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Old June 9, 2012, 02:37 PM   #5376
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Just picked up a model 60 no dash pinned barrel SN#626xxx any info much appreciated.
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Old June 10, 2012, 07:47 AM   #5377
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Just picked up a model 60 no dash pinned barrel SN#626xxx any info much appreciated.
Early Model 60s were numbered in the same range as the Model 36 and a few other J-frames. SNs ran from 295,000 in 1962 to 786544 in 1969. No further detail is given in the SCSW serial numbers listing, but the Model 60 wasn't introduced until 1965, so that narrows it down a bit.
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Old June 10, 2012, 11:37 PM   #5378
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Hey Y'all
Woderning about my 38 S. & w.Special CTG
V138XXX
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Old June 10, 2012, 11:38 PM   #5379
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maybe someone could help me with mine. Its a model 37 with serial number 1436xx
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Old June 11, 2012, 07:05 AM   #5380
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V138XXX
You have a .38 Military & Police (the gun that later became the Model 10) manufactured during WW2 (approx. 1942 to 1945) S&W used the "V" prefix to stand for Victory against the Axis powers. SNs started at V1 and ran up to SV811832, so yours would have been of somewhat early production and 1942 is a reasonable guess as to the actual year. That part is important because it would have the older hammer safety design that makes the gun less safe - not completely unsafe, but less safe - to carry with all six chambers loaded. The newer hammer block safety was introduced at SN V769000 and the "V" changed to "SV". Some guns were returned to S&W to have the new safety retrofitted - these have an "S" stamp on the sideplate and butt.

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Between 1958 and 1962. The SN range was 125000 to 295000
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Old June 11, 2012, 11:29 AM   #5381
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Thanks so much FlyFish. Do you know whats its worth in perfect condition?
It looks like it just came out of the box.
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Old June 11, 2012, 03:02 PM   #5382
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Hi I am from Germany.
I have a S&M 19-3, 2K781xx
What's his age?
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Old June 11, 2012, 04:11 PM   #5383
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1FastZ - Model 37s usually don't command high prices, but based on the age and condition of yours, I'd say somewhere around $600 to $650 to the right buyer, more if you have the box that it looks like it just came out of.

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Old June 11, 2012, 08:02 PM   #5384
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yup I have the original box also so it looks like I have the best of both.
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Old June 12, 2012, 11:19 PM   #5385
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What about 7k27###? It is a S&W 19-3 to the best of my knowledge. Can you tell me the year?
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Old June 13, 2012, 08:01 AM   #5386
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Are you guys sayin' I should have bought the book!
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Old June 13, 2012, 11:06 AM   #5387
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Nope, just sometimes need to tend to other business for a while.
7K27XXX would be 1975.
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Old June 13, 2012, 01:37 PM   #5388
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Nice old Model 10

Hi,
Ive been lurking and learning here for a while and now I have a question. I stopped at my LGS to pick up my Talo 3-5-7 and my dealer had just taken in a Model 10 that he had not even finished the paper work on. It looks like in has never been fired and had 9 of the 1980's plastic USAC 38 rounds with it. Well I just had to have it and now I wonder when it may have been made? Any help would be appreciated. Serial # is D873XX.
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Old June 13, 2012, 08:43 PM   #5389
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Thanks in advance!

Hi, I have a Model 5906
Serial Number VBJ50xx
Would like to know the year it was made
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Old June 13, 2012, 08:54 PM   #5390
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Serial # is D873XX
1976-1977 serials ran D870001-D999999

i'd guess it was closer to first quarter of '76

iamtomstone..the semi autos are harder to date by serial than revolvers..
also anything after 1980 is harder to date as that's when smith changed their numbering system..

with that said..

in 1994 it lists a starting serial of VAMxxxx
in 1998 it lists a starting serial of VHN
certain prefixes were reserved..
thats all the info i have..maybe someone with better smith-fu
can add or clarify..

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Old June 13, 2012, 09:57 PM   #5391
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Thanks Surveyor. Those serial numbers have one more digit than mine though?
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Old June 14, 2012, 07:04 AM   #5392
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Serial # is D873XX.
1968 - the range was D1 to D90000.
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Old June 14, 2012, 08:09 AM   #5393
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yes, you are correct..
fly fish has it..
the triple aught in the 6 digit had me confused..
5 digit serials were earlier..

sorry for the confusion, just read it wrong

thanks flyfish for catching my braincramp...
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Old June 15, 2012, 12:53 AM   #5394
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I am the newest member to Firing Line and you have possibly answered this question many times, but bare with we please. I have a Smith & Wesson top break 32s&w cal s/n267258. Will someone tell me when this gun was made??
There is an old family story of one of Jessie James boys was treated by my Great-grandfather and was given the pistol as payment. No proof but a good story. Hindsight
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Old June 15, 2012, 06:30 AM   #5395
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I have a Smith & Wesson top break 32s&w cal s/n267258. Will someone tell me when this gun was made??
There were three different models of .32 S&W top-break revolvers using the same series of serial numbers, but only one had numbers that ran as high as yours, so it can only be a .32 Double Action 4th Model, manufactured between 1883 and 1909, with a sn range from 43406 to 282999.

According to Wiki, the James gang was most active from 1866 to 1876 but continued their activities for "several years" thereafter, with James himself being killed in 1882, so it's at least chronologically possible (barely), though perhaps unlikely, for the family story to be true.
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Old June 15, 2012, 06:32 AM   #5396
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thanks flyfish for catching my braincramp...
No problem. If I had a nickel for every time I've done the same thing I'd have a few more guns in the safe today!
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Old June 15, 2012, 09:07 AM   #5397
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S&W Revolver Date of MFG

I purchased a S&W 38 special CTG

ser. V 1380xx 72960

Just trying to figure out date of weapon and such any ideas if it is actually WWII pilot issue or not.


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Old June 15, 2012, 02:09 PM   #5398
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ser. V 1380xx
The serial number dates it as a "Victory" model made around 1942/43 for the military.
As far as being issued to a pilot, I suppose it's possible. I would guess his only two options would have been that or a 1911. Or maybe a model 1917 if those were still available.

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Old June 16, 2012, 07:48 AM   #5399
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Smith & Wesson 38 date of manufacture

I have Smith & Wesson number 414xxx ,can any one tell me date of manufacture?
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Old June 16, 2012, 10:21 AM   #5400
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