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Old March 18, 2009, 11:13 PM   #1226
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GSCEagle89: 1979-1980, serial number range fro this period was N600000 to N700000.
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Old March 18, 2009, 11:16 PM   #1227
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flatovercrest: Serial number BRF0001 was issued in August 1994, CAM0001 was issued in January 1996, so your gun falls in the middle. At a guess late 1994 or early 1995 sounds about right to me.
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Old March 19, 2009, 10:13 PM   #1228
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2nd HE .455

Howdy,

I just purchased a 2nd Model Hand Ejector in .455 (cylinder shaved to .45). Serial #326XX. Any date? Also has multiple proofmarks, mostly a circle topped with a crown enclosing various pairs of letters: BV, BP and NB. Any info?

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Old March 19, 2009, 11:29 PM   #1229
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I'd appreciate any info that I can get on my Model 10-5.

It's a police trade in I believe. On the backstrap it is stamped "MPDC". It has a round butt, a 4 inch tapered barrel with a five digit serial # D31xxx.

Of course, it handles and shoots great.

Thanks.
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Old March 20, 2009, 11:58 AM   #1230
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Re: Adding One More...

Thanks very much.

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Old March 20, 2009, 01:07 PM   #1231
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I've had my 681 a long time. But,I don't know it's dob. Any help?
AHU4XXX.
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Old March 21, 2009, 02:29 PM   #1232
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A Couple More Please?

I recently picked up a couple older S&W revolvers and I'd like to know when they were manufactured.

Model 18 K4332xx

Model 57 S2494xx

Thanks!!
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Old March 21, 2009, 04:09 PM   #1233
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I just purchased a 2nd Model Hand Ejector in .455 (cylinder shaved to .45). Serial #326XX. Any date? Also has multiple proofmarks, mostly a circle topped with a crown enclosing various pairs of letters: BV, BP and NB. Any info?
The .455 Mark II Hand Ejector 2nd Models were made for British and Canadian service. Serial Numbers ran from ~5000 in 1915 to 74755 in 1917.

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It's a police trade in I believe. On the backstrap it is stamped "MPDC". It has a round butt, a 4 inch tapered barrel with a five digit serial # D31xxx.
1968.

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I've had my 681 a long time. But,I don't know it's dob. Any help?
AHU4XXX.
1986/87.

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I recently picked up a couple older S&W revolvers and I'd like to know when they were manufactured.

Model 18 K4332xx

Model 57 S2494xx
Model 18 K4332xx = 1961.
Model 57 S2494xx = 1964/65.

Jim
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Old March 21, 2009, 05:19 PM   #1234
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You are a gentleman and a scholar. Thank you sir.
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Old March 21, 2009, 05:51 PM   #1235
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Thanks, laytonj1. I appreciate the info.
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Old March 21, 2009, 11:27 PM   #1236
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38 S&W Special Ctg

38 S&W Special Ctg is stamped on the right side of the barrel. I found the same serial number in all 3 places talked about but am confused because there is no letter designation exept for in the barrel cutout there is a B to the far left of the serial number 48xxx, thanks in advance for your replies.

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Old March 22, 2009, 04:56 AM   #1237
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I recently picked up a couple older S&W revolvers and I'd like to know when they were manufactured.

Model 18 K4332xx

Model 57 S2494xx

Model 18 K4332xx = 1961.
Model 57 S2494xx = 1964/65.

Jim

Thank you!!
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Old March 22, 2009, 05:39 AM   #1238
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I have a S&W 22 K frame I got from my father who got it from is mother, Yes really it is my grand mother's pistol she used to head shoot hens for the pot and once shot at some prowlers who it ends up were FBI agents come to the farm doing a background check on my aunt who was a teacher on a AFB.

I have read the K was not added to the serial number until after 1946 and this is one of the guns my dad saved from the burning log cabin a year after he was in Korea so I'm thinking 1946 to 1955.

