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Old December 26, 2009, 04:59 PM   #2326
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Thanks, Flyfish!
I'll check for the barrel pin when I get home, and will report back.
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Old December 26, 2009, 06:20 PM   #2327
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thanks

thanks flyfish, Happy New Year
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Old December 27, 2009, 06:23 PM   #2328
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Model 36 here serial # BNN33xx.

Any idea of its DOB? My guess in early 80's
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Old December 27, 2009, 08:06 PM   #2329
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You were correct. No barrel pin on my model 60.
Thanks!
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Old December 27, 2009, 08:53 PM   #2330
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Model 36 here serial # BNN33xx.
1993.

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Old December 27, 2009, 09:00 PM   #2331
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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.
To add to Flyfish's response, the 60-1 designated a 3" heavy barrel. 60-2 was a special run for the NYCPD. They were separate of the standard model 60. The standard 60 became the 60-3 in 1988 with the change to the new yoke retention system.
Other models of S&W also had different dash numbers running concurrently.

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Old December 27, 2009, 09:51 PM   #2332
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Try this one out...

28-2 N2938xx

...any google search on S&W serial numbers points right to this site...I read about 35 of the 94 pages, great read.
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Old December 27, 2009, 10:34 PM   #2333
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28-2 N2938xx
~1977.

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Old December 28, 2009, 12:28 AM   #2334
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Thank you 1000000 times Jim!!!
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Old December 28, 2009, 05:57 PM   #2335
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Glad to be a new member here. Have been looking for info on my S&W 29-2 serial #440***. This looks like the thread to find out. Thanks in advance and I look forward to all the great reading on this site.
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Old December 28, 2009, 06:08 PM   #2336
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Glad to be a new member here. Have been looking for info on my S&W 29-2 serial #440***.
If it has an "N" prefix, it was built circa 1970-1972, most likely 1972 because it's near the end of the quoted N1 – N60,000 serial number range. The Model 29 experienced a huge surge in popularity in 1971 due to movie featuring a fictional San Francisco police detective played by Clint Eastwood. ("I know what you're thinking. "Did he fire six shots or only five?" Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky?")

If there's no "N" prefix, you're probably looking at an assembly number, and the number you want is on the butt. You may have to remove the grips to see it.
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Old December 28, 2009, 06:18 PM   #2337
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Thanks Carguychris, that's some good information to get me started. Hopefully if anybody else has anything to add, I sure would appreciate it. Extra points to you for the Dirty quote!
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Old December 28, 2009, 07:13 PM   #2338
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I picked up a 649-3 in a trade today.
I have the original box, but there is no date.
The serial number is CEV5215.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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Old December 28, 2009, 08:41 PM   #2339
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Glad to be a new member here. Have been looking for info on my S&W 29-2 serial #440***.
"N" followed by 440XXX (6 numbers) would be 1977/78.
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I picked up a 649-3 in a trade today.
I have the original box, but there is no date.
The serial number is CEV5215.
2001.

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Old December 28, 2009, 11:56 PM   #2340
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Can anyone tell me mine?

CHS8500
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Old December 29, 2009, 12:08 AM   #2341
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CHS8500
2004.

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Old December 30, 2009, 06:57 PM   #2342
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S&W 64-3s

Would like approx. DOB info on my "new" 64-3 revolvers, serial #s are AFY7xxx and AJP3xxx.

Thanks in advance...
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Old December 30, 2009, 10:44 PM   #2343
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Would like approx. DOB info on my "new" 64-3 revolvers, serial #s are AFY7xxx and AJP3xxx
AFY7XXX = 1984/85
AJP3XXX = 1986/87

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Old December 30, 2009, 10:50 PM   #2344
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Just received a S&W 686 (no dash) as a gift and I was curious as to what year it was made?

Serial: AUJ2xxx

Thanks in advance!
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Old December 30, 2009, 11:00 PM   #2345
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Here are a couple, I may buy one of them.

Both are Model 28-2s:

N517xxx

N110xxx
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Old December 30, 2009, 11:03 PM   #2346
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Atari,

I think its 1986/1987. The book isnt very clear to me on the serial# (lots of missing letter data). Interesting though as the detail info for the 686 itself says the -1 (dash one) started in 1986.

Can I ask you for help? Do you know how to reply with a quote? The option doesnt appear on your post for me to hit "quote" like I would expect. Is it because I dont have a long post history?
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Old December 30, 2009, 11:06 PM   #2347
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Jad,

The N5xxxx is '78-'80, but prob closer to '78.
The N1xxxx is 1973 for sure

Do you have any ideas why the "quote" wont work for me?
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Old December 30, 2009, 11:57 PM   #2348
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Thank you Laytonj1, appreciate you posting up. So probably around 1977-78. Any idea what the lettering color should be on the barrel and such? Does red seem like the right color from the factory? Were there different colors or all the same?
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Old December 31, 2009, 12:29 AM   #2349
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Any idea what the lettering color should be on the barrel and such? Does red seem like the right color from the factory? Were there different colors or all the same?
No color would be correct. It was common, however for owners to use paint sticks to highlight the rollmarked lettering.

Some current production guns from S&W do come with highlighted lettering where the lettering is laser etched (such as the model 41, 329, etc).

Jim

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Old December 31, 2009, 12:32 AM   #2350
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Can I ask you for help? Do you know how to reply with a quote? The option doesnt appear on your post for me to hit "quote" like I would expect. Is it because I dont have a long post history?
Tall Pine,

From what I can tell, the only way to quote is by using the "quote" tool button while writing a message. Then paste the quoted text into the post. Not exactly straight forward.
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