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Old September 17, 2011, 11:07 PM   #4526
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Model 10-8 Heavy barrel 5D95xxx
1979.
SN's ran from 4D00001 to 6D10000 that year.

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the number is 681675
It could be one of three possibles:
A .32 Hand Ejector or Regulation Police, both built on the small "I" frame with
serial numbers running from 536000 in 1946 to 721953 in 1960.

Or, far less likely, a K-32 1st Model. They are very rare and built on the "K" frame.

Either way, they were all chambered for the .32 S&W Long cartridge and will also fire the standard .32 S&W (short).

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Old September 19, 2011, 04:41 PM   #4527
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S&W manu info needed... ok, wanted. (smile)

I was going to buy the book, but I'm unemployed and only have one firearm to look up. Library didn't have it either, so I thought I'd bug you all. Thanks, in advance.

I have a S&W .38 Special CTG model 67-1 with the serial number of 22K3xxx.

Can anyone look that up and tell me what the manufacture date is? I'm pretty sure it's post 1959 so I'm not worried about +P loads, but I'd like to be certain.

Again, thank you!
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Old September 20, 2011, 06:16 AM   #4528
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Hi guys - new to the forum from down under and have just purchased a model 36. Pretty unusual here, not many around as CCW doesn't happen anywhere in Australia. Keen to know date of manufacture ALV8372 are the numbers on it, anyhelp appreciated.
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Old September 20, 2011, 04:29 PM   #4529
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model 67-1 with the serial number of 22K3xxx
1977.
Serial numbers ran from 10K0001 to 24K9999 that year.
+P is okay with it.

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ALV8372
1986/87.
Serial numbers ran from AHC in Jan 1986 to AVB in Jul 1987.

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Old September 20, 2011, 10:11 PM   #4530
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66 no dash date

Could you assist me with this one?
4K19XXX
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Old September 21, 2011, 09:10 AM   #4531
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Smith & Wesson K-22 Masterpiece

By reading the above thread I have, in fact, been made aware of a book I can buy. I, however, do not have time for that as I am trying to buy this from a desperate customer. I would like, if possible, to have this item dated.

Smith & Wesson K-22 Masterpiece Serial# K 879XX

Thank you very much.

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Old September 21, 2011, 09:30 AM   #4532
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Need help to date my lady smith m36-7 Serial # BFB40xx
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Old September 21, 2011, 08:22 PM   #4533
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4K19XXX
1973.


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K-22 Masterpiece Serial# K 879XX
1950.
SN's ran from K84150 to K104047 that year.

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m36-7 Serial # BFB40xx
Around 1990.

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Old September 23, 2011, 08:13 AM   #4534
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686 L-frame serial numbers not in Standard Catalogue ?

I do not find the serial numbers for L frame 686's in the Standard Catalogue of S&W.

The generally expressed opinion I've found is that they are not on-line either.

I'm looking at two 686's.
One serial # begins with CPH, the other with CRA.

Is there any way I can find out the manufacturing time frames these indicate ?

Thank you.
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Old September 24, 2011, 04:33 PM   #4535
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How about a 4006 Shorty Forty, SN PCS11XX. It's a first generation model Shorty Forty (no checkered front strap). I'm not sure if it was produced in either 1993 or 1995.
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Old September 25, 2011, 01:47 PM   #4536
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I recently put a Model 65-5LS on layaway at work. Serial # is CAL3xxx. Any help on dating it would be wonderful. Its also my first revolver, and I plan on having it paid off and at the range shooting within a month.
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Old September 25, 2011, 06:42 PM   #4537
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One serial # begins with CPH, the other with CRA
The SCSW only covers up to 2004. Both your SN's are post 2004.
You can call S&W's customer service and they will give you the DOB over the phone for free.
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4006 Shorty Forty, SN PCS11XX
The SCSW does not break down the Performance Center SN's. It only mentions the Shory Forty as running thru 1992, 93 and 95. However, as above, you can call S&W's customer service and they will give you the DOB over the phone for free.

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Serial # is CAL3xxx
CAM started in Jan 1996 so CAL is likely very late 1995.

