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Old June 20, 2012, 09:12 AM   #5426
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Old June 20, 2012, 01:13 PM   #5427
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Mod 65-2 DOB

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Another addition to the battery needs a DOB. It's a Mod 65-2 Ser# 7D462XX. Thanks in advance and God bless.....cordell
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Old June 20, 2012, 01:38 PM   #5428
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It's a Mod 65-2 Ser# 7D462XX.
1981 - the range that year (for certain models, including the M65) was 7D10001 to 9D44500.
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Old June 20, 2012, 11:50 PM   #5429
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Inherited S&W .38 Special CTG

I inherited a S&W .38 Special CTG and am looking for info on it. The serial number stamped on the butt, barrel bottom and cylinder is C 108x. I'd like to know approximately when it was manufactured and if it is a center fire or rim fire. I have a box of Remington 38 Special 130 grain ammo but I'm not sure if it's the right ammo for this gun. I want to keep it in my night stand like Dad did.

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Old June 21, 2012, 07:11 AM   #5430
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I inherited a S&W .38 Special CTG and am looking for info on it. The serial number stamped on the butt, barrel bottom and cylinder is C 108x.
You have a .38 Military & Police model, the gun that became the Model 10 when S&W started assigning model numbers in 1957. Your gun is a good bit older than that; it was manufactured in 1948 shortly after S&W started using the "C" prefix on serial numbers for certain models. Note that the barrel stamping "S&W .38 Special CTG" refers to the ammunition the gun is chambered for ("CTG" is the abbreviation for "cartridge"), not the model of the gun. Like all .38 Specials, it is a centerfire, so-called because the priming compound is contained in a special cup (called the primer) in the center of the base of the cartridge, not pressed into the rim, something that's pretty much only used for .22 cartridges these days.

The Remington 130 gr. ammo you mention is correct for the gun, but is not necessarily the best ammunition for self-defense purposes. There are a number of .38 Special loadings on the market that are designed for that, and would be a better choice. Your local gun shop would be a good source of more information on that. Based on your questions, I would assume that you're not very familiar with guns and so I would encourage you to obtain some instruction, or at the very least spend some time at the range with the revolver, before you depend on it for self-defense.
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Old June 22, 2012, 12:01 AM   #5431
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Hello all, I just recently inherited a Model 36 .38special chiefs special, I don't thinks it's ever been out of its box much less shot. It has the serial number 343402 stamped on the butt and I was hoping if someone could help me out on the manufactur date. Also I was hoping you could tell me if the +p ammunition is okay to be shot through seeing as how I know little to nothing about guns, thank you.
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Old June 22, 2012, 06:57 AM   #5432
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I just recently inherited a Model 36 .38special chiefs special, I don't thinks it's ever been out of its box much less shot. It has the serial number 343402 stamped on the butt and I was hoping if someone could help me out on the manufactur date. Also I was hoping you could tell me if the +p ammunition is okay . . .
Serial numbers for early J-frames ran from 295000 in 1962 to 786544 in 1969. Heat treating of cylinders, usually considered the point at which +p ammo is safe to use, was initiated many years earlier.
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Old June 22, 2012, 05:42 PM   #5433
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Model 28-2 and Model 629

New guy here, My son and I bought two Smith & Wesson revolvers today. What a great day! Buying guns with my son. A day to remember. We need help identifying the years they were made.
Model 28-2 serial# N550XXX (6 inch barrel, very good cond)
Model 629 serial# ACU06XX (8 3/8 barrel, excellent cond) Thanks, Jeff
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Old June 22, 2012, 10:12 PM   #5434
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model 28-2 serial# n550xxx
1978-1980

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1983
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Old June 23, 2012, 07:25 AM   #5435
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Thanks Flyfish for the quick response. Anybody know the best way to remove light pitting from the cylinder of the 28-2. I heard of Flitz and real fine steel wool. Thanks, Jeff
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Old June 24, 2012, 01:57 PM   #5436
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Older .38 special, need help identifying year of production

Hello everyone,

I have a S&W .38 special that I inherited from my father. I remember that he purchased this pistol from a neighbor back in the 1970s for only $50 (probably a lot at the time). I don't really know anything about its history and there's very little information stamped on the pistol itself. Can anyone help me identify some information about it, such as a model number (if one exists) and year of production? It's in very nice condition, 4 inch barrel, 6-shot, original wood grips. Here's the information stamped on it:

