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Old January 16, 2009, 07:55 PM   #901
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S&W model 19-4 .357 Magnum

Ser# 57K0xxx

Can you help with this one please?

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Old January 16, 2009, 08:52 PM   #902
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S&W model 19-4 .357 Magnum

Ser# 57K0xxx
1980.

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Old January 16, 2009, 11:37 PM   #903
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Info on this please:

Mod. 30-3 BFD0xxx

Year and model please and thanks in advance.
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Old January 16, 2009, 11:46 PM   #904
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Thanks laytonj1.
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Old January 17, 2009, 01:40 AM   #905
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Mod. 30-3 BFD0xxx
1989.

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Old January 17, 2009, 08:10 AM   #906
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now I am confused

...my wifes gun is a model 36ls dam84xx and the four #"s after that on the box 6347...the gun doesn't say ladysmith on it anywhere...this info came off the box...what is it?...also how do you decode features?...like 05-a2-sm-gw-bt-sf-sc-fc-cc...all printed on the box under features? Thank you
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Old January 17, 2009, 09:36 AM   #907
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Old January 17, 2009, 10:52 AM   #908
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I would like to play:

S&W 38 spec. ctg Believe to be Mod 15

SN: K 280XXX

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Old January 17, 2009, 03:23 PM   #909
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...my wifes gun is a model 36ls dam84xx and the four #"s after that on the box 6347...the gun doesn't say ladysmith on it anywhere...this info came off the box...what is it?...also how do you decode features?...like 05-a2-sm-gw-bt-sf-sc-fc-cc...all printed on the box under features? Thank you
Hmmm. The original model 36 (along with the 36LS) was discontinued in 1999. The 36LS should have "Ladysmith" engraved somewhere on the gun as well as smooth rosewood grips. Your SN indicates recent production. Does the SN on the gun and box match? The current (reintroduced model 36) is part of the classic series and does not show a 36LS as being offered.
05 = 5 shot
A2 = single action / double action
SM = small compact frame
GW = wood grips
BT = traditional barrel
SF = fixed sight
SC = interchangable front sight
FC = fired case or cartridge included
CC = Depending on model = carbon steel cylinder or case colors or clear cote finnish.

LS = ladysmith, which is not on your box?
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SN: K 280XXX
1956.

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Old January 17, 2009, 05:54 PM   #910
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Can anyone help on my 19-4 Serial 87K1xxx
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Old January 17, 2009, 06:42 PM   #911
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I would like help from an SW expert please.

I have a early 70's SW Model 36 .38 caliber snub nose Chief Special.
Was one of Elvis Presley's.

Serial # 7766xx.
Would love to know the exact year manufactured.

Thanks

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Old January 17, 2009, 07:46 PM   #912
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Can anyone help on my 19-4 Serial 87K1xxx
1980.

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I have a early 70's SW Model 36 .38 caliber snub nose Chief Special.
Was one of Elvis Presley's.

Serial # 7766xx.
Would love to know the exact year manufactured.
1968 is when the serial number was stamped on the frame. As far as when the frame was assemblied into a gun and shipped, you would have to get a letter from S&W.

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Old January 17, 2009, 08:54 PM   #913
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Model 64-3

I have a model 64-3, SN= ABR74xx. Any help on mfg. date would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old January 17, 2009, 09:49 PM   #914
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Jim, I would like to thank you for dozens of pages of responses and request a date for a 34-1, serial #15,XXX.

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Old January 17, 2009, 09:53 PM   #915
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finally bought the book. good stuff!
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Old January 17, 2009, 11:10 PM   #916
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I have a model 64-3, SN= ABR74xx. Any help on mfg. date would be greatly appreciated.
1983.

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Jim, I would like to thank you for dozens of pages of responses and request a date for a 34-1, serial #15,XXX.
Your welcome. However, your serial number/model dash number don't work.
34-1 started in 1960 at serial number 70000. Check for the SN on the bottom of the grip butt.

