The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Handguns: The Revolver Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old August 26, 2011, 12:36 PM   #4476
geeez
Junior Member
 
Join Date: August 22, 2011
Posts: 2
thanks!

thanks Jim, I appreciate the information. All three guns are in pristine condition, now I can make sure they are insured right.
geeez is offline  
Old August 27, 2011, 03:28 PM   #4477
pan_iced
Junior Member
 
Join Date: August 27, 2011
Posts: 1
could someone look this serial # up for me and tell me a year and model of a 38 smith and wesson hammerless 'lemon squeezer'(?) #238903
pan_iced is offline  
Old August 27, 2011, 07:24 PM   #4478
laytonj1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 1, 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 3,463
Quote:
38 smith and wesson hammerless 'lemon squeezer'(?) #238903
.38 Safety Hammerless 5th Model.
Serial numbers ran from 220000 in 1907 to 261493 in 1940. Book does not narrow it down any further.

Jim
laytonj1 is offline  
Old August 28, 2011, 03:30 PM   #4479
F250hd
Junior Member
 
Join Date: August 28, 2011
Posts: 2
Hey all,
was wondering if someone wouldn't mind looking up the date on my S&W Mod 28-2 serial number n22383x on the barrel it says .357 highway patrolman, it was my grandfathers service revolver but he doesnt know anything about it, he handed it down to me a while ago just figured id try and get alittle info.

Thanks
F250hd is offline  
Old August 28, 2011, 09:00 PM   #4480
jim8115
Senior Member
 
Join Date: July 23, 2011
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 186
Approximate age?

I recently acquired a stainless 4" model 67-4 # cdt532x, it is in perfect condition, paid 400 for it.

Also just got a blue model 10-5 # d4806XX, it is in good shape, other than what appears to be a bit of holster wear on the end of the barrel. Paid 300 for it.

Both guns shoot so good it amazes me.
Any idea of the age of these 2?

Thanks,
Jim

Last edited by jim8115; August 29, 2011 at 08:17 AM.
jim8115 is offline  
Old August 29, 2011, 04:39 PM   #4481
LewisBrew
Junior Member
 
Join Date: August 29, 2011
Posts: 1
Just got a 686 no-dash 4". Anyone know the approximate age of the gun? S/N is ACU7XXX. From what I gather it has to be between '80 and '86...but that's a large window.

TIA
LewisBrew is offline  
Old August 29, 2011, 06:32 PM   #4482
laytonj1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 1, 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 3,463
Quote:
Mod 28-2 serial number n22383x
The N200000 numbers ran from 1974 to 1977.
The 28 was an slightly more economical version of the model 27. It featured a matte blue vs bright blue finish and lacked the checkering along the length of the top of the gun.

Quote:
model 67-4 # cdt532x
model 10-5 # d4806XX
cdt532x = late 1999.
d4806XX = SN's ran from D420001 in 1972 to D51000 in 1973.
Quote:
S/N is ACU7XXX
1983.
laytonj1 is offline  
Old August 29, 2011, 09:56 PM   #4483
F250hd
Junior Member
 
Join Date: August 28, 2011
Posts: 2
Thank you Layton, much appreciated
F250hd is offline  
Old August 30, 2011, 10:40 AM   #4484
bad_jojo
Junior Member
 
Join Date: August 30, 2011
Posts: 1
i recently purchased an old S&W, they said its a Smith & Wesson Military and Police (M&P) revolver; the model that eventually became the Model 10.

i wanted to know how old is it?

and if it can be confirmed by the serial number = 6036xx


thanks
jojo
bad_jojo is offline  
Old August 30, 2011, 01:29 PM   #4485
4asingleshot
Junior Member
 
Join Date: August 30, 2011
Posts: 2
Help Please

I have a S&W .38 special revolver with serial # C886XXX that I need to know the model and approximate year of manufacture. Can anyone help me? Thank you so much!
4asingleshot is offline  
Old August 30, 2011, 05:17 PM   #4486
laytonj1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 1, 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 3,463
Quote:
serial number = 6036xx
Right around 1930.

Quote:
serial # C886XXX
It's a model 10 if steel frame or model 12 if aluminum frame.
The model number should be stamped on the frame just in front of the cylinder, only visable with the cylinder opened. See pic.
Serial numbers ran from C810533 in 1966 to C999999 in 1967.

