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Old March 9, 2012, 09:24 AM   #5151
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Engraved Smith Model 57???

Hey guys I was recently given this gorgeous Smith Model 57. I know nothing about Smiths but now have a growing interest. If anyone could give me any info on this pistol I'd greatly appreciate it.

This appears hand engraved, is this correct? A very very ballpark idea of what they might be valued at? Does Smith designate engraved pistols by "grade"?

The serial number is N707XXX, mfg date? MANY THANKS Y'ALL!



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Old March 9, 2012, 11:56 AM   #5152
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I just purchased a used S&W Model 67 .38 Special.
The serial number is 6K58XXX.
Can anyone tell me what year it was made and if it is rated for +P??
Made in 1974. According to S&W it is safe to use with +P ammunition.

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My serial number on the snub .357 is 21K81XX.
S/N indicates a K-frame with adjustable rear sight made in 1977. Chambered in .357 Magnum it must be either a model 19 (blued or nickeled carbon steel) or a model 66 (stainless steel). The model number will be stamped inside the frame below where the barrel screws into the frame, visible when the cylinder is swung out.

Since you call it a snub it most likely has the 2 1/2" barrel (measured from cylinder face to muzzle). During the '70s and into the early '80s these revolvers were very popular as duty sidearms for police officers working in plainclothes.

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The serial number is N707XXX, mfg date? MANY THANKS Y'AL
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Made in 1980. It appears to have good quality hand engraving (good sharp photos by the way). I don't know enough about engraving to say if it was done at the factory or done later by another engraver. This is a case where you want to get a factory letter which would indicate if it was factory engraved. Go to the website www.smith-wesson.com and there should be a link to direct you where to write.
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Old March 9, 2012, 01:39 PM   #5153
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thank you VERY much Dave! You're a great help. I'll take your advice and attain a factory letter.
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Old March 9, 2012, 03:17 PM   #5154
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I'll take your advice and attain a factory letter.
cat9x, I was looking into getting a factory letter for one of my own S&Ws, since i was on the web page anyway I copied and pasted the link.

http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/w...4_757812_image
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Old March 10, 2012, 02:00 PM   #5155
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Dave,

I have what I think is a fairly desirable M 27. Its a 27-2, 5" barrel, nickle plated, TT/TH, solid (no red insert in the front/no white outline in the rear) adjustable rear sight/ramp front, the cylinders are recessed and the barrel is pinned.

Serial number range is N 6275XX. Std S&W oversize 'target' grip panels are not serial numbered to the frame.

Can you tell me a bit more?

Thanks,

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Old March 10, 2012, 04:08 PM   #5156
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Old S&W 22

Hey Guys,

I have an old .22lr, I believe it is a 22/32 built on an I frame. It has adjustable sights and a 4" barrel, serial # 532xxx

What can you tell me about it?

Thanks, 5 Stand Dan
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Old March 10, 2012, 06:53 PM   #5157
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I have what I think is a fairly desirable M 27. Its a 27-2, 5" barrel, nickle plated, TT/TH, solid (no red insert in the front/no white outline in the rear) adjustable rear sight/ramp front, the cylinders are recessed and the barrel is pinned.

Serial number range is N 6275XX. Std S&W oversize 'target' grip panels are not serial numbered to the frame.

Can you tell me a bit more?

Thanks,

salty
Well, I never saw a 27 I didn't like, but you do have an unusual combination of features. I'm away from home at present and don't have access to my reference books, but from memory the s/n dates it to around 1980.

The stocks not being numbered to the revolver is correct for the time frame, as S&W stopped doing that around the mid to late 1970s. I believe they dropped the 3 1/2" and 5" barrel options in 1979, which doesn't quite jibe with the s/n. It could easily happen that someone in 1980 special-ordered a 5" barrel and S&W still had some in stock.

Pinned and recessed makes it more desirable. Generally buyers will pay a bit more for the TT/TH. I prefer the feel of a standard serrated trigger but that is just personal preference. Nickel is less commonly seen than blue. Not sure if it carries a premium, it really depends on what the buyer likes and wants. Nickel is very attractive, but then so is the S&W bright blue.

The 5" barrel on the N-frame .357 was a favorite of Skeeter Skelton. It does have a "just right" look on the N frame. I passed up a blued one in around 95% condition for $550 a year or so back and have regretted it ever since.
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Old March 10, 2012, 09:00 PM   #5158
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I have an old .22lr, I believe it is a 22/32 built on an I frame. It has adjustable sights and a 4" barrel, serial # 532xxx
The description/serial number fits for a .22/32 Kit Gun (Prewar).
Serial numbers ran from 525670 in 1935 to 536684 in 1941.

