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Old July 8, 2011, 06:40 PM   #4351
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S&W 38 SPL ser. # V137XXX ?
It's a Victory model (WWII) .38 Military & Police.
Serial numbers ran from V1 in 1942 to V769000 in 1944.

See Dave Anderson's post on previous page (post #4339) for more info.

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Old July 9, 2011, 08:08 PM   #4352
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S&W 19,K22 & 22/32 kit. Dave Anderson

Dave thank you for the DOB on these 3 Smiths.
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Old July 11, 2011, 02:31 AM   #4353
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Hi. Greetings from España.
I have a S&W 686-4 Practical Champion in 6".
Serial number CAE 0816
How old is it?
Thanks at all.
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Old July 11, 2011, 06:09 PM   #4354
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Serial number CAE 0816
How old is it?
1995.

And greetings from the USA,
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Old July 13, 2011, 11:25 AM   #4355
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DOB on 2 S&W 640's?

serial nums.are...BPE59XX and BND53XX,thanks in advance.
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Old July 13, 2011, 06:22 PM   #4356
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serial nums.are...BPE59XX and BND53XX
BND = early 1993
BPE = late 1993

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Old July 13, 2011, 07:37 PM   #4357
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model 640,DOB's

Thanks very much Jim.
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Old July 14, 2011, 06:58 AM   #4358
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THANKS TO laytonj1
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Old July 16, 2011, 11:37 PM   #4359
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Hi !I'm new guy and got s&w 38 special mod 60 , the ser# R 306***, an!y guess, Thank you
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Old July 17, 2011, 10:35 AM   #4360
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ser# R 306***
1982.
Serial numbers ran from R300801 to R329000 that year.

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Old July 17, 2011, 10:52 AM   #4361
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Thank-you very much.
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Old July 17, 2011, 11:01 PM   #4362
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Ive got what i think is a older Smith Mod 60 Chief Special In stainless. Would love to know the date made If anyone is will to help out.

R1122XX
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Old July 18, 2011, 03:34 AM   #4363
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Ok, I'll join in the fun I just picked up a Model 15 no dash, it shows a lot of holster wear around the muzzle and the cylinder where it would rest while carried but where the leather wouldn't touch, the bluing is nice. the SN is 378xxx I wouldn't mind a birth date and rough value. Also if anyone has a site where I could see how to grade wear I'd appreciate it.
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Old July 19, 2011, 11:36 AM   #4364
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Ive got what i think is a older Smith Mod 60 Chief Special In stainless. Would love to know the date made If anyone is will to help out.

R1122XX
Dates to the 1974-1977 era, most likely made in 1974

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Model 15 no dash, it shows a lot of holster wear around the muzzle and the cylinder where it would rest while carried but where the leather wouldn't touch, the bluing is nice. the SN is 378xxx
Dates to 1959. There should be a letter K prefix, separated a bit from the numbers. To get a current value estimate I've found it useful to search web sites such as Gunbroker and GunsAmerica, just remember asking price isn't always the selling price.

The Blue Book of Gun Values by Stephen Fjestad has a useful guide to estimating condition based on percent of original remaining finish. It has good color photos of various firearms along with the author's estimate of condition.
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Old July 19, 2011, 06:38 PM   #4365
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Late Model 19 DOB?

Just acquired a NIB Model 19.....I think it's a 19-7, s/n BRH04xx

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Old July 19, 2011, 10:06 PM   #4366
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I recently received my late grandfathers S&W revolver. The barrel says smmith and wesson special 38 ctg. The serial starts with 3k22 any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Old July 20, 2011, 10:51 AM   #4367
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S@W 38sp snub nose.

We have a S&W 38 snub nose with a serial number that looks like 12102.
I'd like to find out how old this firearm is. Can anyone help. Thnx.
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Old July 20, 2011, 10:58 AM   #4368
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Sorry, but we will need pictures and/or much more information in order to be of help.

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Old July 20, 2011, 05:23 PM   #4369
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Just acquired a NIB Model 19.....I think it's a 19-7, s/n BRH04xx
1994.
The model number is stamped on the frame just forward of the cylinder. Open the cylinder to see it.

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The serial starts with 3k22
1971.
The "K" identifies it as a adjustable sighted k frame. 38 means it's either a model 15 (4" or less barrel) or model 14 (6" or longer barrel).

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We have a S&W 38 snub nose with a serial number that looks like 12102
5 shot or 6? Is the chambering on the side of the barrel .38 Special (spl) or just .38 S&W?
Take the serial number from the underside of the frames grip butt, include any letter prefixes. Depending on grips, you may have to remove them to see it.

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Old July 21, 2011, 10:33 AM   #4370
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Can you guys help me identify this...

serial # S89xxx, 4" barrel, fixed sights, square butt, 38 ctg. The guy in the shop said it was built on a 44 frame.

Thanks
Mike

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Old July 21, 2011, 12:36 PM   #4371
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The piece is a 5 shot snub nose. the serial number on the butt is 12102.
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Old July 21, 2011, 05:37 PM   #4372
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serial # S89xxx, 4" barrel, fixed sights, square butt, 38 ctg. The guy in the shop said it was built on a 44 frame.
.38/44 Heavy Duty Model of 1950 (pre model 20).
It's the "N" frame (44) chambered for the 38 Special. Many, many years ago there were very hot 38 loads designed specifically for those guns.
Serial numbers ran from S86000 in 1952 to S94999 in 1953.

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The piece is a 5 shot snub nose. the serial number on the butt is 12102.
It's one of the variations of the .38 Chiefs Special and was made in 1952.
Serial numbers ran from 7369 to 21342 that year.


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Old July 21, 2011, 08:28 PM   #4373
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serial Number n490692

Need history on a model #57 serial #490692..Thanks in advance for any help on the history of this gun....

Also, how do a add a photo in the message?

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Old July 22, 2011, 04:38 PM   #4374
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serial Number n490692
1978.
Yours appears to be modified a bit.

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Old July 22, 2011, 07:34 PM   #4375
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.44 Magnum

serial: AFJ1345
Model 29-3

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