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Old August 6, 2012, 09:25 PM   #5576
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I assume k frame grips are all the same size regardless of calibre.
Yes, K and L frame all use the same size grips.
Gunbroker and Ebay are your best sources for factory grips.

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Old August 7, 2012, 07:22 AM   #5577
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thanks Jim
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Old August 7, 2012, 09:38 AM   #5578
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I won´t lose this opportunity: a mod 19-4:
91K39XX.

???

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Old August 7, 2012, 04:34 PM   #5579
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91K39XX
1980.
SN's ran from 57K0001 to 91K6800 that year.

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Old August 7, 2012, 06:31 PM   #5580
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Ive got one if anybody wouldnt mind helping me get a DOB on it.

Model 442 .38 Special
Serial# BPJ5xxx

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Old August 7, 2012, 07:00 PM   #5581
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Serial# BPJ5xxx
Late 1993.

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Old August 7, 2012, 07:05 PM   #5582
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Thank you very much, Jim.
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Old August 7, 2012, 07:25 PM   #5583
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Indeed thank you very much Jim. I have also heard that a gun of this model that is missing an "airweight" stamp is rare, any info on that would be appreciated as well.
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Old August 7, 2012, 08:01 PM   #5584
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I have also heard that a gun of this model that is missing an "airweight" stamp is rare
There was a short period of time during 93/94 that Airweight was not marked on the gun. It was during a transition from moving the marking from the barrel to the frame. I had a model 637 from the same time period without the marking.
There is no information on how many produced and no premium that I'm aware of.

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Old August 8, 2012, 07:33 AM   #5585
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Hey yall can anyone help me out with a date on my 669. TAHxxx. I think I know the answer due to circumstantial evidence but I wanna know for sure. Thanks
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Old August 9, 2012, 06:03 PM   #5586
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TAHxxx
1985.

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Old August 10, 2012, 03:18 PM   #5587
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been kind of wondering when mine was made and saw this thread so i might as well throw it out there. its a 357 model 60-15 serial # cly2xxx
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Old August 10, 2012, 06:43 PM   #5588
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60-15 serial # cly2xxx
Book only covers up to 2004 at CH prefix.
Yours is likely within a couple years later.

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Old August 10, 2012, 06:58 PM   #5589
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ok thanks. i figured it was pretty new but i didnt know the books didnt go up that far
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Old August 10, 2012, 07:18 PM   #5590
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I just picked up a Model 10-8 ex police gun. S/N 8D30xxx

Thanks in advance.

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Old August 11, 2012, 07:35 PM   #5591
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S/N 8D30xxx
1981.
SN's ran from 7D10001 to 9D44500 that year.


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i didnt know the books didnt go up that far
The latest edition of the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson only covers up to that date.
If you call S&W's customer service they will give you the date of manufacture over the phone for free.

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Old August 11, 2012, 08:10 PM   #5592
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Hello,

I am Nico, I'm new to the forum, I live in Argentina. I appreciate the help in advance.

I have a S&W Model 65-1 serial number: 1D 356XX or ID356XX or LD356XX don't know it it is a 1 or an I or an L.

I bought the gun from a friend who has fired not more than 200 shots in its entire life. I've read a lot about the K-Frames forcing cone cracking. I use 158gr loads only. I noticed a very tiny dent, on the edge of the cone. I can see it and also feel it with my fingernail. Should I worry?

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Old August 11, 2012, 09:11 PM   #5593
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1981.
SN's ran from 7D10001 to 9D44500 that year.
Thank you Jim.
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Old August 12, 2012, 06:05 PM   #5594
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1D 356XX
This would be the correct serial number and dates it to 1978.

It would take a lot of hot 125gr loads to damage it. No issue with the 158's.

The dent on the forcing cone would only be an issue if it were on the inside edge were a bullet would contact it.

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Old August 12, 2012, 07:11 PM   #5595
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thank you Layton!!

This is the dent I told you about. Unfortunately its on the inside of the cone. It is not that big, but it can been seen and felt with the fingernail.

It is in the inside at the 7 O'clock position...



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Old August 12, 2012, 08:53 PM   #5596
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Early M&P serial number 838XX.


.38 Special Square but.

Last patent date on barrel Dec. 17 01.

Thanks

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Old August 13, 2012, 04:27 PM   #5597
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Early M&P serial number 838XX.
That would be a 38 M&P model of 1905, 1st Change.
SN's ran from 73251 in 1906 to 146899 in 1909.

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Old August 13, 2012, 07:24 PM   #5598
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That would be a 38 M&P model of 1905, 1st Change.
SN's ran from 73251 in 1906 to 146899 in 1909.

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Old August 13, 2012, 08:07 PM   #5599
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K22

Thanks in advance.

K22

K 26XXX
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Old August 13, 2012, 09:39 PM   #5600
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I recently inherited a Model 15-3 (4" barrel) from my grandfather that I'd like some info on. S/N 15K28##. Any help would be appreciated.

It also has two additional markings just below the S/N, on the cylinder side of the hinge: "11738" and "D1". I assume they're some kind of production markings (QC maybe), but any info on that would also be appreciated.

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