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Old October 3, 2009, 03:15 PM   #1951
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how many round can i shoot using magnum44 model 29-2
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Old October 3, 2009, 04:41 PM   #1952
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can i use 38 bullet in a magnum357 gun is it safe for the gun
If you're asking if you can fire .38 Special cartridges safely in guns chambered for .357 Magnum, the answer is yes.

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how many round can i shoot using magnum44 model 29-2
I'm not exactly sure what you're asking here - the Model 29 holds 6 cartridges in the cylinder, if that helps.
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Old October 6, 2009, 05:46 AM   #1953
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Hello, FlyFish!

Greeting and warm regards!

I am considering purchasing a surplus S&W Model 10 revolver, with serial number AYR59XX.

From what I saw, the gun was originally purchased and used by the Royal Hong Kong Police.

It has a pencil-type barrel, serrated half-moon front sight, and lanyard loop.

Any information you can provide (date of manufacture, etc.) will be highly appreciated.

Cheers! And thank you!
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Old October 6, 2009, 07:19 AM   #1954
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rauke: The AYR s/n prefix would indicate a manufacturing date of late 1987/early 1988. My understanding is that the RHKP police variation was made much earlier than that, as SCSW refers to many of them being found in ANIB condition in 1983, but there are many Model 10 variations out there and this is not an area that I have any particular knowledge in. The illustration of the RHKP variation in SCSW has "RHKP," along with a 5-digit number that appears not to be an S&W s/n, stamped in gold on the backstrap, if that's any help.
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Old October 6, 2009, 08:33 AM   #1955
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I'm hoping to determine the approximate age and value of this S&W HE .32 w/ 4" round barrel, chromed, antler (?) grips, in very good condition, SN: 38xxx. Thanks again, my books aren't giving me the date of manufacture.

38XXX would make it a 1st Change. Serial numbers ran from 19426 in 1904 to 51126 in 1906. The book list $385 in excellent and $700 "ANIB" but those are 3 year old values.

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My wife, who is a nurse, asked me to obtain a value for this S&W HE .32 pistol which belongs to an older widowed woman she does home health care for. The widow woman wants to sale this pistol that she has had for over fifty years and I'm trying to help her out. I posted this pistol on a local web site to sell it for her and received a response to the ad that the serial number 38xxx is a second change, bla, bla, bla, and its value is $200 etc. Meanwhile, out of curiosity my father-in-law removed the antler grips and an inscription read (SW 1902 $5) Can someone help me clarify this, I just want to get a fair value for the woman. Many thanks!
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Old October 6, 2009, 03:23 PM   #1956
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Any one have info on a model 66 9k73xxx
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Old October 6, 2009, 03:45 PM   #1957
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TCman: 1976, and it should be a "no-dash"
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Old October 6, 2009, 04:01 PM   #1958
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I'm hoping to determine the approximate age and value of this S&W HE .32 w/ 4" round barrel, chromed, antler (?) grips, in very good condition, SN: 38xxx. Thanks again, my books aren't giving me the date of manufacture.

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38XXX would make it a 1st Change. Serial numbers ran from 19426 in 1904 to 51126 in 1906. The book list $385 in excellent and $700 "ANIB" but those are 3 year old values.

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My wife, who is a nurse, asked me to obtain a value for this S&W HE .32 pistol which belongs to an older widowed woman she does home health care for. The widow woman wants to sale this pistol that she has had for over fifty years and I'm trying to help her out. I posted this pistol on a local web site to sell it for her and received a response to the ad that the serial number 38xxx is a second change, bla, bla, bla, and its value is $200 etc. Meanwhile, out of curiosity my father-in-law removed the antler grips and an inscription read (SW 1902 $5) Can someone help me clarify this, I just want to get a fair value for the woman.
His response would have been correct if it was a .38 S&W caliber. But, in 32 S&W Long caliber and a serial number of 38XXX it is a .32 Hand Ejector Model of 1903 - 1st Change, made from 1904 to 1906.
This information is taken from the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson.
The inscription is something somebody added later.
Your finish is nickel and appears to be original although the grips aren't. The only value I can offer is what is in the book:
Good = $275
VG = $315
Excellent = $385 and $700 for "as new in box" which yours is not.

The problem with really old guns is their appeal is pretty much limited to collecters so it's a smaller market.

Jim
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Old October 6, 2009, 05:46 PM   #1959
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i have a 38 special smith and wesson and on the butt of the handle it has the number 537562 i would like any info you can give me would be much appreciated im mostly looking for the years it was made and possibly what its worth
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Old October 6, 2009, 07:28 PM   #1960
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Old October 6, 2009, 07:54 PM   #1961
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pearlhandledmama, your gun sounds like a .38 Special Hand Ejector M&P. The serial numbers fall between the years 1915-1942, with the serial number range being 241704-700000. The book doesn't narrow it down any more than that.
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Old October 6, 2009, 10:49 PM   #1962
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i have a 38 special smith and wesson and on the butt of the handle it has the number 537562
5 shot or 6?

