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Old May 24, 2011, 07:22 AM   #4226
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I have what appears to be a model 10, 38 special, serial # 5906**. Any idea what year it was made?
It's a .38 Military & Police, which became the model 10 when S&W began assigning model numbers around 1957.
Your SN dates it to early 1930's.

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Old May 25, 2011, 01:11 AM   #4227
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S & W serial inquiry

Wow! "Right Here" is such a good answer! Here goes:

S&W 22 revolver s/n 209xx

2
74-150 on yoke
4

74150 on cylinder

pistol has adjustable sights.
cylinder rod is left hand thread.

could not find a series letter. Could it be K series, K frame 1948?

or Nframe 1924?

What do I have?

Thanks for looking, Capt billy
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Old May 25, 2011, 10:55 AM   #4228
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captbilly,

Did you take the serial number from the underside of the frames grip butt.
If you look back at post number 4214 on the last page you'll see where the SN is located. Include any letter prefixes.

An adjustable sighted K frame will have a "K" prefix SN.
S&W did not offer a N frame in 22.

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Old May 25, 2011, 03:07 PM   #4229
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Model 36 snub nose

I have a S&W Model 36 snub nose and am looking to determine the age. The serial number is 40XXX. Is their any way to determine the approximate age?
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Old May 25, 2011, 03:08 PM   #4230
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Sorry...wrong serial number..looking to determine an age for J14XXX
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Old May 25, 2011, 06:51 PM   #4231
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looking to determine an age for J14XXX
SN's ran from J1 in 1969 to J99999 in 1970.

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Old May 27, 2011, 07:59 AM   #4232
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Just bought a Model 10-5. Would you be so kind as to tell me the mfg date. D761xxx. Thank you in advance.
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Old May 27, 2011, 07:02 PM   #4233
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D761xxx.
SN's ran from D750001 in 1975 to D870000 in 1976.

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Old May 28, 2011, 01:28 AM   #4234
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S&W DA 0.38

De que año?? Serie 4257XX

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Old May 28, 2011, 03:13 PM   #4235
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hand stamped numbers on frame - what do they mean

I have a model 28-2 serial number n100xxx and on the frame just under the cylinder it is DPS 20428. Anyone know what this is? Thank you in advance.
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Old May 28, 2011, 04:29 PM   #4236
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De que año?? Serie 4257XX
.38 Double Action 4th Model.
Serial numbers ran from 322701 in 1895 to 539000 in 1909.

.38 De doble acción el número de modelo 4
Los números de serie iba desde 322701 en 1895 a 539000 en 1909.

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1973.
DPS = department of public service or something along those lines.

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Old May 29, 2011, 01:41 PM   #4237
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De Posadas

Muchas gracias Sr Laytonj1. Muy amable

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Old May 29, 2011, 04:14 PM   #4238
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need help finding year on my big boy!

I have a .357 S & W with model number 66-2 serial number AAU88XX

Can anyone help me with info on it....it was my grandmothers and she passed when I was a baby so I wasn't able to get any info from her and my mother doesn't know anything about guns.
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Old May 29, 2011, 04:26 PM   #4239
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66-2 serial number AAU88XX
Late 1982.
It's a "K" frame (medium frame) 357 made in stainless steel. The blued/nickle version was called the model 19.
They are very popular guns.

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Old May 30, 2011, 12:17 AM   #4240
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.38 special

I THINK I'm posting in the right place. After spending a while on the net this seems to be the place to ask.

I was recently given a few of my great grandfather's firearms and had a question about the date on one

.38 special number 3224##

Any and all info would be great, thanks.
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Old May 30, 2011, 10:42 AM   #4241
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.38 special number 3224##
I need a little more info. Does it hold 5 rds. or 6, and I assume you took the serial number from the underside of the frames grip butt and include any letter prefixes (such as C, D or K) if any.

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Old May 30, 2011, 02:02 PM   #4242
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laytonj1...I'm totally confused now because my grandmother died in 1979 and she had it for a few years before she died. It used to drive her brother (my great uncle) nuts because he had 50 some odd guns and couldnt shoot as perfectly as she could with that one guns....she was a perfect shot. All of that set aside....how can it be that it was made in 1982 if she had it for atleast 5 years before that?
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Old May 30, 2011, 06:20 PM   #4243
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I'm totally confused now because my grandmother died in 1979 and she had it for a few years before she died.
66-2's were made from 1982 to 1986. In addition, the AAA prefix started in 1980 with AAU coming in at 1982. So, the date is correct.
However, memories do fade...

You can reverify the date by calling S&W's customer service.

Jim

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Old May 30, 2011, 06:46 PM   #4244
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.38 special number 3224##

>I need a little more info. Does it hold 5 rds. or 6, and I assume you took the >serial number from the underside of the frames grip butt and include any letter >prefixes (such as C, D or K) if any.

Off the grip butt and the number was on the cylinder/chamber which holds six.

No letters just that number.
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Old May 30, 2011, 06:54 PM   #4245
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.38 special number 3224##. Off the grip butt and the number was on the cylinder/chamber which holds six
Okay. That makes it a .38 Military & Police 4th Change.
Serial numbers ran from 241704 in 1915 to 999999 in 1942.
Heat treating began in 1920 at SN 316xxx, so your right around 1920/21.

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Old May 30, 2011, 07:01 PM   #4246
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dude that's awesome. thanks so much.
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Old June 1, 2011, 03:32 PM   #4247
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Hi Jim,

I have one more for you. Is the first date free but I have to pay for the second? LOL

Anyway..........Just got in another S&W revolver, this one is a model 10-8 HB with a serial number of ACE 00xx.

Thanks in advance for your services.

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Old June 1, 2011, 04:51 PM   #4248
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serial number of ACE 00xx.
1983.

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Old June 1, 2011, 08:53 PM   #4249
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hate to be a pane. I have 4 used smiths I would like to know the age.
mod 500 s#jnm51xx
mod 338-3 s#chb72xx
mod686-3 s#looks like bhy79xx
like mod 10 b 4 867xx on frame c 1573xx on butt
thx

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Old June 2, 2011, 05:46 PM   #4250
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mod 500 s#jnm51xx
mod 338-3 s#chb72xx
mod686-3 s#looks like bhy79xx
like mod 10 b 4 867xx on frame c 1573xx on butt
JNM51xx is well past the 2004 cutoff on the book. You'd have to call S&W customer service to get the DOB on it. Free over the phone for just the DOB.
CHB72xx = 2003.
BHY79xx = 1992.
C1533xx = .38 Military & Police (pre model 10). Serial numbers ran from C1 in 1948 to C223998 in 1951.

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