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Old July 29, 2011, 11:44 PM   #4401
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Real old revolver??

When I moved into the 9th ward of New Orleans by my self, a good friend of mine gave me this gun.. I know its vary old, I would love to know how ancient it is. she's a 38 special otg,2988xx and also after combing through a number of these posts, if its safe to use normal rounds in it?

thank you for any and all help!

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Old July 30, 2011, 02:59 AM   #4402
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Hi.
I´m Luis.
I have a blue S&W 952-1 in 5". 9MM caliber. Serial number KAZ1650.
How old is it?
Thanks for all.
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Old July 30, 2011, 07:12 AM   #4403
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Dave Anderson:

Thank you for the video. Well done. Don't beat yourself up about the mistake. Even I have made one once. Of course that was when I thought I had made a mistake.

My specimen has little rust spots (well oiled now). It was left unattended for about 20 years. It's a great shooter. I will dispose of it because I am old, can't see the sights, and no one in my family is an enthusiast. That pistol has the cleanest breaking trigger I have ever felt.

Thank you again for your help.
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Old July 30, 2011, 02:29 PM   #4404
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Greetings;

New to the forum....(by the way, great forum!)

I'm trying to find out the model and year of a breakdown hammer action .38......Serial# 1850xx

A couple pics are posted here... http://newview10.tripod.com

Also...should I leave it in it's original condition, (keep the patina, etc) or should I clean it up? I'm thinking of finding out a value & selling it.

ANY help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance!
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Old July 30, 2011, 05:57 PM   #4405
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I'm trying to find out the model and year of a breakdown hammer action .38......Serial# 185xxx
It's a .38 Double Action 3rd Model (Top-Break revolver).
Serial numbers ran from 119001 in 1884 to 322700 in 1895.
Leave it original. Value is not high, likely less than $300.

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38 special otg,2988xx
I'm going to assume it's a six shot in which case the serial number would make it a .38 Military & Police 4th Change made ~1920.
Use only standard 38 special rounds, no +P.
"otg" is actually ctg which means cartridge.

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I have a blue S&W 952-1 in 5". 9MM caliber. Serial number KAZ1650
2003.
Great gun, I have a 952-2 myself.

Jim
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Old July 30, 2011, 06:26 PM   #4406
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Greetings,

How about some help with the year on a Model 10-8 4 inch HB #4D017xx ?

Thanks - Stan
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Old July 30, 2011, 06:35 PM   #4407
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I could use some help also.
Can anyone tell me the approximate age and value of a Smith and Wesson 6 shot revolver, Serial # K 113XXX (someone posted to use an x for the last three numbers)?

I forgot to add that it is a .38 caliber/double action and he says that it looks to be in really good shape.

It belongs to a friend of mine and was his fathers.
Thank you

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Old July 30, 2011, 06:59 PM   #4408
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Model 10-8 # 4D017xx
1979.
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Serial # K 113XXX
It's a K-38. Serial number dates it to 1951.
Value range is ~ $400 to $600 depending on condition. More if it still has the original box, tools, papers, etc.

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Old July 30, 2011, 10:25 PM   #4409
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Thanks for your quick reply.
I passed the info on to my friend.
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Old July 31, 2011, 08:54 AM   #4410
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Thanks very much.
We have a very accurate pistol but I like blue to inox steel pistol .
I shoot with it around 6000- 9mm (lead bullet always) ctg since I bought (new) in 2006.
I love it.
Greetings from ESPAÑA.
Thanks for all, JIM.
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Old August 2, 2011, 08:39 PM   #4411
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I've got no info.....

Hey guys, I'm a newb to the forum. I'd go buy the S&W book, but I've only got one.

I'm trying to figure out the worth of all my guns and make sure my home owners insurance is high enough but I can't even figure out model of this pistol. It's a 357 mag, no model number anywhere on it. SN is D991547 has a couple other markings on the frame under the grips (an L in a triangle and a B in a circle)

Like I said, this is my only S&W and I know nothing about it other than it belonged to my father in law and was given to me when he died. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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Old August 2, 2011, 09:21 PM   #4412
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It's a 357 mag, no model number anywhere on it. SN is D991547
It's a model 13 made in 1977.
For insurance, go $400.

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Old August 2, 2011, 09:43 PM   #4413
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Awesome... thanks for the info!
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Old August 4, 2011, 06:13 PM   #4414
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My Dad passed down a S&W revolver, says that it belonged to his dad, but has no other information on it. It is 6-shot, stainless, says 32 Long CTG on the side of the barrel, and has the numbers 156xxx stamped below the grip, can anyone help with the model and approx date of the gun?
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Old August 4, 2011, 06:24 PM   #4415
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It is 6-shot, stainless, says 32 Long CTG on the side of the barrel, and has the numbers 156xxx stamped below the grip
It would be a .32 Hand Ejector Model of 1903, 5th Change.
Serial numbers ran from 102501 in 1910 to 263000 in 1917.
The only factory finish offered was blued or nickel.

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Old August 4, 2011, 08:26 PM   #4416
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Thanks Jim, guess that would be nickel and not stainless.
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Old August 5, 2011, 09:10 PM   #4417
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i have a smith and wesson 38 special 5 shot number 1j271does any one know about when this was made thanks
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Old August 6, 2011, 10:56 AM   #4418
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586-5 with 6" Barrel

Pre-lock. Serial number CCW60XX. Any input would be greatly appreciated, guys. Thanks.
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Old August 6, 2011, 02:17 PM   #4419
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38 special 5 shot number 1j271.
1971.
Serial numbers ran from 1J1 in 1971 to 999J99 in 1972.

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Serial number CCW60XX
1998.
The 586 was discontinued in 1999 at 586-6.

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Old August 6, 2011, 04:23 PM   #4420
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.32 S&W CTG?

my serial number found on the bottom of the grip is 131XXX this gun was given to me it is hammerless with pearl grip handles and what i describe as Half moon trigger i would just like some info about it
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Old August 6, 2011, 04:52 PM   #4421
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Thank you, Jim. It appears that I got one of the last 586s. Bought it today at my LGS - looked like it had never been fired.
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Old August 6, 2011, 11:22 PM   #4422
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thanks for info on my model 36 1j271 38 S&W just trying to pin down a age on it looks like never been fired before .thanks again
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Old August 7, 2011, 05:05 PM   #4423
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.32 S&W CTG? my serial number found on the bottom of the grip is 131XXX this gun was given to me it is hammerless
.32 Safety Hammerless 2nd Model.
Serial numbers ran from 91418 in 1902 to 170000 in 1909.
It shoots the 32 S&W cartridge which is a shorter version of the 32 S&W Long.

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Old August 7, 2011, 08:02 PM   #4424
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My new 686

So I finally made the plunge and got my first revolver. Decided on a S&W 686 with a 6inch barrel. Shoots very well but was interested on it's history.

Serial number is CAC1xxx.

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Old August 8, 2011, 05:38 PM   #4425
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9K53xx dates please
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