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Old February 6, 2009, 11:05 PM   #1001
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I just acquired an S/W 22S-1 with a 7" barrel.

Ser. # UBJ7xxx

Any help would be appreciated.


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Old February 6, 2009, 11:44 PM   #1002
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SER.NO. 3966

How much do you guys think its worth (not going to sell) ?
When was it made?
I was told it was a low production number.........is this true?
The serial number is N3966 which puts it ~1970. The "N" prefix SN's started where the "S" prefix ended.
The Highway Patrolman (Model 28) was made from 1954 to 1986.
Prices on them have been climbing lately. In true 100% with box it would go for ~$600 give or take depending on how/where you sell it.

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I just acquired an S/W 22S-1 with a 7" barrel.

Ser. # UBJ7xxx
The SCSW only covers the autos up to 1998. You can call S&W customer service and they'll give you the DOB over the phone for free.

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Old February 7, 2009, 12:07 AM   #1003
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Thanks for the info Jim.

Much appreciated!

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Old February 7, 2009, 12:08 AM   #1004
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Thank you so much !!!
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Old February 7, 2009, 09:50 AM   #1005
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S&W ladies' revolver circa 1907-1917?

I have a small ladies' revolver that I know nothing about other than it is a Smith and Wesson. It has the stamp and the patent on it is 1907. The only serial number that I could find on it is WCTG 24041. I am planning to call the S&W line on Monday to see what I can find out about it. But, in the interim, I am fascinated with this small nickle plated piece. It does not look "mint", it might have been shot a few times. This little revolver is just beautiful to me. I would really like to know more about it.

So, do any of you folks know anything about my little revolver?

Thanks in advance.
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Old February 7, 2009, 09:31 PM   #1006
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I have a small ladies' revolver that I know nothing about other than it is a Smith and Wesson. It has the stamp and the patent on it is 1907. The only serial number that I could find on it is WCTG 24041.
I'm not sure exactly what you mean by a "ladies' revolver", but I'll rehash a list I've posted for ID inquiries...

1) Does the cylinder swing out to the left (Hand Ejector)? If not, do you open it by tilting the barrel up (tip-up), or by tilting the barrel down and the cylinder up (top-break)?

2) The definitive location for the serial number on a Smith & Wesson is the butt of the grip frame or, less often, the bottom of the frontstrap below the trigger guard. What does it say there?

3) What exactly does the caliber inscription on the barrel say, if there is one? Don't try to interpret it, please just write it verbatim. The exact wording can help with identification because S&W used different nomenclature at different times. FYI not all S&W barrels were inscribed with the caliber, and some others had very small and shallow inscriptions that may have been obscured by a refinish. Just try your best to read it.

4) Does the gun actually have an intertwined "S&W" logo on the side? Are there any other marks, such as patent dates on the barrel or cylinder? What do the grips look like- material, inscriptions, inlaid medallions, etc?

5) If it's a top-break, does it have a visible hammer? If so, is it double-action (the hammer self-cocks when you pull the trigger) or single-action (the hammer must be manually thumb-cocked before firing)? (Somewhat obvious safety note: Unless you intend to shoot something, always verify that the revolver is empty before thumb-cocking it or pulling the trigger! Don't assume that it was stored in your grandma's attic unloaded!)

7) How many rounds does it hold?

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Old February 7, 2009, 09:38 PM   #1007
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Auction prices from 2006 shows 1st Models selling in the $4000 range in excellent condition (very minor finish wear). I'm sure they gone up since then. Yours appears to have a lot of bluing wear which would reduce value significantly, but a low first year serial number of 112 would bring a premium from a collector.
+1. Under normal circumstances, I'd put the gun's value at $2,000 due to the worn finish, but the low, low serial number will probably command a premium, and it's hard to say how much that would be.
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Old February 7, 2009, 10:31 PM   #1008
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any help on age on both of my model 66's would be greatly appreciated

avb0xxx

55k8xxx (arizona hyway patrol - AHP4xx)

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Old February 7, 2009, 10:45 PM   #1009
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Year shipped and correct name please. Thanks in advance for this great service.

ser # 196xx, just above that is stamped F24, and above that is Mod 10-7.

K frame, 2" barrel, .38 s&w spl on barrel

Photo below (hopefully)


EDIT: Photo didn't make it, hope above info is enough. Thanks again.
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Old February 7, 2009, 11:30 PM   #1010
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ser # 196xx, just above that is stamped F24, and above that is Mod 10-7.

