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Old March 22, 2013, 01:18 PM   #6076
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Model 29-5 Serial Number

Model 29-5 ; 8 3/8"; unfluted
S/N: BFS-5xxx

Any significance to the prefix?

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Old March 22, 2013, 05:56 PM   #6077
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S/N: BFS-5xxx
1990/91.
S&W starting phasing in a 3 letter 4 number serial number system in 1980.
On some special runs S&W would use a specific 3 letter prefix such as
"TEN" on the first run of model 1006 10mm pistols.

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Old March 22, 2013, 07:14 PM   #6078
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1990/91.
S&W starting phasing in a 3 letter 4 number serial number system in 1980.
On some special runs S&W would use a specific 3 letter prefix such as
"TEN" on the first run of model 1006 10mm pistols.

Jim

THANKS! Anything at all significant about the BFS prefix? Other than "Big Friggin Shooter" !!!

Thank You.
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Old March 22, 2013, 09:44 PM   #6079
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a buddy is selling one of his revolvers - it's 6" and in really nice condition - it's a 28-2 w/ sn - S288XXX - i'm interested but if it's worth more than i can afford i'd prefer he go and find the right home for it -- when was it made & what's it worth?
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Old March 23, 2013, 10:21 AM   #6080
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Inherited 38 special ctg

Hi! I recently inherited my fathers S&W 38 special ctg, serial # C 214xxx. I'd like to get any info on this gun that may be out there. I would also like to know what kind of ammo I should get for target practice. It appears alot of gun stores can't keep ammo in stock, so any suggestions for an online purchase would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much for your help. He was in law enforcement his entire life, and I'm thrilled to have one of his guns.
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Old March 23, 2013, 04:27 PM   #6081
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it's a 28-2 w/ sn - S288XXX
1967.
Hard to set a price with the current market but, assuming little to no wear, $600 range.
The "S" prefix serial numbers usually get a slight premium over the "N" prefix numbers because they're older.

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serial # C 214xxx
1953.
It's a .38 Military & Police. When S&W began assigning model numbers around 1957 it became the model 10.
It's chambered for the 38 special cartridge and can also safely shoot 38 special +P.
Right now ammo is in short supply everywhere, even online.

Jim

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Old March 24, 2013, 01:22 AM   #6082
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Thanks, Jim!

Jim,
Thanks so much for the info. My dad was in the military police so this makes sense. Thank you again!
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Old March 24, 2013, 03:39 PM   #6083
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thanks jim - appearance wise, it's in really nice shape - function wise, the trigger has a hitch in it just before it drops - it's smooth but gets heavy - it also doesn't have the org grips
thanks again
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Old March 25, 2013, 11:40 PM   #6084
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Help I.D. model 10

Going through my Dad's old stuff I found a S&W Special ctg
# c 678xx. Can anyone bring up the info on this? What ammo will it use?

PT
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Old March 26, 2013, 02:44 PM   #6085
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Looking for info on Model 28

Just picked up a Smith and Wesson Model 28, no dash, 6" barrel. Serial 1819**

Comments? Value? Age? Where can I get more info?

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Old March 26, 2013, 04:44 PM   #6086
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# c 678xx.
Serial numbers ran from C1 in 1948 to C223998 in 1951.
It would be chambered for .38 Special cartridges.

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Model 28, no dash, 6" barrel. Serial 1819**
1958.
The serial number would have a "S" prefix on the underside of the grip butt.
Model 28's started out as the Highway Patrolman (pre 28) in 1954. Became the model 28 in 1957 and were in production until 1986.
Yours would be a 4 screw model. Three screws on the sideplate and a 4th on the front of the trigger guard.
They are the same as a model 27 but without the checkering and high polish finish.
For an early model 28 in excellent condition with minimal to no wear, value would be around the $650 range. More if it was a 4" barrel.

Jim
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Old March 27, 2013, 08:15 AM   #6087
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Model 28, no dash, 6" barrel. Serial 1819**

1958.
The serial number would have a "S" prefix on the underside of the grip butt.
Model 28's started out as the Highway Patrolman (pre 28) in 1954. Became the model 28 in 1957 and were in production until 1986.
Yours would be a 4 screw model. Three screws on the sideplate and a 4th on the front of the trigger guard.
They are the same as a model 27 but without the checkering and high polish finish.
For an early model 28 in excellent condition with minimal to no wear, value would be around the $650 range. More if it was a 4" barrel.

