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Old August 18, 2011, 05:37 PM   #4451
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K72XXX
1949.
Serial numbers ran from K18732 to K73121 that year.
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K881XXX
1969.
Serial numbers ran from K848782 to K946391 that year.

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Old August 18, 2011, 06:02 PM   #4452
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much obliged, jim.

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Old August 18, 2011, 10:56 PM   #4453
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serial number request

This is my first post - hope I'm doing this correctly. I have acquired a ".38 S. & W. SPECIAL CTG" serial number 520xxx (protocol suggests I don't post the whole number). The number 354 is stamped on the frame and visible when I open the cylinder. The number is duplicated on the base of the arm which holds the cylinder.

Also, I'm confused about what cartridge to buy. Appreciate any help. Thanks.
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Old August 19, 2011, 05:00 PM   #4454
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I am new to the sight

I have a smith and wesson ctg model 10-5 Serial #D313XXX. Then there is another number on the break but i do not know what it is for it is 17669. Can someone tell me how old my gun is and an estimate in value it is in fair condition. Shoots great.

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Old August 19, 2011, 06:47 PM   #4455
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38 S+W special ctg

I traded some wheels for this gun and I am looking for some info on it like year it is what i can safely shoot with it and approx value. It came with a black rubber type grip and some extra wood ones.

4" barrel black in color
Mod. 10-6
54092
N?or a sideways Z?

under the grip it has an X and 54094
on the bottom it has d1111xx

Thanks for any info.
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Old August 19, 2011, 07:21 PM   #4456
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".38 S. & W. SPECIAL CTG" serial number 520xxx
It's chambered for the standard and common .38 Special cartridge.
To date it I need to known if it's a 5 shot or 6.

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10-5 Serial #D313XXX
Serial numbers ran from D90001 in 1969 to D330000 in 1970.
About $300 tops in fair.
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on the bottom it has d1111xx
Same answer as above ^^^.
You can shoot 38 special and 38 special +p.

Jim

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Old August 19, 2011, 09:58 PM   #4457
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Thanks, laytonj1. That's great. I made the mistake of assuming something more exotic and ordered a couple boxes of 38 S&W Fiocchi 145gr Lead Round Nose. As I'm sure you know they didn't chamber. Anyway, thanks again.

It's a 6-shot. I see that some folks post the whole serial number and some don't. Would the rest of the number help determine a birth date?

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Old August 19, 2011, 11:01 PM   #4458
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Hi, Im new to this site. i sought it out because i recently found a .38 i believe to me a M&P but i cant find anyone to confirm this for me. the serial # is S 8680xx any info on this would be awesome thanks all!
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Old August 20, 2011, 01:39 PM   #4459
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serial number and model search

I just bought a S&W airweight 38 SPLctg under the cylinder it says mod12-3. I thought it was a model 10 but not sure. the serial number is 5D577xx.any information would be helpful. It is the six shot cylinder

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Old August 21, 2011, 12:05 AM   #4460
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just aquired 2 smiths

Would appriciate date info if possible. Thanks in advance. First post on this awesome forum.

Model 10-10
Serial CAR91XX

Model 10-5
Serial D3767XX

Thanks again.

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Old August 21, 2011, 02:09 PM   #4461
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It's a 6-shot. I see that some folks post the whole serial number and some don't. Would the rest of the number help determine a birth date?
With a SN of 520XXX and no prefix (such as D,C or K) it is a .38 Military & Police from around the late 1920's.

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the serial # is S 8680xx
.38 Military & Police postwar.
Serial numbers ran from S811120 in 1945 to S999999 in 1948.

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I just bought a S&W airweight 38 SPLctg under the cylinder it says mod12-3. I thought it was a model 10 but not sure. the serial number is 5D577xx
The model 12 is the aluminum frame version of the all steel model 10, hence, the name airweight.
Serial number dates it to 1979.

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Model 10-10
Serial CAR91XX

Model 10-5
Serial D3767XX
Serial CAR91XX = 1996.
Serial D3767XX = 1971.

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Old August 21, 2011, 05:31 PM   #4462
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Hi. I just joined this forum and I was wondering if someone can tell me the year my model 14-4 was built.
The serial number is93K98xx.
thanks,
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Old August 21, 2011, 07:36 PM   #4463
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1981.
Serial numbers ran from 91K6801 to 124K000 that year.

