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Old June 16, 2012, 02:42 PM   #5401
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I just picked up a S&W model 581 #ABJ38XX I would appreciate if someone could date it for me!

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Old June 16, 2012, 03:09 PM   #5402
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SW 5906 serial number ?

Dear laytonj1 can you help me again?
vyj 73xx.....
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Old June 16, 2012, 06:15 PM   #5403
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I have Smith & Wesson number 414xxx
Is the chambering .38 S&W Special (Spl) or just 38 S&W on the side of the barrel? Is it a 5 or 6 shot? Is there a letter prefix or suffix with that number?
Take the serial number from the underside of the frames grip butt.
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model 581 #ABJ38XX
1982.
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vyj 73xx
5906's ran from 1989 to 1999. V prefixes started in 1994. Yours is likely near the end of the production run.
S&W's customer service can tell you the DOB over the phone for free.

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Old June 16, 2012, 06:30 PM   #5404
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Thanks Jim!!! She's a year younger than me.... hehe
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Old June 16, 2012, 08:46 PM   #5405
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Help dating a S&W 32

I have a five shot S&W revolver. On the side of the barrel it has 32 S.&W. CTG
Serial number on bottom of grip and chamber is 119175. Various patent dates appear on the top of the barrel the last being AUG.4.85. It also indicates SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD MASS. U.S.A.
Can anyone help with any information on this revolver?
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Old June 16, 2012, 09:06 PM   #5406
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Serial number on bottom of grip and chamber is 119175
Is it a break-top revolver (barrel tips down to load/unload). If so, does it have a grip safety and concealed hammer or exposed hammer?

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Old June 16, 2012, 09:19 PM   #5407
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It is break-top with grip safety and concealed hammer.
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Old June 17, 2012, 12:17 AM   #5408
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Thanks Flyfish,maybe the old DOC really did treat a member of the James Boys.
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Old June 17, 2012, 08:21 AM   #5409
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Model 60 info

Hi all new to the forum. Looking at a Model 60 .38 S&W SPL and wondering the age. Serial number is R261xxx. Any info would be appreciated.

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Old June 17, 2012, 10:06 AM   #5410
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Looking for a Mfg Date

Hey all - I inherited a .38 S&W Special CTG sn: C 241845. I'm looking for mfg date, model #, approx. value, etc. It has a 4" barrel and looks to be in great condition with original grips. Any info would be appreciated.

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Old June 17, 2012, 10:57 AM   #5411
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S&W 38 special

I have a S&W 38 special revolver , 6 inch barrel , 6 shot, serial number 414xxx, no letter in front of number,can anyone date this gun for me?
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Old June 17, 2012, 12:36 PM   #5412
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It is break-top with grip safety and concealed hammer
.32 Safety Hammerless 2nd Model.
Serial numbers ran from 91418 in 1902 to 170000 in 1909.

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R261xxx
Serial numbers ran from R220000 in 1979 to R280000 in 1980.
The model 60 is the stainless steel version of the model 36.
Production started in 1965 to present. In 1996 S&W redesigned the frame to chamber the 357 magnum cartridge.

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.38 S&W Special CTG sn: C 241845.
It's a 38 Military & Police. The serial number dates it to 1953.
It became the model 10 when S&W began assigning model numbers ~1957.
Value depends on condition and can range from $250 well used to $500 in like new.

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S&W 38 special revolver , 6 inch barrel , 6 shot, serial number 414xxx
You also have a 38 Military & Police.
SN dates it to 1920's.

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Old June 17, 2012, 01:41 PM   #5413
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357 Mag Mod -66 no dash

Can anyony help me out on the date of my 357 /38 spec, i think early 70's but not sure Ser # AK670XX , or could be 4K670XX
Thank You...
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Old June 17, 2012, 01:55 PM   #5414
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Thanks Jim!
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Old June 17, 2012, 02:32 PM   #5415
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Ser # AK670XX , or could be 4K670XX
Since the 66 no dash was made from 1970 to 1977, 4K670xx would be the correct SN and dates it to 1974.

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Old June 17, 2012, 02:52 PM   #5416
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Thanks Jim. Any idea on the value? Have a chance to make a trade for it but the guy says he knows nothing about guns. He originally said it was a .357 but in the pics you could clearly see the .38 SPL markings.
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Old June 17, 2012, 08:48 PM   #5417
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I have a M65, Serial # ACF 4XXX.
Know the date?
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Old June 17, 2012, 09:38 PM   #5418
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Any idea on the value?
Depends on condition. $350 to $450 in excellent condition.

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M65, Serial # ACF 4XXX
1983.

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Old June 18, 2012, 05:59 PM   #5419
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Could someone help me date this S&W Model 10-6. Serial # D469XXX.

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Old June 18, 2012, 06:46 PM   #5420
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1972-73
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Old June 18, 2012, 07:02 PM   #5421
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Thank you very much FlyFish!
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Old June 18, 2012, 07:17 PM   #5422
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Old June 20, 2012, 07:14 AM   #5423
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Dob s&w 38 15-3

Looking for DOB for my recent inheritance S&W 38 Special 15-3 Serial 16K01XX. I'm a newbie to this Forum and any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old June 20, 2012, 08:05 AM   #5424
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Looking for DOB for my recent inheritance S&W 38 Special 15-3 Serial 16K01XX.
Your 15-3 was produced in 1977. It must have been one of the last of the 15-3s because the 15-4 was introduced the same year.
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Old June 20, 2012, 08:55 AM   #5425
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