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Old December 24, 2011, 04:07 PM   #4851
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I just picked up this really nice S&W 686 yesterday. its got the 4" barrel and holds 7rounds. It doesn't have a key lock, and its got the Hogue Monogrips. I know its used, although its still in great shape. Would really like to know how old she is. Can anyone help me out??

SN is CBA3XXX

If so, Thank You VERY MUCH, in advance!
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Old December 24, 2011, 04:34 PM   #4852
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oddball 36-1

Just bought my first centerfire revolver. It was originally purchased by the U.S.A.F. for their Office of Special Investagations. 'OSI' is stamped on the left side under the cylinder. It is the three screw frame with serial number, 5J7639. I think the trigger may be aftermarket, the curved part is the same width as the trigger guard and serated. I'd like to know the age and any other thing to be said. I am not a collector. I was looking for a lighter carry piece and always wanted a J frame. Thanks to any and all. I hope this is of interest to the folks here.
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Old December 24, 2011, 06:06 PM   #4853
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SN is CBA3XXX
1996.

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5J7639
1971/72.
Having been an "OSI" gun is kinda cool.
That's also around the "6 million dollar man" time period.... Hmmm, I wonder if Steve Austin carried it....

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Old December 24, 2011, 06:46 PM   #4854
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Hey, thanks a ton, Jim. Can't believe that its fifteen years old! The previous owner must've really cared for it. I'll have this thing for a VERY long time. Merry Christmas to all

Joe
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Old December 24, 2011, 07:41 PM   #4855
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Date check on S&W 29-3

Picked this up at a good price in good condition. Serial starts with AUZ. Anyone look up month and date of manufacture for me?
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Old December 24, 2011, 09:24 PM   #4856
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Really old revolver!!!

Okay guys,
We inherited our Great Grandfather's Service (Spokane (Washington) Police Department) Revolver. It has VERY few markings left on it. The only serial number we have been able to locate is on the cylinder and we believe it says something to the affect of "T693XX". We know that he was retired in 1932, so we know it was issued to him well before that. Other than that, it still has the S&W info from Springfield, MA and patent dates on the top of the sight rail.
ANY information that anyone could possibly provide us regarding this family heirloom would be GREATLY appreciated!!! Thanks in advance!!!
M. Bean

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Old December 25, 2011, 02:59 PM   #4857
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Serial starts with AUZ
1987.

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to the affect of "T693XX
That's not a valid serial number. There were no letters used during that time period.
See pic for SN location.

Need to know the caliber and how many rounds it holds. The chambering will be stamped on the side of the barrel.
And I assume it's a modern swing-out cylinder and not a break-top (barrel/cylinder tilts down to load/unload).

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Old December 25, 2011, 03:24 PM   #4858
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Thanks laytonj1.
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Old December 26, 2011, 12:00 AM   #4859
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I need help with a Smith and Wesson

I need help with a Smith and Wesson
15-3?

Last edited by Clay454; December 27, 2011 at 01:26 AM. Reason: S&W Combat Masterpiece.... I Have Box/Wax Paper/Cleaning Kit. Papers, etc...
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Old December 26, 2011, 10:21 AM   #4860
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Thank you, Layton. I'm happy with the price I payed. The only problem is I'm starting to think it's too nice to carry. I'll post a picture on the proper thread when I can. Do you guys have a 12-step program for lay-a-way abusers? Thanks again.
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Old December 26, 2011, 11:36 AM   #4861
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I need help with a Smith and Wesson 15-3?
The -3 version of the .38 Special Model 15 was made from 1967 to 1977. It's essentially a "carry" version of the Model 14, which was originally - prior to model numbering - the K-38 Masterpiece target revolver. The Model 15 was originally known as the K-38 Combat Masterpiece. Because it was intended for defense rather than target work, it originally had a shorter 4" barrel (and later came both longer and shorter barrel lengths) and a ramped front sight, rather than the squared-off Patridge style target sight.

They are very fine guns. I have one from 1970 and it's on my list of "guns that I will never part with." If you post the serial number, x'ing out the last couple digits if you like, I or someone else with the book will be able to look up a year of production for you; and if provide details on barrel length and condition (or better yet post photo or two) we can give you an approximate value.
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Old December 26, 2011, 09:38 PM   #4862
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Date for Model 28

This is the information from the owner.

Its a model 28-2, it's an "N" frame, it has 357 CTG and Highway Patrolman stamped on the barrel... serial number "N18xxx"...


I would appreciate the help.