K frame, 2" barrel, .38 s&w spl on barrel
The MOD. 10-7 indicates that it's a Model 10, engineering revision #7. However, the serial number is on the butt, not inside the yoke cut next to the model number. The number you found is an assembly number.

FWIW you may have to remove the grips to get to the serial number.
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Old February 7, 2009, 11:46 PM   #1011
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any help on age on both of my model 66's would be greatly appreciated

avb0xxx

55k8xxx (arizona hyway patrol - AHP4xx)
avb0xxx = 1987
55k8xxx (arizona hyway patrol - AHP4xx) = 1979

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Old February 8, 2009, 10:59 AM   #1012
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ser # 196xx, just above that is stamped F24, and above that is Mod 10-7.

K frame, 2" barrel, .38 s&w spl on barrel
The MOD. 10-7 indicates that it's a Model 10, engineering revision #7. However, the serial number is on the butt, not inside the yoke cut next to the model number. The number you found is an assembly number.

FWIW you may have to remove the grips to get to the serial number.

Sorry about that . . . serial # is 8D549XX. Was it called a Police Special?
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Old February 8, 2009, 02:41 PM   #1013
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serial # is 8D549XX. Was it called a Police Special?
1981. It was know as the ".38 Military and Police".

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Old February 8, 2009, 11:50 PM   #1014
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I recently inherited a Smith model 28-2 highway patrolman serial # is S222xxx anybody know what year it was made? Thanks in advance.
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Old February 9, 2009, 01:39 AM   #1015
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I recently inherited a Smith model 28-2 highway patrolman serial # is S222xxx anybody know what year it was made? Thanks in advance.
1961/62.

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Old February 9, 2009, 11:14 AM   #1016
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Many thanks Jim!
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Old February 9, 2009, 01:06 PM   #1017
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Hey Jim or carguy, can you look up two of mine?

586 no dash, SN: AJK84xx, 6" bbl. It has an "M" above the serial number on the yoke.

17-3, SN: K812xxx, 6"bbl.

Thanks in advance for date of origin info.
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Old February 9, 2009, 02:49 PM   #1018
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586 no dash, SN: AJK84xx, 6" bbl. It has an "M" above the serial number on the yoke.

17-3, SN: K812xxx, 6"bbl.
AJK84XX = 1986. The "M" means it received the Recall mod.
K812XXX = 1968.

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Old February 9, 2009, 08:18 PM   #1019
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Thanks much, Jim. Most appreciated.
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Old February 9, 2009, 10:39 PM   #1020
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Smith and Wesson 457

Looking for an approximate date on my Smith 457 .45 Serial number VZE7xxx

Thanks,
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Old February 10, 2009, 06:21 AM   #1021
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Is it possible to buy a new barrel for a 39-2 semi auto, in 9mm, at a fair price?
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Old February 10, 2009, 07:29 AM   #1022
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hey Dank that would be better asked in a new thread of your own.
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Old February 10, 2009, 09:05 AM   #1023
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model 36

hello,
just got a 36 with 431XXX.
should trigger and hammer pulls be heavy on this gun?
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Old February 10, 2009, 07:28 PM   #1024
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Looking for an approximate date on my Smith 457 .45 Serial number VZE7xxx
The SCSW only covers the autos up to 1998. You can call S&W customer service and they'll give you the DOB over the phone for free.

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Is it possible to buy a new barrel for a 39-2 semi auto, in 9mm, at a fair price?
Yes. The 39's barrel is interchangable with other models. Look here:
http://www.e-gunparts.com/products.a...el=1980z39&MC=
EDIT: looks like they're currently sold out. Try asking on the S&W forums (semi auto section):http://smith-wessonforum.com/eve/


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just got a 36 with 431XXX.
should trigger and hammer pulls be heavy on this gun?
~1965. Depends on your definition of heavy. My 36's trigger pull was lighter than my SP101 but heavier than my larger framed Smiths.
It's meant to be a personal defense gun, not a target gun. That said, maybe it just needs a good cleaning inside.

Jim

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Old February 10, 2009, 11:21 PM   #1025
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thanks jim i figured mid sixties, now i know fer sure. you know i threw some snap caps in and pulled away, i think its ok, just not like the revolvers i have shot in the past (python) and sa ruger.
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