Top of barrel:
Smith & Wesson Springfield Mass USA
Patented Feb.6.06 Sept.14.09 Dec.29.14

Bottom of Barrel:
V 306700

Left Side:
Smith & Wesson (side of barrel)

Right Side:
Smith & Wesson logo (on frame, behind chamber)
Made in USA (on frame, below chamber)
38 S.&W. Special CTG (on barrel)

Inside of Frame and Crane (visible when chamber opened)
56929

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Old June 24, 2012, 03:44 PM   #5437
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Bottom of Barrel:
V 306700
That same number should be stamped on the underside of the frames grip butt.

It's a 38 Military & Police. Assuming matching serial numbers, V306700 makes it a "Victory" model made during WWII for the Military. The V prefix ran from 1942 to 1945.

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Old June 24, 2012, 04:12 PM   #5438
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That same number should be stamped on the underside of the frames grip butt.

It's a 38 Military & Police. Assuming matching serial numbers, V306700 makes it a "Victory" model made during WWII for the Military. The V prefix ran from 1942 to 1945.
Thanks for the information, Jim. I now see the same V 306700 serial number is stamped on the back of the cylinder, on the inner surface of the extractor star, and on the underside of the right wooden grip. Oddly, I don't see a stamp on the bottom of the butt. I suspect it must have been worn off.

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Old June 24, 2012, 05:08 PM   #5439
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S & W model 686

I just purchased a 7 shot model 686, ser # DAM 6xxx. I wonder if someone who owns "the book" would be kind enough to give me the date of manufacture? TIA.
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Old June 25, 2012, 11:57 PM   #5440
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Model 10, no serial #'s on the barrel or receiver, there is one on the cylinder though.
"469XXX"
Thing is been somewhat mistreated, no S&W logo on the grips, outer barrel is pitted, bore is in fairly good condition.
Can anyone tell me the year?
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Old June 26, 2012, 12:59 AM   #5441
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Model 19-4

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49K5xxx

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Old June 26, 2012, 05:52 PM   #5442
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ser # DAM 6xxx
That is a post 2004 serial number. The SCSW only covers up to 2004. You'll have to call S&W customer service to get the DOB. They'll give it to you for free over the phone.

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Model 10, no serial #'s on the barrel or receiver, there is one on the cylinder though. "469XXX"
If there are no other letter prefixes (such as D, C, etc), that serial number would be 1920's and it would be a 38 Military & Police. The model 10 designation did not start untill 1957.
There should be a matching SN on the underside of the frame grip butt, depending on the grips on it you may have to take them off to see it.

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49K5xxx
Serial numbers ran from 25K0001 in 1978 to 56K9999 in 1979.

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Old June 26, 2012, 06:55 PM   #5443
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My model 10 has a SN prefix of AFW I was told it may have been from the early eighties.

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Old June 26, 2012, 08:13 PM   #5444
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28-2 N5985xx
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Old June 26, 2012, 08:16 PM   #5445
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SN prefix of AFW
1984.

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The N5xxxxx range ran from 1978 to 1980.

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Old June 28, 2012, 12:18 AM   #5446
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I really appreciate your help. Model 6906 SN = TEC6XXX
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Old June 28, 2012, 08:16 AM   #5447
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Model 6906 SN = TEC6XXX
Most likely 1989, possibly late 1988. The Model 6906 was produced from 1988 through 1999.
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Old June 28, 2012, 08:44 PM   #5448
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Chief Model 36 DOM

Today I bought a sweet Nickled Chief! Bone stock and tight.
The serial number seems pretty low can anyone please shed some light on the year of manufacture?
The S/N is ABW7XXX .
I tried clicking on a couple of the sites mentioned here but they wouldn't let me post or let me in...
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Old June 28, 2012, 09:03 PM   #5449
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The S/N is ABW7XXX .
ABW prefix would make it 1983. It's a "low" number in the "3 letter + 4 numeral" system that was introduced in 1980 and is still in use, but the Model 36 is much older than that, having been introduced as the Chiefs Special (at serial number "1") back in 1950 and then becoming the Model 36 in 1957, when S&W initiated model numbering.
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Old June 29, 2012, 06:04 PM   #5450
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S&W 617-4

Can someone please give the DOB of a S&W 617-4 with Serial CDT64XX

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