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Old October 29, 2009, 06:39 PM   #2026
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I've got a Model 19-4...SN 57k38xx

Can someone please tell me when this was made/shipped?

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Old October 29, 2009, 08:43 PM   #2027
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Old October 29, 2009, 08:44 PM   #2028
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The only way to know for sure when it shipped is to get a letter on it.

The serial number dates to 1980.
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Old October 31, 2009, 01:35 AM   #2029
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can anybody tell me the age of my Smith and Wesson, model bodyguard with serial number 727*** Thank you if you have the answer...!!!
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Old October 31, 2009, 01:46 AM   #2030
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model bodyguard with serial number 727***
If that's the full serial number (no "J") then ~1968.

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Old November 1, 2009, 04:11 PM   #2031
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How about a S&W mod 57 ser#N489XXX?
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Old November 1, 2009, 04:30 PM   #2032
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Manes- 1977-1978
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Old November 1, 2009, 05:56 PM   #2033
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Date Check Please

I just came across a 25-2 Serial # N622XX. Any help on the date of manufactour would be appreciated.
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Old November 1, 2009, 06:40 PM   #2034
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Bluestreak-1969-1972
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Old November 1, 2009, 06:44 PM   #2035
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Thanks TYUSCLAN!
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Old November 1, 2009, 08:46 PM   #2036
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Have a Model 28-2 serial N151XXX. Thanks in advance!
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Old November 1, 2009, 10:24 PM   #2037
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Have a Model 28-2 serial N151XXX.
1973.

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Old November 2, 2009, 08:23 AM   #2038
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S&W model 1917, serial number 1414x
6906 serial number AIP 13xx

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Old November 2, 2009, 10:01 AM   #2039
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kokopelli:

The information in SCSW on Model 1917s is not very precise - the range on yours is 1917 to 1946, corresponding to sn's 1 to 209971, respectively. Obviously, with its 5-digit sn your gun is early in that period, but I believe contacting S&W is the only way to pin it down. With a revolver of that vintage, and assuming that you don't want the factory letter, you might be able to get the date without having to cough up the $50.

The "AIP" in the 6906 sn indicates the gun was part of the "Automatic Improvement Program," (whatever that was), something that applied to early 3rd generation pistols. I can't find any more definitive information on dating, but the production period for the 6906 was 1988 to 1999, so I would interpret the "AIP" to indicate your gun is toward the beginning of that range.
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Old November 2, 2009, 10:51 AM   #2040
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Model 67 no dash DOB?

Just found this forum and it is great! My model 67 no dash is # 3K815XX. Can someone tell me its "born on" date, please?
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Old November 2, 2009, 12:04 PM   #2041
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blustilang: That would make it 1972, the same year that the Model 67 was introduced. The -1 came out in 1977, and involved moving the gas ring from the yoke to the cylinder.
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Old November 2, 2009, 02:37 PM   #2042
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Thank you very much, FlyFish
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Old November 2, 2009, 08:06 PM   #2043
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Hello all. I've inherited a Smith & Wesson that belonged to my Grandaddy's Uncle. He was a police officer in Cleveland and was killed during a hotel robbery, anyway this was his side arm and everyone in my family who knew his story is now deceased. So if anyone can help with the age of his revolver would help out alot. Its a Smith &Wesson 38 special there is no model# but the serial# is 215xx. Thanks for the help.
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Old November 2, 2009, 08:31 PM   #2044
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10-9 SN 13NW293#
4" bbl with fixed sights
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Old November 2, 2009, 08:45 PM   #2045
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Its a Smith &Wesson 38 special there is no model# but the serial# is 215xx
5 shot or 6? See pic for serial number location and include any letters.

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That's not the SN. See pic for serial number location.

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Old November 2, 2009, 09:08 PM   #2046
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That's not the SN. See pic for serial number location.
If that isn't the S/N, then what is it?
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Old November 2, 2009, 09:24 PM   #2047
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The number on the butt of the gun is 683903, no letters. The other number i got (21506) was stamped in two places directly opposite of each other when you open the cylinder. Thanks again and please excuse my ignorance.
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Old November 2, 2009, 09:32 PM   #2048
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If that isn't the S/N, then what is it?
I don't know where you got that number but a 10-9 should have a 3 letter prefix followed by up to four numbers stamped on the underside of the grip butt.
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The number on the butt of the gun is 683903, no letters.
I still need to know if it's a 5 or 6 shot.

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Old November 2, 2009, 09:38 PM   #2049
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its a six shot
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Old November 2, 2009, 09:41 PM   #2050
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w houle: A Model 10-9 will have a serial number starting with a 3-letter prefix, followed by 4 numeric digits. The serial number is always stamped on the butt in modern S&W revolvers, and often appears inside the yoke cutout as well. Other numbers stamped in various places on the gun (usually in places you don't typically see them, such as the frame inside the yoke cutout or on the back of the cylinder) are most often "assembly numbers" that are used to keep track of fitted parts during manufacture and assembly. However, the number you list would be an unusual assembly number, in my experience - where is it located?

SRTTECH: You have a .38 Special Hand Ejector Military & Police (which became the very popular Model 10 when S&W went to assigning model numbers) from the 1915 to 1942 time period. That serial number would place it toward the end of that range. The other number you listed (21506) is almost certainly the assembly number (see above).

ETA: SRTTECH - my comments assume (without facts in evidence) that it's a 6-shot. If that's not the case, then please ignore.
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