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Old July 4, 2009, 07:38 AM   #1626
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Old July 5, 2009, 12:16 PM   #1627
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S&w 337pd

I was curious if anyone could give me the production date of my S&W 337PD?

S/N: CFM8XXX

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Old July 5, 2009, 10:23 PM   #1628
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Skiffin16: The 337 was introduced in 1998 as the Chiefs Special Airlight Ti.
The 337PD was introduced in 2000 on the 337-1 frame and replaced by the 337-2 PD in 2002 with the internal lock. The 337 range was discontinued in 2004.

The standard Catalog of S&W records the serial ranges CFKxxxx in August 2002 and CFSxxxx in December 2002, so your gun probably falls in between.
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Old July 6, 2009, 12:07 PM   #1629
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Old July 6, 2009, 07:35 PM   #1630
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13-2 serial number 883xx

and 38 bodyguard 397xx
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Old July 7, 2009, 08:35 AM   #1631
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bubba86: Those numbers are not the serial number. They are probably assembly numbers that get stamped on fitted parts to track them in the factory. The Serial number is always found on the bottom of the grip frame, you may need to remove the grips to see it.

The 13-2 was produced from 1977 to 1982. The serial number should fall between 2D0001 & 17D8900.

The model 38 Bodyguard Airweight was given it's model number designation in 1957 & was replaced by the 38-1 in 1988. If the serial number is 397xx then it was manufactured between 1953 & 1955 and should not be stamped model 38.

Post the correct serial numbers and We'll narrow it down further.
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Old July 8, 2009, 12:42 AM   #1632
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I have a Model 67 .38spl, serial number 5k-550.
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Old July 8, 2009, 06:55 AM   #1633
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Old July 8, 2009, 05:00 PM   #1634
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S&W M64

When my father passed away he left me a S&W M64 (no dashes)
serial # D50426X. Any info would be appreciated.
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Old July 8, 2009, 06:02 PM   #1635
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Well, we continue to find more firearms my grandfather had.

This one is a S&W Model 2, serial 246xx

Any help is appreciated.
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Old July 8, 2009, 07:12 PM   #1636
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trex1310: The Model 64 was introduced in 1970 with a 4 inch tapered barrel, fixed sights, in .38 special on the medium sized K frame. It is the stainless steel version of the Model 10 Military & Police that has been in production in one form or another since 1899. in 1972 the 64-1 was introduced with a four inch heavy barrel and by 1973 the four inch tapered barrel 64 no dash was discontinued.
The model 64 continues in production today after several engineering changes. It has been the issue firearm for the Detroit Police, Delaware State Police, DC Metro Police, Phoenix Arizona police, NYPD, and Brinks security. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol ordered 750 in 1973 chambered in .357 magnum, this later became the model 65.

Your gun falls in the serial number range for 1972-1973, being D420001 to D510000.

TenmaNeko: The Model 2 Old Army is a single action .32 caliber rimfire revolver with a six shot cylinder. These were manufactured in the serial number range 1 to 77155 between 1861 & 1874. Yours was made in or prior to 1864 as the serial numbers ran to 29359 in that year.

Depending on condition these can be quite valuable. There were also several copies made. I suggest you take some pictures and post them in a new thread, quite a few of us will be interested to see them and you may learn something new.
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Old July 8, 2009, 09:05 PM   #1637
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Thanks so much for the information.
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Old July 8, 2009, 10:00 PM   #1638
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Radagast

Excellent, thank you.

My mom has it currently, but I will get some pics of it from her.

She estimated the barrel was about 4" long, and still had original grips according to the pics she could find.
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Old July 9, 2009, 09:49 PM   #1639
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hey everyone

i feel rude that my first post is a question (or two) so from the get go i'm very sorry, but my father's trying to figure out a few things about his s&w and after searching the internet, this seems like the best place to ask. i'm pretty sure it's a model 19-4, but you might as well ask me how to build a space shuttle. (picture below)

first he wanted to know when his revolver was made, and the serial is -

95K2XXX

i'm pretty sure that's the right number. it's on the bottom of the grip.

second, his has what seems to be an extra stamp that i can't find on any other model 19 pictures through google. stamp's above and behind the trigger, and hopefully visible enough from the picture. we're just wondering why it has that stamp yet the pics we've seen don't have it.



we'd really appreciate any and all help. thanks in advance
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Old July 9, 2009, 10:38 PM   #1640
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damcon: The 19-4 was made between 1977 & 1982. This means it has a pinned barrel (look where the frame and barrel meet) and the cylinder is recessed to enclose the rims of the cases. Both features are considered desirable by collectors. Serial number 95k2xxx dates it to 1981 (serial range was 91K6901 to 124K000).
The S&W logo was moved to the left side of the frame from the right side so that S&W could use the right hand side plate for engraving police department logos and shields. This is why you will see pictures without the logo on the left.
The model 19 & it's stainless steel sibling, the model 66, are no longer manufactured.

