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Old September 20, 2018, 09:16 AM   #7851
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I have a 38 special cheif serial number 6731xx . Can anyone tell me the age of this gun ?I'm trying to establish it's value . Any help would appreciated
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Old September 20, 2018, 03:47 PM   #7852
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I have a 38 special cheif serial number 6731xx .
1967/68 time frame. Value depends heavily on condition and can range from $300 to $600+.

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Old September 23, 2018, 05:56 AM   #7853
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Thanks laytonj1 . the serial number was lacking the j in it and another link someone posted suggested older than that . But I am by no means an expert . The condition is "good" . Has wear on the cylinder and barrel . Not too bad . Would it decrease the value anymore by having it reblued ?
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Old September 24, 2018, 12:31 AM   #7854
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Dating a S&W

I just picked up a Smith model 10-5. I am having trouble dating it. The serial reads D136575. Any help would be appreciated. Also, what reference is used to date these?
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Old September 24, 2018, 09:41 AM   #7855
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Thanks laytonj1 . the serial number was lacking the j in it and another link someone posted suggested older than that . But I am by no means an expert . The condition is "good" . Has wear on the cylinder and barrel . Not too bad . Would it decrease the value anymore by having it reblued ?
Per the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, model 36 serial numbers were 295000 in 1962 and 786544 in 1969.
Rebluing would reduce value.

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Old September 24, 2018, 09:43 AM   #7856
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I just picked up a Smith model 10-5. I am having trouble dating it. The serial reads D136575. Any help would be appreciated. Also, what reference is used to date these?
Per the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, serial numbers ran from D90001 to D330000
From 1969 to 1970.

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Old September 27, 2018, 02:09 PM   #7857
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S&W Highway Patrolman

Hello, first time poster here. I am looking at a S&W Highway Patrolman, Model 28-2, serial number V952543. It is blue with a 6" barrel & is in very good condition. I am interested in a value & manufacture date. Thanks!
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Old September 29, 2018, 02:25 PM   #7858
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Hello, first time poster here. I am looking at a S&W Highway Patrolman, Model 28-2, serial number V952543. It is blue with a 6" barrel & is in very good condition. I am interested in a value & manufacture date. Thanks!
Well, there is a problem with that serial number. V952543 does not exist. The “V” prefix was used during WWII and serial numbers did not reach that high. 28-2’s were made from 1962 to 1982 and would have a “N” or “S” prefix serial number. Take the serial number from the underside of the grip frame. You may have to remove the grips tp see it. As for value, that depends a lot on condition.

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Old October 2, 2018, 11:08 AM   #7859
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S&W .44 Magnum

A dear friend of ours just passed and his widow discovered what appears to be
a stainless S&W .44 Mag with an 8" barrel, in a box and we are trying to find out more details.

She sent me a photo and it is marked S for stainless and, on the crane, is the model # 629-1, which I believe makes it around 1979ish and just above that is the serial # AEAXXXX.

If anyone would be so kind as to enlighten us further and also give us an approx value, we would deeply appreciate it. I am, amongst other things, a semi-auto and a "Glock guy" but this is one nice firearm and, subject to SWMBO's approval, I am sorely tempted !

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Old October 2, 2018, 07:28 PM   #7860
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A dear friend of ours just passed and his widow discovered what appears to be
a stainless S&W .44 Mag with an 8" barrel, in a box and we are trying to find out more details.

She sent me a photo and it is marked S for stainless and, on the crane, is the model # 629-1, which I believe makes it around 1979ish and just above that is the serial # AEAXXXX.

If anyone would be so kind as to enlighten us further and also give us an approx value, we would deeply appreciate it. I am, amongst other things, a semi-auto and a "Glock guy" but this is one nice firearm and, subject to SWMBO's approval, I am sorely tempted !
629-1’s ran from 1982 to 88. AEAxxxx dates it to 1984. 629 is the stainless version of the 29. Barrel is likely 8 3/8”. Value depends on condition. Figure $600 to $800 selling private party. Maybe more if you have the original box, manual, and tools.

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Old October 3, 2018, 06:50 AM   #7861
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Thank you

Many thanks laytonj1, I will tell her today.

Best regards

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Old October 13, 2018, 05:02 PM   #7862
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Scored a 686-5 Plus, CDB2xxx. I think that would date to 1998 or 1999.

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Old October 13, 2018, 08:22 PM   #7863
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Scored a 686-5 Plus, CDB2xxx. I think that would date to 1998 or 1999.

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You’re getting good at this. CDB dates it at late 1998 to early 99.

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Old October 14, 2018, 01:14 PM   #7864
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You’re getting good at this. CDB dates it at late 1998 to early 99.

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Lol, thanks Jim.
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