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Old June 16, 2009, 06:30 PM   #1576
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Sheol, the number you have quoted is not the serial number, it is an assembly number used to track parts through the factory. The serial number will be on the bottom of the grip frame, you may have to remove the grips to see it.
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Old June 16, 2009, 06:32 PM   #1577
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MDB: 1974 to 1977, serial number range for that year was R100000 to R190000.
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Old June 17, 2009, 06:56 AM   #1578
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Opps, sorry about that. I checked and the serial number is AEH35xx. Thanks.
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Old June 17, 2009, 06:34 PM   #1579
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Radagast thanks for the info.
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Old June 17, 2009, 06:37 PM   #1580
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Sheol: Between January and November 1984.
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Old June 18, 2009, 07:56 AM   #1581
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Hi,

I have a Model 27 serial #: S2196XX , any help w/ the date is appreciated!

Thanks

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2480/...6a3ae4e9_b.jpg

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Old June 18, 2009, 08:21 AM   #1582
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Veggielasagna: 1960 or 1961. Probably 1961 as the serial number range for those two years cuts off at S219999.
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Old June 18, 2009, 10:21 AM   #1583
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Thanks alot Radagast, appreciate it. It's a fine gun, a pleasure to shoot it.
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Old June 18, 2009, 02:51 PM   #1584
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Highway Patrolman

Hey, guys...

I've come across a Smith and Wesson Highway Patrolman that somebody converted to .44 Special. I was trying to track down the age of the original weapon. It's a S&W Model 28 (I presume, since it's stamped "Highway Patrolman" on the barrel), serial number 175XXX.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old June 18, 2009, 03:18 PM   #1585
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I've come across a Smith and Wesson Highway Patrolman that somebody converted to .44 Special. I was trying to track down the age of the original weapon. It's a S&W Model 28 (I presume, since it's stamped "Highway Patrolman" on the barrel), serial number 175XXX.
Technically, it appears to be a "pre" Model 28, but just barely. That serial number should have an "S" ahead of the digits. Assuming that to be the case, and assuming there's no model number stamped on the part of the frame that's exposed when you swing the cylinder out, your gun dates from 1956 - stamping of model numbers was initiated in 1957. If you do find the model number there, then it's one of the first batch of Model 28s in the strict sense, dating from 1957. (With that S/N it could go either way).
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Old June 18, 2009, 04:55 PM   #1586
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Thanks, FlyFish, that's very helpful. I was fighting the urge to buy it, now I may have to...hurm...life's hard.
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Old June 20, 2009, 07:47 AM   #1587
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How about a Mdl 60-1 ALU 0XXX.
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Old June 20, 2009, 09:32 AM   #1588
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I'm looking at buying a Model 29 #N62678X
I'd sure like to know it's birth date.
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Old June 20, 2009, 09:41 AM   #1589
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How about a Mdl 60-1 ALU 0XXX.
That's a tough one - the book has some gaps in that part of the sequence and S&W was using some numbers out of order around that time. It appears to be 1986-'87 from the S/N, and because the 60-2 was introduced in '87, I'd say 1986.

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I'd sure like to know it's birth date.
That one's easier. 1979-'80, with 1979 being more likely. It should be a -2.
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Old June 20, 2009, 05:53 PM   #1590
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37 airweight

hi I have a model 37 airweight with sn j8069xx, anybody know how old this is?

Thanks in advance
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Old June 20, 2009, 07:23 PM   #1591
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I have a couple of guns I'm curious about. Thanks in advance for your efforts.

First is a Model 41 - s/n A715XXX

The other is a Model - 29 s/n N146XXX
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Old June 21, 2009, 06:52 AM   #1592
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I am looking at a 17-5. can anyone tell me the manufacture date?
serial # is AJZ 0713.
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Old June 21, 2009, 09:29 AM   #1593
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That one's easier. 1979-'80, with 1979 being more likely. It should be a -2.
Thanks FlyFish, I appreciate that.
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Old June 21, 2009, 11:40 AM   #1594
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S&W 22 Revolver s/n 686938

I recently acquired an old S&W 22lr revolver serial no. 686938. Can anyone tell me the model number and year it was made?
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Old June 22, 2009, 08:32 AM   #1595
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Dindygirl63: You have already been answered in your other thread.
http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/...d.php?t=363873

I've also given you a detailed reply in the thread you started at www.thehighroad.us that pretty much matches the information and advice given by BillCA at this site.
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Old June 22, 2009, 09:00 AM   #1596
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I have a model 37 airweight with sn j8069xx, anybody know how old this is?
1981

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I have a couple of guns I'm curious about. Thanks in advance for your efforts.

First is a Model 41 - s/n A715XXX
Also 1981
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The other is a Model - 29 s/n N146XXX
1973

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I am looking at a 17-5. can anyone tell me the manufacture date?
serial # is AJZ 0713
That S/N dates from the period when the information available is a bit sketchy. According to the S/Ns listed in SCSW, I would have said 1986, but the 17-5 wasn't introduced until 1988. They switched to S/Ns beginning with "B" later that same year, so my best guess would be 1988.
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Old June 22, 2009, 04:57 PM   #1597
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Y'all give me the "fever"!!

New to TFL, lot to like!!!

I have a S&W M10-5 2" RB complete with box & everything, given me in "never been (hot) fired" condition.
I figure it to be from 1970 ish. Wooden Stocks are imprinted with s/n matching the gun...D300-8XX.

Now the fever part, been scouring the local pawn & gun shops and found a S&W 65-5 3" pre-lock in LN condition. My reguler gun shop says I "stole" it @$350.

Says the 3" is hard to find "available" & would be more like $500 up.

s/n CBJ62XX

Would you be so kind as to tell me mfg dates and what y'all think.

Thanks!! Carpe diem!
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Old June 22, 2009, 05:17 PM   #1598
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thanks flyfish!
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Old June 22, 2009, 06:26 PM   #1599
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Glock21SF: Your 10-5 dates to 1969-1970. Your 65-5 dates to between August 1996 & August 1997.

In 2006 the Standard Catalog of S&W gave a value of $400 for as new in the box, $300 for excellent condition. It gives no variation for a three inch barrel.

Personally I think you did well. They aren't made anymore, so a like new condition second hand one is a good find.
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Old June 22, 2009, 07:25 PM   #1600
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Book value vs street value

Thanks Radagast!

Yea, I feel good about it.

I do notice the book vs street as a wide gap...example; local pawn shop has a M10-? 4" RB tapered barrel @ $449.00??!!.

When asked "make me a deal I can't refuse" they all say the same thing..."I can't, these are hot items and sell them as fast as I get them"!!!

My 65-5 had a date code of 02/09...that's four (4) months...guess that is considered fast...though it is a down economy and folks are just not spending...except for the occasional enthusiast.

Gun show next weekend...more fever and little $$$...gotta go though.

Carpe diem!
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