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Old March 2, 2009, 10:29 PM   #1126
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Thank you so very much Laytonj1.
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Old March 2, 2009, 11:02 PM   #1127
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hello just picked up a 442

serial # BPN13XX

am i able to shoot +p's out of it all?
~1994. It's not rated for +p and being an aluminum frame I would limit how much you put throught it.

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Old March 3, 2009, 02:33 PM   #1128
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My Grandfather's Model 36

I just inherited my grandfather's Model 36 "Chief's Special" snubnose. The gun has a serial number of 443266 with no letters. Can someone tell me what year this gun is?
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Old March 3, 2009, 06:25 PM   #1129
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I just inherited my grandfather's Model 36 "Chief's Special" snubnose. The gun has a serial number of 443266 with no letters. Can someone tell me what year this gun is?
Serial numbers start at 295000 in 1962 and end at 786544 in 1969.

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Old March 3, 2009, 06:32 PM   #1130
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I have a Mod 36 no dash SN J146XX. I think it is about 1969 but not sure. Any help appreciated.
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Old March 3, 2009, 07:16 PM   #1131
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Laytonj1. Sorry about not getting back to ya to soon, been busy. Yes my weapon jams at the hammer. When i'm fireing i can shoot for a little while then it just jams. I'm asumeing that the powder is withholding the revolver from rotating to the next shell. Even when i pull the hammer back it will not react. Jammed!!! Like i said i know there is a pin in there that helps with the turning of the revolver or should i say it's suppose to stop it but it's also suppose to release when your ready for the next round. I can open the cylinder and manually complete the cycle but should not have to do that. Any suggestions? Once again the weapon in ? is the S&W 44mag, Dirty Harry. 1975 made..thanks again.
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Old March 3, 2009, 09:11 PM   #1132
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A couple of years ago my dad sent me a S&W revolver .22 rimfire he found in a pawnshop in Arizona. It is mint with very elaborate engraving on it. I'm trying to determine the model and the approximate year of manufacture. Serial is 1619xx. Thanks in advance.
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Old March 3, 2009, 09:26 PM   #1133
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M19-6 Date of Manufacture

I have just joined The FiringLine after finding it when looking for information about date of manufacture of my M19.

The serial # is: BHT03xx

Can't find much information about its value. Can someone help? It's in very good condition with a small amount of wear at the muzzle and some use marks. Bluing is 90%.
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Old March 3, 2009, 09:34 PM   #1134
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Need help with ID & DOB

My neighbor asked me to look at her late husbands revolver today and I have no knowledge of S&W's. I could not find a model # on it, but it looks like a M36 or M60. It is a nickel plated snub nose 5 shot with hammer, round butt and non-adjustable sights (the rear sight is just a groove). The SN is R122XXX.

Thanks in advance.

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Old March 4, 2009, 01:59 AM   #1135
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target pistol dates

two Smith and Wesson 41's:

1) A6538xx
2) A7158xx

Thanks,
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Old March 4, 2009, 03:18 PM   #1136
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I have a Mod 36 no dash SN J146XX. I think it is about 1969 but not sure
1969 would be correct.

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A couple of years ago my dad sent me a S&W revolver .22 rimfire he found in a pawnshop in Arizona. It is mint with very elaborate engraving on it. I'm trying to determine the model and the approximate year of manufacture. Serial is 1619xx.
Gonna need more info. Did you get the serial number from the bottom of the frames grip butt? Is there a letter prefix? Is it a swing out cylinder?

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I have just joined The FiringLine after finding it when looking for information about date of manufacture of my M19.

The serial # is: BHT03xx

Can't find much information about its value. Can someone help? It's in very good condition with a small amount of wear at the muzzle and some use marks. Bluing is 90%.
~1991. About $350. And another $50 or so if it's a 2.5" barrel.

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My neighbor asked me to look at her late husbands revolver today and I have no knowledge of S&W's. I could not find a model # on it, but it looks like a M36 or M60. It is a nickel plated snub nose 5 shot with hammer, round butt and non-adjustable sights (the rear sight is just a groove). The SN is R122XXX.
R122XXX = 1974/75. The "R" prefix makes it a model 60 which is stainless steel.

