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Old February 2, 2014, 11:11 PM   #6451
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Oh buy the way the price seems right at $350 but before I make the deal I wanted to know if am missing something.

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Old February 3, 2014, 09:40 PM   #6452
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Smith&Wesson Model 57, serial #N775682
1980.

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I am looking at acquiring another Model 37. Serial number is five digits
That is not the serial number. It is located on the underside of the frames grip butt. You may have to remove the grips to see it. See pic.

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Old February 3, 2014, 09:51 PM   #6453
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DOB for my new S&W additions?

Hi all:

Just taking breather from a buying spree and thought I'd try to find DOB's for my new pieces.

K-38 K 786xx
Model 17 (no dash)K 3326xx
Model 19-7 CBJ12xx

Thanks for helping out!!
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Old February 4, 2014, 02:37 PM   #6454
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K-38 K 786xx -- 1949
Model 17 (no dash)K 3326xx -- 1958
Model 19-7 CBJ12xx -- best I can figure, between Aug '96 and Aug '97
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Old February 10, 2014, 07:54 AM   #6455
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DOB for my S&W M. 28-2 6"

Hi all,

I've just bought my first revolver. It would be cool to know when it was produced.

It's a S&W Model 28-2 6" with serial S264245.

Thanks for any help.
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Old February 10, 2014, 12:39 PM   #6456
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The book says 1966 is most likely.

I picked up one of these (later than yours, mine is ~1974 vintage) just this summer and I've had an awful lot of fun with it. I've been shooting .357 Magnum for a long time, but my 6-inch 28-2 handles my heaviest loads better (and more pleasantly) than any of my other .357 Magnum revolvers. I had been pining over a .357 chambered Ruger Redhawk for quite some time, but those were made in notoriously short supply. After the first range trip with my 28-2, I quit worrying about ever buying a .357 Redhawk.

I find it to be just a bit of an ugly duck, but it's a workhorse and sure is a lot of fun to shoot.
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Old February 10, 2014, 01:23 PM   #6457
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M.28-2

I didn't think it would be that old. Other than some wear around the barrel it seems quite well taken care of over the years.

I've read this other place that it would handle fully loaded .357 ammo well. I look forward to try this out! It's to dark to go out and shoot here in the afternoons during the winter so I will have to wait until the weekend.

Thanks a lot.
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Old February 11, 2014, 04:14 PM   #6458
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Hi everybody, I just bought my first k frame and wondered if someone could tell me when it was made. It is a 64-3 with serial number 1D76XXX. Thanks in advance.
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Old February 11, 2014, 04:20 PM   #6459
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64-3 with serial number 1D76XXX is showing as 1979 or 1980 in the SCSW.

I'd be happy to have a K-frame of that vintage.
Yours should have a pinned barrel.
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Old February 11, 2014, 04:26 PM   #6460
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Yes it is pinned, but not recessed. Thanks for the help.
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Old February 14, 2014, 09:02 PM   #6461
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s&w revolvers

I have a s&w 38 special revolver 4 inch barrel serial # 648xxx
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Old February 14, 2014, 09:31 PM   #6462
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I have a s&w 38 special revolver 4 inch barrel serial # 648xxx
Assuming there is no letter prefix (such as K,C or D) it would be a 38 Military & Police made in the mid 1930's.

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Old February 14, 2014, 10:06 PM   #6463
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Thats awesome. Thanks.
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Old February 16, 2014, 10:11 AM   #6464
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DOB 38 Special U.S. Service CTG's

Hey Jim - what do you have for the DOB for this? SN 147193

Pictures are attached.

How much do you think it is worth?
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Old February 16, 2014, 10:21 PM   #6465
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what do you have for the DOB for this? SN 147193
38 Military & Police 3rd Change. Serial numbers ran from 146900 in 1909 to 241703 in 1915.
So, 1909 would be a safe bet.

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Old February 17, 2014, 12:32 PM   #6466
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New to this forum so I'd hope someone could help me out.

I acquired a S&W 681-1 .357 SN AUR9226 from my father in law who is retired law enforcement. He doesn't recall the year it was manufactured or in which year he received it. Was hoping someone could shed some light on the SN for me. Thanks in advance.
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Old February 17, 2014, 01:04 PM   #6467
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S&W 681-1 .357 SN AUR9226
Actually, I find this to be one of the easier ones.
Smith & Wesson moved to the three-letter prefix on serial numbers starting in 1980 with the (then brand new) L-frame revolvers, of which yours obviously is. The 681 is the fixed sight version of the far more popular 686, and produced in WAY less numbers. In my travels, the fixed sight 581 and 681 revolvers would be considered "RARE" compared to their adjustable sight counterparts.

The book says that AVBxxxx was produced in July '87, and yours precedes that by a smidge. So early or perhaps spring 1987 is a very safe bet for it's production date.

The book also suggests a total production of the "Distinguished Service Magnum Stainless" to be at (approximately?!) 53,180.

Great revolver!
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Old February 17, 2014, 05:24 PM   #6468
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Thanks for the info very much appreciated. I planned on keeping this for many more years to come. Hand it down to my son some day.
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Old February 18, 2014, 09:58 PM   #6469
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Even though this is the revolver forum, I'd like the mfg date of my 659 serial #TAL0396.
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Old February 19, 2014, 05:14 AM   #6470
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659 serial #TAL0396.
Produced in 1986.
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Old February 19, 2014, 11:46 AM   #6471
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Old February 20, 2014, 08:40 AM   #6472
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5 shot top break 38s&w

i have a nickle plated smith & wesson 5 shot top break with very little wear . hard rubber grips serial # 75xxx can any one tell me something about it.?
it is chambered for 38 s&w. last patent date was 1884. is there black powder ammo for this or should i keep it as a wall hanger?

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Old February 20, 2014, 03:52 PM   #6473
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i have a nickle plated smith & wesson 5 shot top break with very little wear . hard rubber grips serial # 75xxx can any one tell me something about it.?
it is chambered for 38 s&w. last patent date was 1884.
Based on the serial number and patent date it's likely a 38 Safety Hammerless 3rd Model (concealed hammer and grip safety). Serial numbers ran from 42484 in 1890 to 116002 in 1898.

As for shooting it, couldn't tell you one way or the other whether it would be safe or if commercially produced black powder ammo is even available.

Jim

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Old February 21, 2014, 08:40 PM   #6474
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Dating S&W 66 & 67

Hey all

Could you help me date a couple of Smiths I picked up today?

Thanks!

Model 67 No Dash 5K61917

Model 66-4 BRS9659
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Old February 21, 2014, 08:51 PM   #6475
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Model 67 No Dash 5K61917

Model 66-4 BRS9659
5K61917 = 1973.
BRS = 1994.

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