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Old December 25, 2008, 05:43 PM   #776
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I really don't know much about guns, but I do have the opportunity to purchase the following for my husband for his birthday, and wondered if anyone could please let me know what the manufacture date and value is of it. I would really appreciate it.
It's a S & W 32 number 4 top break, # 185xxx for $250.
Serial numbers ran from 43406 in 1883 to 282999 in 1909.
Like most collectables, value depends on condition. That said, the book shows $200 for one in very good and ~$300+ in excellent.

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Old December 25, 2008, 06:42 PM   #777
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Old December 25, 2008, 08:30 PM   #778
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I stumbled across this thread while looking for a way to find out what year my S&W was made. It is a .38 special model 36, 5 round snub nose serial number is 385XXX. It was my grandfathers. thanks for your help in advance.

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Old December 25, 2008, 08:33 PM   #779
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S&W 17-3

hi all,new here to this forum and was wondering if anyone had any info on a S&W model 17-3 22lr revolver 6 shot with serial#k9381xx any info would be greatly appreciated,thanks in advance...
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Old December 25, 2008, 09:03 PM   #780
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My brother-in-law just came into possession of his great-grandfather's S&W and just wanted to get some more info on it:

38 S&W Special CTG on right side of barrel
K 6596 on inside of frame
S 930989 on butt of grip
6 shot

Thanks for the help in advance!
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Old December 25, 2008, 09:11 PM   #781
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"hi all,new here to this forum and was wondering if anyone had any info on a S&W model 17-3 22lr revolver 6 shot with serial#k9381xx any info would be greatly appreciated,thanks in advance..."

17-3 1969

My brother-in-law just came into possession of his great-grandfather's S&W and just wanted to get some more info on it:

38 S&W Special CTG on right side of barrel
K 6596 on inside of frame
S 930989 on butt of grip
6 shot

Thanks for the help in advance!


1947 I think
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Old December 25, 2008, 09:17 PM   #782
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I stumbled across this thread while looking for a way to find out what year my S&W was made. It is a .38 special model 36, 5 round snub nose serial number is 385XXX. It was my grandfathers. thanks for your help in advance.

Does It have a J prefix before 385xxx?
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Old December 25, 2008, 09:25 PM   #783
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It does not have a J in front of the number.
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Old December 25, 2008, 09:29 PM   #784
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It does not have a J in front of the number.

Not much info on that one. It is somewhere between 1962 and 1969. I would say it is a 1963.
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Old December 25, 2008, 09:33 PM   #785
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Thanks for your help BLK08ROCKERC.
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Old December 25, 2008, 09:40 PM   #786
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No problem. Glad I could help.
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Old December 25, 2008, 09:54 PM   #787
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Hello all. This will be my first post at The Firing Line. I have a couple Smith's I was wondering if I could get an approximate age on. First is a model 29-2 N483XXX, and second is a model 37 3J7XXX. Thanks in advance for any and all info.
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Old December 25, 2008, 10:03 PM   #788
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Hello all. This will be my first post at The Firing Line. I have a couple Smith's I was wondering if I could get an approximate age on. First is a model 29-2 N483XXX, and second is a model 37 3J7XXX. Thanks in advance for any and all info.

29-2 1977-1978
37 1983
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Old December 25, 2008, 11:01 PM   #789
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Thanks BLK08ROCKERC!
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Old December 26, 2008, 09:36 AM   #790
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I need to know if #CBL8xxx, model 60-10, .357, 3" bbl, S&W has the infernal lock mechanism? I found this forsale and don't want to pursue if it has the internal lock, I hate built in locks. Thank you in advance, please let me know if you need more info.

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Old December 26, 2008, 04:28 PM   #791
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okay my bad, the serial number is 431xxx
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Old December 26, 2008, 05:25 PM   #792
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Just posting a few pics of the gun mentioned in the previous post.
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Old December 26, 2008, 05:26 PM   #793
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Old December 26, 2008, 06:18 PM   #794
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I need to know if #CBL8xxx, model 60-10, .357, 3" bbl, S&W has the infernal lock mechanism? I found this forsale and don't want to pursue if it has the internal lock, I hate built in locks. Thank you in advance, please let me know if you need more info.
No. Yours was made in 97. The lock started in 2001 with 60-14,15, and 16.

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okay my bad, the serial number is 431xxx
If it's a 5 shot "J" frame then ~1964/65.
If it's a 6 shot "K" frame then ~1920's.

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Old December 26, 2008, 06:47 PM   #795
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I have a chance to purchase a S&W revolver. The barrel has "38 S.&W. SPECIAL CTG", stamped on it, the serial number is 870XXX. The box is with it and I would say it is in extremely good condition. Any idea on value and manufacture date.
It's a 38 Military and Police, 4th Change. SN's ran from 241704 in 1915 to 1000000 in 1942. Yours is likely 1930's.
It appears to be in really good condition and the box adds value. As far as what it's worth, the book list $450 in excellent to $1200 in "as new in box" so somewhere in between.

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Old December 26, 2008, 08:56 PM   #796
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I have a .22 cal revolver that I just found while cleaning the house. On the bottom of the frame, there is a K and then 86438. Can anyone offer any help?
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Old December 26, 2008, 09:03 PM   #797
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I have a .22 cal revolver that I just found while cleaning the house. On the bottom of the frame, there is a K and then 86438. Can anyone offer any help?

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Old December 26, 2008, 09:35 PM   #798
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Is it a K22 then?
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Old December 26, 2008, 11:26 PM   #799
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Is it a K22 then?
Yes. And you should clean house more often.

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Old December 27, 2008, 03:57 AM   #800
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smith and wesson SN lookups

Hey guys, i recently got some antique revolvers and wanted some help trying to identify them. I was directed here as a source of info on what these might be. Both of them are in working order, just need cleaned them and oiled them this afternoon. The smaller one functions perfectly, and the larger one would function perfectly as well, but the hammer pin has broken off on one side internally, so it still functions, but the hammer pin is only being supported by one side of the frame. These pictures are before i cleaned them up of course.

Story behind them is that my ex-cop father in law got these from a coroner back in the 60's when he was retiring. They had been sitting around the coroners office forever as they were all used in murders, and he gave them to him with some others. Included in them is a colt 1903, what looks like a S&W scofield 44 mag, and a black powder cap/ball gun that i have yet to identify.

There are 2 of them, here is what i know about each.

First (Larger): .38 Caliber i think. SN: 106218 Only other info on it is as follows.
Smith&Wesson Springfield Mass. U.S.A. PAT'D Jan17&24.65
July.11.65 Aug.24.69 July.25.71 Dec.2.79 May11&25.1880

Second (Smaller): .30 caliber i think. SN: 123046 Other Info
Smith&Wesson Springfield Mass. U.S.A. PAT'D Jan24.65
July.11.65 Aug.24.65 REISSUE July.25.71 May11.80 Jan.3.82

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Thanks for any info.
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