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Old August 21, 2012, 05:14 PM   #5626
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I would like to know if in your opinion it would be safe to shoot with modern ammunition?
44 Special ammo hasn't changed over the decades so as long as the gun is in good shape it should be safe to shoot.

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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.
It's a 32-20 Hand Ejector. Both those numbers are to low for a 1904 patent date.
Check the rear underside of the barrel for a matching serial number.

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I talked him down too $300, would you say it was a good deal or did I get taken?
Uhh, yeah. Unless it was sitting at the bottom of a lake for awhile, that's a great deal!

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Old August 21, 2012, 05:49 PM   #5627
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There is a matching number on the underside of the barrel (7806). I think there are earlier patient dates but the 04 is the only one my old eyes can read. It is in very good shape and looks very nice. This was my Grandads coon hunting gun when I was a boy. My job was to hold the flashlight over his sholder.
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Old August 21, 2012, 05:50 PM   #5628
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There is a matching number on the underside of the barrel (7806). I think there are earlier patient dates but the 04 is the only one my old eyes can read. It is in very good shape and looks very nice. This was my Grandads coon hunting gun when I was a boy. My job was to hold the flashlight over his shoulder.
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Old August 21, 2012, 06:14 PM   #5629
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Well, the matching serial numbers date it as a 32-20 Hand Ejector Model of 1902.
Serial numbers ran from 5312 in 1902 to 9811 in 1905.

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Old August 21, 2012, 06:52 PM   #5630
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Mod 36 no dash SN Inquiry

I dug out the family S and W that has been handed down to me. It is SN 593xxx

Looking for information on the manufacture date

Thanks,

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Old August 22, 2012, 04:46 PM   #5631
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SN 593xxx
Serial numbers ran from 295000 in 1962 to 786544 in 1969.

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Old August 22, 2012, 06:01 PM   #5632
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thanks Jim
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Old August 22, 2012, 07:50 PM   #5633
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Mod 10

A friend recently acquired a S&W K frame 2" revolver that the original sales bill states as a Model 10. It is a square butt configuration.

Inspection of the cylinder crane only reveals the #84479, no typical model number(I believe I have read that would be referred to as an assembly number,but I'm not sure of that).

The serial number is C3308XX.

It has me intrigued due the square but configuration, and the lack of a model number on the crane.

Thanks for any help in advance,

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Old August 22, 2012, 11:03 PM   #5634
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Thanks in advance

After reading many of your posts and replies ,It seems as though there is lottsa good info... So can the serial number on my revolver help me determine it's worth and date of manufacture. I've had it about 30 years so here goes.
Thanks again.
J6041xx
It has a blued finish ,


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Old August 22, 2012, 11:09 PM   #5635
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Thanks in advance

I'm sorry it is a 38
Don't know the model
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Old August 23, 2012, 06:32 PM   #5636
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S&W 629

Hello, looking on help determining the date of manufacture / model variant (629-?) of a stainless, 6 1/2 in barrel 629. Serial number CPE8xxx

Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
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Old August 23, 2012, 07:29 PM   #5637
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The serial number is C3308XX
It's a 38 Military & Police.
Serial numbers ran from C277555 in 1954 to C402923 in 1956.
Model numbers did not start until 1957, at which time it became the model 10.
If the original sales receipt says model 10 on it then the gun did not sale until post 1956 although it was made earlier.
Square Butt was the standard configuration for that time period.

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J6041xx
1977.
The model number is stamped on the frame just in front of the cylinder. It's only visable with the cylinder open. It would be either a model 36, 37 or 38.
$300 to $400 depending on condition.

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Serial number CPE8xxx
That SN would be post 2004, the lastest date the SCSW covers.
S&W customer service will give you the DOB over the phone for free.

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Old August 23, 2012, 09:20 PM   #5638
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Jim,

Thanks very much for the info, we had guessed that about right.

I remember back when I went "on the job", that the 10 snub was very popular with the detectives, and a lot off duty carry. I had an earlier 4" version that I started out with.
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Old August 24, 2012, 11:52 AM   #5639
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Well, the matching serial numbers date it as a 32-20 Hand Ejector Model of 1902.
Serial numbers ran from 5312 in 1902 to 9811 in 1905.

