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Old March 20, 2008, 07:18 AM   #76
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Thanks kamerer, I'll take a closer look at the numbers to see where all they are stamped.
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Old March 21, 2008, 10:09 AM   #77
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Help with serial number

I have just recently been left several firearms from a beloved Uncle. I'm having a little trouble finding information about one of the Smith & Wesson .357 revolvers. As this is my only SW, I don't want to have to buy the book, so can someone that already has the book help me narrow down the details that are available based upon this serial number (CHC3XXX)? I'm also trying to figure out if it is a "Performance" model. I can attach a photo if it will help. It has one of the most beautiful wood grips I've ever seen, but I don't know if it's original or not.

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Old March 21, 2008, 02:24 PM   #78
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There's no way to say what kind of gun it is based on the serial number unless you pay the factory to check. That would be a fairly recent production gun, though. Almost any performance center gun would have that noted in a laser or roll mark on the barrel or frame. A picture would be a good place to start.
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Old March 21, 2008, 10:25 PM   #79
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Model 66 made late 2003/early 2004. And I don't see a Performance Center emblem on it so I doubt it's from them.

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Old March 22, 2008, 07:36 AM   #80
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Old March 22, 2008, 05:48 PM   #81
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I've got another old one.

9J6xxx

S&W Bodyguard.
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Old March 23, 2008, 12:21 AM   #82
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9J6xxx

S&W Bodyguard.
SCSW shows 1J18601 - xxxx (end of "J" serial numbers) as 1983.

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Old March 23, 2008, 07:21 PM   #83
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I'm not sure I follow?
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Old March 23, 2008, 11:53 PM   #84
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The Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson list the bodyguard serials as:
1982 = J915401 - 1J18600
1983 = 1J18601 - xxxx
1984 = starts at ADT3000. So the only place your serial # 9J6xxx will fit is 1983.

I guess I should have just told you 1983 from the start instead of confusing it with additional info. Hope this helps.

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Old March 24, 2008, 05:00 PM   #85
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I just found two S&W revolvers that were in my late father's belongings. I know that they are commonly referred to as "lemon squeezers" due to the design, but I know nothing else about their age or possible value. Here's the information I have available on the two:

S&W Hammerless DAO .38 4" Barrel 5 shot Nickel - SN: 1830XX
- has not been kept in the cleanest/driest of conditions
- nickel is pitted...guesstimate of 75%
- rifling is not worn and very distinctive even though the barrel does not appear shiny inside

S&W Hammerless DAO .32 3" Barrel 5 shot Nickel - SN: 1645XX
- same conditions as above

Any feedback you might share with me as to the age and approximate value of these firearms would be most appreciated.

Thank you.
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Old March 24, 2008, 07:57 PM   #86
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S&W Hammerless DAO .32 3" Barrel 5 shot Nickel - SN: 1645XX
2nd made between 1902-1909 91418-170000


S&W Hammerless DAO .38 4" Barrel 5 shot Nickel - SN: 1830XX
3rd made between 1909-1937 170001-242981
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Old March 24, 2008, 08:31 PM   #87
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Thank you Baba Louie.

Any ballpark guess on value? I have someone interested in purchase and he wants me to name a price. I've guessed at $350.00 each. I want all I can get, but don't want to take advantage of this person, he's a friend.
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Old March 25, 2008, 06:50 PM   #88
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Model 66

date for #CAY5768?

Thanks, Hammer It, for the info on the 15-3
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Old March 25, 2008, 11:09 PM   #89
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1996.

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Old March 26, 2008, 06:49 PM   #90
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Any ballpark guess on value?
A quick look see on GunBroker shows asking prices ranging from $125-$250 for well used (rusty blue to aging nickel) with clean models going from the 4's to 5 range, so if it's a good friend, I'd feel good about $350 each and could sleep well at night.

But again, your location might have certain variables that alter real life prices somewhat (CA and MA come to mind).
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Old March 30, 2008, 08:36 AM   #91
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S&W M36, the S/N is 353XXX
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Old March 30, 2008, 06:23 PM   #92
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How about some info on my Smith?

Model 60, stainless, pinned barrel.

Serial #: R1364xx

Thanks!
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Old March 30, 2008, 09:06 PM   #93
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~1964.

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Old March 30, 2008, 09:07 PM   #94
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Serial #: R1364xx
~1975.

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Old March 30, 2008, 09:53 PM   #95
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model 36-1

J3608XX?

early 70's?
thanks..
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Old March 31, 2008, 02:36 PM   #96
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early 70's?
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1976.

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Old March 31, 2008, 11:14 PM   #97
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S&W M36, the S/N is 3949xx?
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Old March 31, 2008, 11:22 PM   #98
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1964/65

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Old March 31, 2008, 11:28 PM   #99
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Old April 1, 2008, 11:31 PM   #100
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One more I thought of. Can anyone tell the year of my great grandfather's Safety Hammerless (aka Lemon squeezer)? It's chambered for .38 S&W and the serial is 2308XX.

Thanks again.

Jeff
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