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Old January 20, 2012, 10:23 PM   #4951
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serial#aun0xxx
1986/87.

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Old January 21, 2012, 12:46 AM   #4952
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38 SPL M&P 4th gen?

I've read a good few post in this thread so I think I've got it narrowed down but would appreciate verification
Per the box it is a 38 Military & Police 5"
serial# 541977
That would make it a 4th gen 1915-1945. With the serial number probably late 30s-early 40s?
4th gens have the upgraded safety so it is safe to have all 6 loaded?
Don't use plus ammo?
Beyond that is there any safety concerns I should know as I regularly shoot it with a standard 136gr and have used it to teach my kids to shoot.
It was my dad's gun and spent most of its life in a leather holster in the top of the closet.
My best guess from the gunbroker, gunsamerica is it is worth 500-700 though I may be over estimating the condition.
Does having the box and cleaning rod increase the value?

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Old January 22, 2012, 02:26 AM   #4953
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K 38 ID is it a model 18 or a masterpiece

I just picked up a K frame 38 S/N is K 3164xx the gun is a beauty but someone had cut down the barrel , What I want to do is get a replacement for it and it is a 4 screw . thank for any help What I am trying to find out is the year and model

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Old January 22, 2012, 11:43 AM   #4954
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Hello, my dad just passed down to me the gun my grandfather gave him. He knew nothing about it and never was into guns so I was trying to find out a little information on it.
So far I gather it is a
s&w, with 38 s&w special ctg on the barrel
5 inch barrel. swing out to load
ser # S 580xxx
blue finish to it

thanks for your help
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Old January 22, 2012, 02:45 PM   #4955
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Model 65-1

Hello everyone. I found this forum as I was searching for information on a S&W 65-1 that I picked up from a friend a few years ago. As I was searching, I figured out that I have an early model (-1) with pinned barrel and recessed cylinder chambers.

It is a 4" barrel model. It is in perfect condition except for the side plate, where someone engraved numbers and initials. I am trying to decide if I want to have it repaired by Smith and Wesson. They provided me a quote a few years ago of $200 to replace the sideplate and refinish the gun.

s/n 1D16XXX When was it made? Any idea on value?

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Old January 22, 2012, 03:42 PM   #4956
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Per the box it is a 38 Military & Police 5"
serial# 541977
That would make it a 4th gen 1915-1945. With the serial number probably late 30s-early 40s?
4th gens have the upgraded safety so it is safe to have all 6 loaded?
Don't use plus ammo?
Early 30's.
The 4th Change new style hammer block was in 1944. Prior to that if dropped on the hammer it could fire.
No +P.
It's great you have the box and cleaning rod and that adds more value but I noticed what appears to be some pitting/corrosion on the barrel so that will bring the price down some.

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K frame 38 S/N is K 3164xx
1957.
SN's ran from K288989 to K317822 that year.
If the original barrel was 6" it would be a K-38 Masterpiece (pre model 14), 4" or less would be a K-38 Combat Masterpiece (pre model 15).


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ser # S 580xxx
Could you double check that serial number. Make sure that 5 is not an 8.
S prefixes ran from S62469 to S333454 and S811120 to S999999.

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s/n 35xxx
See pic for serial number location:

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Old January 22, 2012, 04:19 PM   #4957
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I updated my post on the 65-1

s/n 1D16XXX

Any idea on value? I have the box, cleaning accessories, screwdriver, and original grip, which looks new.
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Old January 22, 2012, 04:20 PM   #4958
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Thanks Layton!

Early 30's means my dad wasn't the first owner. I may shop it around and see what I can trade for it, as it has no sentimental value to me. Again thanks for your information.
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Old January 22, 2012, 06:23 PM   #4959
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my mistake, the serial # is S 850xxx
5inch barrel, .38 special
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Old January 22, 2012, 06:59 PM   #4960
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Thank you Layton

It was a 6" cut down to a 3" it just says esson where the ejector stop is on the barrel and that is about a 1/2 inch from where it was cut
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Old January 22, 2012, 11:32 PM   #4961
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Model 29-3, serial number AHF 6xxx year of manufacture?
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Old January 23, 2012, 08:52 AM   #4962
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s/n 1D16XXX
SN's ran from 1D1 in 1976 to 1D30000 in 1977.
Your pics show as a red X for me.
If the side plate was not engraved and with the box/accessories, maybe $450.
It's not really worth the $200 to replace the sideplate though.

