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Old July 1, 2013, 10:17 PM   #6226
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Jim,

Thanks so much. I am sorry for not responding earlier but I was out of town for a family event in NY.

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Old July 4, 2013, 10:34 AM   #6227
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S&W 442

# BPN4xxx

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Old July 4, 2013, 05:09 PM   #6228
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# BPN4xxx
Late 1993 / early 94.
As for +P, the 442 is an aluminum frame. It wasn't till 1996 (with the 442-1) that S&W beefed up the frame to regularly handle +P. While it's not going to blow up, I would limit use of +P to minimum.

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Old July 4, 2013, 11:35 PM   #6229
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Age of pistols

How old are these guns?
S/N 69244
S/N 15766
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Old July 5, 2013, 02:02 PM   #6230
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How old are these guns?
S/N 69244
S/N 15766
S&W reused the same serial numbers on different models up to about 1969. So, I'll need to know what the guns are that those serial numbers are attached to.
Chambering, 5 shot or 6 shot, barrel length or pictures work the best.
And remember to take the serial number from the underside of the frames grip butt and include any letter prefixes (if they have one). See picture of SN location on post #6206 on previous page.

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Old July 5, 2013, 11:00 PM   #6231
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Age of pistols

69244 is six-shot revolver with 32 W.CF. CTG stamped on left side of barrel. Last patent date is Sept 14. 09. Barrel approx 5" long. S/N has no letters.

15766 is a five-shot revolver with no #s except serial. Barrel is approx 2" long. S/N has no letters.

Attachment 90478

Attachment 90479

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Old July 6, 2013, 01:52 PM   #6232
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69244 is six-shot revolver with 32 W.CF. CTG stamped on left side of barrel. Last patent date is Sept 14. 09. Barrel approx 5" long. S/N has no letters.
.32-20 Hand Ejector Model of 1905, 4th Change.
Serial numbers ran from 65701 in 1915 to 144684 in 1940.
Heat treating of the cylinder began in 1920 at SN. 81287.

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15766 is a five-shot revolver with no #s except serial. Barrel is approx 2" long. S/N has no letters.
.32 Single Action (Model One and a Half Centerfire).
Serial numbers ran from 1 in 1878 to 97574 in 1892.

Pictures helped a lot!
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Old July 6, 2013, 06:59 PM   #6233
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Model 66-1
39K5604
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Old July 6, 2013, 08:37 PM   #6234
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Serial numbers ran from 25K0001 in 1978 to 56K9999 in 1979

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Old July 6, 2013, 11:20 PM   #6235
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.32-20 & .32

Any idea how much either of my pistols is worth? I wouldn't sell the .32-20. It was my father's and I've had it re-nickled, which probably drives down its value anyhow.
Thanks for all the info. Very much appreciated!
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Old July 7, 2013, 12:22 AM   #6236
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Wow, this is an amazing thread!

I was taking a closer look at my grandfather's .38 S&W. I thought it was a M-10, but it appears to be much older. I think it's a .38 spl M&P 1905 with four screws on the sideplate and one where the trigger guard meets the frame. It has a square butt, wood checkered grips (they cover one screw) with a small, flush brass medallion near the top of the grips. The finish is nickel and the barrel is 5". The front sight is a half moon, but they all appear that way as far as I know. The serial number starts with 253.

An approx. year of manufacture would be much appreciated. I'd never sell it. I'm just curious. My grandfather lived though the Depression and was a constable and a coal miner in Ky.

Thanks for any help,

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Old July 7, 2013, 02:56 PM   #6237
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The serial number starts with 253.
Is it 253x, 253xx or 253xxx?
I'm gonna guess it's 253xxx which would date it to about 1916.

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Old July 7, 2013, 03:40 PM   #6238
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laytonj1,

XXX. For six digits total.

Thanks for looking that up for me. 1916!! I am amazed. Sadly, he's passed and I'll never know how he came into possession of it. The grips are definitely not the original style. I'll have to search for some.

I took it apart once (not the sideplate) and the cylinder rod assembly was different than my M-10. It's stiff to eject the rounds. I probably mucked it up.

Thanks again- you made my weekend,

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Old July 7, 2013, 04:11 PM   #6239
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got a model 10-7------serial number 3D84255. any clue when it was made? Thanks.
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Old July 8, 2013, 08:23 AM   #6240
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Can one of you experts tell me approximately what the age would be of a Model 10-8 with a serial number of AAY4xxx. I got it this weekend from Bud's.
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Old July 8, 2013, 04:45 PM   #6241
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serial number 3D84255
1978.

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AAY4xxx
1982.

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Old July 8, 2013, 04:46 PM   #6242
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AAY4xxx
1982.
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Old July 8, 2013, 04:54 PM   #6243
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3d84255-1978

Jim-thank you very much. you are a good man.
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Old July 8, 2013, 04:57 PM   #6244
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Jim thank you very much,you are a good man.
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Old July 10, 2013, 01:28 PM   #6245
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Model 2

Model 2 Army serial number 985. Thanks in advance for any info on it's date.

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Old July 10, 2013, 07:04 PM   #6246
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Model 2 Army serial number 985
Serial numbers ran from 1 in 1861 to 77155 in 1874. Yours would be 1st year production.

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Old July 12, 2013, 07:42 AM   #6247
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Model 37, Square butt, 3" barrel. Blued. Pinned but not recessed. S/N 613XXX

80 year old woman owns it, and just last week got her Florida CCW in the mail. Cooler'n heck.
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Old July 12, 2013, 02:42 PM   #6248
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Model 37, Square butt, 3" barrel. Blued. Pinned but not recessed. S/N 613XXX
Serial numbers ran from 295xxx in 1962 to 725xxx in 1969.
So, around 1967.

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Old July 16, 2013, 12:06 PM   #6249
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Serial numbers ran from 295xxx in 1962 to 725xxx in 1969.
So, around 1967.
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Old July 19, 2013, 10:52 PM   #6250
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question about an old s&w 38

i ran across an old S&W 38 breakopen with serial nbr on the bottom of 211581*. i think it was made around 1910. wondering if anyone can tell me what i can find out about it from the serial number please.
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