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Old December 20, 2009, 01:01 PM   #2301
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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.
Those 3.5" 27's are sweet guns!
N2154XX = 1974/75.
629-5's were made from 1997 to 2001.

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Old December 20, 2009, 09:40 PM   #2302
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38 S. & W. Special CTG

I just found my grandfathers S&W .38 Special in our garage. I was wondering if anyone could tell me when this model was made as well as how to restore it to make it look good again. The serial number on the bottom is S 907833. It has a fair amount of rust on it. I have also attached a few pics.

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Old December 20, 2009, 11:25 PM   #2303
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The serial number on the bottom is S 907833.
You have a 38 Military and Police Postwar.
The "S" serial prefixes ran from S811120 in 1945 to S999999 in 1948.

Because of the rust the value would be low. A quality, professional bluing job can run about $200 dollars but, while there are methods to remove the rust there could be pitting underneath that a polishing job will not remove.
I'd suggest taking it to a local gunsmith knowledgeable of refinishing to get an idea of other finish options you could try.

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Old December 21, 2009, 02:37 PM   #2304
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S&W M&P 38Special

Can any one tell me when this serial number was made?

830565

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Old December 21, 2009, 04:09 PM   #2305
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Since the thread is here..well I would like to know about two S&W guns

One is a Model 25-5 bearing serial number N678303

The other is a model 66 bearing SN 7K84563

Thanks in advance
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Old December 21, 2009, 05:03 PM   #2306
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tgsavell:
You have a .38 Military & Police model of 1905 4th Change manufactured between 1939 & 1942.

oldman1946:
Your model 25-5 dates to 1979-1980, your model 66 most likely dates to 1975 (there are some gaps in the serial ranges given in the standard catalog of S&W for that year, your gun falls in one of those gaps).
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Old December 23, 2009, 11:40 AM   #2307
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Please help me date this S&W

It is a Model 10-7 serial number AFW06xx. Thank you. I'm going to go buy the book later today.

Thanks again
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Old December 23, 2009, 12:38 PM   #2308
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DOB was probably 1984 based on interpeting the serial number code.
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Old December 23, 2009, 03:39 PM   #2309
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date and model number (if applicable) for inherited S&W?

hi folks. curious to know the year of manufacture and model # (if applicable) for a 38 S&W Special i inherited.

serial # C 243xxx (number on butt of gun, last 3 Xed out)

thanks in advance for any assistance.
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Old December 23, 2009, 09:51 PM   #2310
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hi folks. curious to know the year of manufacture and model # (if applicable) for a 38 S&W Special i inherited.

serial # C 243xxx
1953.
.38 Military and Police. Became the model 10 when S&W started assigning model numbers around 1958.

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Old December 24, 2009, 09:47 AM   #2311
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@ Jim

Thanks!

Interesting. I did not realize it was that old. May be worth getting the history report from S&W.
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Old December 24, 2009, 12:48 PM   #2312
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S & W serial number search

I have a Dirty Harry model 29-2 SN-N137xxx. Looking for build date.

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Old December 24, 2009, 01:14 PM   #2313
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I have a Dirty Harry model 29-2 SN-N137xxx. Looking for build date.
1973 - same year that "Magnum Force" (sequel to the original "Dirty Harry", which was 1971) came out.
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Old December 25, 2009, 02:23 PM   #2314
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S&W Model 15-3

I'm happy to have stumbled on to this thread.

My grandfather left me a blued Smith and Wesson model 15-3 with a 4" barrel. Serial number 1K10XXX. The barrel reads .38 S.&W. Special CTG and it has a target hammer, trigger and adjustable sights.

When was this pistol manufactured? I appreciate your help and information.
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Old December 25, 2009, 02:40 PM   #2315
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Christiantrevor - 1970. Merry Christmas
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Old December 25, 2009, 02:53 PM   #2316
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Thank you Flyfish! Merry Christmas to you too!
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Old December 26, 2009, 05:23 AM   #2317
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Well, since everybody is asking-S&W mod 60 (no dash), SN- AND6644.
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Old December 26, 2009, 10:18 AM   #2318
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Bill - 1986. Nice looking knives, BTW.
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Old December 26, 2009, 02:06 PM   #2319
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Thank you-twice!
If the M60 is a no dash, how could it have been made as late as 1986, though? The M60 was introduced in the 1970s.
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Old December 26, 2009, 02:37 PM   #2320
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Help Please ?!?!

I inherited a Smith and Wesson 38 Special from my step grandfather. I has some rough spots on it, but it doesn't look like rust. It does have a nice picture of a S and a W on top of each other in a circle. At the top of the circle it reads "trade" and at the bottom it reads "Mark". On one side of the barrell it reads 38 S.&W. Special CTG. On the other side of the barrell it is spelled out "Smith & Wesson". The serial number on the bottom of the handle is 4D79765 / I would appreciate it so much if someone could give me some insight on when this was made, view the pics and offer an estimate on about how much it is worth. Thanks in advance, I will be so thankful!

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Old December 26, 2009, 02:42 PM   #2321
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That's a very good question, Bill. The 60 was actually introduced in 1965, the 60-1 came along in '72, and the 60-2 was 1987. Both the -1 and the -2 were limited production special runs (171 and approx. 2500 pieces, each, respectively), so it appears that the "no dash" continued in production in parallel with the -1 and -2. The -3 came out in 1988, and I assume at that point all the 60s became 60-3.

There's no question that the "AND" prefix was used in 1986; the 3-character alpha prefix system for all S&W revolvers was initiated in 1980. As another check - look for a pinned barrel. That feature was dropped in 1982, so your revolver should not have one.
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Old December 26, 2009, 02:53 PM   #2322
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stoneyrok: You appear to have a Model 10, aka the .38 Military and Police. Based on the SN, the gun dates from 1979 and, because it has the bull barrel, it should be a Model 10-8 (the tapered barrel produced at the same time was the 10-7). If you swing the cylinder out and look at the area of the frame exposed thereby, you should see 10-8 stamped there, along with some other numbers that you can ignore.

There are a lot of Model 10s around, and due to the condition (that does look to me like rust on the cylinder), yours is probably worth no more than a couple hundred dollars.
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Old December 26, 2009, 03:02 PM   #2323
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THANK YOU

Wow flyfish, you are amazing! I swung it open like you sugested and saw the numbers you said to ignore, then saw the 10-8. Thank you so much. I really appreciate the fast resonse. A senior member like you is what is making this board so succussful! Thanks again and Merry Christmas!
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Old December 26, 2009, 03:21 PM   #2324
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38 special date

K116889 combat masterpiece
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Old December 26, 2009, 03:54 PM   #2325
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syclone01: 1951. (nice!)
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