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Old May 31, 2012, 06:03 PM   #5351
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I just bought a Smith-Wesson 625-8 Performance Center with the serial CRY****. Could anyone help me place the approx date of manufacture?

Also, does anyone else know if the 625 Jerry Miculek grips are any wider and more handfilling that the ugly technicolor grips that come with the gun?
CRY prefix would make it mid-2004. Sorry, can't help on the grip question.
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Old May 31, 2012, 06:34 PM   #5352
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Can anyone tell me model and year of two smith and wesson and also what kind of ammo I can shoot in them one is a 38 airweight sn#31648 on chassis 102854 on butt and the other is a 38 clg 6 shot sn#56509 chassis 374479 on butt
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Old May 31, 2012, 06:55 PM   #5353
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102854 on butt and the other is a 38 clg 6 shot 374479 on butt
Not allot to go on but the number on the butt is the serial number.
The chambering is stamped on the side of the barrel, .38 S&W Spl. or .38 S&W Special would be 38 Special, just 38 S&W would be just that. (not 38 special).
The CTG stands for cartridge.
Since you stated SN 374479 is a 6 shot 38 then it's likely a 38 Military & Police (pre model 10) made around the early/mid 1920's. That's assuming there are no other letter prefixes with that SN. such as "K" or "D", etc.

The 38 Airweight I assume is a 5 shot and would be a Chiefs Special Airweight (pre model 37) made in 1956.

Both would be 38 Special.

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Old May 31, 2012, 07:18 PM   #5354
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thanks layton1

Guns from father in law nypd any idea on ammo safe to shoot hear alot about +p rounds
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Old May 31, 2012, 07:40 PM   #5355
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6shot does say 38 s+w special on barrel numbers stamped on frame when cylinder is open looks like ko 56509 under that stamped 3
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Old June 1, 2012, 06:42 PM   #5356
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Guns from father in law nypd any idea on ammo safe to shoot hear alot about +p rounds
The age of the M&P and the Airweight being an older aluminum frame gun, I would recommend avoiding +P.

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Old June 2, 2012, 07:43 AM   #5357
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Thanks for your help Jim
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Old June 2, 2012, 01:30 PM   #5358
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I'd like help on the age of these. Guess it's time to but "The Book" Thanks Rick

Model 60 S/N R140***
Model 66-2 AZE8***
Model 686-5 CDC0***
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Old June 2, 2012, 02:51 PM   #5359
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Model 60 S/N R140***
Model 66-2 AZE8***
Model 686-5 CDC0***
R140*** = SN's ran from R100000 in 1974 to R190000 in 1977.
AZE8*** = 1988.
CDC0*** = 1999.

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Old June 3, 2012, 11:04 PM   #5360
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Need some help

I have a nickle saftey hammerless with pearl grips it is a .38 S&W with a 2 inch barrel. the front site is installed over the word Springfeild and "usa pat'd feb oct. 2 83 two aug. 4 86" in along the top of the barrel behind the rear site. The inside of the grip says cheif special 38. The serial number on the bottom of the pistol is 58754. What do I have?
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Old June 4, 2012, 05:10 PM   #5361
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Smith Wesson 5906 serial number help!!

Dear Friends I need your help, I search the pages but I couldn' t find it.
VYK 89xx.......?
VDA 47.........? Thank you..
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Old June 4, 2012, 05:20 PM   #5362
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I have a nickle saftey hammerless
The SN dates it to a 3rd model. Serial numbers ran from 42484 in 1890 to 116002 in 1898. The barrel has been shortened. The grips... who knows..

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VYK 89xx.......?
VDA 47.........?
5906's were made from 1989 to 1999. The V prefixes started in 1994.

You would have to call S&W customer service to get a closer date. They will give you the DOB over the phone free.

