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Old February 19, 2013, 07:55 PM   #1
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S&W serial lookup old model 10

can someone give me more info from a serial number for an old smith model 10 .38 special please? any help would be great!
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Old February 19, 2013, 08:13 PM   #2
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Sure, post the serial number and I can tell you when it was made.
You can X out the last couple of digits. Include any letter prefix it might have.

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Old February 20, 2013, 02:41 AM   #3
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Hey thanks Jim! the number is 7764xx
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Old February 20, 2013, 10:52 AM   #4
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1942-1945. If there is no letter before the s/n, it is a pre-Model 10 (.38 M&P).

A "C" before that number would mean 1966-1967; a "D", 1976-1977.
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Old February 20, 2013, 11:00 AM   #5
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That serial number would date to 1941. The M&P revolvers made in that era are sometimes called "pre-Victory" models if they were made for the U.S. or allied forces.

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Old February 20, 2013, 11:01 AM   #6
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Is that so? I was told by S&W my Model 10-5 was made in 1962, but it has a D prefix...weird.

I'll post the full serial when I get home later.
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Old February 20, 2013, 01:26 PM   #7
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At this time the gun has a worn finish but not horrible. The cylinder does not turn in SA or DA. Is there a common problem or fix? It almost seems like the hand does not protrude far enough to catch the cylinder. I am new to S&W wheel guns. Im trying to estimate value, The numbers match all over the gun. Any other info needed on valuing it? Sorry for all the questions lol
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Old February 20, 2013, 03:42 PM   #8
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Quote:
the number is 7764xx
As already mentioned, ~1941.

1942 to 1945 would have a V prefix.

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Is that so? I was told by S&W my Model 10-5 was made in 1962, but it has a D prefix...weird
10-5's were made from 1962 to 1977. "D" prefixes ran from 1968 to 1977.
So yours cannot be earlier than 1968.

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