I am going to leave my guns to my grandsons and I know the value of them except this one. Any idea as to the value as I want to split as evenly as possible. I'd say the revolver is a 9 out of 10 scale for condition.
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Old August 24, 2012, 07:37 PM   #5640
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Anyone know about a Model 64, S/N BSN60xx? Thanks!!!!
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Old August 25, 2012, 12:51 PM   #5641
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Smith & Wesson K 22

I have a dilemma I been a FFL now for 31 years and have always Sold to my Customers at a good price
I bought this S&W last night I know it is a pre Model My Guess is the Pre K 22 Serial number is 282XXX
Perfect 100 % Condition Bluing is Perfect see pictures now here is my major question if anyone has come across one of these I only seen 2 in 31 years the blue Book says
PRE-WAR Pre K-22 MASTERPIECE at 80% which I rate this one is at $3,200
K-22 OUTDOORSMAN - K-22 1st MODEL at 80% $1,375
I am trying to be correct smith & Wesson historian Roy Jinks is a Personal friend of mine is out of town he could answer this in 5 min the man is great
Any Idea’s Guys it will be greatly appreciated

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Old August 25, 2012, 02:06 PM   #5642
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I've come across a really nice S&W model 60 in mint condition with serial number 291xx and I'm curious when it was manufactured. Any help is appreciated!
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Old August 25, 2012, 03:12 PM   #5643
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year made by serial number

Hello,
I am looking to identify the year a .38 S&W was made.
not sure the model number, because it is not in my hands yet.
but it is a small frame with 4" barrel and the serial number is
J575849

I would appreciate any help
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Old August 25, 2012, 07:01 PM   #5644
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Papawof2,

The SCSW shows a value of $500 in Very good to $1K in Excellent.

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Model 64, S/N BSN60xx
1994/95.

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I bought this S&W last night I know it is a pre Model My Guess is the Pre K 22 Serial number is 282XXX
Perfect 100 % Condition
K282xxx dates your K-22 to 1956.
While it is in minty condition it is missing it's original grips. The ones on it are about 20 years newer and that's a big hit on the value.
That said, about $750 is my guess.

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S&W model 60 in mint condition with serial number 291xx
Take the SN from the underside of the frames grip butt. You may have to remove the grips to see it.
See pic in post #5562.

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J575849
1976/77.

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Old August 25, 2012, 07:12 PM   #5645
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Thank you Jim!!!!
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Old August 27, 2012, 05:50 PM   #5646
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While on vacation in Az. I picked up a never fired LNIB S&W nickel plated model 36 3" barrel with original box, cleaning gear, manual and assorted gun lititure. I would like to know the year of manufacture and estimated value. serial number J461xxx. Any help woul be greatly appreciated.
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Old August 27, 2012, 08:57 PM   #5647
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Hi, I'm trying to find out information on a S&W 38 Special revolver that I got from my dad years ago.

SN# S 838XXX

I would love to know when it was manufacturered.

It appears to have ivory grips, but I guess they could be synthetic.

Thanks,

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Old August 27, 2012, 10:58 PM   #5648
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s&w 32 cal

hello new here .can anyone tell me about this gun. i have the serial # it is 239xxx
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Old August 28, 2012, 01:10 PM   #5649
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Model 15-3 date

Going through stuff prior to a move, I ran a across a model 15-3, 4" barrel.
SN 8K1XXXX

I haven't seen any serials like that in this thread, and was wondering what I have.

Thanks in advance,
Clint
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Old August 28, 2012, 06:52 PM   #5650
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serial number J461xxx
Serial numbers ran from J370001 in 1976 to J610000 in 1977.
If it's truely unfired and in 100% condition then about $600 or more depending on location and how bad a collector wants it.

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SN# S 838XXX
38 Military & Police (post war).
Serial numbers ran from S811120 in 1945 to S999999 in 1948.

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i have the serial # it is 239xxx
S&W reused serial numbers on different models many years ago so I need to figure out what model you have first.
Is it a modern swing out cylinder or an older break-top (barrel tips down to load)?

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SN 8K1XXXX
1975.

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