Hope this helps!
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Old July 9, 2009, 11:21 PM   #1641
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Could someone date another Model 38 (no dash), blue with a stainless cylinder #416J38.
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Old July 10, 2009, 02:34 AM   #1642
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radagast: thanks a ton. the information was definitely helpful. also, as you seemed to notice, we did want to know if it was a gun people would be willing to purchase. currently in the process of moving and household is tight on cash. every little bit helps! thanks again
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Old July 10, 2009, 08:55 AM   #1643
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mpmax: 1971-72, but see also carguychris's post (#1624) in this thread regarding the "wandering J"
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Old July 11, 2009, 08:29 PM   #1644
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Hey guys, I have a couple I'd like to know more about.

1. This one's easy, got a pic handy. .38SPL, 2 screws in frame, diamond wood grips, high polish blue, flat-latch. s/n: 299xxx:

http://i493.photobucket.com/albums/r...Q/IMG_1032.jpg

2. 22 LONG RIFLE CTG, Made in U.S.A. Marcas Registradas Smith & Wesson Springfield, Mass. 6-shot, blued, diamond wood grips, screw in lower front grip, 3 screws in frame. s/n: 215xxx

3. Plated 5-shot w/ SMALL black plastic grips. I think .38. Maltese cross looking markings on top of bbl. Screw in lower front side of grip. Barrel breaks downward rather than cylinder breaking to side. s/n: 348xxx Stamping is sorta unusual.

4. Last isn't a Smith at all, but similar to #3 only much older looking. I think .38 as well. Forehand Arm & Co. Worchester MASS USA. Grips say F&W and have a shield w/ stripes and stars on it. Screw hold in grips have a big star around them. s/n: 199xxx

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Old July 12, 2009, 08:50 AM   #1645
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Radagast I just bought a S&W 19-3 recently, could you please give be the DOB, it would be greatly appreciated-thanks-serial #7k463xx
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Old July 12, 2009, 11:13 AM   #1646
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Radagast I just bought a S&W 19-3 recently, could you please give be the DOB, it would be greatly appreciated-thanks-serial #7k463xx
I believe Radagast is likely sound asleep at the moment on the other side of the world (Oz), so if you don't mind a poor substitute I'll jump in and let you know that your 19-3 dates from 1975.
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Old July 12, 2009, 12:32 PM   #1647
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thanks FlyFish for your time and info!
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Old July 12, 2009, 05:46 PM   #1648
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Picked up a 686 no dash from an LEO, locks up as tight as I've ever seen. Wondering about the DOB as it does not have the "M" indicating it had been sent in for the recall. Serial # is: AEY94XX

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Old July 12, 2009, 06:42 PM   #1649
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Jackyl:
Gun number 1 is a K frame Chiefs Special or Chiefs Special Airweight. It falls in the period 1962 to 1969, (serial number range 29500 to 786544). The flat latch was deleted in 1966, because of the low serial number I think it is safe to assume your gun dates from 1962, 1963 at the latest.

Gun number 2 is interesting. It's not a Model 17/ K22 Target Masterpiece, as the serial number doesn't include a K. It's not a model 34 Kit Gun as serial numbers only went to 135465. Potentially it is a prewar .22/32 Hand Ejector which may have some collectors value. These were introduced in 1911 at serial number 138226. In 1915 the serial numbers were in the 160000 range and serial number 525600 is recorded in 1935, which gives a 20 year spread. Try posting a pic and we'll see if we can verify the identification.

Gun number 3, I need more info for. What caliber? Hammerless or exposed hammer? Does it have S&W marking?

Gun number 4: Forehand Arms was the successor company to Forehand & Wadsworth, manufacturing from 1890 to 1902 when they were taken over by Hopkins & Allen. Some of the Forehand Arms/ Forehand & Wadsworth guns were quite good and command reasonable money. Others were suicide specials.

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Old July 12, 2009, 06:44 PM   #1650
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