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Old December 28, 2008, 01:11 PM   #826
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Regarding the M1917, it's been refinished. The hammer and trigger are supposed to have a color case finish, not nickel plating. The stocks (correct term for S&W grips) appear to be the correct style for an N frame of this era, but they don't fit properly; the bottom corners of the RH panel don't quite meet the corners of the frame. Wood stocks on S&Ws of this time period were carved to match individual frames, which usually came out slightly different sizes due to variations in the finishing process. Stocks that originally came on the gun should fit better than those do. I'll bet you there's a number under the RH panel that doesn't match the gun's serial number.

FWIW don't be upset that the gun's not original. Most aren't. Shooter-grade prewar (WWII that is) N frames command pretty good prices nowadays, and you can shoot it without guilt.
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Old December 28, 2008, 01:32 PM   #827
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Chris!

Thanks for the breakdown!

I'd never be disappointed in what I learned about the revolver's quality or monetary value. It is invaluable to me. I just wanted to know all I could learn about the gun.

When the bushes rustled in the night or when a pack of dogs attacked our dog in the backyard, or when someone jiggled the door knob in the middle of the night, it was the weapon in my Dad's hand. He was a member of the "Greatest Generation". We lost him this August.

Thanks again for the help!
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Old December 28, 2008, 02:42 PM   #828
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I know you guys are probably tired of looking up DOMs for those of us that are to cheap to buy the books but I am going to ask anyway. None of these are collector grade guns but I am still curious.

Model 13-2 #9D332XX
Model 34-1 #M1988XX
Model 12-3 #5D783XX
Model 624 #AHB58XX

Thank you much, it is greatly appreciated.
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Old December 28, 2008, 03:28 PM   #829
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Model 13-2 #9D332XX = 1981
Model 34-1 #M1988XX = 1982
Model 12-3 #5D783XX = 1979
Model 624 #AHB58XX = 1985

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Old December 28, 2008, 03:38 PM   #830
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laytonj1, thank you very much.
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Old December 28, 2008, 03:47 PM   #831
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29-2

Ok Boy's I just brought my new toy home from the toy store. S&W 29-2 SN is N421XXX can someone please look up when this beauty was made?

Thanks.....
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Old December 28, 2008, 04:47 PM   #832
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Ok Boy's I just brought my new toy home from the toy store. S&W 29-2 SN is N421XXX can someone please look up when this beauty was made

reference: S&W standard catalog 3rd edition.........model 29-2, .44 magnum, production change in 1962, included a clyinder stop change and elimination of the trigger guard screw..

1969: serial number prefix was changed to "N" after s/n S333454.
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Old December 28, 2008, 05:06 PM   #833
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S&W 29-2 SN is N421XXX
1977/78.

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Old December 28, 2008, 05:49 PM   #834
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Thanks Jim... That was fast.
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Old December 28, 2008, 06:05 PM   #835
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since this thread keeps on going can I ask about my model 28 serial number S213528
Any info would be appreciated.
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Old December 28, 2008, 06:21 PM   #836
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since this thread keeps on going can I ask about my model 28 serial number S213528
1960/61. Is it stamped 28 or 28-1? I ask because -1's are rare and 1960/61 is the time frame for them.

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Old December 28, 2008, 06:27 PM   #837
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thanks Jim. It is marked Model 28. I greatly appreciate your help.

Here it is

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Old December 28, 2008, 06:30 PM   #838
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Very nice. Thanks for the pic.

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Old December 28, 2008, 06:47 PM   #839
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any body have any safariland speedloaders to fit the 28? I can only find the HKS twist style.
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Old December 29, 2008, 05:36 PM   #840
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Can you help identify the date from my Model 36?







Thanks for the help!
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Old December 29, 2008, 06:08 PM   #841
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S&W Model 60-13 info

Wondering if anyone knows about the S&W model 60-13 .38 Special. My serial prefix, CCB, isn't listed in the "Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson," but I'm guessing that it was manufactured in late '97.

Was the 60-13 the first J Magnum framed .38 Special?
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Old December 29, 2008, 06:31 PM   #842
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Can you help identify the date from my Model 36?
J197856 = 1974.

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Wondering if anyone knows about the S&W model 60-13 .38 Special. My serial prefix, CCB, isn't listed in the "Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson," but I'm guessing that it was manufactured in late '97.

Was the 60-13 the first J Magnum framed .38 Special?
CCB would fall between CBN and CCD in the SCSW so 97 is correct.
60-11 was first in 38. 60-13 was target sighted 38.

Jim

Edit: Well, after going back and rereading now I'm not sure if it was 60-11 or 60-13 on the "magnum" frame.

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Old December 29, 2008, 06:39 PM   #843
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Jim, you are the man! Thanks.

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Old December 29, 2008, 06:44 PM   #844
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Hello everyone. I see that I am one of many that only own one of these guns. It was willed to me by my grandfather, and I am curious as to the age. I went to the firing range today with it and the guy behind the desk seemed real intrigued by it. It is a S&W 38 serial number 6k92xxx
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Old December 29, 2008, 06:50 PM   #845
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It is a S&W 38 serial number 6k92xxx
1975.

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Old December 29, 2008, 07:00 PM   #846
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Jim, thanks for the info!
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Old December 29, 2008, 10:35 PM   #847
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Would you date these?

I have four of these Smiths that I would like to know the date on:

65-4 #bjj7225
65-5 #cau-5105
65-5 #cbp-2236
60-9 #ccw-5751

The top two are ex NCDOC revolvers.
Thanks in advance.
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Old December 30, 2008, 01:09 AM   #848
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65-4 #bjj7225 = 1994
65-5 #cau-5105 = 1996
65-5 #cbp-2236 = 1997
60-9 #ccw-5751 = 1998

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Old January 1, 2009, 10:45 AM   #849
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Hi I just purchased a S & W model 10.
The serial number is C824XXX.
I was wondering what you could tell me about this item IE date of MFG etc.
Thank's for your time and help.
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Old January 1, 2009, 12:57 PM   #850
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I'll dance at your next wedding if you can give me some dates for my Smiths.

14-3 #K9314xx
14-3 #8K29xx
14-4 #76K86xx
15-4 #97K83xx
52-1 #5772x
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