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Old July 18, 2012, 01:08 PM   #5501
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Well folks,

After much anticipation, I finally collected my 1st ever S&W today. And what is more, it is my first revolver as well!

It's a 17-4. Seems in good condition to my (handgun) inexpert eye. At least it is in good shape and locks up tight with good chamber - barrel aligment and no apparent gremlins in the trigger.

Well, photo's or it didn't happen, so here we are:
(Think it has all original paperwork and the cleaning kit is still sealed in poly bag with matching serial number box...)

http://s1150.photobucket.com/albums/...urrent=044.jpg

http://s1150.photobucket.com/albums/...urrent=045.jpg

Only slight lining on cylinder:

http://s1150.photobucket.com/albums/...urrent=047.jpg

Well, hope I've done OK. I'm happy with it. Reckon I paid top $ but I didn't have a lot to haggle with...

Any help on dating: Serial 21K62XX

ATB,

Scrummy

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Old July 18, 2012, 04:23 PM   #5502
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Any help on dating: Serial 21K62XX
Nice revolver to start out with - it dates from 1977. Don't feel bad about paying top dollar - I see very few bargains on nice older Model 17s these days. I know I've never regretted paying what I did for a gun, but there's a long list of guns I regret not buying because of price. As they say, with S&W revolvers you never pay too much, you just buy a bit too soon. (Those links don't work for me, BTW.)
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Old July 18, 2012, 10:16 PM   #5503
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Please Help ID

I just a got a s&w given to me and need help ID-ing.

Smith & Wesson Springfield Mass. U.S.A
Patented Feb.6.06.Sept.14.09.Dec.29.14

38 S.&W.Special CTG

SN 8848XX

On flat surface when opened
B Then little mark that can be made out
59300

Bottom of handle
S - 8848XX

Its Nickle with wood handles
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Old July 18, 2012, 10:22 PM   #5504
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Bottom of handle
S - 8848XX
.38 Military & Police (post war). Became model 10 in 1957.
Serial numbers ran from S811120 in 1945 to S999999 in 1948.

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Old July 18, 2012, 10:24 PM   #5505
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Can ya give a rough range of value from good to poor.
Thank you Jim so much
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Old July 18, 2012, 10:29 PM   #5506
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$200 to $600+ depending on condition.
My first concern would be if the nickel plating is factory or aftermarket.

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Old July 19, 2012, 02:33 AM   #5507
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Thanks Flyfish! Much appreciated! HAve hopefully fixed the links.

ATB,

Scrummy
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Old July 19, 2012, 08:04 AM   #5508
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Thanks again Jim
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Old July 20, 2012, 01:30 PM   #5509
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S&W Model 60

I have a S&W model 60, 38 spl, stainless, hammerless with a serial number on the butt of R102587. Purchased this many years ago from a retired NARC. Another set of numbers on the cylinder carriage is 33364.

I am not sure how you measure barrel length but the length from the cylinder to the barrel end is 1-3/4 inches.

Any idea as to the age?

Thanks in advance.

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Old July 20, 2012, 05:42 PM   #5510
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serial number on the butt of R102587
1974.
SN's ran from R100000 in 1974 to R190000 in 1977.

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Old July 21, 2012, 06:35 PM   #5511
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Got another one for y'all to date for me. It's my grandmothers blued model 36. S/N is J9536XX. Just looking for a date on the old girl. Thanks in advance!!


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Old July 21, 2012, 07:05 PM   #5512
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S&W serial number

Hi everyone.

I just joined and could use some info (ie, date of manufacture) on my dad's old service revolver. It's a six-shot, blued, fixed-sight, taper barreled 38 special. The hammer and trigger are case hardened. I believe he picked it up used in the late 60's or early 70's. The serial number on the bottom of the grip frame is C89xxxx.

Appreciate any help.
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Old July 21, 2012, 09:06 PM   #5513
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J9536XX
1982.

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The serial number on the bottom of the grip frame is C89xxxx.
SN's ran from C810533 in 1966 to C999999 in 1967.

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Old July 21, 2012, 09:16 PM   #5514
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SN's ran from C810533 in 1966 to C999999 in 1967.

Jim


Thanks Jim. Appreciate the quick response. ABC
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Old July 21, 2012, 10:30 PM   #5515
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Thank you Jim! Very much appreciated!


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Old July 22, 2012, 11:03 AM   #5516
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S&W Breaktop

Hi. I just purchased a S&W Breaktop 38. I don't even know the model of it, but I purchased it because the condition is magnificent.

38 Breaktop, 5 shot .38 revolver. Nickel plated, mother of pearl grips which are yellowed around the screws and the guy I bought it from speculated that are factory. Serial number 273xx.

Any help in ship date or value would be greatly appreciated!
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Old July 22, 2012, 01:23 PM   #5517
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38 Breaktop, 5 shot .38 revolver
Gotta figure out what model it is first.
Single or double action? Exposed or concealed hammer with grip safety?

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Old July 22, 2012, 04:08 PM   #5518
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Breaktop

I'm in the same boat. It's double action. Here are some pictures...





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Old July 22, 2012, 07:07 PM   #5519
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Pictures are good!
It's a .38 Double Action 2nd Model.
Serial numbers ran from 4001 in 1880 to 119000 in 1884.
Standard grip material was black or red mottled rubber, although mother of pearl may have been a factory option.

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Old July 22, 2012, 07:12 PM   #5520
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Sweet!

Thanks for the info! For being 107+ years old, this thing is in fantastic shape!
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Old July 22, 2012, 07:15 PM   #5521
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Oh!

Is there something unique about the trigger? That piece on the back is something I can't fnd on anyone else's pictures...
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Old July 23, 2012, 06:04 PM   #5522
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hi,help with dating&value

Hi,I got this .38 from great aunt. Could anyone help me with the manufacture date and possible the value as well? The serial is on the bottom of the grip and is J797xxx.
I would greatly appreciate any help.

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Old July 23, 2012, 06:17 PM   #5523
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Could somebody help with with the date/value of a model 64-2, that I'm planning on selling.

Serial Number 30D5xxx. I know it was made mid 80's

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Old July 23, 2012, 06:38 PM   #5524
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The serial is on the bottom of the grip and is J797xxx.
It's a model 49 (bodyguard). SN dates it to 1981.

Value is about $400.

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Serial Number 30D5xxx
The book shows serial numbers ending at 21D0883 in 1983 but then notes they continued until 30D9292. So, between 1983 and 1988.
The gun itself is around $350 but the grips are very desirable factory K frame square butt combats and would sale for $100+ easy by themselves.

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Old July 23, 2012, 06:43 PM   #5525
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It's a model 49 (bodyguard). SN dates it to 1981.

Value is about $400.
Thanks Layton..if i were to sell it would you say 400$ would be a the fair asking price or more like 300$?
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