10 4 inch # C 203xx
k38 4 inch # K 1556xx
C203xx = Serial #'s ran from C1 in 1948 to C223998 in 1951.
K1556xx = 1952.

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Old May 16, 2011, 07:21 PM   #4196
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Thanks a bunch JIM
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Old May 16, 2011, 08:47 PM   #4197
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Thanks Jim.
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Old May 17, 2011, 12:53 AM   #4198
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I was just given a S&W 38 Special CTG with the serial 873**. Does anyone have any info on it? It was given by my mother-in-law, it was her dad's who was an Air Force pilot. (I read above where it was said some guns were given to them)
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Old May 17, 2011, 05:31 PM   #4199
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I was just given a S&W 38 Special CTG with the serial 873**.
Two questions first. Is it a 5 shot or 6? Did you take the serial number from the underside of the frames grip butt and include any letter prefixes, if any?
If it has target grips you may have to remove them to see it.

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Old May 18, 2011, 04:19 PM   #4200
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Model 24-2 serial number

I was wondering about the date for my Model 24-2. S/N is AEL13XX. This particular revolver is a short bbl (2 1/2 inch?) with high gloss bluing and high end factory grips.

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