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Old November 21, 2009, 01:10 AM   #2151
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You have a Target Masterpiece made in 1952. When S&W started assigning model numbers around 1958 it became known as the model 14.
The engraving may or may not have been done by S&W. Has the engraving been signed or initialed? Pictures would help.

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Old November 21, 2009, 01:24 AM   #2152
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[IMG]s&w10[/IMG]it has some initials that hiden in the flowers U.S.RA somehow I cannot up load pictures

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Old November 21, 2009, 09:20 AM   #2153
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Old November 21, 2009, 11:26 AM   #2154
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I have a Mod. 49 with a serial of J572XXX, can someone tell me when it was made?

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Old November 21, 2009, 12:24 PM   #2155
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I have a Mod. 49 with a serial of J572XXX, can someone tell me when it was made?
In the 1976 (J370001) to 1977 (J610000) period.
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Old November 21, 2009, 01:45 PM   #2156
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In the 1976 (J370001) to 1977 (J610000) period.
Excellent, thanks!
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Old November 21, 2009, 02:18 PM   #2157
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S&W serial number search

As a very new member I'm not sure if it's kosher to ask an on topic question and an off topic in the same post , but here goes.My 4" mod. 29 has an SN S193xxx . It also has an odd screw on the front of the trigger guard. Now the off topic, my wife got a Taurus 3" five shot 41 Mag pistol. Does anyone make speed loaders for it?
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Old November 21, 2009, 04:24 PM   #2158
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sliverflinger -

Your 29 dates from 1958-59, more likely the latter because the SN is near the end of the range (S194499). Nothing odd about the trigger guard screw - what would be odd is if it didn't have one. "Modern" S&W revolvers originally had 5 screws - 4 on the sideplate and one in front of the trigger guard. The upper sideplate screw, which was up near the rear sight, was eliminated around 1956 to create the so-called 4-screw design. The trigger guard screw was dropped in the late 50s, early 60s (depending on model), resulting in the current 3-screw configuration (one is hidden under the grips, so only 2 are visible).

Sorry, don't know anything about Taurus.
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Old November 21, 2009, 07:02 PM   #2159
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Model 14 Target Masterpiece?

I inherited this gun from my grandfather and it's been sitting in my nightstand for a few years. I've been doing some research and I think it is a S&W .38 Special Model 14 Target Masterpiece.

Serial #: K2865XX

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Old November 21, 2009, 08:05 PM   #2160
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.357 stainless with markings under the cylinder hinge, visable when cylinder is open:

65-3 B13 667xx AYT2xxx

Is that enough to tell me what model, year, etc. the gun is?

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Old November 21, 2009, 09:44 PM   #2161
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garnz: 1956, which would technically make it a pre-Model 14 K-38 Target Masterpiece. Could also be a Combat Masterpiece (pre-15) if it has a ramped front sight, vs. the Patridge-style target sight.

morbid0000: 65-3 is the model number, and the AYT serial number prefix would date the gun to 1987.
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Old November 21, 2009, 09:45 PM   #2162
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FlyFish got it.
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Old November 22, 2009, 04:09 PM   #2163
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here are some pictures of 38 special ctg, ..I took this pictures with my phone they maybe not so clear

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Old November 22, 2009, 04:52 PM   #2164
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Thanks Fly Fish

I found another thread on here that solved the mystery. It's definitely a 1956 K38 Target Masterpiece.

Thanks for the info.
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Old November 22, 2009, 09:13 PM   #2165
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Serial # lookup

I have a S&W .38 Special, with the original box. When the gun was passed to me by my father, I believe it hadn't been shot much if at all, but the cylinder showed some wear just opening and closing.

I've shot a few hundred rounds through it because I like it. Still looks brand new.

Would like to know the year it was made, and the exact model. The ink on the box has faded.

serial #: D370xxx

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Old November 22, 2009, 09:44 PM   #2166
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serial #: D370xxx
1971/72.
See pic for location of model number. Likely a model 10-6.
This is a model 629-1:


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Old November 22, 2009, 09:51 PM   #2167
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Che,

I wouldn't know if the engraving is from S&W or not. The only way to know for sure is to request a letter from S&W. If it came from the factory engraved it will indicate that on the letter. Cost of the letter is $50.

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Old November 22, 2009, 11:21 PM   #2168
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Thanks Jim........ What are the steps to do that? mine only has a five where yours have the model
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Old November 23, 2009, 01:10 AM   #2169
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che Thanks Jim........ What are the steps to do that? mine only has a five where yours have the model
http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/w...ectionId=10504

Go to that link and there you can download a form to fill out and send it.

You have a K38 combat masterpiece.

In 1957, S&W started using model numbers. Since your gun was made before then it doesn't follow that pattern. When they switched to the model numbers, it became a Model 14 (and very little if anything was changed at that time), so that gun is also reffered to as a Pre Model 14.
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Old November 23, 2009, 12:24 PM   #2170
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Shooter-from-show-me: Your model 15-2 is from 1965.

Is the .22 on a slightly smaller frame than the model 15? Did you take the serial number from the butt? If so it is probably a Model 34 .22/32 Kit Gun. The serial number dates it to between 1960 & 1965.

If the .22 is on the same frame sizer as the model 15 then it may be a model 18 or a model 14 or a model 45. Is their a C S, or K prefix in front of the serial number on the butt. (ignore numbers stamped inside the frame). Is the front sight ramped or square cut? Does it have a fixed or adjustable rear sight?
Sorry, I still need help with this one. Finally took off the wood grips on the .22LR Smith & Wesson and the serial number is K2949xx. Has a ramped front sight and a adjustable rear sight. But I'm really thinking it is a Model 18. By looks of it. Hopefully this will help narrow it down the search.

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Old November 25, 2009, 10:42 PM   #2171
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I have a Stainless S&W Model 64 4". The serial # is BBH4***. Could you guys help me date it? Also, what is the best way to clean the fouling off of the front of the cylinder?
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Old November 25, 2009, 10:45 PM   #2172
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Welcome to the forum, and 1988 for a DOM.
A Lead Wipe Away cloth will easily remove those stains on the face of the cylinder, but they will come right back. I wouldn't worry about it unless you are going to sell it and want it nice and clean.
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Old November 25, 2009, 10:59 PM   #2173
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Sorry, I still need help with this one. Finally took off the wood grips on the .22LR Smith & Wesson and the serial number is K2949xx. Has a ramped front sight and a adjustable rear sight. But I'm really thinking it is a Model 18. By looks of it. Hopefully this will help narrow it down the search.
K2949XX = 1957.
It would be a K-22 Masterpiece (pre model 17) with a 6" barrel or a K-22 Combat Masterpiece (pre model 18) with a 4" barrel.

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Old November 25, 2009, 11:49 PM   #2174
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S&W model 19-5

Evening...

I wonder if someone could tell me the mfg. date on a S&W 19-5 S/N ADS6XXX?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old November 26, 2009, 12:18 AM   #2175
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I wonder if someone could tell me the mfg. date on a S&W 19-5 S/N ADS6XXX?
1983.

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