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Old January 28, 2009, 10:21 AM   #951
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please tell me the yr made

Please tell me the year of this .325 caliber S&W pistol my father had. The serial number is H811**.

Any help is appreciated
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Old January 28, 2009, 07:34 PM   #952
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Could use some advice

I know more about colts than S&Ws and i've been offered to buy a 'model 10' and I'm not quite sure it is what the guy thinks. he's describing it as a Smith&Wesson 5 screw 38 Special. SR# S975XXX with a pinned barrel. Any help?

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Old January 28, 2009, 08:01 PM   #953
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Crap... double post.
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Old January 28, 2009, 08:03 PM   #954
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Hello to all. First post and a question - can you tell me the production year of S&W 686-5, 2,5" barrel, № CEA47XX ?
March 2000.

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Please tell me the year of this .325 caliber S&W pistol my father had. The serial number is H811**.
Serial numbers ran from H60001 in 1972 to H99999 in 1976.

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I know more about colts than S&Ws and i've been offered to buy a 'model 10' and I'm not quite sure it is what the guy thinks. he's describing it as a Smith&Wesson 5 screw 38 Special. SR# S975XXX with a pinned barrel.
Serial numbers ran from S811120 in 1945 to S999999 in 1948.

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Old January 28, 2009, 08:05 PM   #955
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I know more about colts than S&Ws and i've been offered to buy a 'model 10' and I'm not quite sure it is what the guy thinks. he's describing it as a Smith&Wesson 5 screw 38 Special. SR# S975XXX with a pinned barrel.
Serial numbers ran from S811120 in 1945 to S999999 in 1948.



so no + in this one huh jim? think its worth 3-400?

THANKS SO MUCH!
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Old January 28, 2009, 08:33 PM   #956
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Without knowing condition it's hard to say. Model 10's and their pre 10 counterparts are quite common. Value depends heavily on condition and if it has original box/accessories. About $350 in excellent with minor/little blue wear.

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Old January 29, 2009, 03:31 AM   #957
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laytonj1, thank you very much!!

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Old January 30, 2009, 03:28 PM   #958
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New M36

I just received a New In Box Model 36. I would like to know when it was born.

Here is the info.

a) .38 special
b) 2" barrel
c) Round butt
d) 5 shot
e) Standard, non-adjustable sites
f) serial #626722
g) M36

Thanks. Vic
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Old January 30, 2009, 04:52 PM   #959
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S&W model 10

Hello to all here. first post please be kind.
I have just aquired a model 10, 5 screw S&W 38 special. I would like to know when it was manufactured, Serial no. is 123xxx. no letter. any information is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Bob S
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Old January 30, 2009, 06:34 PM   #960
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a) .38 special
b) 2" barrel
c) Round butt
d) 5 shot
e) Standard, non-adjustable sites
f) serial #626722
g) M36
Serial numbers ran from 295000 in 1962 to 786544 in 1969. To narrow down a little more, the flat thumb release ended in 66 and the diamond grip in 68.

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I have just aquired a model 10, 5 screw S&W 38 special. I would like to know when it was manufactured, Serial no. is 123xxx. no letter. any information is appreciated.
Did you get the serial number from the bottom of the grip butt? If it says Model 10 on the frame there should be a "C" or "D" with the SN.
Otherwise, SN 123XXX would indicate a 38 Military and Police Model of 1905, 1st or 2nd Change made from 1906 to 1909.

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Old January 30, 2009, 08:34 PM   #961
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S&W model 10

Thank you Mr Layton for the fast reply to my query. I forgot to say that the weapon has a 6 shot capacity. The serial no was on the bottom of the butt of the weapon and again stamped on the bullet conveyor on the back of the bullet ejector. It is well used not collector material ,there are a lot of nicks and scratches,but the nickle plate is in good condition.I doubt that I will sell it. Can gunsmith take out the defects [nicks & scratches] ? Thanks again

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Old January 30, 2009, 08:43 PM   #962
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Unless the original finish is in bad shape (assuming it has it's original finish), refinishing will reduce it's value. Of course, if that's not an issue and you just want it to look good then yes, get it refinished/replated.

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Old January 31, 2009, 10:13 PM   #963
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Smith and Wesson- another number search

I also am interested in learning the age of a gun I been offered. It's a S & W 38 Special Model 64-5 and BBF9. It's a 4" stainless steel. Any idea of what it is worth also? I've read some other threads and people say it's a good gun.

It would be my first gun and I'm leaning towards a revolver, but I fired it today and it felt a little heavy and was a stretch for my finger. I was able to pull the trigger but my arm hurt after about 16 shots. Pulling the trigger back is even harder for me to do. I need to strengthen my fingers I guess, but my hands are small. Any suggestions as to gun size- maybe a shorter barrel would be lighter?

thanks, bonnie
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Old February 1, 2009, 10:26 AM   #964
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S/N for old SW revolver

Good day all. I have inherited an old S&W revolver 0.455 with a 6.5" barrel.The S/No. is 63xxx on the bottom of the grip and W4100 on the barrel.Can anybody give me an approximate age? I live in South Africa and such info is not available.
Many thanks.

