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Old October 23, 2012, 07:40 PM   #5751
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Thank you, Jim.
It's a 5 shot revolver so it must be the Chief's Special. Thanks again
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Old October 24, 2012, 06:04 AM   #5752
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I just picked up a fantastic M66 .357 4 - inch

4K17608

As far as I can tell it is a 'no dash' early model 66.

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Old October 24, 2012, 06:28 PM   #5753
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1973.

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Old October 24, 2012, 07:15 PM   #5754
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Hey all, here is the 1909 that Jim so kindly looked up for me:
Attachment 84428
Attachment 84429


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Old October 25, 2012, 10:43 PM   #5755
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Thanks Jim

Attachment 84436

Hope the photo worked.
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Old October 26, 2012, 09:52 AM   #5756
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Hey guys
I have the same old story. My Grandfather recently passed away and I now have his old revolver and I am having one hell of a time finding some parts for it as I am lost trying to locate model and year make.

has a round set of grips, it is full size last patent date DEC 29 14
the # on the butt and under the barrel match 297xxx inside the yoke and cil arm both are stamped 4515. Ill try to up load some pictures later any idea of model,year and value of this. Id like to carry it with me hunting becuase thats what he'd want.
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Old October 26, 2012, 10:44 AM   #5757
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.38 SMITH & WESSON CTG


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Old October 26, 2012, 12:08 PM   #5758
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the # on the butt and under the barrel match 297xxx
.38 Military & Police Model of 1905, 4th Change.
The serial number dates it to around 1920.

Parts will not be easy to find short of buying damaged/worn guns for parts from that era (pre WWII).

S&W made allot of them so value is not real high, maybe $400.

BTW, S&W still makes that gun today (updated of course) as the model 10.

Jim
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Old October 27, 2012, 10:03 PM   #5759
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I couldn't make it through all 144 posts but this looks like the place to be.
First, thanks for the knowledge and my humble offerings wish the best to all.

Just purchased a model 37 that's in really nice shape but I can't find a source other than this one that can tell me what year it is.( besides S&W and a $50. donation.)

serial# BAF09XX

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Old October 28, 2012, 03:58 PM   #5760
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serial# BAF09XX
1988.

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Old October 28, 2012, 06:17 PM   #5761
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Thanks Jim,

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Old October 29, 2012, 08:31 AM   #5762
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14-3

Hi Jim! Would you be so kind as to look up 3K62602? It is a 14-3, and I think it was born circa 1971-72.

Thanks a lot in advance,

Santiago

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Old October 29, 2012, 05:05 PM   #5763
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3K62602? It is a 14-3, and I think it was born circa 1971-72.
You're right, 1972.

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Old October 29, 2012, 06:24 PM   #5764
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I know it's not very old, but I'm loving my new to me M-317 (lock free). What would be the date for LGT 31**

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Old October 29, 2012, 07:47 PM   #5765
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LGT 31**
Book only covers up to 2004.
S&W customer service will give you the DOB of your gun free over the phone.

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Old October 29, 2012, 10:03 PM   #5766
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Grannies got a gun

I found out my grandmother has an older Smith and Wesson double action revolver. The S/N, or least what I think the is the S/N on the bottom of the butt, is 120XXX. The hammer (exposed) and trigger have an almost blued finish while the rest looks like a nickel type finish. It has a trigger guard. The last patent date listed on the barrel is Jan 3, 1982. Any help on the age and model would be appreciated. I'd like to get a rough value in order to buy it for a fair price and keep it in the family.

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Old October 30, 2012, 07:07 AM   #5767
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Thanks again, Jim!
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Old October 30, 2012, 09:36 AM   #5768
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Does anyone have info on a S&W model 37 airweight serial number AFF94XX
I think some had aluminum cylinder and then later on had a steel cylinder. I would like to know which this one has, I am looking at it for sale and don't have access to it to check myself.
I would appreciate any info you guys could give me.
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Old October 30, 2012, 07:02 PM   #5769
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S&W model 37 airweight serial number AFF94XX
Yours was made in 1984.
The aluminum cylindered models ended in 1954.

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Old October 30, 2012, 07:32 PM   #5770
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Yours was made in 1984.
The aluminum cylindered models ended in 1954.

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Jim
Thank you for the information I appreciate it.
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Old October 30, 2012, 08:05 PM   #5771
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I know it's not very old, but I'm loving my new to me M-317 (lock free). What would be the date for LGT 31**

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Book only covers up to 2004.
S&W customer service will give you the DOB of your gun free over the phone.

Jim
Jim, if his gun is a no-lock, I believe it will be pre 2002.

Stan, I don't have my book handy, but given where your serial number is in relation to mine, yours is probably 1998 or so.
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Old October 30, 2012, 08:51 PM   #5772
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Jim, if his gun is a no-lock, I believe it will be pre 2002.
Well, you're right!
I went back and looked under the model 317 listings itself rather than the serial number listing and it shows some "LGT" prefix guns being made in 1997.

Just an FYI, but S&W has been offering some "no lock" J frame models for the last couple years, which is what I assumed this was.

Of course, you know what they say about assuming...

Jim

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Old October 31, 2012, 12:28 PM   #5773
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S&W model 10-6 .38 special DOB and value?

What year was my S&W model 10-6 .38 special made and what's the value? I just bought it and it's in great shape. Is +P safe? #C974xxx. Thanks
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Old October 31, 2012, 06:25 PM   #5774
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1967.
$300 to $450 depending on condition and +P safe.

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Old October 31, 2012, 08:57 PM   #5775
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Any thoughts on mine? Is there any more info you would need? Thanks!
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