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Old April 6, 2013, 12:09 PM   #6126
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Old April 6, 2013, 06:41 PM   #6127
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What exactly do I have here?

I think it's a 1920's Model 1905, Series 4 hand eject in 32WCF (32-20)

S/N 1078xx It also has 34247 on the crane. (Is that the right word?)



Thank you in advance.
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Old April 6, 2013, 08:18 PM   #6128
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I think it's a 1920's Model 1905, Series 4 hand eject in 32WCF (32-20)
S/N 1078xx It also has 34247 on the crane. (Is that the right word?)
You're right on the model.
Serial numbers ran from 65701 in 1915 to 144684 in 1940. So, 1920's is a safe bet.
Other makers call it the crane, S&W calls it the yoke.

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Old April 6, 2013, 08:41 PM   #6129
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Thank you Jim. On most S&W wheel guns I've seen the model number is stamped on the yoke. Any idea what that number means?

I found a post on an S&W forum a few minutes ago that mentioned a fellow having a 1923 built one of these with a serial in the 116xxx range. He claimed his barrel was stamped with 32-20 and IIRC S&W made the nomenclature change about then. So I am ASSuming this is pre-1923.

Saw it sitting in a pawn shop today. Looked so nice for a nearly 100 year old I had to have it.

Prolly paid too much, but, Feh. It's only money.

Any idea what frame this is? Wikipoodia says it is a variant of the model 10 which would make it a K?
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Old April 6, 2013, 09:16 PM   #6130
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Any idea what frame this is?
Yes, it's a K frame.
The SCSW does not get that in depth on that model so I would defer to what you read on the S&W forum.
The other number is an assembly number.

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Old April 7, 2013, 01:44 PM   #6131
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I recently inherited a S&W .32 Long ctg 6 shot revolver and would like to find out a little more about it. It is stainless with a pearl handle, S/N 2457** Any info would be appreciated, thanks!
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Old April 7, 2013, 03:44 PM   #6132
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S/N 2457**
32 Hand Ejector 5th Change.
Serial numbers ran from 102501 in 1910 to 263000 in 1917.
S&W did not start making stainless steel guns till 50 years later so it's either nickel (shiny like chrome) or it's been refinished to look like stainless steel.

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Old April 7, 2013, 06:44 PM   #6133
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Some folks don't like the world knowing the serial number of their guns.

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Why is that ? It does not bother me, I cannot see what anyone could do with the information, except maybe identify it as a stolen gun.
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Old April 7, 2013, 08:00 PM   #6134
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Thank you again Jim. I appreciate your assistance.
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Old April 8, 2013, 02:49 PM   #6135
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Thanks very much Jim! Excuse my ignorance on the stainless comment, it is nickel. Do you know if the pearl would be real, and any approximate value of this model?
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Old April 8, 2013, 03:23 PM   #6136
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S&W Revolvers

New to this, but I have two S&W revolvers that I'm trying to figure out what the model numbers are to get a price for them out of a blue book.

One is a .32 Long CTG, 6 shot, Fluted Cylinder, 4" barrel, serial # C 291**

The second is a .38 special airweight hammerless snub nose, serial # 754**

Any help would be really appreciated!
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Old April 8, 2013, 05:30 PM   #6137
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Do you know if the pearl would be real, and any approximate value of this model?
Without seeing the grips I couldn't tell you.
Value can range from $300 in good to $600 or so in excellent.


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One is a .32 Long CTG, 6 shot, Fluted Cylinder, 4" barrel, serial # C 291**
The second is a .38 special airweight hammerless snub nose, serial # 754**
32 long. C291xx = It's a 32 Military & Police. It's built on the K frame and only 4813 were made between 1948 to 1950. Yours would be 48/49.
Value ranges from $1K in good to over $2K in excellent.
754xx = 1955/56. It's a 38 Chiefs Special Airweight (pre model 37)
$300 to $600+

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Old April 8, 2013, 06:16 PM   #6138
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Since others are asking, what, approximately, would my Model 1905 be worth?
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Old April 9, 2013, 01:02 AM   #6139
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Need help model 49

I would appreciate some help for serial lookup Model 49 388J35 nickel

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Old April 9, 2013, 04:28 PM   #6140
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Since others are asking, what, approximately, would my Model 1905 be worth?
The problem with giving gun values is the market is crazy right now and I have no idea what condition your gun is in, what the finish looks like, etc. The best I can do on older guns is give a range of values which may or may not be valid anymore.
That said, around $300 in good to $800+ in excellent.

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1971/72.

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Old April 9, 2013, 05:59 PM   #6141
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Thanks Jim. I appreciate the help.
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Old April 9, 2013, 10:16 PM   #6142
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Need help model 49

Thanks for the information Jim
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Old April 11, 2013, 06:19 PM   #6143
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Hi folks,

Just found a nice little model 60 (.38 spl) in great condition for a very reasonable price. Serial number is R112xxx, curious how old it might be.

Thanks
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Old April 12, 2013, 06:45 PM   #6144
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Serial number is R112xxx
Serial numbers ran from R100000 in 1974 to R190000 in 1977.

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Old April 12, 2013, 07:10 PM   #6145
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Thank you, sir! I appreciate your help.
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Old April 12, 2013, 09:46 PM   #6146
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S&W 32 CTG Long serial number 335XXX

Need DOB for 32 CTG long revolver serial number 335XXX
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Old April 13, 2013, 04:34 PM   #6147
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Need DOB for 32 CTG long revolver serial number 335XXX
It could be one of two models depending on whether it has a round butt or square butt (see pic).
If it's a round butt it would be a 32 Hand Ejector 3rd Model made around 1921.
If a square butt then a 32 Regulation Police also made around 1921.

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Old April 15, 2013, 06:11 PM   #6148
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Model 3953... Want to find the year of production?

I am trying to find the year of manufacture for my Mod. 3953 the Serial # starts with VLN**** I'd also like to know it's estimated value. it's in mint condition, can anybody help me out? I'd certainly appreciate it..

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Old April 15, 2013, 06:39 PM   #6149
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Mod. 3953 the Serial # starts with VLN****
Basic model 3953's were made from 1991 to 1999. Yours would be near the end of the production run (1997 on).
Looking at completed auctions on Gunbroker over the last three months, prices have ranged from $450 to $650.

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Old April 15, 2013, 09:44 PM   #6150
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Basic model 3953's were made from 1991 to 1999. Yours would be near the end of the production run (1997 on).
Looking at completed auctions on Gunbroker over the last three months, prices have ranged from $450 to $650.

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Thanks Jim, I had no idea how old it is.. I am flirting with the thought of selling it, I really love it, its a 9mm tank that's for sure, problem is its so darn heavy, and for me and my financial well being that's just not convenient nor practical, I don't have the luxury of keeping it and just buying another pistol to carry instead, I need something lighter, because everytime I carry it, it practically brings my pants down. lol

I am thinking of getting a 9mm glock, or my brother just recently got a Sig Sauer P290 with crimson trace laser and I really liked it, I haven't shot it, but I held it and I like the feeling of it and I imagine its allot lighter to carry for EDC. any thoughts on this? pro's and con's?
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