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Old February 1, 2009, 02:19 PM   #965
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Smith and Wesson revolver ID please

I have an old S and W 38 special revolver, serial number 39xxx. Can anyone help with a date of manufacture?
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Old February 1, 2009, 10:15 PM   #966
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I also am interested in learning the age of a gun I been offered. It's a S & W 38 Special Model 64-5 and BBF9. It's a 4" stainless steel. Any idea of what it is worth also? I've read some other threads and people say it's a good gun.

It would be my first gun and I'm leaning towards a revolver, but I fired it today and it felt a little heavy and was a stretch for my finger. I was able to pull the trigger but my arm hurt after about 16 shots. Pulling the trigger back is even harder for me to do. I need to strengthen my fingers I guess, but my hands are small. Any suggestions as to gun size- maybe a shorter barrel would be lighter?
July 1988. In good shape, about $300. Maybe more if better condition.
The model 64 is an excellent gun. It is built on S&W's "K" frame. A S&W "J" frame is the smallest size and would fit your hand better but the trigger might not be much lighter.
One option would be to have the trigger lightened by a competent gunsmith.
Another is to buy and use some type of grip strengthening device for your hand.
While not my area of expertise, many semi automatic pistols would offer a
lighter trigger pull. My Glocks trigger pull is half that of most of my revolvers but you would need the hand strength to operate the slide.
If you have a local range that rents guns I would suggest talking to them and trying a few different guns.
Good luck.

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Good day all. I have inherited an old S&W revolver 0.455 with a 6.5" barrel.The S/No. is 63xxx on the bottom of the grip and W4100 on the barrel.Can anybody give me an approximate age? I live in South Africa and such info is not available.
.455 Mark II Hand Ejector, 2nd Model. SN's ran from ~6000 in 1915 to 74755 in 1917.

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I have an old S and W 38 special revolver, serial number 39xxx. Can anyone help with a date of manufacture?
Assuming you took the serial number from the bottom of the grip butt and there is no letter prefix near it... and it's a 6 shot, not 5, then...
.38 Military and Police Model of 1902, 1st Change. SN's ran from 33804 in 1903 to 62449 in 1904.

Jim

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Old February 2, 2009, 03:44 PM   #967
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Thanks Jim for the quick response to my query. At least I know a bit more about the history of the weapon.


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Old February 2, 2009, 04:43 PM   #968
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Model 19-4

Jim, I just got a S&W Model 19-4 on a trade. The serial # is: 68K9515 can I get the born on date? Thanks for all of your help!
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Old February 2, 2009, 07:37 PM   #969
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The serial # is: 68K9515 can I get the born on date?
1980.

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Old February 2, 2009, 08:27 PM   #970
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Thanks!

Thanks Jim, You ARE the MAN!
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Old February 2, 2009, 08:46 PM   #971
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Just got the S&W 3rd. edition book through Amazon . com for $26+ delivered. Great book!!!!!!
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Old February 3, 2009, 05:45 PM   #972
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Yet another serial number

Hi,
I inherited a Smith and Wesson 44 Special with 6" barrel from my dad. He told me once that it was made just prior to the 44 magnum era. But he TOLD me lots of stuff! ;-) I can't see any markings about model number but the serial is S 138969. Opening the cylinder I see 54886 stamped.
Any help would be much appreciated. I was going to do some shooting with it, but I was told it might be good to be sure that it was not "to valuable to shoot" It's in real nice condition. Dad used to let me clean it while we watched Gunsmoke on Saturday nights. Thanks!
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Old February 3, 2009, 06:36 PM   #973
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I inherited a Smith and Wesson 44 Special with 6" barrel from my dad. He told me once that it was made just prior to the 44 magnum era. But he TOLD me lots of stuff! ;-) I can't see any markings about model number but the serial is S 138969. Opening the cylinder I see 54886 stamped.
Any help would be much appreciated. I was going to do some shooting with it, but I was told it might be good to be sure that it was not "to valuable to shoot" It's in real nice condition. Dad used to let me clean it while we watched Gunsmoke on Saturday nights. Thanks!
SN puts it at 1955. If it has a fixed notch rear sight it's a 44 Hand Ejector 4th Model Military (pre model 21). Adjustable rear sight would be a 4th Model Target (pre model 24).
As far as "to valuable to shoot", the value is heavily dependent on condition. Assuming little/no blueing wear the book list:
The Military has a value of ~ $3000 in excellent condition.
The Target is ~$1000+ in excellent.
BTW, the barrel length is measured from the face of the cylinder to the end of the muzzle. It's most likely 6.5".

Jim

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Old February 3, 2009, 09:40 PM   #974
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Thanks so much!

Thanks, Jim. I really appreciate your help. That's more info that I expected. - or deserved
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Old February 3, 2009, 09:45 PM   #975
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S & W 36 nickle

I picked this beautiful nickel model 36 up from a gun show this past weekend. It is a square butt with serial # 4J46XX and was wondering its year of manufacture. Thanks in advance for the help.

After looking through the many posts, it seems it must be a 1971-1972, but I am unsure. Can I shoot +p as well?

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