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Old February 4, 2012, 10:16 PM   #5001
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What a great resource!
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Old February 5, 2012, 03:06 PM   #5002
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smith wesson model 42 how old is it?

CDA 6568
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Old February 5, 2012, 06:19 PM   #5003
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I hope this isn't asking for too many in my first post here, and I apologize if asking about S&W autos in this subforum is verboten. ...But I'm asking if you would be kind enough to help date my 3rd gen auto roster:

Model 908: UBZ0xxx
Model 3913: TEM2xxx
Model 5904: THC6xxx
Model 5904: TYC9xxx
Model 5904: TFR9xxx
Model 4013: TVF7xxx
Model 4006: TFM7xxx
Model 410: VHN6xxx
Model 4506: TVB2xxx

Thanks so much.
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Old February 5, 2012, 10:29 PM   #5004
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Model 908: UBZ0xxx
Model 3913: TEM2xxx
Model 5904: THC6xxx
Model 5904: TYC9xxx
Model 5904: TFR9xxx
Model 4013: TVF7xxx
Model 4006: TFM7xxx
Model 410: VHN6xxx
Model 4506: TVB2xxx
Most all from the same time period.
Model 908: UBZ0xxx = Not listed but would be 1996 or later. Call S&W customer service, they'll give the DOB over the phone for free.
Model 3913: TEM2xxx = 1989/90
Model 5904: THC6xxx = 1991
Model 5904: TYC9xxx = 1992
Model 5904: TFR9xxx = 1991
Model 4013: TVF7xxx = 1992
Model 4006: TFM7xxx = 1990
Model 410: VHN6xxx = 1998
Model 4506: TVB2xxx = 1991

Jim
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Old February 6, 2012, 12:54 AM   #5005
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Serial Number help Please

Hi All,

First post here, I'm a Colt guy that ended up in the wrong neighborhood,,, and acquired a S&W 10-5 4" Blue wood grips in box all papers and wrapper today and have been trying to check serial numbers which isn't an easy task.

the gun is also what I think is referred to as a pinned barrel and is in factory New condition, as in only been fired at factory (not a novice here).

I have seen info on "D" serials but this is a 3D28*** so I'm lost here and could use some help

Also it's a tapered barrel

Crane says 45814 and then below that is F21

and THANK YOU FOR ANY HELP!

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Old February 6, 2012, 01:29 PM   #5006
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Thanks for the dates of manufacture!

Thank you for the information on the dates of manufacture. The .38 spl. built in 1956 looks brand new, my 15 yr old grandson and 17 yr. old granddaughter and i spent yesterday afternoon learning gun safety and shooting targets and sawblades starting with the single shot .22s. Later he put a few dozen wadcutters through his great-grandma's handgun.
My father bought the M29 new, I am the fourth son, he gave it to me before he went to be with his maker. It is nothing but fun to shoot.
Again thank you for the information.
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Old February 6, 2012, 06:40 PM   #5007
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3D28***
1978.
Serial numbers ran from 2D80001 to 3D99999 that year.

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Old February 6, 2012, 07:41 PM   #5008
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S&W Model 10-6 DOB???

Fellas I just picked up a S&W Model 10-6 and I'd like to know the DOB.
SN: C917XXX

Thanks!
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Old February 6, 2012, 09:56 PM   #5009
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Figured it out...

I just searched this thread a little more thoroughly and it looks like my S&W 10-6 was born between 1966 and 1967....

This is a great thread!
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Old February 6, 2012, 11:17 PM   #5010
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1978.
Serial numbers ran from 2D80001 to 3D99999 that year.

Jim

Thanks Jim!

Bought that S&W book last night online just gotta wait now,,,,
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Old February 8, 2012, 02:29 PM   #5011
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Smith & wesson 686-6 plus?

Just bought a new(to me) revolver 686-6 since it is 7 rounds does that make it a plus?
Trying to get the age of this pistol

Serial number is CJW6XXX

is that enough info or do you need more data?

thanks!