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Old October 6, 2009, 10:57 PM   #1963
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Old October 7, 2009, 08:55 AM   #1964
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A retired detective gave me his original duty weapon and and another revolver. I am trying to find out a little more about them; mfg. date, est. value. Both revolvers are in very good condition.

38 Special K549XXX

Model 66 89K2XXX

Can anybody help me?

Thanks.
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Old October 7, 2009, 10:55 AM   #1965
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layton it is a 6 shot pearl handled crome or nickle plated im not sure which
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Old October 7, 2009, 01:41 PM   #1966
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38 Special K549XXX

Model 66 89K2XXX
K549XXX = 1963.
89K2XXX = 1980.
Value for each could be between $300 and $600 depending on actual condition, barrel length, model number on the 38 special, original grips/boxes/accessories, etc.

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layton it is a 6 shot pearl handled crome or nickle plated im not sure which
Then, as tyusclan noted, it is a .38 Military and Police, Model of 1905, 4th Change. Your serial number of 537562 would be ~ late 1920's.

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Old October 7, 2009, 03:14 PM   #1967
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I have a Model 64-3, Serial number A14 814xx. Any help would be great.

I wouldn't mind hearing what the book list its value as. I paid 250 for it, and I'm happy with it regardless of what the book says. I would say its in fair condition, there is certaily some wear, on the grip and outside, but the barrel looks to be in great condition.

Here is a pic if anybody is interested.
http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/9945/dsc00158fh.jpg


Also, is this gun rated for +P ammo. My assumption would be yes, but I don't want to shoot any +P out of it until I can make 100% sure its rated for it.

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Old October 7, 2009, 11:44 PM   #1968
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I have a Model 64-3, Serial number A14 814xx.
That's not the serial number. Remove the grips and it will be stamped on the underside of the frames grip butt.
Value is ~$350. Your grips, K/L frame square butt combats, are worth a few bucks themselves.
Per S&W: K frame revolvers chambered for 38 Special made prior to stamping of model numbers (pre 1958), "do not use +P".
Post 1958 is okay. Yours is post 1958.

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Old October 8, 2009, 07:50 AM   #1969
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Thanks for the reply.

The Serial number is 30D5xxx
Model 64-3
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Old October 8, 2009, 10:07 AM   #1970
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Thank you laytonj1.
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Old October 8, 2009, 02:13 PM   #1971
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The Serial number is 30D5xxx
That's a transition serial number. Around 1984/85.

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Old October 8, 2009, 09:58 PM   #1972
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Thanks.

I was born in 1984, so that would be sweet if the gun was made the same year I was born.
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Old October 11, 2009, 06:47 AM   #1973
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Lotsa stamps

I've had the grips off a few S&Ws before, but don't remember there being that many stamps. This is a Model 60 (no dash) in nickel or chrome or SS (I don't know which) with an assembly no.? of 68xxx. On the grip frame butt under the grips this no. is preceeded by A15 in a different 'font' entirely. Just above that is an A23. The S/N has an A18 after it, with an A14 above that where the A has been overstamped by an upside down S. There is another number stamped above this that is I12 (or the letter just too much off the edge of the grip frame to make out). All these markings have any meaning other than its having cleared various stages in the manufacturing process?
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Old October 11, 2009, 10:53 AM   #1974
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Can someone post some info on S&W revolver serial no. C532482---model, year of manufacture, etc? Thanks a lot guys.
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Old October 11, 2009, 01:55 PM   #1975
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I've had the grips off a few S&Ws before, but don't remember there being that many stamps. This is a Model 60 (no dash) in nickel or chrome or SS (I don't know which) with an assembly no.? of 68xxx. On the grip frame butt under the grips this no. is preceeded by A15 in a different 'font' entirely. Just above that is an A23. The S/N has an A18 after it, with an A14 above that where the A has been overstamped by an upside down S. There is another number stamped above this that is I12 (or the letter just too much off the edge of the grip frame to make out). All these markings have any meaning other than its having cleared various stages in the manufacturing process?
A model 60 would be stainless steel. The serial number is stamped on the underside of the grip butt (see pic). The other numbers are assembly numbers.

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Can someone post some info on S&W revolver serial no. C532482---model, year of manufacture, etc?
C532482 would be 1961/62. "C" prefix SN's were used on model 10, 11, 12 and 45. If you open the cylinder you'll see the model number stamped on the frame (example in pic is a model 629-1).

Jim

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