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Old August 13, 2012, 11:53 PM   #5601
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Brand New - quick question on the date of a .38 S&W SPL

S/N on the Grip - 86J128

other numbers - inside the chamber drop
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00474
G15


Any help on the date or any other pertinent info would be greatly appreciated!
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Old August 14, 2012, 07:39 PM   #5602
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New to site...Awesome site!
I would greatly appreciate a date for S/N AYW94XX

Thanks in advance!
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Old August 15, 2012, 12:13 AM   #5603
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Just picked up an I frame 1903 HE serial # 406xx
Curious to see how old it actually is
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Old August 15, 2012, 08:31 PM   #5604
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K 26XXX
1948.
SN's ran from K18732 to K73121 that year.

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15K28##
1977.
SN's ran from 10K0001 to 24K9999 that year.
The other numbers are assembly numbers.

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S/N on the Grip - 86J128
I assume you mean on the frames grip butt.
1971/72.
SN's ran from 1J1 in 1971 to 999J99 in 1972.

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S/N AYW94XX
1987.

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I frame 1903 HE serial # 406xx
It's a 1st Change. Serial numbers ran from 19426 in 1904 to 51126 in 1906.

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Old August 15, 2012, 09:26 PM   #5605
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Thank you Jim. Man does this thing shoot straight!
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Old August 15, 2012, 10:58 PM   #5606
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the 1903 has a patent date of 1909 on the barrel so was it rebarreled?


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Old August 16, 2012, 07:33 PM   #5607
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the 1903 has a patent date of 1909 on the barrel so was it rebarreled?
Good question.
First, it is a 32, correct?
Check the rear underside of the barrel for a matching serial number.

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Old August 16, 2012, 08:03 PM   #5608
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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.

Thanks in advance.
Your revolver fits the K serial prefix production range from 1977 (10K0001 - 24K9999). I'm not sure what the other markings you mention refer to, but perhaps someone else will know.
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Old August 17, 2012, 12:43 PM   #5609
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Part of the serial # was worn off its 1406xx wish I would have noticed that before it’s real clear under the barrel it’s a 32 S&W long
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Old August 17, 2012, 03:20 PM   #5610
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Part of the serial # was worn off its 1406xx wish I would have noticed that before it’s real clear under the barrel it’s a 32 S&W long
Yeah, that makes it a 5th Change.
Serial numbers ran from 102501 in 1910 to 263000 in 1917.

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Old August 18, 2012, 07:25 PM   #5611
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How about a S&W Model 15-3....18K34XX.....Regards and Thanks.
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Old August 19, 2012, 02:19 AM   #5612
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How about a S&W Model 15-3....18K34XX.....Regards and Thanks.
That would be 1977, when the K serial prefix production range was 10K0001 - 24K9999
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Old August 19, 2012, 01:22 PM   #5613
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nother # age request?

Newbi here, wondering, model 19-4 S&W Nickle plated 2 1/4" 6 shot, .357, #32K9XXX, Year of production? and shooting".38 sp" P+", whats that round?
Thanks in advance you guys.
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Old August 20, 2012, 12:54 PM   #5614
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Smith and Wesson .357

I have a S&W .357 that I would like to buy but I would like to know a little more about it. There is no model number but the serial number seems to be S 108524, or at least I think that's the serial number because it is stamped in like 4 places on the gun. Maybe someone could help me out...
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Old August 20, 2012, 03:59 PM   #5615
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Another search request

Serial number BHS3364

Other marks MOD 10-10 stamped and what appears to be a stamped 365, the last one is kind of strange lots of tiny dots make up the charachter.

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Old August 20, 2012, 05:01 PM   #5616
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Someone may have answered this question already, but I figured it was easier to ask again instead of searching though 27 pages of posts... so here goes...

I have a S&W revolver, 5 round, hammerless, with what I think is called "lemon squeeze" grip. The serial number is stamped on the butt and a few other places. The serial number (45xxx) has a star after, but no letters or dashes. Also, it has a break top (I think that's what it's called!).

Can anyone tell me what this revolver is and its birthdate?

Thanks a lot...

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Old August 20, 2012, 05:08 PM   #5617
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model 19-4 S&W Nickle plated 2 1/4" 6 shot, .357, #32K9XXX, Year of production? and shooting".38 sp" P+", whats that round?
Serial numbers ran from 25K0001 in 1978 to 56K9999 in 1979.
+P is a higher pressure version of a standard round.

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S 108524
It's model name is "357 Magnum" (pre model 27). Yours was made in 1954. When S&W began assigning model numbers ~ 1957 it became the model 27.
Pre 27's are very desirable with collectors.


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BHS3364
1992.
The other numbers are assembly numbers.

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Old August 20, 2012, 05:10 PM   #5618
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I have a S&W revolver, 5 round, hammerless, with what I think is called "lemon squeeze" grip. The serial number is stamped on the butt and a few other places. The serial number (45xxx) has a star after
What caliber, 32 or 38?

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Old August 20, 2012, 05:29 PM   #5619
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I think it's a .32 but I'm not really sure how to tell. My husband might could tell me This revolver belonged to my father and his mother was an antiques dealer so it wouldn't surprise me if it were really old.

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Old August 20, 2012, 05:41 PM   #5620
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Serial numbers ran from 25K0001 in 1978 to 56K9999 in 1979.

Hey Laytonj1,
Thanks!
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Old August 20, 2012, 06:44 PM   #5621
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I think it's a .32
It makes a difference.
If it's a 32 it would be a 32 Safety Hammerless 1st Model. SN's ran from 1 in 1888 to 91417 in 1909.
If it's a 38 it would be a 38 Safety Hammerless 3rd Model. SN's ran from 42484 in 1890 to 116002 in 1898.

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Old August 20, 2012, 10:41 PM   #5622
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@ Laytonj1

Thanks for the input Laytonj1, I ended up buying it, I talked him down too $300, would you say it was a good deal or did I get taken?
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Old August 21, 2012, 07:10 AM   #5623
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Thanks very much for the info!
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Old August 21, 2012, 07:34 AM   #5624
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The no ejector rod housing most likely makes it a .44 Hand Ejector 2nd Model.
Serial numbers ran from 15376 in 1915 to 59000 in 1940.
If the SN is 24XXX then it's pre 1926.

My wife bought this for me and gave it to me as a wedding anniversary gift!
I would like to know if in your opinion it would be safe to shoot with modern ammunition? The gun seems quite tight.
Thanks a bunch.
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Old August 21, 2012, 11:42 AM   #5625
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S&W 32-20 revolver

I'm new here and I hope I'm doing things right.
I have a S&W 32-20 revolver passed down from my Grandfather. I have had it on a shelf for the past 40 years.
It is nickle plated with what looks to me to be pearl grips with a brass looking S&W inset in the grips. It has a 6" barrel, a patent date of 04 and on the bottom of the grip the numbers 7806 and if you turn the gun around it could read 9084. On the side of the barrel is the word Winchester.
If someone can help me identify this weapon I would appreciate it.
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