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Old January 19, 2009, 04:36 PM   #917
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layton..

you see my confusion...the gun and box are the same serial number ...the gun is nickle 36-10...the features seem to be correct per your decoding except that the front sight doesn't appear to be interchanable...it's not pinned in but i could be wrong...I can email pixs so you can see the sideplate is where ladysmith woulg be ?I t is not there
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Old January 19, 2009, 08:41 PM   #918
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you see my confusion...the gun and box are the same serial number ...the gun is nickle 36-10...the features seem to be correct per your decoding except that the front sight doesn't appear to be interchanable...it's not pinned in but i could be wrong...I can email pixs so you can see the sideplate is where ladysmith woulg be ?I t is not there
Per the SCSW, there was a special run of 225 model 36-10's made in nickel in 2006 but it does not list them as being LadySmiths.
Try calling S&W's customer service and ask them. They might be able to tell you based on the serial number.
The front sight pin was probably polished flush with the base then plated making it hard to find.

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Old January 20, 2009, 12:27 AM   #919
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I have this Old Gun

I have an older Smith in 22LR.
It is a six"bbl. with adjustable sights, Patent dates on the barrel are;
Feb 6,06-Sept14,09-Dec29,14
Serial#646xxx
In the Yoke is 7057
What are it?
Pre War K22??
Any idea on date of birth?
Whatever it is it shoots great!!
Thank you in advance for your consideration,

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Old January 20, 2009, 01:35 PM   #920
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I have an older Smith in 22LR.
It is a six"bbl. with adjustable sights, Patent dates on the barrel are;
Feb 6,06-Sept14,09-Dec29,14
Serial#646xxx
In the Yoke is 7057
What are it?
Pre War K22??
Any idea on date of birth?
Model K-22 Outdoorsman (K-22 1st model)
Serial numbers ran fron 632124 in 1931 to 682419 in 1940.

Jim
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Old January 20, 2009, 10:16 PM   #921
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Special run 686 SS

I have two Model 686 SS 2-1/2" revolvers that I purchased New in the 80's and one has never been fired. If my memory serves me correct (not always the case) these were told to me to be Del Horton special commissioned weapons do to their barrel length, adjustable sights and SS finish. the SN's run AFA 4xxx and AEZ8xxx the boxes both have "Order#4282

How do I find out more about these guns and their market value?
Thanks,

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Old January 20, 2009, 11:55 PM   #922
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I have two Model 686 SS 2-1/2" revolvers that I purchased New in the 80's and one has never been fired. If my memory serves me correct (not always the case) these were told to me to be Del Horton special commissioned weapons do to their barrel length, adjustable sights and SS finish. the SN's run AFA 4xxx and AEZ8xxx the boxes both have "Order#4282
There were ~2500 manufactured in 1984 for Lew Horton distributors. The 2.5" barrel and finger grooved wood grips seperated them from standard 686's. I've seen used ones sale in the $600+ range. I don't know what a NIB example would go.

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Old January 21, 2009, 12:35 AM   #923
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Jim,

Thanks for the quick reply. I moved to WA from AK and used the one 686 as a survival weapon in my Bush plane for years. I have shot lots of hand loads through it and it has never failed me. I have even for fun one year shot both a moose and a black bear with it. I wasn't aware that there were that many produced. I am planning on applying for a WA CC permit this week and considering purchasing a set of FO or Crimson trace sites for it (my eyes aren't worth beans anymore.

Thanks,

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Old January 21, 2009, 12:41 AM   #924
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I wasn't aware that there were that many produced.
They (2.5" barrel) became a regular production offering in 1990.

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Old January 23, 2009, 12:52 AM   #925
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I've got a mdl 60 j frame (no dash) with serial # R229XXX. When was it made? Any other interesting info?

As I understand it, the +p designation came along at 60-4...?

Thanks for your help,

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