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Old September 5, 2009, 04:30 PM   #1826
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Model 66-1 vintage

Just picked up a used Model 66-1, serial number 55K5XXX.

Anybody know when this one was made?

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Old September 5, 2009, 04:36 PM   #1827
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Just picked up a used Model 66-1, serial number 55K5XXX.
1979.

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Old September 5, 2009, 04:53 PM   #1828
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Doh. I was hoping for 1980, as that's my vintage.

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Old September 6, 2009, 10:39 AM   #1829
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Plz Help ID .44 special, early 20th Century large frame

Greetings all!

Just picked up a number of firearms from my father-in-law who passed away last month (RIP Bob). I wasn't aware he had more than 1 or 2 weapons in the house, or I'd have kicked his Navy butt well before now for keeping unlocked and loaded weapons in the house when his grandchildren visited ....Thankfully my kids are well trained on how to react when they see a gun.

One particular piece I can't identify is a .44 caliber S&W Special CTG. It has a 6 1/4" inch barrell, and no model number inside the frame. There is a solitary "L" stamped inside the frame, and the serial number on the butt is early #244xx. I've attached a few photos I just took. It has patent date info stamped on the barrel top, Dec 17, 1901 to Sept 14th, 1009.

Thought I went online, I couldn't find an exact match for the model (thought it was a predecessor to the Model 21, but it has an un-shrouded hand ejector), but nothing matched perfectly. I bought the 2,000 page gun pricing book on Amazon, but it won't be here for another week. Having noticed the expertise and speed at which members here responded with accurate information, I thought I'd sign up and pose my own question.

Thanks in advance & Semper Fi!

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Old September 6, 2009, 11:07 AM   #1830
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This is not for a revolver, but a model 4566 that I just bought used. Can you tell me when it was made?

VMM2XXX
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Old September 6, 2009, 03:18 PM   #1831
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hello,
Glad I found this thread

Model 19-4 , 73K3xxx

Thanks in Advance if You can help!!!

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Old September 6, 2009, 05:00 PM   #1832
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headshok: 1980.


kreiderm: The highest serial number range recorded in the Standard Catalog of S&W in VHNxxxx in 1999. The 4566 was manufactured from 1991 to 1999. So your gun was made in 1998 or 1999.

crazycobramantin: You have a .44 Hand Ejector 2nd Model. Manufactured between 1915 & 1940, serial number range was 15376 to around 59xxx with 17510 manufactured. 6.5 inches was the standard barrel length, originally with checkered diamond target grips, from 1936 with Magna type grips. Yours appear to be Magnas, but I've never seen on with a thumb rest on it like yours. So if the grips are original to the gun, 1036 to 1940 is your date range.
The Standard Catalog of S&W gave the following values in 2006: ANIB: $2500, Excellent+ $1250, Exc. $800, VG $575, Good $450, Fair $325, Poor $200. Yours appears to be in excellent to excellent plus.
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Old September 7, 2009, 09:16 AM   #1833
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Thanks !

Radagast - thank you for the detailed information and the quick reply.

I would have to assume these grips are original, as my father-in-law appears to have kept everything original, with all the paperwork. He has an old western belt and holster that went with this piece, I should find out if that is original too.
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Old September 7, 2009, 10:07 AM   #1834
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Can anyone age a model 36. Sn AAR70XX ??
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Old September 7, 2009, 12:47 PM   #1835
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Peter Weber--Late 1982.
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Old September 7, 2009, 03:52 PM   #1836
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Old September 11, 2009, 01:20 AM   #1837
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S&W model 19-3

I just inherited a S&W model 19-3 from my grandpa and I was wondering if anyone could tell me when it was manufactured based on the SN?
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Old September 11, 2009, 01:21 AM   #1838
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Old September 11, 2009, 01:23 AM   #1839
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I was told by a guy at a local gun shop that it was an old Highway patrol police issue.
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Old September 11, 2009, 07:50 AM   #1840
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Old September 11, 2009, 04:56 PM   #1841
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Date of my Model 38?

S/N J160xxx

Supposedly a St Paul PD trade-in, they went to Glocks about 15 years ago...

AL in MN
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Old September 11, 2009, 05:03 PM   #1842
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1973/74..................
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Old September 11, 2009, 05:10 PM   #1843
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Old September 11, 2009, 10:13 PM   #1844
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Pre-Model 15

Hi guys. Approximate date on a pre-Model 15 five-screw, serial # 1205xx ?

PS-I ordered Supica's book but have to wait for Amazon to ship it! Thanks so much in advance.
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Old September 12, 2009, 12:13 AM   #1845
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Approximate date on a pre-Model 15 five-screw, serial # 1205xx ?
I assume there is a "K" letter prefix on that serial number making K1205XX a 1951 model.

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Old September 12, 2009, 01:23 AM   #1846
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Yes, thanks Jim. I think the seller got the number from the yoke and not the butt of the weapon.

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Old September 12, 2009, 05:13 PM   #1847
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Model 60 AEC3xxx what year?
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Old September 12, 2009, 07:44 PM   #1848
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Caeser_Mikey, 1984.
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Old September 12, 2009, 07:48 PM   #1849
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Old September 12, 2009, 10:03 PM   #1850
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S&W model 14-3

Hello all.
I have a S&W model 14-3. Says "38 S&W Special CTG" on the barrel. 10 inch barrel and beautiful red wood handle (maybe cherry) with small gold S&W circle logo inlays on either side. My father gave me this gun that his father gave him. I've been searching all over for some serial number data for this handgun but to no avail.

The model number in the yoke area reads 14-3 and it has two other different numbers and I'm not sure which is the serial. One is a seven digit alphanumeric, and the other is 5 digits numbers only.

First # is: 3K46***
Second # is: 997**

I would like to know how old this gun is. Maybe a ballpark range of what it could be worth. It's got some holster wear on the barrel and the cylinder.

Any help would be greatly appreciated because my father is no longer around to tell me the story of this gun and i would like to be able to tell my son something about the weapon.

THanks in advance!!
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