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Old February 8, 2012, 06:12 PM   #5012
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model 48-4 , 6 inch

A model 48-4 just fell onto my bench.
# is 221K xxx.
It does not appear in my book , any ideas about dob?
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Old February 8, 2012, 06:31 PM   #5013
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Serial number is CJW6XXX
Book only covers to 2004. Yours is after that. You'll can call S&W's customer service and they'll give you the DOB over the phone for free.

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

The 7 shot is a "plus" model.

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221K xxx.
1982.
SN's ran from 125K000 to 269K999 that year.

Jim
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Old February 8, 2012, 11:00 PM   #5014
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Book only covers to 2004. Yours is after that. You'll can call S&W's customer service and they'll give you the DOB over the phone for free.

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

The 7 shot is a "plus" model.


Great! Thanks for the info.
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Old February 9, 2012, 09:25 PM   #5015
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FYI for anyone with same type of serial number

CJW6xxx
4-2006.

what is interesting to me is that the 686-7 were 2004 and after.

so my 686-6 plus is 4-2006
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Old February 9, 2012, 11:56 PM   #5016
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I heard about this.

I heard about this and thought I would give a try.
I have a SW 19-4
SN 87K3215
Can you give me DOB? Thx

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Old February 10, 2012, 04:02 AM   #5017
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221K xxx.

1982.
SN's ran from 125K000 to 269K999 that year.
Thank you Jim.
Which edition do you have?

JT
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Old February 10, 2012, 08:14 AM   #5018
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SWSC help

I feel pretty ignorant. Can you help? I have the SWSC latest version. But I don't see where you get the SNs the way you do. In each model # section it gives done data TI help bracket years based on engineering changes etc. Where is the section that gives SN Ranges by model and year? Also can you give them for older models? I have a SW .32 Long Model of 1903 1st change SN 28424. Can you date this? Thx. Mike

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Old February 10, 2012, 06:06 PM   #5019
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DOB Please

S&W Model 10 (four screw) Ser # 477,xxx

Can anyone help with a year of manufacture?

Thanks, G.
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Old February 11, 2012, 08:48 PM   #5020
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I have a SW 19-4
SN 87K3215
1980.
SN's ran from 57K0001 to 91K6800 that year.

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Which edition do you have?
1st and 3rd.

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I have a SW .32 Long Model of 1903 1st change SN 28424.
SN's ran from 19426 in 1904 to 51126 in 1906.

The serial numbers start on page 395. Only certain (later) models give the serial numbers by year, and even that is only approximate. The older models are only a date range. You would have to pay for a "letter" from S&W to get the ship date and other history by serial number.

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Ser # 477,xxx
If there is no letter prefix with that number, then around mid 1920's.

Jim
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Old February 11, 2012, 10:03 PM   #5021
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I need some help with a serial number. I have a c before the serial number but its about an inch away from the numbers. Is it part of the serial number?
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Old February 12, 2012, 03:40 PM   #5022
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S&W 38 special

I am trying to age my late grandfather's pistol. It is a S&W .38 special. It has a V on it, and then separately it has 4417XX. Can anyone give me any general ideas for date range?
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Old February 12, 2012, 06:59 PM   #5023
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I have a c before the serial number but its about an inch away from the numbers. Is it part of the serial number?
Yes.
The "C" prefix was used from 1948 to 1967.

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It has a V on it, and then separately it has 4417XX.
.38 Military & Police "Victory" models were made during WWII. Yours would be around 1943.

Jim
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Old February 12, 2012, 07:09 PM   #5024
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Thank you. What about c3576xx .38 model 10 I think but it doesn't say.
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Old February 12, 2012, 07:23 PM   #5025
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SN's ran from C277555 in 1954 to C402923 in 1956.
It's a 38 Military & Police which became the Model 10 when S&W began assigning/stamping model numbers ~1957.

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