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Old August 22, 2011, 12:17 PM   #4464
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I'm new here too. I just got a model 10-11 with a s/n CCS9668 - I don't care if you know the entire number. I'd just like to know its approximate birthday. Any help? Thanks in advance.
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Old August 22, 2011, 05:05 PM   #4465
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1998.

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Old August 22, 2011, 08:56 PM   #4466
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I have 3 S&W hand guns my late husband left me. I am curious as to dates and approx values, I intend to give them to my sons. One is a .38 special model 14-3 with a 6" barrel #3K46XXX. The next is a .44 magnum, model 29-3 also 6" barrel #AZ68XXX, and the last is a .9MM model 659 #TAA9XXX. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Old August 22, 2011, 10:06 PM   #4467
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Hello all,
Need help with the birth date on a Mod 48-4 Ser# 5k915xx......Thanks and God bless...
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Old August 22, 2011, 11:14 PM   #4468
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.32 S&W 4th model

Hello all, I was just up at a family reunion and was able to come home with my great grampa's old .32 revolver. From everything I've been able to find on it, I'm fairly sure it's a Smith and Wesson double action 4th model. Since this model ran between the centuries (1883-1909) I'm wondering if I can pin it down on one side or the other since my understanding is that 1899 and earlier are "antiques" and 1900 and on are under modern firearm laws? Thanks for any help, the serial number is 1964XX.

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Old August 23, 2011, 11:19 AM   #4469
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Hey guys I'm hoping someone can help me identify my late grandfather's revolver. SN: 118281. Its a 5 shot revolver, best guess is a .32 but not sure. Thank you
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Old August 23, 2011, 05:45 PM   #4470
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One is a .38 special model 14-3 with a 6" barrel #3K46XXX. The next is a .44 magnum, model 29-3 also 6" barrel #AZ68XXX, and the last is a .9MM model 659 #TAA9XXX
Without knowing the condition I can only give an approximate range of value.
3K46XXX = 1972. $350 to $450.
AZ?8XXX = 1988. $500 to $650.
TAA9XXX = 1984. $300 to $400.

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Mod 48-4 Ser# 5k915xx
1974.

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the serial number is 1964XX
The book does not narrow it down any further. You would have to contact S&W and likely pay for a history letter to get an exact date.

EDIT: After doing some research I found that the serial number cross point for pre 1899 for your model gun is 209301 so it is a pre 1899.



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SN: 118281. Its a 5 shot revolver, best guess is a .32 but not sure
Since S&W reused the same serial numbers on different models of guns, I need to know the caliber to determine what model it is. If it is a S&W then the caliber should be marked on the side of the barrel.
Also, is it a modern swing out cylinder or an older break top (barrel and cylinder pivot down).

Jim

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Old August 24, 2011, 08:50 AM   #4471
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Thank you

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Thank you and God bless you and yours...cordell
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Old August 24, 2011, 11:18 AM   #4472
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S&W 38 Special

I have an older S&W 38 special 4 inch barrel. The serial number is 867178.
Can anyone tell me what model and the year it was made by this serial umber and description?

Thank you,
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Old August 24, 2011, 05:41 PM   #4473
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.38 Military and Police (became the model 10 in 1957). SN dates it right around 1940-42.

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Old August 24, 2011, 07:52 PM   #4474
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Thanks for the help with the 118281 jim. I can find no indication of a caliber on the side of the barrel. However, it does read "Smith & Wesson Springfield, Mass USA Pat'd Jan 24 65 July 11 65 Aug 24 69 reissue july 25 70 may 11 80 jan 3 82" on the top of the barrel. Also, it is an older break top 5 shot. hope that helps.
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Old August 25, 2011, 08:10 PM   #4475
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Also, it is an older break top 5 shot. hope that helps
Okay, assuming it's a 32 and it has an exposed hammer the SN would make it a .32 Double Action 4th model. SN's ran from 43406 in 1883 to 282999 in 1909.

If it's has a concealed hammer and grip safety then it would be a .32 Safety Hammerless 2nd model. SN's ran from 91418 in 1902 to 170000 in 1909.

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