On the butt it says K 127###

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Old March 22, 2009, 11:42 AM   #1239
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38 S&W Special Ctg is stamped on the right side of the barrel. I found the same serial number in all 3 places talked about but am confused because there is no letter designation exept for in the barrel cutout there is a B to the far left of the serial number 48xxx, thanks in advance for your replies.
Is it a 5 shot or 6? And take the serial number from the bottom of the frames grip butt.

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I have read the K was not added to the serial number until after 1946 and this is one of the guns my dad saved from the burning log cabin a year after he was in Korea so I'm thinking 1946 to 1955.

On the butt it says K 127###
1951.

Jim
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Old March 22, 2009, 12:32 PM   #1240
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K127XXX would date form 1951. In that year, the serial numbers ran form K104048 thru K136690. This is per the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson.
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Old March 22, 2009, 02:27 PM   #1241
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Thanks guys that was quick. Any idea what the value of these are? Not that I'm thinking of selling I'm just curious. I have used this pistol since about 1977 when I was 10 and it has the best balance and feel of any handgun I have held.
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Old March 22, 2009, 08:44 PM   #1242
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Any idea what the value of these are? Not that I'm thinking of selling I'm just curious. I have used this pistol since about 1977 when I was 10 and it has the best balance and feel of any handgun I have held.
From ~ $450 well used to $800+ NIB for the pre model marked (pre 1958) K22's.

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Old March 22, 2009, 08:56 PM   #1243
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I've only got a couple Smiths (two new ones) but I have my grandfathers .32 S&W long SN 512XX. I've always been curious as to when it was made. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old March 23, 2009, 08:29 PM   #1244
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I've only got a couple Smiths (two new ones) but I have my grandfathers .32 S&W long SN 512XX. I've always been curious as to when it was made. Any help would be appreciated.
Assuming there is no "K" prefix with that serial number from the bottom of the frames grip butt, it would be a .32 Hand Ejector Model of 1903, 2nd Change. Serial numbers ran from 51127 in 1906 to 95500 in 1909.

Jim

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Old March 24, 2009, 03:24 PM   #1245
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S&W 60 (no dash) Year manufactured?

Hi Jim,

Need your help as to when this was made:
Smith & Wesson Model 60 (no dash)
Stainless Steel
5 shot
1-7/8" Barrel
38 S & W SPL.
Wooded grips with SW silver inserts
SN: R1364xx

Also; any chance of running + P's thru this for carry only?
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Old March 24, 2009, 04:19 PM   #1246
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Also; any chance of running + P's thru this for carry only?
R100000 to R190000 ran from 1974 to 1977. Yes on the +P's.

Jim
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Old March 26, 2009, 05:54 PM   #1247
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Can anyone help me date my dad's S&W? It has a five inch barrel, double action, four digit serial number located on the metal front of the grip. Serial number is 57XX. He bought it from an old man 30 years ago. Any help appreciated.
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Old March 26, 2009, 07:42 PM   #1248
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Can anyone help me date my dad's S&W? It has a five inch barrel, double action, four digit serial number located on the metal front of the grip. Serial number is 57XX. He bought it from an old man 30 years ago. Any help appreciated.
Take the serial number from the bottom of the frames grip butt. Include any letter prefixs. I also need to know the caliber.

Jim
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Old March 26, 2009, 09:51 PM   #1249
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Jim,
Thanks for responding. It is a .38 caliber, but that is the only number we can find anywhere. There are no letters. It does have 'Smith & Wesson' and then several patent dates engraved into the barrel and a seal on the side that says 'trademark'.
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Old March 27, 2009, 12:46 AM   #1250
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It is a .38 caliber, but that is the only number we can find anywhere. There are no letters. It does have 'Smith & Wesson' and then several patent dates engraved into the barrel and a seal on the side that says 'trademark'.
Assuming a it's a modern swing out cylinder design, serial number 57XX would make it a .38 Military & Police 1st Model. Serial numbers ran from 1 in 1899 to 20975 in 1902. Calibers were .38 S&W Special or .38 Long Colt (Army and Navy models).

Jim
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