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Old September 12, 2012, 06:11 PM   #5676
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#199265 is a .38 double action 3rd edition manufactured in 1890 or 91.

#103468 is a .38 single action 2nd edition (spur trigger) manufactured in 1888 or 89.
Pictures help a lot and confirm what you already found out.

The first is a 38 Double Action 3rd Model.
SN's ran from 119001 in 1884 to 322700 in 1895.

The second is a 38 Single Action 2nd Model.
SN's ran from 1 in 1877 to 108255 in 1891.

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Old September 13, 2012, 12:01 AM   #5677
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Readily available S/N

They are readily available. These guys are just going to the Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson (SCSW) and finding them for those who are asking. Some of the S/N do get a bit confusing but you will learn to get around in the book. It is a GREAT reference book to have and a good read of history for a handgun owner, go to Amazon and buy it, you won't regret it.
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Old September 15, 2012, 09:50 PM   #5678
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s&w 357 magnum

My dad passed away and left me a 357 magnum revolver mod 27-2. My mom thinks it was my grandpa's when he was a sherrif. I was wondering if you can tell me when it was made and what it's worth.
The serial number is n177xxx.
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Old September 16, 2012, 08:47 AM   #5679
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Hello all, I have a SW model 10 38 special with a serial # C720XXX. Any info on it?
Thanks and great site!
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Old September 16, 2012, 10:53 AM   #5680
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Gifted .38

My father just gave me a S&W .38 that he said my great uncle carried in WWII. The problem is the box and paperwork are from the 80s. The revolver is stamped with S&W logo and Springfield MA and also a stamp that stats it is property of US Government. Serial number is v 368183. Can anyone tell me the year this was made? I will ask S&W for the detailed history but will save the $50 bucks if it was made in 1982. Thanks.
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Old September 16, 2012, 01:20 PM   #5681
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The serial number is n177xxx.
1973.
Barrel length, type of finish, any original packaging and condition will determine value. Without knowing any of those it could be anywhere from $400 to $1K.

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serial # C720XXX
SN's ran from C622700 in 1963 to C810532 in 1965.

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Serial number is v 368183
It's a Victory model made during WWII for the military.
SN's ran from V1 in 1942 to V769000 in 1944.

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Old September 16, 2012, 01:55 PM   #5682
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357 magnum

Its all black and if it wre a car i would call it just under mint condition. A little wear at the end of the barrel. 6 inch barrel. no packaging
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Old September 16, 2012, 07:37 PM   #5683
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S&W Mod 36

We have a nickel plated S&W Mod 36 38 cal Serial # J846XXX. Can anyone tell us what year it was made? It was my father in laws and he left it to my husband.
Did I furnish enough information? This is my first post so hopefully I am asking on the correct forum and supplying the reght details.

Your help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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Old September 17, 2012, 05:40 PM   #5684
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S&W Mod 36 38 cal Serial # J846XXX
1981.
Serial numbers ran from J760001 to J915400 that year.

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Its all black and if it wre a car i would call it just under mint condition. A little wear at the end of the barrel. 6 inch barrel. no packaging
About $650 to $700 retail.

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Old September 17, 2012, 05:47 PM   #5685
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Mod 36 Serial # J846XXX

Thank you Laytonj1

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Old September 18, 2012, 11:15 AM   #5686
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Mod 36

Model 36-0 blue snub nose 38 special. Serial # AEJ2XXX. Excellent condition, bluing is probably 95%. I have fired it and accuracy is excellent. I like it. Date of birth and approximate value? Thanks in advance.
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Old September 18, 2012, 05:25 PM   #5687
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Serial # AEJ2XXX
1984.
About $400 retail.

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Old September 18, 2012, 11:24 PM   #5688
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s&w 32 cal snub nose revolver

I have a 32 cal six shot Snub nose revolver that was My dads brothers he was a NY city cop for awhile . Not sure of model appears to be a masterpiece design maybe a model 16 or k 32 but has only a 2 " barrel ss# on yoke is J4538. Grips are walnut and are rounded off like model 13, but I can't find that the 13 was chambered in 32 cal. Number on bottom of grip is 641xxx
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the model is and what year it is from and also a general value

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Old September 19, 2012, 07:26 PM   #5689
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Number on bottom of grip is 641400
With that serial number it would be a .32 Regulation Police.
It's built on the improved I frame.
SN's ran from 536000 in 1946 to 712953 in 1960.

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Old September 20, 2012, 10:16 AM   #5690
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its a model 31 thanks that is the ss# on the bottom of grip other ref I found said it was on yoke that is why I said J frame do you know what year it was made? and idea of value, also how many made
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Old September 20, 2012, 06:16 PM   #5691
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its a model 31
Model 31 is what the Regulation Police became known as when S&W began stamping models numbers around 1957. If yours has model 31 stamped on it then it would date between 1957 and 1960. If not, then between 1946 and 1957.
Value ranges from around $300 in Good to $500 in Excellent.
The 32 Hand Ejector series shared the same serial number run so only S&W knows how many were actually made.

Later model revolvers also had the SN stamped in the yoke area but on earlier guns it was assembly numbers.

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Old September 21, 2012, 09:50 AM   #5692
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re:S&W Model 10 ??

I have a friend that likes to give me small tasks. Recently, he has aquired what seems to be a S&W model 10. I don't know much about Smiths, however he wanted me to find out the production date. Problem is, there are three different numbers on this particular piece. One on the yoke and two on the grip plate. There are no letters whatsoever. Can someone please help.
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Old September 21, 2012, 04:49 PM   #5693
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One on the yoke and two on the grip plate
Take serial number here:

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Old September 21, 2012, 08:40 PM   #5694
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If it;s not to much trouble I'd really like to know about what year my Mod 36 is. It's a 2" pinned barrel with flat release square butt with diamond grips. Serial # 185xxx. Thanks

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Old September 22, 2012, 06:08 PM   #5695
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Serial # 185xxx
Serial numbers for the J frames ran from 125000 in 1957 to 295000 in 1962.

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Old September 22, 2012, 10:32 PM   #5696
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I inherited this from my dad and I would like to know how long he has had it.



It is a Airweight 38 SPL CTG
The serial is 115309
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Old September 23, 2012, 10:50 AM   #5697
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I'm new to revolvers and not familiar with how S&W does their serial numbers.
I purchased a very nice Model 19-4, blue, 4 inch yesterday at a gun show and am curious about its history.
The serial number on the yoke is 52K1678, but when I remove the grips, I see this number again on the very bottom of the butt, and
on the frame, under the grip I see 04550.
What is the purpose of the second number and does one of the numbers denote date of manufacture?
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Old September 23, 2012, 05:22 PM   #5698
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Thanks for the info Jim. I appreciate you taking the time to look that up for me.



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Old September 23, 2012, 06:27 PM   #5699
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It is a Airweight 38 SPL CTG
The serial is 115309
I have no idea how long your father had it but the gun was made in 1956.

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The serial number on the yoke is 52K1678, but when I remove the grips, I see this number again on the very bottom of the butt
1979.
S&W has used many locations for the SN but the underside of the grip butt is the one constant (with one minor exception). The other number(s) are assembly and inspectors.

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Old September 24, 2012, 07:36 AM   #5700
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Hello, Jim, here I come again!

I was wondering about my 48-4, 75K6781, and this older MP 38 Spl, two inch, square butt: 80188

Thanks in advance,

Santiago
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