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November 5, 2001, 02:51 PM
I just closed a deal on a S&W 25-2, .45 ACP, 6.5" pinned barrel, SN N614xxx, and was wondering exactly when it was produced. It's all original, target grips/hammer/trigger, all black target sights, pinned front sight.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Steven Mace
November 5, 2001, 08:40 PM
Hilton, the serial number you've provided would indicated your Smith & Wesson Model 25 wae made in 1980. In that year the Model 25-5 was being produced. To be a Model 25-2 it would need a serial number that falls in the range of S207000-S333454 or N1-N430000. You might want to check the serial number again to verify exactly which variation of the Model 25 you have and its year of manufature. Hope this helps!

Steve Mace

November 5, 2001, 10:20 PM
I think there was considerable overlap of 25-2 and 25-5 production. Fjestad indicates 25-2 discontinued approx 1985.

I can't nail it down but can sho raise a question.


Mike Irwin
November 5, 2001, 10:45 PM

The serial number is entirely consistent with a 25-2 production gun.

The 25-2, according to my sources, was in production concurrently with the 25-3, 4, and 5, and possibly even the -6 and the -7.

The 25-2 was the standard .45 ACP, while the 25-3 was stamped on 2 specific guns -- a .45 3" made for Lew Horton and a .45 Colt Anniversary edition.

The 25-4 was also .45 Colt, but was the Colt Delux Anniversary version.

The 25-5 was the .45 Colt standard production variant.

The 25-2 didn't go out of production until around 1988, or possibly even later.

November 6, 2001, 07:10 AM
And you can take that to the bank.