Thank you.
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Old December 27, 2011, 12:10 AM   #4863
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Its a model 28-2, it's an "N" frame, it has 357 CTG and Highway Patrolman stamped on the barrel... serial number "N18xxx"...
Serial number N1 was made in 1969, and by 1973 the series had reached 100,000. If we assume an average of about 25,000 serial numbers assigned per year this would place year of manufacture of N18XXX in the late 1969 to early 1970 timeframe.

Incidentally the N prefix was used on a number of other models besides the 28, including models 25, 27, 29, 57, 58.
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Old December 27, 2011, 12:34 AM   #4864
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Thanks Dave.
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Old December 27, 2011, 01:35 AM   #4865
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My K-38

4" Barrell
Serial NO: 3k17xx
Model 15-3
FIN: B
Stock: S

I have the Box
Wax Paper Wrapper
Cleaning Kit
Blued' Screw Driver
Two different Manuals
(Instructions inside the Box)

The Gun is new... Pristine. No flaws.
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Old December 27, 2011, 01:36 AM   #4866
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I am looking for History, and what it may be worth. It was a gift from my Grandaddy, So, I can never sell it.
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Old December 27, 2011, 08:17 AM   #4867
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Clay - That SN would date the gun to 1971. I'm not sure what you mean by stock "S", but everything else indicates the gun is a common configuration. However, in ANIB ("as-new, in box") condition, possibly unfired (?), and considering the astronomic rise in prices for older Smiths over the last several years, I would estimate the gun is worth somewhere in the area of $650 to $700.
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Old December 27, 2011, 03:07 PM   #4868
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Model 10-5

Can I get a Date of manufacture for model 10-5, serial #D828xxx?

Thx in advance,
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Old December 27, 2011, 05:22 PM   #4869
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Can I get a Date of manufacture for model 10-5, serial #D828xxx?
Serial numbers for 1975 - 1976 ran from D750001 to D870000. Most likely yours dates in the range from late 1975 to early 1976. It most likely has the light tapered barrel if it is marked as a 10-5. Those with the heavy barrel were marked 10-6, both markings introduced January 15, 1962.
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Old December 27, 2011, 08:30 PM   #4870
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S&W 60-14

I'm new to this forum and i'm looking for a manufacture date of this little gem.
The serial # is CJR3502
If anyone could help I would appriciate it. Thank you
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Old December 27, 2011, 11:20 PM   #4871
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@ Jim

Well... The sides of the barrel are worn completely smooth, but from the size, I'm guessing .38/.380 and its an old break open/flip-top, not a modern one that slides out to the side. The grip that is on it is one full piece that wraps around the frame, including the base, as indicated in your photo... And its a 5 shotter. The number given above is stamped on the back-side (read facing you) of the cylinder between where the rounds seat in the cylinder...
Mark
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Old December 28, 2011, 11:20 AM   #4872
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Re Model 60-14

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I'm new to this forum and i'm looking for a manufacture date of this little gem.
The serial # is CJR3502
According to SCSW all the model 60-14s were made in March 2004. It is described as a special edition with "Don't Tread On Me" and "United We Stand" on the sideplate. The CJR prefix also dates to 2004. The authors of SCSW note the 60-14 examples they had carried s/ns with CHB prefixes. They don't indicate how many of this special edition were made, but if it was only one month's production the number could not have been high.

Edited to add: Jim Layton reminded me the 60-14 designation was originally used in 2001 for the Ladysmith version with internal lock and 2" barrel in .357 Magnum. So while the frames marked 60-14 were used for the "Don't Tread On Me" special editions described above, they were also used on other versions.

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Old December 28, 2011, 03:26 PM   #4873
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Thanks for the reply Dave.
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Old December 28, 2011, 04:48 PM   #4874
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I'm guessing .38/.380 and its an old break open/flip-top, not a modern one that slides out to the side. The grip that is on it is one full piece that wraps around the frame, including the base, as indicated in your photo... And its a 5 shotter
Well, that narrows it down to the 1876 to 1940 range.
To narrow further, is it a single action (have to manually cock the hammer for each shot) or double action (pulling trigger cocks and fires gun).
If double action, does it have an exposed or hidden hammer.
And last but not least, the serial number off the grip butt. If the SN has been removed/worn off the grip butt then (assuming it's the original cylinder) use that number. However, the first digit is not a "T". It would be all numbers.

Jim
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Old December 29, 2011, 03:43 PM   #4875
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I am looking to find some info on a S&W revolver I just inherited. The serial# on the bottom of the grip and the underside of the barrel is 23xxx. The 4 inch barrel is marked .38 S&w special, US service ctgs. The barrel is also marked Smith & Wesson Springfield, Ma. With patent dates from 94 to 01. The finish on this firearm is in pretty bad shape. Any recommendations on where to get it refinished?
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