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Old June 4, 2012, 05:38 PM   #5363
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Thank you for your help Dear Laytonj1..
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Old June 4, 2012, 06:42 PM   #5364
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Buying a gun, just getting information

Hello, I am buying a used model 36 revolver, and was wondering if someone could look up the serial number for me. They guy who is selling is said the serial number is 609xx.

Thanks!

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Old June 4, 2012, 10:56 PM   #5365
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What about a model 29-3 serial AYC040#
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Old June 5, 2012, 07:27 AM   #5366
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Hello, I am buying a used model 36 revolver, and was wondering if someone could look up the serial number for me. They guy who is selling is said the serial number is 609xx.
It can't, strictly speaking, be a Model 36 because they started using that numbered model designation at SN 125000. Assuming he gave you the correct SN, it would be a Chiefs Special (pre-Model 36) produced in 1955.

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What about a model 29-3 serial AYC040#
They were using the "AY" prefix a bit out of order at the time, but it would appear to be either very late 1987 or very early 1988 (which is also the same year the 29-4 came out).
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Old June 5, 2012, 08:50 AM   #5367
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Dear friends ; I need your help,thank you.
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Old June 5, 2012, 09:25 AM   #5368
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BRN prefix would be 1994.
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Old June 5, 2012, 12:57 PM   #5369
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Thank you!

Jim,

Thank you for providing the information. I figured it was a modification on the barrel.

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Old June 5, 2012, 03:19 PM   #5370
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Old June 6, 2012, 07:21 AM   #5371
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Thank you for your help Dear FlyFish .
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Old June 7, 2012, 09:35 AM   #5372
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Help?? dateing smith

New to this site just registered, I have a smith and wesson 38 special, serial #K753109 on butt,,MOD 14-2 on frame with cylinder open, six shot, 90+% blue, six in barrel.. Can anyone help dating this and educated guess as to the worth?? thanks Jim
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Old June 7, 2012, 11:24 AM   #5373
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I have a smith and wesson 38 special, serial #K753109 on butt,,MOD 14-2 on frame with cylinder open, six shot, 90+% blue, six in barrel.. Can anyone help dating this and educated guess as to the worth??
James - Your Model 14 was manufactured in 1967. As you may know, prior to 1957 this model was known as the K-38 Target Masterpiece and was considered the "standard" among centerfire target revolvers back in the day before semi-autos took over in target competition. They're great guns - I have a couple and they're among my most enjoyable revolvers to take to the range. It was designed to handle similarly to the .22 LR version (K-22 Masterpiece, which became the Model 17) and the .32 S&W version (K-32 Masterpiece, which became the Model 16).

Condition is important, particularly in a gun model that typically doesn't get carried, and if your gun really is only 90% or a bit more its value will suffer accordingly. Prices also vary a good bit geographically. Around here (northeast) I'd expect to see it priced at $400 to $450, but that would go up by $100 or more if the condition really is better than 90%.
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Old June 7, 2012, 09:56 PM   #5374
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Howdy folks, I'm new to the area of revolvers. Just bought a used Smith & Wesson Model 10-6 .38 Special. It's got a 4" barrel, 6 shot cylinder and the serial # stamped on the butt is D263209. Also stamped into the cylinder hinge is 64122. it's very clean, only has a few rust spots on the back of the frame and the steel trigger and hammer is tarnished.

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Old June 8, 2012, 06:04 AM   #5375
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Just bought a used Smith & Wesson Model 10-6 .38 Special. It's got a 4" barrel, 6 shot cylinder and the serial # stamped on the butt is D263209.
The Model 10 is the successor to the .38 Military & Police, which dates back to around the turn of the century (last century, that is). The 10-6 was made from 1962 to 1976, at the same time as the 10-5 (heavy barrel and tapered barrel, respectively). The sn dates your gun to 1970. The numbers stamped on the yoke are known as "assembly numbers" used to track fitted parts in the factory; they have no significance. As you probably know, those are not the original grips. If you wanted to restore it to its original appearance the correct grips are readily available.
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