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Old January 4, 2010, 06:09 PM   #2376
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Budget_patriot,

S811120 - S999999 = 1945 - 1948, so likely 1948 for your sn of S990XXX.

All I"ll say is it's not rated for +P and because of it's age why push it.

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read somewhere that the wood grips with diamond around the screwhole are valuable, any input on this? thought i would replace them to save wear.
Well, not as valuable as the larger "K" or "N" frame diamond grips but still worth at least $40 in minty condition. If your going to shoot it much I would look at getting grips a little larger (more hand filling) to get a better hold of it.

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Old January 4, 2010, 06:27 PM   #2377
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Old January 4, 2010, 06:38 PM   #2378
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Can anyone tell me what this is? I inherited it from my grandpa, it's a .22. It is in just about perfect condition.

It has matching serial numbers of 531-xxx. Also, what might the value be, I have no intentions of selling it, just wondering.
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Old January 4, 2010, 08:36 PM   #2379
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Can anyone tell me what this is? I inherited it from my grandpa, it's a .22. It is in just about perfect condition.

It has matching serial numbers of 531-xxx. Also, what might the value be, I have no intentions of selling it, just wondering.
Its a pre-war .22 hand ejector series pistol. Date range is 1911-1941 with a serial # range of 160000 to 536684. So your is closer to '41.

On pg 118 of the catalog, I see a pic that looks exactly like yours. They are calling this gun a .22 Kit Gun (prewar). Kit Gun meaning a small gun marketed to easily take with you on fishing or camping trips. They have an insert pic of your front sight andf they call it a U.S.R.A. pocket revolver front sight (whatever that means).

Value ranges from $200, $400, $900, $1500, $2650, $3500 (poor, fair, good, very good, exec, as new in box).

I would definately contact S&W for a factory letter. Perhaps send them good sized photos including where the serial# in on the gun.
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Old January 5, 2010, 11:07 AM   #2380
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good for +p ammo

Hey guys I just got my first S&W and was wondering if it was ok to shoot +p ammo through it. It is a 64-5 with a serial number of cbp91XX. Also don't know what year it was made.

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Old January 5, 2010, 12:48 PM   #2381
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Hey guys I just got my first S&W and was wondering if it was ok to shoot +p ammo through it. It is a 64-5 with a serial number of cbp91XX. Also don't know what year it was made.
1997.
S&W's stance is that steel K frames made after 1958 are okay to use +P but with the caveat that it can accelerate wear.

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Old January 5, 2010, 03:33 PM   #2382
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Smith & Wesson .38 Special cta

I am doing some reseach for a friend and her father has a Smith and Wesson .38 special c.t.a Serial #568xxx, also he was wondering the gun has 3 notches in the gun. He heard that it meant that was the number of men he killed. Is this true? Any information will help. Thanks
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Old January 5, 2010, 03:46 PM   #2383
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I am doing some reseach for a friend and her father has a Smith and Wesson .38 special c.t.a Serial #568xxx...
Does the gun hold 5 rounds or 6, and does the serial number have an alphabetical prefix? And what does "c.t.a." mean- is that an abbreviation stamped somewhere on the gun?
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...also he was wondering the gun has 3 notches in the gun. He heard that it meant that was the number of men he killed. Is this true?
Who knows?
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Old January 6, 2010, 09:44 AM   #2384
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Hi all, I just picked up a S&W Model 25 "45 cal. Model 1955" (25-2), serial number N379XXX. The frame is stamped 66X63. Aside from missing the manual it came with the original presentation box and accessories. What can you tell me about it?

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Old January 6, 2010, 12:37 PM   #2385
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Hi all, I just picked up a S&W Model 25 "45 cal. Model 1955" (25-2), serial number N379XXX. The frame is stamped 66X63. Aside from missing the manual it came with the original presentation box and accessories. What can you tell me about it?
I can tell you it's a really nice gun and was made in 1975/76.

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Old January 6, 2010, 12:45 PM   #2386
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1964-65 S&W M36, square butt, diamond stocks, sculpted latch

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Old January 6, 2010, 01:49 PM   #2387
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Hi all, I just picked up a S&W Model 25 "45 cal. Model 1955" (25-2), serial number N379XXX. The frame is stamped 66X63. Aside from missing the manual it came with the original presentation box and accessories. What can you tell me about it?
I have one of those from 1975 (N3008XX). It's scary accurate and one of my favorite revolvers to take to the range. I'm not a big fan of moon clips, so I reload .45 AR for it.
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Old January 6, 2010, 02:01 PM   #2388
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Jim, many thanks for the quick reply! Hopefully I'll be able to take it out to the range soon.
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Old January 7, 2010, 11:51 PM   #2389
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smith&wesson model 66 4" year made?

9k4505 got it from a ex M.S.H.P nice piece. i know its not worth much but its not for sale. im a smith&wesson nut. just wondering the year it was made. thanks again.
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Old January 8, 2010, 01:56 AM   #2390
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9k4505 got it from a ex M.S.H.P nice piece.
1976.

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Old January 8, 2010, 08:42 AM   #2391
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awsome. thanks.. i guess its worth about $400.00 its 85% with factory target grips. they are the same grip as my 629. and my wife was born in 1976 to kool. thanks again.
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Old January 9, 2010, 08:09 AM   #2392
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Can we date autoloaders also?

I just picked up a sweet model 4566 .45 Auto. Serial # is VLM51XX. Does anyone know when it was made?
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Old January 9, 2010, 08:41 AM   #2393
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Can we date autoloaders also?

I just picked up a sweet model 4566 .45 Auto. Serial # is VLM51XX. Does anyone know when it was made?
SCSW has much less detailed info on semiautos, but it appears that yours would be in the 1994-96 timeframe.
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Old January 10, 2010, 02:00 PM   #2394
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.38 S&W CTG

What gun would a serial number of 221757 be? It's a five-shot break action revolver with a squeeze safety. A relative gave it to me, and I'd like to find the history out.

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Old January 11, 2010, 12:42 AM   #2395
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What gun would a serial number of 221757 be? It's a five-shot break action revolver with a squeeze safety. A relative gave it to me, and I'd like to find the history out.
.38 Safety Hammerless 5th Model.
Serial numbers ran from 220000 in 1907 to 261493 in 1940.

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Old January 11, 2010, 01:12 PM   #2396
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Airweight 38 spl.ctg.

Model 37 serial# ADA8xxx. Thanks, I found this thread today and have been reading it all morning.
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Old January 11, 2010, 01:30 PM   #2397
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Please check again, my book does not show an "ADA" prefix.
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Old January 11, 2010, 02:39 PM   #2398
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Follow up for serial# ADA8

Thanks for quick reply. Double checked and that's it. I have included some pics. http://nzof.imgur.com/
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Old January 11, 2010, 02:50 PM   #2399
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Please check again, my book does not show an "ADA" prefix.
The list doesn't cover every three-letter prefix, it only gives the prefix they were using at certain points in time. It lists "ABL" as Jan 1983 and "ADE" as Oct 1983, so we can infer that ADA was used between those two dates.
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Old January 11, 2010, 02:59 PM   #2400
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Thank You FlyFish !
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