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Old September 26, 2011, 06:15 AM   #4538
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How bout my newly acquired 442, CJX86XX

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Old September 26, 2011, 09:03 AM   #4539
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.38 spl 10-7

I'm pretty new to revolvers and am trying to do my research on one I'm interested in. As was stated in the title, it's a model 10-7, 2 inch barrel, 6 shot, exposed hammer, square grip. I believe the serial number is 6D64391. There is also a secondary number I've found in a couple places of 47636. Also marked in a couple places is a stamp of L19 (maybe a police marking of some sort?) Thanks so much for any info!
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Old September 26, 2011, 04:51 PM   #4540
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CJX86XX
The SCSW only covers up to 2004. Your SN is post 2004.
You can call S&W's customer service and they will give you the DOB over the phone for free.

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serial number is 6D64391
1980.
SN's ran from 6D10001 to 7D10000 that year.
The other numbers are assembly / inspector markings.

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Old September 27, 2011, 08:23 AM   #4541
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.38 5 shot

How about a S&W .38 5 shot, exposed hammer, 2.5 in. barrel, s/n 13378. Thanks!

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Old September 28, 2011, 05:12 PM   #4542
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model 42 help

Could you help with a mfg date?
BMB1XXX
Thanks in advance.
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Old September 29, 2011, 07:55 PM   #4543
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S&W .38 5 shot, exposed hammer, 2.5 in. barrel, s/n 13378.
I assume you're refering to a modern swing out cylinder gun and not an old break top model.
It would be a Chiefs Special. SN 13378 (taken from the underside of the grip butt) would be 1952. SN's ran from 7369 to 21342 that year.

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BMB1XXX
1993.

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Old October 5, 2011, 03:12 PM   #4544
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5906 Serial

Hello and thanks for operating what looks like a very friendly and informative forum. I have recently purchased a 5906 round trigger guard 9mm at a local gun show. I know it was a police issue weapon by an added engraved serial number. What I am hoping for is a birthday for this pistol serial is VYY831* . I know this isn't as old as alot of the guns I've read on this thread but would love to know. Thanks in advance. I looked in the Semi-auto section and could not find a similar thread so sorry if i am posting this in the wrong section.
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Old October 5, 2011, 04:30 PM   #4545
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date of mfg. s&w 3913

hello all, I have just purchased a used S&W 3913, 9mm semi auto, w/ ser no VAN87XX.any idea when it was manufactured? again, tks.
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Old October 5, 2011, 07:37 PM   #4546
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ser no VAN87XX
Unfortunantly the SCSW does not cover SN's for semiautos beyond 1998 and is very incomplete after 1994.
That said, both the standard 3913 and 5906 were made from 1989 to 1999 with the "V" prefix SN starting in 94.

To get the exact year you can call S&W's customer service and they will give you the DOB over the phone for free.

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Old October 6, 2011, 07:41 AM   #4547
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thanks

Unfortunantly the SCSW does not cover SN's for semiautos beyond 1998 and is very incomplete after 1994. That said, both the standard 3913 and 5906 were made from 1989 to 1999 with the "V" prefix SN starting in 94.

To get the exact year you can call S&W's customer service and they will give you the DOB over the phone for free.

1-800-331-0852 (USA) Mon-Fri 8:00AM-8:00PM Eastern Time

Thank you very much.

After calling Smith&Wesson I have found it to be manufactured July of 96. Thank you again for your help. By the way the lady that answered the phone was very friendly, great customer service.

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Old October 6, 2011, 01:26 PM   #4548
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S&W serial number

I inherited a S&W 5 shot, top break, .38 with serial number 273438. Anyone have any more info about this one?
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Old October 6, 2011, 01:32 PM   #4549
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I inherited a S&W 5 shot, top break, .38 with serial number 273438
It's a .38 Double Action 3rd Model. SN's ran from 119001 in 1884 to 322700 in 1895.

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Old October 6, 2011, 01:49 PM   #4550
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Thanks alot Laytonj1. Any idea of the value?
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