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Old December 14, 2009, 02:01 AM   #2276
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Old December 14, 2009, 08:23 AM   #2277
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Christobal65: That's a .22 Ladysmith 1st Model, made from 1902 to 1906. It's built on the "M" frame, which is the smallest frame used for S&W Hand Ejectors. According to SCSW, the SN range was from 1 to 4575, so presumably that's how many were made. Prices range from a few hundred $ to a few thousand $, depending on condition.
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Old December 14, 2009, 09:45 AM   #2278
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Jim, I have a S&W 36 square butt serial number 446619 in blue. I figured mid sixties somewhere.
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Old December 14, 2009, 01:05 PM   #2279
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Jim, I have a S&W 36 square butt serial number 446619 in blue. I figured mid sixties somewhere.
You would be correct. Serial numbers ranged from 295000 in 1962 to 786544 in 1969.

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Old December 14, 2009, 01:47 PM   #2280
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Sweet thanks, here are some pics of the .22 we have.



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Old December 14, 2009, 03:29 PM   #2281
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Just curious, what are those grips made of and do you know where to get a set?
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Old December 17, 2009, 01:21 AM   #2282
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Early Regulation Police?

My father has a K frame with a serial number of 1587xx.

I know it is a hand ejector, chambered in .38 S&W Special, with the fixed sights (blade front), center diamond grips with gold crests, S&W trade mark on the right side, with the S&W markings to include patents (last one= Sep 14. 09

It is in pretty good condition with solid bluing (mior "pitting"), some holster wear, a few very fine scratches, and clean bore.

Could you please help me with proper identification, date of production, and approximate value?

I'm also researching a few of his other weapons that he has from his elders. So far I've worked on his 1915 Winchester Model '94, a 1938 Hunter Arms "The Fulton" 16ga SxS, his 1950 Colt Detective Special .38. I'm working on this Smith and just out of curiosity also an Iver Johnson Arms and Cycle Works break action .32 hammerless 5 shot revolver.

Thank you!
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Old December 17, 2009, 06:34 AM   #2283
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Jake Chandler:
The grips are vulcanised (hard) rubber. They were the standard grip on your gun, as I mentioned over at THR. Your best bet would be to check with Numrich: http://www.e-gunparts.com/

Christobal65:
Depending on mechanical condition your gun would probably be considered good to very good condition. In 2006 the Standard Catalog of S&W gave a value of $450 to $600. Please note that these guns were chambered in .22 long, not .22 long rifle and are known to crack the forcing cone when shot with .22lr.
If you can't find .22 shorts or longs to shoot through it, it would be best not to shoot it at all.

TK14SS:
You have a .38 Military & Police Model of 1905 3rd Change manufactured between 1909 & 1915, serial number range was 146900 to 241703.
In 2006 the Standard Catalog of S&W gave values of $285 to $385 for very good to excellent condition.
Note that this gun was made before heat treating of cylinders and it would be prudent to only shoot it with standard velocity lead ammunition. It also lacks the modern hammer block safety so there is a very small risk that it could discharge if dropped on the hammer. Best to keep the hammer down on an empty chamber if it is kept loaded.
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Old December 17, 2009, 11:15 AM   #2284
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Thank you very much sir!
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Old December 18, 2009, 07:01 AM   #2285
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S&W J-Frame Stainless Chiefs Special Stainless

Serial # ALA8347
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Old December 18, 2009, 08:47 AM   #2286
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Serial # ALA8347
November of 1985
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Old December 18, 2009, 12:28 PM   #2287
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DOB

I would appreciate help knowing year of manufacture for my Highway Patrolman:

N 596XXX

Also, any estimates of value for a 9 out of 10 condition level??
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Old December 18, 2009, 01:57 PM   #2288
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Sweet. I was born Dec1 of 85. So would this Stainless 1985 m60 be safe with the hottest +P .38special? Does it take standard J-frame grips? Are there any quirks about this era model?

I only payed 329 OTD but its a little rough. Looks like it was carried ALLOT but shot a little. Some new grips and the stainless will polish right up. Its still very tight. The cylinder face and cylinder rings aren't very stained and the rifling and forcing cone are still bright and sharp with no powder or jacket fouling.

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Old December 18, 2009, 05:13 PM   #2289
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1978 to 1980. In 2006 the Standard Catalog of S&W gave a value of $375 in excellent condition.
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Old December 18, 2009, 05:17 PM   #2290
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adam731432:
The first plus P rated Model 60 came out in 1990. Accepted internet wisdom (ie use at your own risk) is that limited use of Plus P in a early model won't harm the gun, regular use will accelerate wear. For the grips, jany round butt J frame grip will fit. If yours is a 60-1 with a three inch heavy barrel and square butt then you will need to look for square but grips.
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Old December 19, 2009, 11:04 AM   #2291
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Thanks very much Radagast!
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Old December 19, 2009, 04:24 PM   #2292
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I thought mine had the .38/magnum frame and cylinder length but i could be wrong.

I didn't see a -1 on the yoke. The bottom of the the grip frame is flat but with slightly rounded corners. A set of modern 2009 grips from my 642 and 360 airweights fit perfectly. What would that make it?

Do you think a steady diet of the FBI lead HPSWC would hurt?
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Old December 19, 2009, 05:06 PM   #2293
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I thought mine had the .38/magnum frame and cylinder length but i could be wrong.
The +P rated frame did not start until 1990 at 60-7. The "Magnum frame" did not start until 1996 at (60-9) when they started chambering for the 357.

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Old December 19, 2009, 05:17 PM   #2294
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Year of manufacture for S@W model 36 .38 special?

Can anyone please tell me the year of manufacture fora S@W model 36 serial number J825xxx. Thanks in advance.
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Old December 19, 2009, 06:01 PM   #2295
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S@W model 36 serial number J825xxx.
1981.

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Old December 19, 2009, 07:28 PM   #2296
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adam731432: You have a round butt gun, and possibly you could harm the gun. Certainly regular use of plus P will wear the components and throw the timing out faster than standard pressure ammo. If you want to shoot plus P on a regular basis, buy a 60-7 or later gun. Yours is a 60 'no dash' and has not been reinforced for the heavier loads.
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Old December 20, 2009, 12:11 AM   #2297
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This looks like a newer S&W 41 serial UGK2xxx that I am thinking of purchasing anyone help me with age?

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Old December 20, 2009, 02:45 AM   #2298
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adluginb:
The serial number ranges in the Standard Catalog of S&W are not conrehensive for auto pistols. They do note than UAMxxxx shipped in 1997, so it's probable your gun would be after that, but as to when I can't say.
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Old December 20, 2009, 04:04 AM   #2299
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S&W 27

Jim

have a cherry S&W Mdl 27 3 1/2" Blue, smooth trigger, semi target hammer. Ser #
N-2154XX
also a S%W Mdl 629-5 Mountain gun Round butt . both were gifts from an uncle who passed.
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Old December 20, 2009, 11:54 AM   #2300
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Thanks Jim for the S@W model 36 date of manufacture, Iappreciate it.
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