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Old September 7, 2011, 07:33 PM   #4501
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Early model 29????

Hello all, seeing as there are so many experts here, I would appreciate some help ID'ing the approx year and model variant of my 29. Serial # is 160089, 6" barrel, wood grips with emblem. Thanks!
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Old September 8, 2011, 06:42 PM   #4502
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I recently inherited a .38 special from my uncle but I don't know very much about it and would really appreciate if someone could tell me the model and year of this gun.

The serial number is K 846xx

Thanks so much.



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Old September 8, 2011, 07:24 PM   #4503
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date of birth

wow, this thread is humungous

I need a date for ser # S&W model 19-3 serial number 9K64xxx



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Old September 8, 2011, 08:09 PM   #4504
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Serial # is 160089
Serial numbers ran from S150000 in 1956 to S175999 in 1957.
S&W started stamping model numbers at SN 179000 in 1957.
Yours would be a pre model 29 or simply "44 Magnum".
Your barrel length is likey 6.5", measured from the face of the cylinder to the end of the muzzle.

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The serial number is K 846xx
It's a K-38, also known as the Target Masterpiece. SN dates it to 1950. SN's ran from K84150 to K104047 that year.
It went on to become the model 14 when S&W began assigning model numbers in 1957.

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S&W model 19-3 serial number 9K64xxx
1976.
SN's ran from 9K10001 to 9K99999 that year.

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Old September 8, 2011, 08:14 PM   #4505
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thank you sir

your too kind.

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Old September 8, 2011, 10:24 PM   #4506
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Thank you laytonj1
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Old September 9, 2011, 07:39 AM   #4507
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Thank you so much laytonj1!
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Old September 10, 2011, 07:47 PM   #4508
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model 36 smith and wesson/ manufacture year?

can somebody tell me what year my smith is and need to know if its a little chief or not. thanks. i have serial number
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Old September 12, 2011, 10:12 AM   #4509
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can somebody tell me what year my smith is and need to know if its a little chief or not.
A model 36 is a "Chiefs Special".
Need the serial number to give you a DOB.

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Old September 13, 2011, 05:33 PM   #4510
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I have a S&W Model 60 with serial number: 954Xx.
The capital "X" is actually part of the serial #.

Could you give me a DOB on it.
Thank you...
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Old September 13, 2011, 06:00 PM   #4511
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S&W Model 60 with serial number: 954Xx
Take the serial number from the underside of the grip butt.
There should be a "R" prefix or a three letter prefix.

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Old September 13, 2011, 08:05 PM   #4512
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Oops...

Model 60 Serial # R3217xx

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Old September 13, 2011, 10:46 PM   #4513
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Serial # R3217xx
1982.
Serial numbers ran from R300801 to R329000 that year.

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Old September 14, 2011, 04:23 AM   #4514
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Outstanding. Thanks
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Old September 15, 2011, 12:50 PM   #4515
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Model 49-2 serial number check

BRF 32XX

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Old September 15, 2011, 01:23 PM   #4516
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Please date this Smith & Wesson Model 17-3

You people are the most helpful of any firearm site. If you will, please date a Model 17-3 I'm looking into, serial 1K90XXX. I think this falls into my C&R license. Again, my sincere thanks.
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Old September 15, 2011, 02:26 PM   #4517
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serial 1K90XXX.
1971- 1K39501-1K99999

17-3 engineering change was in 1967
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Old September 15, 2011, 02:31 PM   #4518
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Model numbering started in 1957, so only the very oldest model-numbered S&W revolvers are going to meet the 50-year age requirement for C&R.
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Old September 15, 2011, 02:59 PM   #4519
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BRF 32XX
Aug, 1994

49-2 engineering change 1990

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Old September 15, 2011, 03:09 PM   #4520
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thanks, surveyor. not as old as I thought.
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Old September 15, 2011, 06:18 PM   #4521
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Jim,
I'm unsure about manufacture dates on these, any help would be appreciated.
I can't track them down in my 3rd SCSW.. mentions the serial #s split in the last half of the series.

N242XXX (28-2) (1974-1977 )
N537xxx (28-2) (1978-1980 )



Thanks!

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Old September 16, 2011, 04:57 PM   #4522
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I'm unsure about manufacture dates on these, any help would be appreciated.
I can't track them down in my 3rd SCSW.. mentions the serial #s split in the last half of the series.

N242XXX (28-2) (1974-1977 )
N537xxx (28-2) (1978-1980 )
The N2 and N5 prefixes were used mostly for the M 28's and 58's and ran for a longer time period.

The 1st SCSW is a little more confusing and shows:
1970-72 = N1 - N60000
1972-74 = N60001 - N190000
1975-77 = N190001 - N430000
1978 = N430001 - N550000
1979 = N550001 - N580000
1980 = N580001 - N700000
1980 = N700001 - N790000
1980-81 = N790001 - N820000
1981 = N820001 - N932100
1983 = N932101 - N932xxx

Jim
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Old September 16, 2011, 09:30 PM   #4523
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Jim,
thanks for that info..
Those and the 3 letter codes were the more difficult to pin down.
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Old September 17, 2011, 01:43 PM   #4524
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S&W Model 10-8

I just stumbled across this thread. Model 10-8 Heavy barrel 5D95xxx. Thanks!
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Old September 17, 2011, 08:29 PM   #4525
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S&W 32 revolver

I have a related question. My wife's grandfather owned a S&W 32 revolver. I have the serial number and want to know when it was made and what the correct ammunition is. It is marked "made in Springfield Mass." the number is 681675.

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