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Old December 16, 2012, 11:22 PM   #5851
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Thanks for the help on the old serial #'s Other than paying Smith and Wesson, is there a way to find out exactly when this gun was issued? I know form reading here a V12--- would be early in WW2, butthe more info the better.
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Old December 17, 2012, 11:08 PM   #5852
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Snafusnatcher, S&W model 13-2 began production 1977 ended 1982. By the number you gave your fathers is from 1980.
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Old December 19, 2012, 10:25 PM   #5853
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Just picked up a used 686-4 without a lock. Serial #BSB2xxx
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Old December 20, 2012, 07:11 PM   #5854
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Serial #BSB2xxx
1994/95.

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Old December 21, 2012, 12:54 AM   #5855
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Thanks! I really appreciate it. It's interesting this gun is almost 20 years old, looks brand new.
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Old December 21, 2012, 03:08 PM   #5856
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New to me model 36 no dash serial #644481 please help!
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Old December 21, 2012, 05:00 PM   #5857
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serial #644481
SN's ran from 295000 in 1962 to 786544 in 1969.

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Old December 21, 2012, 05:56 PM   #5858
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Thanks Jim for your prompt response.
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Old December 26, 2012, 03:42 PM   #5859
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I wanted to thank you experts for helping out with the serial number search. Very cool of you guys.

My 686-3 has a serial number of BEJ59xx. About when do you think that would have been produced?
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Old December 26, 2012, 07:30 PM   #5860
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serial number of BEJ59xx
1989.

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Old December 28, 2012, 02:20 AM   #5861
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If someone has the time, how about a 629-1, 47xxx. Thanks for the assist!

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Old December 28, 2012, 10:23 AM   #5862
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how about a Model 66 (no dash) pinned barrel, recessed chamber with the serial number 2K947XX?
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Old December 28, 2012, 04:50 PM   #5863
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Old Retailer please check your serial number agin. The Model 629 began production in 1979 carrying serial number N748564 with a 6 inch barrel. there were 100 preproduction guns made with serial numbers N 629096 to N 629200. The 629-1 began production in 1982 (in 1986-1987 8,000 629-2 were made with 3 inch barrels and round butts for Lew Horton).
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Old December 28, 2012, 04:54 PM   #5864
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Tommy Vercetti, your M-66, 2K947xx shows as being made 1972.
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Old December 28, 2012, 10:25 PM   #5865
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thank you very much sir
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Old December 29, 2012, 03:12 AM   #5866
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I have a Hammerless Safety ("Lemon Squeezer"). I believe it's a 4th model. The serial is 117XXX. Anything you can do to narrow the date down? (I suspect it must be around 1898/1899/1900) Many thanks!
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Old December 29, 2012, 10:20 PM   #5867
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I have a Hammerless Safety ("Lemon Squeezer"). I believe it's a 4th model. The serial is 117XXX
Assuming it's a 38 caliber. It would be a 4th model. Serial numbers ran from 116003 in 1898 to 220000 in 1907.
I would guess it to be within the 1st year of production but only a "letter" from S&W can verify that.
If it's 32 caliber it would be a 2nd model made between 1902 and 1909.

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Old December 30, 2012, 01:14 PM   #5868
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K22

Hi Jim,

This K22 belongs to a good friend. S/N K 2539XX. Can you tell me the approx manufacture date?

Under the yoke, there is no model but the number 13384. The S/N -without the “K”- also appears in the barrel under the extraction rod, and the cylinder, something I’ve never seen before. Any comments about these unusual (to me) numbers/locations? Please see pics.

Thanks for your help, and Happy New Year to all!!







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Old December 30, 2012, 04:37 PM   #5869
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Can someone help me with a 64-5 s/n CAH92xx and also do you know if a 3" barrel is common on this model revolver...thanks very much.
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Old December 30, 2012, 05:15 PM   #5870
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Ok Workhorse the S&W m64 started production in 1970 with a tapered 4 inch barrel, in 1974 the 3 inch barrel was introduced, 1991 the 3 inch barrel became the standard. The 64-5 began production in 1988 with 3 and 4 inch barrels. Can not tell you date by serial number as I cannot find the CAH prefix on my list. But the 3 letter 4 number serial numbers started getting used in the 1980's.
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Old December 30, 2012, 05:27 PM   #5871
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Thanks sgms, I appreciate your help.
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Old December 30, 2012, 09:10 PM   #5872
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S/N K 2539XX
1955.
SN's that year ran from K231256 to K266164.
The number in the yoke cutout is an assembly/inspector number.
In the earlier years S&W would use the serial number on the major married components.
They did not start using/stamping models numbers till 1957.

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Old December 30, 2012, 09:46 PM   #5873
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Thanks Jim, and all the best for 2013
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Old January 1, 2013, 08:35 AM   #5874
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Happy New Year to all of you.

I'm interested in an I frame with serial #3628xx, .32S&W long. Thx.

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Old January 1, 2013, 09:01 AM   #5875
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Looks like all the Standard Catalog of S&W gives is a broad range from 1911-1942 which covers serial numbers 263001-536684 of the 3rd Model .32 Hand Ejector.

Sorry, but there is no way for me to tell which year it was shipped from the factory, by looking it up in the book. Call S&W, or send off for a factory letter, its the only way to see if further info is available. Or maybe someone has a serial number close to yours that knows the details, that still wouldn't tell you what year yours was shipped in, which is all S&W has records on, not dates of manufacture.
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