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August 26, 2007, 11:29 PM
Hi folks, I just acquired a S&W M65 with the serial # 1D79XXX can anyone tell me when it was made? Also, the 5 digit number stamped on the inside of the yolk does not match the frame serial, is this normal?

I appreciate any help



Steven Mace
August 27, 2007, 06:43 AM
Rich, my information shows that based on the serial number you've provided you have a S&W Model 65 made around 1979-1980. The numbers on the yoke are known as assembly numbers. They are stamped on the most critial of hand fitted parts to allow them to follow a handgun through the assembly process. Hope this helps!

Steve Mace

August 27, 2007, 09:02 AM
Thanks Steve! That answers all of it :)