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Old August 18, 2013, 07:11 PM   #6301
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Thanks Jim. I'm ordering the catalogue anyway.
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Old August 19, 2013, 04:33 PM   #6302
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Model 41 make date?

I just purchased a model 41. I believe it to be one of the recent classics offered by S&W, judging by the plastic case. Serial # UDA 0128. Anyone know what year it was made? Thanks in advance.
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Old August 19, 2013, 04:36 PM   #6303
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Serial # UDA 0128
The Standard Catalog of S&W is incomplete for semi autos made after 1994.
The "U" prefixes started around 1997.
The only way to know for sure would be to call S&W's customer service. They will give you the DOB over the phone for free.

S&W started using the plastic cases in 1995.

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Old August 21, 2013, 02:43 PM   #6304
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Would love some help dating my Smith and Wesson Model 681. Serial # ABD5xxx
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Old August 21, 2013, 07:20 PM   #6305
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Model 681. Serial # ABD5xxx
1982.

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Old August 24, 2013, 01:18 PM   #6306
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Holy cow, you guys know your stuff! I have 3 S&W revolvers I'd like to know the years on.

The first is a 66 I asked about earlier this week before I bought it:

4K20XXX

MY 686 PowerPort:

CBB53XX

And - if it's ok - the 617 I got a few months ago:

CDK44XX

If my habit continues to grow, I'll definitely have to buy some books! Maybe a model 60, a 6" model 19, a couple snubbies....you know, just the essentials.
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Old August 24, 2013, 07:59 PM   #6307
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4K20XXX, CBB53XX, CDK44XX
4K20XXX = 1973.

CBB53XX = 1996.

CDK44XX = 1999.

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Old August 24, 2013, 08:14 PM   #6308
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Thank you, Jim!
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Old August 25, 2013, 08:33 PM   #6309
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DOB For Model 29

Could you please tell me the date of manufacture for this Model 29 and what "dash" it might be (29-2, 29-3 etc.)?

a) .44 Magnum
b) 6" bbl
c) square grips
d) 6 shot
e) Serial #AUC239X
f) Mod. 29
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Old August 26, 2013, 05:02 PM   #6310
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Serial #AUC239X
1987.
See pic for model number location. This is a 629-1.

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Old August 26, 2013, 10:56 PM   #6311
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Jim, thanks for the reply. I am aware of where to look for the model number. I don't have a picture of the revolver, just going off of the label on a box. I have pasted a photo of a photo (not very clear) of the label with Serial #AUC2392. According to the label, it shows to be a nickel Model 29. What am I missing here?


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Old August 27, 2013, 06:45 PM   #6312
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According to the label, it shows to be a nickel Model 29. What am I missing here?
Is that not what it is?

Per the label, the special order number 6115 means the gun was packaged on the 115 day of 1986. That makes it a 29-3. The -2's ended in 1982 and the -3's ended in 1988.
The product code 101212 confirms a 6" nickel 29.

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Old August 27, 2013, 10:33 PM   #6313
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Jim,
I thought you meant by your response that it was a 629-1 like the picture you sent. Sorry for the misunderstanding. I appreciate your help and thank you very much. Take care, Bill
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Old August 30, 2013, 07:08 AM   #6314
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Picked up a good S&W model 28-2 the other day, serial #N2641** can anyone give me a birthday for the lady? Thanks!
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Old August 30, 2013, 11:58 AM   #6315
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Just found a nice older I-frame 32swl, serial 4544XX; IIRC it should be around late 20s or early 30s
Appreciate any help!
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Old August 30, 2013, 04:23 PM   #6316
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serial #N2641**
The N2xxxxx serial numbers ran from 1974 to 1977.

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I-frame 32swl, serial 4544XX
It would be a 32 Hand Ejector 3rd Model. Serial numbers ran from 263001 in 1911 to 536684 in 1940.
Heat treating started at SN 321000 in 1920. That's as far as the book breaks it down.

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Old August 30, 2013, 07:23 PM   #6317
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Thanks for the start to IDing this puppy
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Old September 2, 2013, 01:45 PM   #6318
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Found another gem at the flea market - 17-4 in MINT condition, serial number 31K15XX

Again, any help is greatly appreciated
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Old September 10, 2013, 09:33 AM   #6319
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How about a model 65-5 LS wih serial #BSJ07xx
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Old September 10, 2013, 04:42 PM   #6320
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Just picked up my first revolver, a model 36 in pretty good condition. Serial # is J865xxx
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Old September 10, 2013, 07:51 PM   #6321
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serial number 31K15XX
Serial numbers ran from 25K0001 in 1978 to 56K9999 in 1979.

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serial #BSJ07xx
1994/95.

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Serial # is J865xxx
1981.

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Old September 10, 2013, 11:49 PM   #6322
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I don't have the Catalogue handy, it is in a separate storage facility. I actually bought two of them and I thought that I had at least one here but conducted a search and could not find them here in my apartment.

You might be able to save me a trip. That would be appreciated...

I have a 65-5, Serial #is CBE 61**.

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Old September 11, 2013, 06:19 PM   #6323
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Serial #is CBE 61**.
1996/97.

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Old September 11, 2013, 08:57 PM   #6324
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1996/97.

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Yes, thank you kindly, Jim!
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Old September 14, 2013, 09:08 PM   #6325
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Smith and Wesson serial number search

Hello

I have a 6" ported 686

Serial # CEP83 XX

Thanks in advance
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