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Old May 13, 2012, 12:04 PM   #5301
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Can anyone help me out with a few?

Model 908 serial# TDN2444

CS40 serial# EKY8271

Model 3913 serial# VAD0869

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Old May 13, 2012, 05:56 PM   #5302
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S&W serial # help

Can some one help me with my serial number on my revolver ?

Smith & Wesson Model 66

Serial number 9K511XX
Stainless .357 Caliber with textured wood grips

What year was it made ?

Is it anything special ?

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Old May 14, 2012, 07:26 AM   #5303
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Model 908 serial# TDN2444
1989

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CS40 serial# EKY8271
No "E" prefix SNs listed for semi-autos, but CS40s were made from 1999-2002.

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Model 3913 serial# VAD0869
1994

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Serial number 9K511XX
1981
Nothing special, other than being a very nice revolver, and yours should be P&R, which makes it somewhat more desirable than later production. As you may know, it's the stainless version of the very highly regarded Model 19.
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Old May 14, 2012, 07:50 AM   #5304
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Thank you FlyFish for the info.

Please explain to me what you mean by P&R ?

Any pics of what you are talking about will help me understand also

I am a novice at this stuff

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Old May 14, 2012, 08:41 AM   #5305
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P&R refers to "pinned" and "recessed." Originally, S&W revolvers had a small pin through the top of the frame securing the barrel, and on the magnum and rimfire calibers the cylinders were counterbored to the diameter of the cartridge rim so that the case head fit flush with the back of the cylinder. There's a good photo of these and other S&W identifying characteristics here. In 1982, these features were eliminated as a cost saving measure (rimfire cylinders are still recessed). S&W collectors, even casual collectors like me, tend to be willing to pay more for P&R era revolvers, in part because they ain't making them that way any more (certainly true) and in part because some feel the products were of better quality back then (debatable).
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Old May 14, 2012, 08:50 AM   #5306
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Thank you FlyFish very much
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Old May 14, 2012, 11:43 AM   #5307
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Old May 14, 2012, 01:13 PM   #5308
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Age of my Model 60

I have a no dash Model 60, .38, serial number ANR7XXX - I would appreciate it if someone could let me know manufacture year. Lost my catalog and the new one has not come in yet. Thanks a lot
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Old May 14, 2012, 02:42 PM   #5309
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It looks like I have a stainless 4 inch bbl S&W Model 66 .357 Mag made in 1981 that is pinned and recessed with adjustable sights,square butt, 3 screw frame with a .265 sevice stell hammer nose mounted firing pin and smooth wood grips.
It is in very good shape.

Does it sound like a good deal at $400 ?

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Old May 14, 2012, 04:09 PM   #5310
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586 AEA44XX

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Old May 14, 2012, 07:07 PM   #5311
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Model 60, .38, serial number ANR7XXX
1986/87.
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Does it sound like a good deal at $400 ?
Yes!
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586 AEA44XX
1984.

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Old May 14, 2012, 07:20 PM   #5312
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hi i have a pre model 15 with serial number K 2234xx. wondering what year this is? thanks
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Old May 14, 2012, 07:24 PM   #5313
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1954.
SN's ran from K210096 to K231255 that year.

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Old May 14, 2012, 08:20 PM   #5314
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Old May 14, 2012, 11:46 PM   #5315
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how old is my H&R

Hi im new to this site, so i hope some one can help me. I just picked up an old looking gun and before i do any restoration i want to c how old it really is. Its a H&R Model 732 S&W .32 L Serial is" AT150*** any info would be great thanks.
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Old May 15, 2012, 02:14 PM   #5316
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Just picked up my first Model 27-2, can someone help me date it. Thanks in advance. N3494XX
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Old May 15, 2012, 02:39 PM   #5317
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Its a H&R Model 732 S&W .32 L Serial is" AT150*** any info would be great thanks.
Most of us here are getting our serial number information from the Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson (SCSW), which is limited to S&W firearms. There's some serial number info available for Colt, Winchester, and some other brands at www.proofhouse.com, and Ruger provides sn info on their web site for their own products. I'm not aware of any sn resource for H&R, but maybe someone else has info.

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Old May 16, 2012, 03:57 AM   #5318
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Thanks

Thanks ive been all over the net and called every gun shop in about a 100 mile radious and no one can help me figure it out but thanks
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Old May 16, 2012, 07:36 AM   #5319
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Have you tried contacting Customer Service at H&R? They've been part of Marlin since 2000, so I don't know what they might have in the way of records on older serial numbers, but you might get lucky and find someone who's willing to help you. www.hr1871.com
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Old May 18, 2012, 02:50 AM   #5320
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Can some one help me with serial number on my revolver ?

Smith & Wesson Model 36

Serial number J2605XX
2" barrel

What year was it made ?



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Old May 18, 2012, 06:41 AM   #5321
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Serial number J2605XX
1975

Are you anywhere near Lake Maggiore? I was there in March on the way from Zurich to Aosta - beautiful area.
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Old May 18, 2012, 03:08 PM   #5322
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Yes I am from Varese 10 miles from Lago Maggiore.
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Old May 21, 2012, 01:44 PM   #5323
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I inherited a S&W .357 magnum from my grandfather a few years ago. He had the gun for over 40 years that I know. I cannot find a model number but I find 2 different numbers on the inside of the cylinder opens.

S 164440
77286

Any assistance in dating this gun is appreciated.

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Old May 21, 2012, 02:08 PM   #5324
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I inherited a S&W .357 magnum from my grandfather a few years ago. He had the gun for over 40 years that I know. I cannot find a model number but I find 2 different numbers on the inside of the cylinder opens.

S 164440
77286
Not too much info to go on, but in this case I think it's enough. First, the serial number of the gun is S164440 - any other numbers are called "assembly numbers" and are used to track fitted parts during manufacture but have no further significance. The "S" series of serial numbers was used only for N-frame revolvers from 1946 to 1970.

Your number would date the gun to the 1956-57 period, and there were only two N-frame .357s being manufactured at that time: the .357 Magnum Model of 1950 and the Highway Patrolman. These became the Model 27 and Model 28, respectively, when S&W started using model numbers in 1957. They're essentially the same gun with different finishes. The pre-Model 27 was the fancier of the two, with a highly polished finish and fancy checkering on the topstrap; the pre-Model 28 had more of a satin finish and lacked the checkering.

So, putting all that together, you've got a pre-27 or pre-28 from 1956 or perhaps early 1957. It should be straightforward to determine which, and either way it's a real desirable piece if in good condition.
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Old May 21, 2012, 06:05 PM   #5325
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Thanks for the help in dating the gun.
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