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Old January 12, 2012, 10:41 PM   #4926
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thanks for the time here are some pics
Good pics, they helped a lot. This appears to be the last of the S&W top breaks, the .38 Double Action Perfected Model. It was made from 1909 to 1920. S/N range was from 1 to 59400. Yours would most likely have been made around 1910.

I believe the number 5272 is the serial number, not sure what the number 3310 means. It appears to have been added after the revolver left the factory.
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Old January 13, 2012, 09:04 AM   #4927
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Thank You Dave
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Old January 13, 2012, 03:41 PM   #4928
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Let me try again. I seem to be having problems posting ever since I did an edit.

Anyway, I am trying to find information on a SW serial #C289965 .38 special that is a least 50 years old.

Thank you for your time and help.

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Old January 13, 2012, 08:09 PM   #4929
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SW serial #C289965
38 Military & Police.
Serial numbers ran from C277555 in 1954 to C429740 in 1956.

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Old January 14, 2012, 01:37 PM   #4930
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S&W model 19-5 date by serial number -help please

I just purchased a S&W model 19-5 which is a nickel finished 4". The serial number is ACW1xxx Can someone tell me the year it was made. Thanks!
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Old January 14, 2012, 02:36 PM   #4931
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ACW1xxx
1987.

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Old January 14, 2012, 03:03 PM   #4932
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thanks Jim. Kurt
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Old January 14, 2012, 03:13 PM   #4933
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laytonj1

Thanks for the information. Are these guns valuable or just the normal $300 old S&W?. This gun is not currently in the US so I just want to know if is worth it to bring it back.

Thanks in advance.
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Old January 14, 2012, 08:50 PM   #4934
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Info on a S & W

OK What can you tell me about this S&W 357 Magnum? Serial # 36K6###. It is 6 shot revolver 4" barrel Stainless. It isnt stamoed with a model # Can anyone help me out.
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Old January 14, 2012, 10:07 PM   #4935
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or just the normal $300 old S&W?.
A little than that but not much...
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S&W 357 Magnum? Serial # 36K6###.
It would be a model 66 (-1) made in 1978/79.

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Old January 14, 2012, 10:16 PM   #4936
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Thank you

Thank you for your speedy reply. Just ordered the The Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson from Amazon.

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Old January 15, 2012, 12:40 PM   #4937
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Serial number request

Hi, I just bought a Smith and Wesson 442-1 38 special at a gun show
Serial number CPU 7XXX
Can anyone please tell me the year it was made?
Thanks in advance!
Christine

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Old January 15, 2012, 09:31 PM   #4938
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Serial number CPU 7XXX
After 2004. That's the latest the SCSW covers.
A phone call to S&W's customer service will get you the DOB over the phone for free.

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Old January 15, 2012, 09:39 PM   #4939
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Thanks, I appreciate the quick reponse! ~C
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Old January 16, 2012, 02:30 PM   #4940
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history of my 32 top break

I'm trying to find out the year my .32 smith and wesson top break was made. There is no writing on the revolver besides the serial number on the bottom of the handle # 184669. I have pics if they will help. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


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Old January 16, 2012, 05:46 PM   #4941
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29-5 BJC-81XX when was this made?

I wasn't sure if the first digit was a B or 8. It seems that the serials have a three letter prefix though. Thanks for the help.

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Old January 16, 2012, 08:04 PM   #4942
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.32 smith and wesson top break was made. There is no writing on the revolver besides the serial number on the bottom of the handle # 184669
Assuming it even is a S&W, that serial number could be two different models.
If it has a hidden hammer and grip safety then it could be a 32 Safety Hammerless 3rd Model. SN's ran from 170000 in 1909 to 242981 in 1937.
If it's a double action with exposed hammer then it could be a 32 Double Action 4th Model. SN's ran from 43406 in 1883 to 282999 in 1909.

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1992.

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Old January 17, 2012, 11:39 AM   #4943
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Thanks Jim I appreciate it. The .32 does have a hammer.
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Old January 17, 2012, 07:37 PM   #4944
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age of S&W

just bought a used Model 908S 9mm. if you could tell its age, I would appriciate it. Sn# VJH9xxx.
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Old January 17, 2012, 11:28 PM   #4945
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Found a revolver

Wondering if you could help with the age of a S&W serial # V140---
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Old January 18, 2012, 06:45 PM   #4946
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VJH9xxx
S&W semi auto serial number data is very incomplete in the SCSW after 1993.
Your best bet is to call S&W's customer service. They will give you the DOB over the phone for free.

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S&W serial # V140---
Victory model made during WWII. Yours dates to 1942/43.

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Old January 18, 2012, 09:23 PM   #4947
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calling S&W

Thanks for the reply Jim. I read a earily post about calling their CS, so I called and called all day today, never could get anyone to answer, other than the recorded message.
I'm thinking 2002 or later on this gun, one of the papers that I got with it had a copyright date of 2002, it may or maynot mean anything.
I'll try again tomorrow and hopefully someone will answer.
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Old January 19, 2012, 01:15 AM   #4948
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Victory model made during WWII. Yours dates to 1942/43.
Whoa!! That's older than I expected. Thanks a lot for the help Jim
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Old January 19, 2012, 11:21 AM   #4949
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RE: age of my S&W

Well perseverance paid off. I called S&W again this morning, got put on hold for about 20 minutes but got the information I was looking for. that paper that had the date was actually the DOB . So this 908 , as the CS tech said, , is not even a teenager yet LOL. Love the gun, best 350 I've spent in awhile.
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Old January 20, 2012, 10:09 PM   #4950
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I just purchased a s&w 357 6inch barrel. I am going to purchase the s&w catalog but it is killing me to knw the year of my gun. It would be greatly appreciated if someone could help me.
I have a model 66 with a serial#aun0xxx
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