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Old March 10, 2012, 09:17 PM   #5159
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625-6 Mountain Gun .45LC

Hi There,

I'm looking into purchasing a 625-6 .45lc mountain gun. On one side of the barrel it says .45 colt, and the other side says "Mountain Gun". The serial number is CAN92**. It's a 4" barrel (I believe). I'm mostly looking to find out what year it's from, and whether or not it's a pre-lock. I don't have it in front of me, or else I'd just look at it.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old March 11, 2012, 02:54 PM   #5160
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does sombody want to give me a date of my s&w .38?

serial numbers are 912491, 5 inch barell
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Old March 12, 2012, 05:21 PM   #5161
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The serial number is CAN92**.
1996. It would be a pre lock.

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serial numbers are 912491
Assuming there is no letter prefix with that number, around 1941.

Jim
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Old March 13, 2012, 11:14 AM   #5162
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Thank You

That says it all.

Many thanks,

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Old March 13, 2012, 03:30 PM   #5163
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Model 28 Highway Patrolman

I inherited my late father's S&W Model 28 Highway Patrolman, 4" barrel, and am interested in finding the date of mfg.
ETA: No dash.

The S/N is S202592

Thanks for your help.
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Old March 13, 2012, 05:22 PM   #5164
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The S/N is S202592
SN's ran from S194500 in 1959 to S206999 in 1960.

Jim
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Old March 13, 2012, 06:29 PM   #5165
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The S/N is S202592
SN's ran from S194500 in 1959 to S206999 in 1960.
Thanks Jim
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Old March 14, 2012, 11:07 AM   #5166
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S&W Model 67

TO: Dave Anderson: Many Thanks for the info!!!! Figured it was before 1980!!! Seems like it was around 1980 they quit doing the pinned in barrel, if I remember right!!! Does anyone have any idea what it might be worth??? It has only minor surface wear, is Stainless and has the original S&W wood grips, would classify it at a minimum of 85 to 90 percent!!!
Thanx and Happy shooting!!!
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Old March 14, 2012, 12:48 PM   #5167
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Another Model 36

My Model 36 no dash is serial number 286xxx. From what I've been able to find reading all the posts, this gun should be about a 1961 model. Can anyone verify this?
An aquaintance that won't tell me much about the gun wants to give me $400 for it in OKC. The gun is blue and VGC.
Deal or no deal??
Thanks for the help
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Old March 14, 2012, 06:21 PM   #5168
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My Model 36 no dash is serial number 286xxx
SN's started at 295000 in 1962 so 61 could be correct.
In VGC $400 sounds okay. If it was in minty condition (no finish wear) I would be looking for more.

Jim
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Old March 14, 2012, 08:04 PM   #5169
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I wouldn't call it minty. It's got some holster wear.





Looks better in person than it does with the crappy camera flash

In the top picture do y'all think that line inbetween the grips and the trigger guard is from a holster strap? It's a perfectly straight line. I'll try to get a better pic of it.

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Old March 15, 2012, 10:02 PM   #5170
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ID and date this handgun?

Hi Folks,

Any date/model on this .32 S&W 5-shooter?

S/N 156594

Attachment 79801

Attachment 79802

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Old March 16, 2012, 07:18 AM   #5171
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ddalva,
I've got one of those in blue. my grandpa carried it as a deputy back in the 1930s. I like to get more info on it too.
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Old March 16, 2012, 05:05 PM   #5172
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Any date/model on this .32 S&W 5-shooter?

S/N 156594
.32 Double Action 4th Model.
SN's ran from 43406 in 1883 to 282999 in 1909.

Jim
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Old March 17, 2012, 10:54 PM   #5173
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Terrier DOB

745xx is SN on butt, late I frame with ramp front sight, caliber .38 S&W (NOT 38 Spl); 4 screw; 2" (or 1 7/8") bbl.
DOB would be much appreciated! Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
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Old March 18, 2012, 03:27 PM   #5174
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745xx is SN on butt
SN's ran from 54474 in 1948 to 122678 in 1974.
The improved I frame (4 screw) began in 1953 with the 4th screw (upper sideplate) eliminated in 1955.

Jim
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Old March 19, 2012, 10:48 PM   #5175
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old smithy military .38 special

The serial number is 8828X. only five numbers. Double action revolver in .38 special cal. It has "US ServiceCTG'S" on the barrel.

Does anyone have any information about this gun? Date of manufacture?
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