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Old April 4, 2012, 01:57 PM   #30
32 Magnum
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Were 1st gen. Charter Arms all numbered in the same serial number series? Or did they have different serial number identifiers for the various models?

From what I can tell from my research - the serial numbers were sequentially applied and independent of frame/model, all one long chain of numbers. I DO think that the frames may have been made in batches and some stored then finished at various times as needed to replenish inventory. This is probably especially true with the stainless steel frames as all of them have an 'S' stamped into the rear upper most corner of the right side of the frame. Which of course makes sense.
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