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Old July 23, 2012, 06:45 PM   #5526
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Is there something unique about the trigger? That piece on the back is something I can't fnd on anyone else's pictures.
The pictures I have show that trigger on the 1st model and although it's hard to tell, it resembles the 2nd model but not exactly. ???

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Old July 23, 2012, 11:00 PM   #5527
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I have the 686+ and was just curious of the exact year if possible CTC1xxx, thank you.
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Old July 24, 2012, 10:23 AM   #5528
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If someone could be so kind as to post an approximate date.

617-6, sn CPH9XXX
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Old July 24, 2012, 05:37 PM   #5529
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The SCSW only covers up to late 2004 at CTA prefix.
You'll have to call S&W customer service to get the DOB over the phone for free.

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Old July 24, 2012, 08:48 PM   #5530
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smith AND wesson model 19-5 age?

I bought a S&W model 19-5 with a serial number of A14 X2XX6 Could someone please tell me the approx age of this weapon?
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Old July 24, 2012, 10:18 PM   #5531
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A14 X2XX6
That's not the serial number. The SN is located on the underside of the frames grip butt. If you have target grips you will have to remove them to see it.

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Old July 25, 2012, 04:19 AM   #5532
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smith AND wesson model 19-5 age?

Serial number is 4747 on the other side of the handgrip is x2xx6. does anyone know the age of this old model 19 smith and wesson?
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Old July 25, 2012, 07:43 AM   #5533
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The SCSW only covers up to late 2004 at CTA prefix.
You'll have to call S&W customer service to get the DOB over the phone for free.

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Thanks. Knowing it is newer than 2004 is more than I knew before!
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Old July 25, 2012, 04:54 PM   #5534
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Serial number is 4747 on the other side of the handgrip is x2xx6. does anyone know the age of this old model 19 smith and wesson?
See pic for serial number location:
Include all letters and numbers, you can x out the last two digits if you wish.

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Old July 25, 2012, 06:56 PM   #5535
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smith AND wesson model 19-5 age?

The serial number is AUE48xx on my Model 19 S&W. Sorry for the confusion. I hope you can help me with the age.

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Old July 25, 2012, 07:34 PM   #5536
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The serial number is AUE48xx
1987.

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Old July 25, 2012, 07:52 PM   #5537
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Thank you very much Jim!
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Old July 26, 2012, 12:38 PM   #5538
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S & W Model 29

Would like the of build on my 29. Can not afford the books. The ser. # is AJC2XXX.
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Old July 26, 2012, 04:33 PM   #5539
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1985/86.

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Old July 27, 2012, 01:46 PM   #5540
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Model 60; +P safe?

Not new to the world of revolvers, but revisiting after a long hiatus.

Recently picked up an M60-7 from a friend...

He was somewhat unsure on the questions I asked, so I was hoping some here might be able to help (found this site after searching for info on the serial number...)

Basically, it appears to be a SS gun, but can I be sure from the serial number? There are a few small rust spots that I'd like to treat under the grips.

What's the best way to treat? Flitz? Vinegar? I've read some stuff, and while I do have flitz on hand, I don't have car wax (which apparently was step 2 of the protection after cleaning/polishing).

Also... Is this gun safe for +P loads? I don't think it's that old, but I really don't know enough about these S&W revolvers to be sure of anything really.

The numbers...

CAE0xxx
M60-7

Sorry for the rant... Trying to learn as much as I can about this new technology...
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Old July 27, 2012, 04:00 PM   #5541
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CAE0xxx = 1995. The -7's received the new heat treating so it's good to go with +P.
It's stainless steel. If the rust spots are under the grips I'd use some very fine steel wool to remove it. I've never used Flitz but believe it's more of a polish.

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Old July 27, 2012, 04:33 PM   #5542
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I have a question for you serial number searchers. I don't know if I'm doing this right. It's for a pre-model-10 M&P Serial # 17XXX. There is no shroud on the ejector rod, and it seems like the front sight is more akin to a partridge sight. Any idea of the date of manufacture?
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Old July 27, 2012, 05:24 PM   #5543
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CAE0xxx = 1995. The -7's received the new heat treating so it's good to go with +P.
It's stainless steel. If the rust spots are under the grips I'd use some very fine steel wool to remove it. I've never used Flitz but believe it's more of a polish.

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Thanks Jim... Truly appreciate your help.
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Old July 27, 2012, 09:13 PM   #5544
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pre-model-10 M&P Serial # 17XXX. There is no shroud on the ejector rod
That would be a .38 Military & Police 1st Model (Model of 1899).
Serial numbers ran from 1 in 1899 to 20975 in 1902.

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Old July 27, 2012, 10:17 PM   #5545
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two at once

Today I bought my first two (used) S&Ws:

An early Model 10, alleged to be a first generation that spent it's life in Nepal.
The SN is C 120xx.

The other is a Model 65, SN is AJD 74xx.

How old are they? Thanks in advance,
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Old July 28, 2012, 09:39 AM   #5546
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Year Manufactured S&W 357 4"

Can someone tell me the year this gun was manufactured?

19-5
AJNXXXX
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Old July 28, 2012, 11:39 AM   #5547
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The SN is C 120xx.
The other is a Model 65, SN is AJD 74xx.
C120xx = 1948. It's actually 10th generation. First generation would be 1899 to 1902.
AJD74xx = 1985/86.


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AJNXXXX
1985/86.

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Old July 28, 2012, 10:21 PM   #5548
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Thanks Layton, I really appreciate your help!
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Old July 29, 2012, 09:05 PM   #5549
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I am a new member. I am interested in finding the manufacture date for my newly purchased model 29. Serial number N135xxx I believe it can be provided via this forum. The revolver is an 8 3/8 Nickel. Thanks for any information that can be provided.

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Old July 30, 2012, 04:46 PM   #5550
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1973.

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