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Old June 3, 2011, 12:36 AM   #4251
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Old June 3, 2011, 11:19 PM   #4252
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some help please

I have an old service revolver that was left to me its a S&W model 10 5 with serial # D92xxx which i thought was odd.arent the SN's supposed to be 6 digits ? Its in decent condition and now lives in my gun case on display. any help with its history is appreciated. it was left to by a family friend who used to be a G&F officer. Thx in advance.
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Old June 4, 2011, 10:46 AM   #4253
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D92xxx
Serial numbers ran from D90001 in 1969 to D330000 in 1970.
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arent the SN's supposed to be 6 digits
Depends on the model and time era.
SN's could start at 1 and run thru to 999999 or, in the case with letters, have up to 7 digits (example: D999999 or ABC1234).

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Old June 4, 2011, 02:15 PM   #4254
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thank you much Jim, appreciate it
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Old June 5, 2011, 02:20 PM   #4255
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I've been reading the forum for awhile but decide to register to see if anyone could tell me the year my S&W was made. I keep it because it's easy to shoot. Only wheel I have..at the moment. I'm starting to like wheels alot more that clips now.
38 S&W. Special CTG on the barrel
bottom of handle 4D92XXX
cylinder or by 12621 MCD-10-7
Thanks for the help

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Old June 5, 2011, 05:07 PM   #4256
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bottom of handle 4D92XXX
It's a model 10 made in 1979.

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Old June 5, 2011, 08:14 PM   #4257
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Thank you thats that I found. Just wanted a second or "right" opinion. Guess it's not worth much but it's an accurate shooter. I like mag guns but this thing is ps reliable I'm looking at a 357 or 4 now. Just they co$t so much more. My buget is lock, Sprigfield ,Rugar range. The wheels cost more.
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Old June 6, 2011, 12:02 AM   #4258
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Help thanks....

Newbie here...

My Father just gave me his S & W...357 Magnum with a red tip 6 shot...short barrel...where on earth is the serial number? I am looking everywhere to figure out what model this is. Do all these revolvers have serial numbers?
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Old June 6, 2011, 05:29 PM   #4259
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where on earth is the serial number?
See pic. You'll likely have to remove the grips to see it.

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Old June 6, 2011, 06:46 PM   #4260
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649-7

Hi Jim.

Another one for DOB, this time an stainless Bodyguard 649-7

S/N CBB5xxx.

It says 38 spl in the barrel. Being a recent model I thought it would say 38+P.
I guess it handles a steady diet of 38+P without any problem. Am I right?

Thanks for your kind help.
Ignacio

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Old June 7, 2011, 05:02 PM   #4261
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S/N CBB5xxx.
Are you sure on that serial number? CBB dates it to 1996 which is -2, -3 time frame.

And yes, +P is okay.

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Old June 7, 2011, 05:13 PM   #4262
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Jim, you are right. It is a -2

Thanks again.

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Old June 7, 2011, 11:45 PM   #4263
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Thank you!

Thank you very much LaytonJ1!!!!!!!!! Bingo!

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Old June 8, 2011, 01:53 AM   #4264
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OK I'll play too.

Smith and Wesson .45 Hand Ejector U.S. Service Model of 1917. Serial number is 163063. My money is that it's a 1919 but any help that anybody could provide would be greatly appreciated.
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Old June 8, 2011, 05:55 PM   #4265
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S&W Serial Number?

I just received a S&W Model 10, Serial No. C 209705. Can anyone help identify the guns origins?
Thanks...
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Old June 8, 2011, 07:53 PM   #4266
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Serial number is 163063. My money is that it's a 1919
Serial numbers ran from 1 in Sept. 1917 to 169959 in Jan 1919.
Sooo.... you might be right.
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S&W Model 10, Serial No. C 209705.
Serial numbers ran from C1 in 1948 to C223998 in 1951. At that time it was called the .38 Military & Police. It became the Model 10 when S&W began assigning model numbers around 1957.

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Old June 8, 2011, 08:04 PM   #4267
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Smith and Wesson .45 Hand Ejector U.S. Service Model of 1917. Serial number is 163063. My money is that it's a 1919 but any help that anybody could provide would be greatly appreciated.
According to Roy Jinks, this model had its own serial number range commencing with #1 made on September 6, 1917. He states factory records indicate they had reached S/N 163476 when the war ended Nov 11, 1918.

This would make yours one of the last produced during the war. Many of the later-production revolvers were not delivered to the U.S. military as they were no longer needed and were sold commercially, the last of the wartime production leaving the factory on January 5, 1921. After this date production of the model for commercial sale continued (with checkered walnut grips) though sales were at a fairly slow pace.

From "A History of Smith & Wesson" by Roy G. Jinks
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Old June 8, 2011, 08:18 PM   #4268
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Thanks, Jim.

1948 to 1951.. close enough for me. Thanks again.
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Old June 9, 2011, 03:31 PM   #4269
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pre model 10

Hi all,
New member, old S&W fan - my first handgun was a model 10 brand new for $100 in 1976. I have just put down a deposit on a pre model 10 in good shape, grips appear correct, s/n is 6536xx, which from discussion here appears pre-war. Anyone able to narrow it down for me?
Thanks in advance,
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Old June 9, 2011, 04:50 PM   #4270
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s/n is 6536xx
1935, give or take a year.

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Old June 9, 2011, 04:57 PM   #4271
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pre model 10

Thanks Jim, a few years older than I thought. I'll shoot it gently with light load wadcutters at the range mostly, but might consider some non-+P BJHP for in the nightstand duty. Pics when I get it home.
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Old June 10, 2011, 11:24 AM   #4272
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Just picked up my NY-1 marked Model 64 - Serial # BPR4***.

Would appreciate the year of manufacture.

I will be buying the book.

Many thanks.
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Old June 10, 2011, 06:29 PM   #4273
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Serial # BPR4***.
1994.

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Old June 10, 2011, 07:22 PM   #4274
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Thank you sir.
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Old June 10, 2011, 09:51 PM   #4275
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Lucky this week....need help with date of birth

Holy Cow, I got lucky this week. I posted earlier about a S&W model 19 that I found, but I didn't act quick enough and someone bought it. Well, today the owner of the gunstore called me and told me the guy who bought it brought it back.....apparently the wife did not agree with his purchase and he sold it back. So, I was able to get it after all....and at a better price. $410. Not bad.
It's a model 19-7, no other markings. Serial number BRB56xx. I don't have one of those handy dandy S&W books, is there someone here that can help me with it's date of birth?

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