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Old January 12, 2013, 09:57 PM   #5901
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V2436
That would be a Victory model made in 1942 for the military.
The nickel is not original and pretty much destroys it's collector value as does the lanyard loop hole being plugged.
S&W's production during WWII was limited to supplying the Military.
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serial number 8404
That would be 1952. It should not be model marked.
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How about a .357 Minnesota State Patrol XXX
450 made on the model 66 with a 4" barrel with shield on side and "State Patrol" on the frame.
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SW Model 59, Serial A179xxx
1973.
If all it says is 59 then it is a standard 59. A 5906 would be stamped 5906 and so on.

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Old January 13, 2013, 04:51 PM   #5902
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Can you help me with the date of a 17-2 s/n K492xxx
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Old January 13, 2013, 07:24 PM   #5903
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StrawDog that would be 1962.
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Old January 14, 2013, 06:16 PM   #5904
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gun info

just inherited a s&w 44 serial #203xx. took the grip off and there is a stamped 5 15 on it. can anyone tell me what i have?
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Old January 14, 2013, 06:43 PM   #5905
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Thanks sgms it is a very nice find at the lgs. I'm on the fence about buying it. The lockup is beautiful.
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Old January 14, 2013, 08:44 PM   #5906
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s&w 44 serial #203xx
Assuming you took the serial number from the underside of the frames grip butt (see pic on post # 5888 on previous page), it's a .44 Hand Ejector 2nd Model. Serial numbers ran from 15376 in 1915 to 59xxx in 1940.

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Old January 17, 2013, 11:32 AM   #5907
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Help with search...1902 model 38 spl

I recently purchased a S and W model 1902 38 spl serial number 222xx.
Can someone that has the "book" look it up and tell me the year it was mfged/shipped?
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Old January 17, 2013, 09:54 PM   #5908
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S and W model 1902 38 spl serial number 222xx
Serial numbers ran from 20976 in 1902 to 33803 in 1903.

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Old January 17, 2013, 10:24 PM   #5909
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S&W 5946, SN TVA0xxx I'm thinking it's 90 or 91.
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Old January 18, 2013, 03:56 PM   #5910
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S&W 5946, SN TVA0xxx I'm thinking it's 90 or 91.
And you would be correct... 1991.

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Old January 18, 2013, 06:11 PM   #5911
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Looking for year of production for a S&W Model 657 .41 Mag S/N: AVB9xxx. I ordered my copy of The Standard Catalog Of Smith And Wesson off eBay yesterday but just cat wait till it comes in. Thank you so much.
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Old January 19, 2013, 08:27 AM   #5912
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BEC14xx = 1989.
On the 36 and 60 take the serial number from the underside of the grip butt. See pic.
Since they are both steel framed they are safe with +P.
Thanks for the info, Jim. Sorry about the rookie mistake.

Model 60 = ABH70XX
Model 36 = J842XX
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Old January 19, 2013, 09:54 AM   #5913
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What about a SW model 10?

Smith and Wesson Model 10 serial number C 529xxx. Can someone help me with the date of mfg/shipping? Any thoughts on value ranges in excellent cond. with the box?
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Old January 19, 2013, 10:20 AM   #5914
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dwb647 that would be 1961 or early 1962 made. as to value around here a 95% model 10 with just the box gets is in the $500 to $550.00 range. Model 10's are outstanding pistols (and IMO a must have) but do not have a real high market value due to there being a revolver and the fact there are so many of them.
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Old January 19, 2013, 11:34 AM   #5915
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S&W 357

I have a Smith & Wesson 357 with FWPD stamped on it. The serial is 1D89xxx. Any information on age of this? I am assuming it was once owned by a Police officer for the Fort Worth PD.

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Old January 19, 2013, 02:09 PM   #5916
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S and W model 15-3

I have a model 15-3 blued 4" barrel S and W 38 special serial number 3K77xxx

near mint condition. what can anyone tell me about this one?
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Old January 19, 2013, 02:45 PM   #5917
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Model 36 SER# 790xx

Model 66 SER# 9K55xx

Thanks very much in advance for any history.


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Old January 19, 2013, 05:24 PM   #5918
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I have a model 28-2 Highway Patrolman that followed me home. SN# N5564xx. I know it is not new. Was wondering what year it was made. It belonged to a retired police officer that had been retired for a very long time. I am not sure exactly how old it is. I think he carried it for a few years. Before that he carried a Colt Trooper .357 Mag. Though that one was given to his nephew. I bought this one from his widow (she is moving into a group home where there are no guns allowed.)
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Old January 19, 2013, 07:50 PM   #5919
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The serial is 1D89xxx
Your model 65 was made 1979/80.
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serial number 3K77xxx
1972.
The 15 is the same as the 14 but with the shorter barrel.
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Model 36 SER# 790xx
Model 66 SER# 9K55xx
Around 1956 on the 36 and 1976 on the 66.
The 36 should be a Chiefs Special (pre 36), not model number stamped.
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N5xxxxx range ran from 1978 to 1980.

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Old January 19, 2013, 10:21 PM   #5920
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Model 36 SER# 790xx
Model 66 SER# 9K55xx
Around 1956 on the 36 and 1976 on the 66.
The 36 should be a Chiefs Special (pre 36), not model number stamped.
Thank you sir! Very much.

Correcto on the snubbie. It is a Chief's Spec, not marked as a 36.

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Old January 20, 2013, 12:35 AM   #5921
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Thanks for the info on the guns. The 15-3 model I think is mid to late 60s.
It came from my dad who was a WWII US Army Air B 24 vet; it reminded him of what they carried in the day I think.
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Old January 20, 2013, 07:14 AM   #5922
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Thank you for the informtation.
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Old January 20, 2013, 03:08 PM   #5923
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Is anyone able to assist me in dating a gun that was passed down from my great grandfather? It is a Smith and Wesson, right side of the barrel says "32 Long CTC" and has a 6inch barrel I believe. Top of the barrel shows "Smith and Wesson, Springfield Mass." and has some patent dates, the last date is Feb. 6. 06

Serial # 1828xx
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Old January 20, 2013, 04:16 PM   #5924
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The 15-3 model I think is mid to late 60s.
The 15-3 ran from 1967 to 1977.

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Serial # 1828xx
.32 Hand Ejector.
Serial numbers ran from 102501 in 1910 to 263000 in 1917.

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Old January 20, 2013, 04:24 PM   #5925
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Thanks for the info. Looks like my 15-3 was born in 1972. Its like NIB; doesnt appear to have been fired much if at all. My dad let a good friend of his trade him out of a German Luger for it about 20 years ago. The 15-3 was a similar type gun to what he carried as a naviagator on a B 24 in WWII. His friend was a tank commander for Gen Patton and really wanted the Luger. The Luger was collected by my uncle who was in the infantry in WWII; he also got the dead german officer's field glasses which I still have.

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