Jim

This is a model 629-1.
laytonj1 is offline  
Old August 31, 2011, 09:31 AM   #4487
ajb4266
Junior Member
 
Join Date: August 31, 2011
Posts: 1
Smith and Wesson age

Looking to find the manufacture date of a S&W mod 10-10 .38 special with 4" Bull barrel.

serial #BHB16xx

any help appreciated

thank you andy
ajb4266 is offline  
Old August 31, 2011, 09:49 AM   #4488
4asingleshot
Junior Member
 
Join Date: August 30, 2011
Posts: 2
Jim, Thank you for your time and help! I really appreciate it!
4asingleshot is offline  
Old August 31, 2011, 07:21 PM   #4489
laytonj1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 1, 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 3,463
Quote:
serial #BHB16xx
1991.

Jim
laytonj1 is offline  
Old September 1, 2011, 08:51 PM   #4490
RicMic
Member
 
Join Date: December 30, 2005
Location: Western Michigan
Posts: 37
New old S&W

I just picked up a 66-1 SN# 69K5xxx. I hope it's worth the $375 OTD I paid for it today. Any help on its DOB would be appreciated.

Best Regards
RicMic
__________________
I aim to please - but often miss.....

Last edited by RicMic; September 1, 2011 at 08:57 PM.
RicMic is offline  
Old September 2, 2011, 03:15 PM   #4491
laytonj1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 1, 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 3,463
Quote:
66-1 SN# 69K5xxx. I hope it's worth the $375 OTD I paid for it
1980.
Unless it's beat to death, it's easily worth $375.

Jim
laytonj1 is offline  
Old September 4, 2011, 09:27 PM   #4492
zalim
Junior Member
 
Join Date: July 5, 2007
Posts: 7
Just got a Model 10, and I'm curious to know more about it.

Serial number is 6D44XXX.
zalim is offline  
Old September 4, 2011, 09:35 PM   #4493
laytonj1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 1, 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 3,463
Quote:
6D44XXX
1980.

Jim
laytonj1 is offline  
Old September 4, 2011, 10:21 PM   #4494
zalim
Junior Member
 
Join Date: July 5, 2007
Posts: 7
Awesome, thanks for the quick reply!
zalim is offline  
Old September 5, 2011, 09:46 AM   #4495
rgregory87
Junior Member
 
Join Date: September 5, 2011
Posts: 2
Uncle's father plowed up a K22 in a field... hoping to get some info on it

S/N - K 189XXX (on bottom of grip)

Inside yoke - B 81362, then a 5 underneath
rgregory87 is offline  
Old September 5, 2011, 09:49 AM   #4496
laytonj1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 1, 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 3,463
Quote:
S/N - K 189XXX (on bottom of grip)
1953.
How's it look?

Jim
laytonj1 is offline  
Old September 5, 2011, 12:05 PM   #4497
rgregory87
Junior Member
 
Join Date: September 5, 2011
Posts: 2
Outside is rough. No blueing left, several pits. Action is unbelievably smooth though. Thank you!
rgregory87 is offline  
Old September 7, 2011, 08:59 AM   #4498
oj8505
Junior Member
 
Join Date: September 7, 2011
Posts: 1
Ok I just purchased a pre-war 1905 .38spc m&p kframe revolver from aging show. I was looking for an older style revolver and was told that the one I bought was a good buy. He pointed out the frame had 5 screws and the newer models reduced the number used. I checked Wikipedia and other sources and only got more confused as it said the pre war 1::905 model apparently was made around 1946 and was the last type to be made without a model number as the name. Switch to model 10 I think. Was after old west revolvers between 1840-1900s. There wasn't much 'wild" west left by the 40s. The serial number on rge butt and cylinder says 503xxx. Any tell me more info? 1st s&w gun a
nd didn't know there was a book. Plus internet says +p works for my gun if it'd not as old as I thought. That true?

Thanks
Orion
oj8505 is offline  
Old September 7, 2011, 03:51 PM   #4499
laytonj1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 1, 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 3,463
Quote:
503xxx
It's a .38 Military & Police model of 1905, 4th change. SN 503XXX dates it to late 1920's.
It became the model 10 when S&W began assigning model numbers in 1957.
While it likely won't hurt it, S&W does not recommend +P ammo in pre model numbered guns.

Jim
laytonj1 is offline  
Old September 7, 2011, 05:12 PM   #4500
tjpratt
Member
 
Join Date: July 4, 2010
Location: In what use to be Ballard,Seattle,Wa
Posts: 24
Higway Patrol

New to the revolver forum. Someone asked you a question on an older S&W, I have the same question'

S&W 28-2 Highway Patrol 4" barrel SN#N532832

I know there is a book I could buy, but I am not a collector, just ran across this lovely pistol I know I am the second household it has been in, but not its age.

Thank yo for any help you may lend.
tjpratt is offline  
Reply

Tags
s&w 686

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.64211 seconds with 8 queries