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Old September 14, 2008, 02:35 PM   #401
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Your Model 586 Distinguished Combat Magnum was manufactured in 1984.
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Old September 14, 2008, 02:50 PM   #402
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Model 586 Born On Date?

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Old September 14, 2008, 02:58 PM   #403
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Guess I'll pile on with a new-to-me S&W model 66-2, 2.5" bbl that I just got this morning:

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Old September 14, 2008, 05:21 PM   #404
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Your Model 66 Combat Magnum Stainless was manufactured in 1983.
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Old September 14, 2008, 07:44 PM   #405
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Thanks Tamara. I owe you one!!!!
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Old September 16, 2008, 01:22 AM   #406
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Model 15-3 manufacture date

Hi

I have a S&W Model 15-3 #K855xxx

Also
S&W 637-2 #DAK03xx

Thanks

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Old September 16, 2008, 11:31 AM   #407
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I have a S&W mod 36 # 7J4XXX on the butt
# 44XXX on the yoke
It also says MOD 36 on the yoke

any info would be great

Mike

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Old September 16, 2008, 04:20 PM   #408
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I found a S&W on an auction site, and it says the serial number is BUD7412. It provides no other info other than that it is a 357 mag. Any info on this pistol would be great. Thanks in advance
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Old September 16, 2008, 10:00 PM   #409
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From my grandfather

Smith and Wesson
Model 17
4 screw
6" barrel
.22 Long Rifle
K 335XXX

It's insanely accurate and in good shape.
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Old September 16, 2008, 10:25 PM   #410
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I have a S&W Model 15-3 #K855xxx

Also
S&W 637-2 #DAK03xx
K855XXX = 1969
DAK03XX = sometime after 2003 (latest date my books covers).

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I have a S&W mod 36 # 7J4XXX on the butt
I believe 1971/72. The other number is an assembly number.

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I found a S&W on an auction site, and it says the serial number is BUD7412. It provides no other info other than that it is a 357 mag. Any info on this pistol would be great. Thanks in advance
Well, the serial number dates to 1994/95 but I can't tell you much more without a picture.

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Smith and Wesson
Model 17
4 screw
6" barrel
.22 Long Rifle
K 335XXX

It's insanely accurate and in good shape.
1958. And yes, they are very accurate guns.

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Old September 16, 2008, 10:33 PM   #411
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Many thanks for the date.
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Old September 17, 2008, 06:59 AM   #412
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laytonj1, Thanks for the info.

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Old September 17, 2008, 07:36 AM   #413
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Model 60 S & W

I have a S & W Model 60, Stainless steel with wooden grips. It has Model 60 and XX131 A2 and an S that is sideways on the Yoke and the serial number on the butt is R217XXX. It is the only S & W I have and would appreciate information on the date of manufacture and value.
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Old September 17, 2008, 06:39 PM   #414
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I have a S & W Model 60, Stainless steel with wooden grips. It has Model 60 and XX131 A2 and an S that is sideways on the Yoke and the serial number on the butt is R217XXX. It is the only S & W I have and would appreciate information on the date of manufacture and value.
1978. About $400 to $450 is what they usually go for.

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Old September 17, 2008, 07:46 PM   #415
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My father-in-law just dropped off a S&W to me....it apparently belonged to his father, but he knew nothing about it...

Blued, decent shape,,,maybe 90% finish.
Looks like a 3" barrel
Mod. 36
2385xx stamped on the butt.

Anyone that could help with some quick info will be rewarded in the next life.


Thank you much!
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Old September 17, 2008, 10:48 PM   #416
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Thanks for the information Laytonj1. I paid $150.00 for it and it shoots great. Looks like I may be able to get my money back if I ever decide to sell it.
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Old September 18, 2008, 09:04 AM   #417
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CAN ANYONE HELP FIND THE AGE OF S&W 686 SERIAL No.AUR 31##
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Old September 18, 2008, 03:21 PM   #418
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Trying to Find age of S&W .38

Hello All! I have my dad's old police service revolver, a .38 S&W Special CTG with serial number of C4191XX. Can anyone tell me the manufacture date? Thanks in advance!
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Old September 19, 2008, 12:28 PM   #419
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I only own one smith and wesson, however I have no idea when it was made Its a Model 10 .38 revolver with "thin" barrel, number is C8579XX.

Thanks for anyone who can give me a rough date on when it was produced
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Old September 19, 2008, 12:58 PM   #420
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have my dad's old police service revolver, a .38 S&W Special CTG with serial number of C4191XX.
1958.
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Its a Model 10 .38 revolver with "thin" barrel, number is C8579XX.
1966.

Regarding the last 2 posts, the M10 and pre-M10 "C"-series serial numbers run from 1948 to 1967, and they're more or less consecutive- the guns were built and shipped mostly in serial number order.

IIRC M11s (.38S&W) and M12s (.38Spl Airweight K frames) were also mixed into this serial number range in random fashion.

For a detailed year-by-year list of M10s and other K frames of this era, go to the following link and scroll down to the bottom:

http://smith-wessonforum.com/eve/for.../875107028/p/5

BTW I own a M10 with serial number of C623xxx - 1963.
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Old September 19, 2008, 01:21 PM   #421
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Thanks a lot Chris
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Old September 19, 2008, 04:12 PM   #422
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Blued, decent shape,,,maybe 90% finish.
Looks like a 3" barrel
Mod. 36
2385xx stamped on the butt.
Puts it in the 1958 - 61 range.

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CAN ANYONE HELP FIND THE AGE OF S&W 686 SERIAL No.AUR 31##
1987.

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Thanks for the information Laytonj1. I paid $150.00 for it and it shoots great. Looks like I may be able to get my money back if I ever decide to sell it.
Unless it was beat to hell, that is a great price.

Jim
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Old September 19, 2008, 05:04 PM   #423
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Hi all.

I am not a collector of S&Ws but find myself in possession of three of them.

Most importantly, I'd like to know when my mod 36 was made and if I can shoot +P loads in it.

BCA 2***

Also my 686

DBR 3***

Thanks a lot.

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Old September 19, 2008, 07:53 PM   #424
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Thank you very much for the info, Jim....

Just out of curiosity, within that date range, how are the values running? It's, of course, worth more for sentimental reasons...just wondering....
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Old September 20, 2008, 12:38 AM   #425
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Most importantly, I'd like to know when my mod 36 was made and if I can shoot +P loads in it.

BCA 2***

Also my 686

DBR 3***
BCA2XXX = late 1988 / early 89
DBR3XXX = after 2003 (as late as my books go)
Model 36's were not rated by S&W for +P until 36-9 in 1996 but because they are all steel the earlier ones can be safely fired with them. That said, a regular diet of +P could shorten it's servicable life...
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Just out of curiosity, within that date range, how are the values running? It's, of course, worth more for sentimental reasons...just wondering....
~$300 - $350. It really depends on whether someone is looking for a 3".

Jim
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