Jim

Thanks for the info. That puts the gun as the same age as me!
There is a bit of holster wear on end of barrel. And a small scratch on the wood butt by the serial number (yes, there is an "S"). She ain't perfect, but she sure is pretty!!! I am satisfied.

Thanks - Barb
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Old March 28, 2013, 07:52 AM   #6088
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I inherited a S&W K-22 a few years ago along with original box. A little rough with some rust and pitting. Still shoots very well and remains accurate. I am curious as to age and value. Grading would be about 80-85%. Serial number is K 2525xx.
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Old March 28, 2013, 05:49 PM   #6089
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K 2525xx
1955.
Maybe $400...

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Old March 29, 2013, 11:26 AM   #6090
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Recently inherited

Just inherited an older shotgun from my brother. Never even knew he had the gun and am trying to date it to see if it could have possibly been my fathers.

Smith & Wesson Model 1000M Shotgun
S/N# FC20528

If anyone could help with dating the gun I would appreciate.
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Old March 29, 2013, 02:38 PM   #6091
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Model 65-3 3" BBL
Serial ANS9XXX
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Old March 29, 2013, 05:54 PM   #6092
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Smith & Wesson Model 1000M Shotgun
S/N# FC20528
The 1000 and 3000 model shotguns were made by Howa in Japan. The Standard Catalog of S&W does not list serial numbers for them.
You could try S&W's customer service.
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Serial ANS9XXX
1986/87.

Jim
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Old March 30, 2013, 12:07 AM   #6093
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Chief Special 60-7

I have just acquired a S&W j frame 60. Serial number is BPW09XX. Any info on the date of this pristine 38 special?

Thanks..
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Old March 30, 2013, 01:27 PM   #6094
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BPW09XX
1994.

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Old March 30, 2013, 05:31 PM   #6095
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Hi, I just joined, hope to help contribute...

I have three revolvers I would like manufacture dates on.

.38 M&P SN 349xxx (model 10) I hope there's a way to get to a specific year
.38 Model 36 SN 166xxx (square butt)
.38 K-37 Masterpiece SN K302xxx

Thanks for your help!!!
Rick
Cordova, TN

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Old March 30, 2013, 08:23 PM   #6096
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Another of the same question

I have read through as much of this as I can and can stil not figure out the exact model and year of my S&W 32 long.

This revolver is a 6 shot with an overall length of 6". A barrel Length of 2". It is blued with Pearl Handles. The but is square. The sites are fixed with a rounded notch in the back. The serial number on the but is 577102. Te numbers on the chamber appear to be C (on top) and then 31671 and then a 5 underneath that. Can anyone help?
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Old March 30, 2013, 09:59 PM   #6097
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Can anyone help me with the manufacture date of S&W Model 60 .357 serial # DBE 0XXX. Thanks.
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Old March 30, 2013, 10:04 PM   #6098
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I got a smith that has me stumped. Looks like a .44Mag N frame but is in .357. SN is N381XX I looks like it has been redone and the model number is not able to be made out. Opinions?

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Old March 31, 2013, 12:13 PM   #6099
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.38 M&P SN 349229 (model 10) I hope there's a way to get to a specific year
.38 Model 36 SN 166258 (square butt)
.38 K-37 Masterpiece SN K302574
38 M&P SN 349229 = early 1920's.
Model 36 SN 166258 = SN's ran from 125000 in 1957 to 295000 in 1962.
SN K302574 = 1957.

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I have read through as much of this as I can and can stil not figure out the exact model and year of my S&W 32 long.

This revolver is a 6 shot with an overall length of 6". A barrel Length of 2". It is blued with Pearl Handles. The but is square. The sites are fixed with a rounded notch in the back. The serial number on the but is 577102
Post war Regulation Police. The serial number dates it to about 1950 which would concur with the introduction of the 2" barrel in 1949.

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Model 60 .357 serial # DBE 0XXX
Post 2004 production. The SCSW only covers up to 2004.
S&W customer Service can give you the DOB over the phone for free.

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Looks like a .44Mag N frame but is in .357. SN is N381XX
Around 1970/71.
It's likely a model 27. The model 28 would have "Highway Patrolman" stamped on the right side of the barrel. The top of the frame and barrel on model 27's were checkered. They and the earlier registered magnums were 357's built on 44 frames.

Jim
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Old March 31, 2013, 07:38 PM   #6100
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S&W model 10 age help

Hello from Sarasota,

Can someone please help me determine the age of my model 10 with serial number C979635

Thank you in advance

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