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Old November 13, 2009, 02:47 PM   #2101
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jjyergler - 1980. I have N3142XX (1975). Sweet guns, aren't they?
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Old November 13, 2009, 03:42 PM   #2102
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Thanks, FlyFish.

Sweet indeed. Since I picked it up Wednesday, I've had this uncontrollable urge to squint and say things like "We're not just going to let you walk out of here." and "Smith and Wesson and me."
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Old November 13, 2009, 05:16 PM   #2103
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fast shooter,
Sounds like a .455 Mark II hand ejector 2nd model.
Made for English and Canadian forces between 1915 and 1917
As for worth, only a collector can answer that, but you can find them listed for as much as $1300, but they are not selling for that.

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Old November 13, 2009, 09:10 PM   #2104
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Alright, my turn:
I picked up a Model 36 tonight. On the bottom of the grip it has 98J3XX. On what I would call the crane, it has another number, 626XX.
Should these numbers be the same?
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Old November 13, 2009, 09:42 PM   #2105
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It is post 1983. The serial number is the number on the butt of the pistol. The numbers on the yoke/crane were probably assembley numbers.
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Old November 13, 2009, 10:14 PM   #2106
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It is post 1983. The serial number is the number on the butt of the pistol. The numbers on the yoke/crane were probably assembley numbers.
You sure? It def. has a pinned bbl. I thought those went out in 1980.
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Old November 13, 2009, 10:31 PM   #2107
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Pinned barrel eliminated in 1982. Is the J prefix in the serial number in the correct position. I may not be translating the SCS&W correctly.
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Old November 13, 2009, 10:46 PM   #2108
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Yes, it's in the right place, in the middle of the serial number
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Old November 13, 2009, 11:02 PM   #2109
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Then I am stumped. Based on the information I have available to me, I can not give you an accurate date. An option would be to get your pistol factory lettered, but that comes at a charge of $50. There is a disclaimer that says the listed serial dates are considered accurate to within one year, so you may have one of the last pinned barrel pistols. Someone may have an earlier edition of the SCS&W and it may have a more accurate date listed.
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Old November 14, 2009, 12:23 AM   #2110
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There is one on Gunbroker that actually has bids currently at $255.
The one in the link you provided is Webley, not a S&W.
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It is post 1983. The serial number is the number on the butt of the pistol.
SN 98J3XX is 1971/72. That time period is known for the floating "J".

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Old November 14, 2009, 02:00 AM   #2111
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tackdriver, it's from 1971-1972.

onebadscrambler, it's the "floating J" series. Check 1971 under the J Serial Prefix paragraph. I had the same problem.

edit to add; Didn't see Jim's reply, sorry.
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Old November 14, 2009, 02:13 AM   #2112
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71-72 i agree

The serial does correspond with the period of the "Floating J"
It almost always gives us trouble because there seems no rhyme or reason for the placement of the J in the sequences.
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Old November 14, 2009, 09:41 AM   #2113
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Sorry for the misinformation fast shooter and layton. I did not pay attention to the details.

Thanks to Laytonj1, Hoot, and gearchecker for the new knowledge.

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Old November 14, 2009, 10:32 AM   #2114
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what year was my smith and wesson model 10-8 made sn 56441 with a3 above the the sn thanks
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Old November 14, 2009, 11:09 AM   #2115
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hawkeye86 - That's not the SN, or at least not a complete SN. Model 10-8s were made from 1977 to 1988. In the early part of that period, the SN be a 7-digit alphanumeric with a "K" in the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th position. Later on, it would be three alpha characters followed by 4 numeric. It should appear inside the frame cutout, but definitely will be on the butt of the gun.
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Old November 14, 2009, 09:09 PM   #2116
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As FlyFish stated, take SN from bottom of grip butt. See pic.
And it would be a "D" rather than "K" for an earlier model 10-8.

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Old November 14, 2009, 11:11 PM   #2117
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Which years were the 17-3 K22s made? I don't need to know the exact date of mine because I am sending for a letter from Roy soon. I am hoping that it turns out to be exactly what I think it is and is factory nickeled.
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Old November 14, 2009, 11:24 PM   #2118
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the serial number was on the butt the number is 9d177xx and are they ss because i tried a magnet on it stuck so i didnt know if was a very low grade of ss
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Old November 15, 2009, 12:15 AM   #2119
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Which years were the 17-3 K22s made? I don't need to know the exact date of mine because I am sending for a letter from Roy soon. I am hoping that it turns out to be exactly what I think it is and is factory nickeled.
1967 to 1977.
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1981.
Model 10's are carbon steel with either a blue or nickel finish. Model 64's are the same gun in stainless steel.

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Old November 15, 2009, 01:59 AM   #2120
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Thanks for your quick reply. I can't wait to get the letter from S&W.
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Old November 15, 2009, 05:00 PM   #2121
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I have a Smith 28-2. has S2893xx on it. Can anyone tell me the year? My first Smith revolver. Wish it was in better shape but at least I can shoot it.
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Old November 15, 2009, 05:54 PM   #2122
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huskres - 1967
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Old November 15, 2009, 08:49 PM   #2123
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I just posted in another thread without realizing that this was here. A date on a Model 27, serial number 19266?
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Old November 16, 2009, 12:03 AM   #2124
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I just posted in another thread without realizing that this was here. A date on a Model 27, serial number 19266?
That's not the serial number or complete serial number. Look at the picture 7 posts above yours. That is where the serial number is located (underside of grip butt). It will have a "S" or "N" prefix or if a later model then a 3 letter prefix.

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Old November 16, 2009, 09:33 AM   #2125
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serial number for a model 27- s 98381

pre-model 29- s 171xxx

38 special- c 240xxx

if you guys could give years and approx values on the above, that would be great.
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