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Old February 25, 2008, 12:34 AM   #26
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my serial number is IMTOOCHEAPTOBUYTHEBOOK
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Old February 25, 2008, 10:09 AM   #27
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Serial # Book

Where is a good place to order the book?
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Old February 25, 2008, 12:27 PM   #28
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It's in wide circulation. As the old Madison Avenue tagline goes, you can find is anywhere that quality new books are sold.

Amazon.com has it; almost anytime I look up any book about guns, it comes up in the "Buyers who bought this book also bought..." section, even though I already bought it from them. My local Borders seemingly always has at least one copy in stock. All my local gun stores have it. You will NOT have trouble finding it.
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Old February 25, 2008, 09:34 PM   #29
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my serial number is IMTOOCHEAPTOBUYTHEBOOK
Or in my case, I only own one Smith, and wanted to know the year so I wouldn't shoot +P in an older gun and wear it out, and came to a FREE forum, to seek FREE advice from fellow gun owners who know more about Smiths than I do
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Old February 26, 2008, 12:50 AM   #30
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i know...just havin alittle fun
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Old February 27, 2008, 05:20 PM   #31
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yeah it did make me laugh a bit
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Old February 27, 2008, 06:41 PM   #32
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Could some look up a serial number for me?
Model 29-2 N7250xx
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Old March 3, 2008, 11:50 AM   #33
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I have one S&W .38, it's old, and if it's too old to shoot modern ammo can anybody advise. Year of manufacture unknown.
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Old March 3, 2008, 01:11 PM   #34
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I have one S&W .38, it's old, and if it's too old to shoot modern ammo can anybody advise. Year of manufacture unknown.
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If it's pre-model-numbered (i.e. there's no model number on the yoke frame), it's pre-1958 and .38Spl+P ammo is not recommended per the S&W "Revolvers - Modern Style" manual.

IIRC most knowledgeable folks recommend low-pressure loads for old .38S&W top-break revolvers to prevent premature wear. Reloading manuals often specify "Top Break" loads with less powder than the regular loads.

S&W made .38 caliber revolvers in several .38 calibers, 4 Hand Ejector frame sizes (I, J, K, & N), and a number of top-break configurations. An "old S&W .38" is too vague to get more specific about your particular gun. For a more comprehensive answer, please post some more info, including whether it's chambered in .38Spl, .38S&W, or .38 Long Colt.
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Old March 4, 2008, 11:18 PM   #35
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I am so sorry for another hijacking post here but I've been trying for 2 days to find some info on the only gun I possess. I know of the Smith & Wesson Handbook but could never justify the $35.00 for my single question. I have a S&W .357 65-I that my father gave to me. The serial number is 1D15xxx. I am only really interested in knowing roughly when it was made. I grew up shooting with it and am simply curious about it's age. I'm guessing early 80's but really have no idea.

I apologize again and thanks for any info.

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Old March 5, 2008, 09:25 AM   #36
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Your Model 65-1 was made in 1976-77.
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Old March 5, 2008, 11:16 AM   #37
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Check out the sticky on the revolver page on the Smith & Wesson forum.
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Old March 5, 2008, 12:03 PM   #38
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s-w manufacture date

Untill i can find and purchase that s-w blue book might i get dates on my two revolvers? S-w 64-8 serial #dax9xxx, and an older s-w classic i beleive, model 60, no dash serial #655109? thank you
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Old March 5, 2008, 12:12 PM   #39
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date

after asking for manufacture date on my 64-8 i saw the note saying where to locate date on blue box, thanks
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Old March 5, 2008, 02:03 PM   #40
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Hey I have a couple I could use help on:

S&W M-19 .357's

Other is M19-3 6K502**

One is a M19-4 2K593**

thanks!
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Old March 5, 2008, 03:20 PM   #41
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1974 and 1972, respectively. Wondering about that "-4", though...
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Old March 6, 2008, 01:43 PM   #42
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hello. I put a deposit on a S&W model 36 yesterday. The condition is close to perfect. My question is it has SN# J803XXX . Can anyone please tell me what year & anything they might know ... Thank You Very Much In Advance....
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Old March 6, 2008, 01:45 PM   #43
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Forgot to mention.. .38 cal. Blue frame, fixed sights. thanks
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Old March 6, 2008, 03:02 PM   #44
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ok...me too please!!

s&w m64-2 sn: 1d400xx

Please and thank you!!
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Old March 6, 2008, 03:05 PM   #45
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My question is it has SN# J803XXX
1981

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s&w m64-2 sn: 1d400xx
1978-79
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Old March 6, 2008, 03:14 PM   #46
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thank you

for the quick response Tamara...
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Old March 6, 2008, 03:18 PM   #47
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Old March 6, 2008, 03:42 PM   #48
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thank you for the VERY quick response. This will be my first S&W purchase, if i do eventually pick another S&W up i will p/u the book !! thanks
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Old March 9, 2008, 01:24 AM   #49
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Hello everyone!

My father just gave me my first handgun to use for protection of my first home. However it is an older model (198x) and I am trying to determine if I can use a +p round in it.

Its a S&W Air weight Bodyguard .38 spl.
Serial Number is BBT9xxx

Can someone tell date it for me, and possibly tell me if it would be dangerous/damaging to the firearm to use a +p round?
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Old March 9, 2008, 02:49 AM   #50
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i'm impressed

it's too bad s&w sn aren't readily available.

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