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Old April 1, 2013, 11:51 AM   #6101
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I have a old 3" 5 shot Chief Special (no model number) pinned barrel

serial number is 65922 any idea of year .


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Old April 1, 2013, 06:08 PM   #6102
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model 10 with serial number C979635
1967.

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serial number is 65922
1955.
Model numbers started ~1957.

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Old April 1, 2013, 08:07 PM   #6103
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Many thanks Laytonj1.
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Old April 1, 2013, 09:41 PM   #6104
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Old April 1, 2013, 11:18 PM   #6105
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32 Revolver

Does anyone know anything about this gun? It is a S&W 32 Revolver and the serial number is on the bottom of the grip which is 42603 with a star after the numbers.
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Old April 2, 2013, 05:55 PM   #6106
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It is a S&W 32 Revolver and the serial number is on the bottom of the grip which is 42603 with a star after the numbers
It's a 32 Double Action 3rd Model made in 1883.
The star signifies it went back to S&W for either a refinish and /or repair some years back.

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Old April 2, 2013, 06:10 PM   #6107
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I was given my grandad's smith & wesson .32 long. I was wondering if anyone could help me determine the age. I'm just curious, because it could potentially be from the '40s as far as I know. The serial number on the bottom is 766xxx. Thanks in advance!
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Old April 2, 2013, 06:19 PM   #6108
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The serial number on the bottom is 766xxx.
If it has a round butt it's a model 30, a square butt a model 31. Both models had serial numbers running from 712954 in 1961 to 826977 in 1976.

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Old April 3, 2013, 10:29 AM   #6109
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Ive got a tough one

Its a S&W model 15-3 woth serial number D280XXX. 4" bbl with fixed sights..anyone seen this configuration?
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Old April 3, 2013, 03:47 PM   #6110
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D280XXX.
The serial number and fixed sights make it a model 10 made in 1970.
A model 15 would have a "K" prefix serial number and adjustable sights. If it is stamped as a model 15 it's simply miss-stamped. While not real common there are quite a few miss-stamped models out there.

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Old April 4, 2013, 10:05 AM   #6111
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Thanks

Thanks what I thought. seems funny that Quality control would allow that mistake.
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Old April 4, 2013, 10:17 AM   #6112
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Old top break hammerless with grip safety-215680
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Old April 4, 2013, 02:46 PM   #6113
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Smith 7 Wesson Model 18

I just acquired what I believe is a model 18 and I would like to know the approximate age. Behind the yoke it is marked
CNE 1209
18-7 (looks like a stamped number)
046 (another stamped number I think)
Can you tell me the age and what the numbers mean?
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Old April 4, 2013, 05:56 PM   #6114
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Old top break hammerless with grip safety-215680
.32 or .38?
32 Safety Hammerless 3rd Model. SN's ran from 170000 in 1909 to 242981 in 1937.
38 Safety Hammerless 4th Model. SN's ran from 116003 in 1898 to 220000 in 1907.

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CNE 1209
Post 2004. You can call S&W customer service and they'll give you the DOB over the phone for free.
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Old April 4, 2013, 08:45 PM   #6115
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Dad has passed his Model 19-3 on to me, I am guessing sometime in 1975?

7K29xxx
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Old April 4, 2013, 09:39 PM   #6116
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K22 8 3/8

Hi Jim.

If possible I´d like to know DOB of this K22 with 8 3/8" barrel, Mod 17-4, s/n 93K40xx.

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Old April 5, 2013, 12:40 AM   #6117
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Can someone date a M640, S/N CEN5755 ?
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Old April 5, 2013, 07:36 AM   #6118
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Thanks, Layton, it's .38. Looks like it's been shot just a few times. Outstanding original finish.
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Old April 5, 2013, 07:50 AM   #6119
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s/n 93K40xx
1981, Nacho.
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Old April 5, 2013, 10:50 AM   #6120
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help with year

Hi,

Can anyone help with the year of manufacture of my .22 S&W model 17.4 I've
just bought in France serial no. 85K46XX. ( the last two digits I've replaced with XX, I notice other posters don't give away the full number online is there a reason for this?) . Thanks in advance.

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Old April 5, 2013, 06:40 PM   #6121
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7K29xxx
You guessed right! 1975.

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S/N CEN5755
2000/01.

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85K46XX
1980.
Some folks don't like the world knowing the serial number of their guns.

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Old April 5, 2013, 07:14 PM   #6122
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Can't find any info on a S&W 64 no dash 4" stainless pencil barrel square grips serial# D554XXX
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Old April 5, 2013, 09:27 PM   #6123
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D554XXX
1973.
It's the stainless steel version of the model 10.

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Old April 6, 2013, 01:22 AM   #6124
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Thank you Jim, start of a legacy for my family.
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Old April 6, 2013, 02:40 AM   #6125
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1980

Thanks Jim for taking the time to do that.

regards, Mike
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