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S 850xxx
.38 Military & Police (postwar).
SN's ran from S811120 in 1945 to S999999 in 1948.
It went on to become the Model 10 when S&W began assigning model numbers around 1957.

BTW, barrel length is measured from the face of the cylinder to the end of the barrel.

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Model 29-3, serial number AHF 6xxx
1986.

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Old January 23, 2012, 09:50 AM   #4963
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S&W serial numbers

Just acquired Model 18, S# 18K58xx. Made ?
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Old January 23, 2012, 12:12 PM   #4964
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Thanks, its a little earlier than I thought
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Old January 23, 2012, 12:14 PM   #4965
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Your pics show as a red X for me.
If the side plate was not engraved and with the box/accessories, maybe $450.
It's not really worth the $200 to replace the sideplate though.
I fixed the image of the sideplate.

I paid 200 for it. What do you think it would be worth as is?
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Old January 23, 2012, 05:31 PM   #4966
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Hello everyone! Wondering if anyone new the production year for a model 10 38 sp ser#c375xxx Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!
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Old January 23, 2012, 07:31 PM   #4967
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Model 18, S# 18K58xx
1977.

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I paid 200 for it. What do you think it would be worth as is?
More then you paid.
It's hard to put a value on a gun with cosmetic damage because it may bother some folks more than others.

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ser#c375xxx
Serial numbers ran from C277555 in 1954 to C402923 in 1956.

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Old January 23, 2012, 08:00 PM   #4968
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cool!!! Thank you very much!!!
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Old January 24, 2012, 01:38 AM   #4969
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.38 S&W with British Proofs

Hey guys hopefully yall can help,
I have a .38 cal. S&W revolver serial number 687237 with British Proofs on the barrel, frame, and cylinder.
I was wondering if someone could tell me a little background, what year it was made in and approximate value. Attachment 77959Attachment 77960

Thanks in advance

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Old January 24, 2012, 12:06 PM   #4970
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Model 29-2

Have question as to year...serial number is N424xxx. any help would be appreciated. To my knowledge it was purchased in mid 70's Thanks
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Old January 24, 2012, 05:59 PM   #4971
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serial number 687237 with British Proofs
It's a .38/200 British Service Revolver (Model K-200).
These were sold to the British from 1940 to 1945. Yours dates from the first or second year.
I really don't know what the value on it would be but based on the condition, less than $500....

Note, the chambering is 38 S&W, not to be confused with 38 Special.

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N4xxxxx ran from 1977 to 1978.

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Old January 26, 2012, 03:50 PM   #4972
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S&W 19

I just purchased 2 S&W model 19s and would like some help finding date of manufacture. The first is a S&W 19-3, blued 4", serial number 2K46XXX. The second is a S&W 19-6, Nickel 6", serial number BBF8XXX. Would appreciate all the info I can get. Thanks!

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Old January 26, 2012, 04:50 PM   #4973
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Needing a date on an I-frame, 32 S&W long Regulation & Police Target, 6" barrel with adjustable rear sights, serial number 5049XX. Best guess is somewhere mid-late 20's to mid 30's. Would like to narrow that down if possible.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old January 26, 2012, 07:17 PM   #4974
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2K46XXX. BBF8XXX
2K46xxx = 1971
BBF8xxx = 1988

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serial number 5049XX
The SCSW doesn't break the serial numbers down any further then 260000 in 1917 to 536000 in 1942.

However, it does list some sold to the MSP in 1929 in the 508000 to 509000 serial number range.

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Old January 26, 2012, 07:25 PM   #4975
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Just picked it up today wondering if you guys could help me BBJ5XXX
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