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two Smith and Wesson 41's:

1) A6538xx
2) A7158xx
A6538xx = 1980
A7158xx = 1981

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Old March 4, 2009, 03:26 PM   #1137
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Yes my weapon jams at the hammer. When i'm fireing i can shoot for a little while then it just jams. I'm asumeing that the powder is withholding the revolver from rotating to the next shell. Even when i pull the hammer back it will not react. Jammed!!! Like i said i know there is a pin in there that helps with the turning of the revolver or should i say it's suppose to stop it but it's also suppose to release when your ready for the next round. I can open the cylinder and manually complete the cycle but should not have to do that. Any suggestions?
Honestly, there are many things that could cause that. While I suspect ammo or crud where it shouldn't be, I would highly suggest the next time it does it leave it alone and let someone more knowledgeable about guns look at it or take it to a gunshop and let them check it out.

Jim
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Old March 4, 2009, 03:47 PM   #1138
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A couple of years ago my dad sent me a S&W revolver .22 rimfire he found in a pawnshop in Arizona. It is mint with very elaborate engraving on it. I'm trying to determine the model and the approximate year of manufacture. Serial is 1619xx.

Gonna need more info. Did you get the serial number from the bottom of the frames grip butt? Is there a letter prefix? Is it a swing out cylinder?
Serial from bottom of grip butt. Has a K on the left, didn't notice it before. Affirmative on the swing out cylinder.

Thanks, I appreciate the info.
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Old March 4, 2009, 07:18 PM   #1139
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I've got a S&W mod 36 that I purchased from a sheriff's deputy in Nebraska in the late eighties or early nineties. The finish on it is still about 95%. I'm entering all of my firearms into a "Gunsafe" database and would like to know for records purposes when it was made.

The serial number is 604Jxx. Any idea when that was made?
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Old March 4, 2009, 08:10 PM   #1140
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Serial from bottom of grip butt. Has a K on the left, didn't notice it before. Affirmative on the swing out cylinder.
K1619XX would be 1952.

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The serial number is 604Jxx. Any idea when that was made?
1971/72.

Jim
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Old March 4, 2009, 09:05 PM   #1141
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Thanks Layton!
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Old March 4, 2009, 09:41 PM   #1142
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Hello I have a model 681 4" barrel stainless. I need to know D.O.B.

Thanks alot.

opps I forgot serial # AAK 8817
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Old March 4, 2009, 11:09 PM   #1143
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serial # AAK 8817
1982.

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Old March 5, 2009, 12:56 AM   #1144
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two Smith and Wesson 41's:

1) A6538xx
2) A7158xx

A6538xx = 1980
A7158xx = 1981
Jim,

Thank you for the info.

Kevin
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Old March 5, 2009, 07:48 AM   #1145
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Thanks Layton
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Old March 5, 2009, 04:01 PM   #1146
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I bet this one is an oldie...

49991 with a star after the number

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Old March 5, 2009, 05:07 PM   #1147
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49991 with a star after the number
S&W reused the same serial numbers on different models of guns. So, I need to see a picture of the whole gun and what caliber it is to help date it.

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Old March 5, 2009, 05:20 PM   #1148
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S&W reused the same serial numbers on different models of guns. So, I need to see a picture of the whole gun and what caliber it is to help date it.
Here you go. Thanks for looking into this! It's a .38 Special.



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Old March 5, 2009, 05:31 PM   #1149
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Here you go. Thanks for looking into this! It's a .38 Special.
.38 Military & Police Model of 1902 - 1st Change. Serial numbers ran from 33804 in 1903 to 62449 in 1904. The "star" means it went back to S&W for rework and/or refinish some time ago.

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Old March 5, 2009, 06:39 PM   #1150
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Thanks Jim!

I've owned this revolver all of my life and never knew it's birthday! Thanks!
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