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Old October 2, 2019, 10:10 PM   #8076
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I am hoping I can get some help with a manufacture date for a Model 57 S/N AUL08XX
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Old October 3, 2019, 09:20 PM   #8077
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Can someone please help me with what year my .38 spl snub nose mod 10-7 was made? Serial # 18D0XXX any help would be greatly appreciated!
Edit: I think I figured it out. From what I've found it was made in '77
Actually, 1983.
Serial numbers ran from 17D8901 to 21D0883 that year.

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Old October 3, 2019, 09:21 PM   #8078
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I am hoping I can get some help with a manufacture date for a Model 57 S/N AUL08XX
1987.

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Old October 4, 2019, 04:42 PM   #8079
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Thank You Jim

Would you be able to tell me the manufacture date on a S&W model 916T 20 gauge S/N 55BXXX
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Old October 4, 2019, 06:55 PM   #8080
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Well, not much help. The only thing the book list for the 916 series is they started production in 1972 and the MSRP for the 916T was $142 to $169 in 1978.

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Old October 5, 2019, 12:04 AM   #8081
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Ok. Thanks for checking
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Old October 12, 2019, 11:01 PM   #8082
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Looking to date a S&W model 38

Hi,
New user here with a new purchase ...Model 38 serial # ABB0xxx. no dashes past the model number . Thanks so much
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Old October 13, 2019, 01:32 PM   #8083
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New user here with a new purchase ...Model 38 serial # ABB0xxx. no dashes past the model number . Thanks so much
1982.

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Old October 13, 2019, 05:24 PM   #8084
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1982.

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Thank you sir.
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Old October 25, 2019, 10:40 AM   #8085
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Please Help - Info on Model 586

Hi all, I own a model 586 no dash in nickel finish with a 6” barrel. I’m trying to find out the approximate age or ship date. My serial number is AEM65xx and I’m guessing it to be early to mid 1985, but I’m not sure. Any help or info would be appreciated. Thanks!!
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Old October 26, 2019, 04:49 PM   #8086
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Model 36-1
Serial J109XXX
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Old October 28, 2019, 09:07 PM   #8087
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Hi all, I own a model 586 no dash in nickel finish with a 6” barrel. I’m trying to find out the approximate age or ship date. My serial number is AEM65xx and I’m guessing it to be early to mid 1985, but I’m not sure. Any help or info would be appreciated. Thanks!!
You were close, book shows 1984.

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Old October 28, 2019, 09:09 PM   #8088
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Model 36-1
Serial J109XXX
1973.

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Old November 4, 2019, 07:05 AM   #8089
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Hello. Looking to date my gun.

S&W Model 60
AFD3xxx

Thank you very much.
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Old November 4, 2019, 11:36 PM   #8090
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1984 – AAU, ABV, ABZ, ACZ, ADE, ADM, ADR, ADT, ADW, AEA, AEB, AEC, AEF, AEL, AEM, AEV, AEZ, AFA, AFJ, AFK, AFM

1985 – AAV, ACC, ACJ, ADA, ADP, ADZ, AEF, AEH, AEM, AER, AEW, AFB, AFK, AFL, AFN, AFR, AFS, AHA, AHB, AHC, AHJ, AHP, AHS, AHT, AHV, AJB, AJD, AJJ, AJH, ALA, ALB, ALC, ALU, ALV, ALW

1986 – ACE, ACV, AJC, AJD, AJN, AJS, AJT, AJW, AHC, AHU, AJS, ALW, ANA, ANB, ANF, ANK, ANN, ANP, AUB, AUC, AUH, AUM, AUU, AVC, AVT

1987 – AFL, AHC, AHV, ALC, ANK, ANN, ANR, ANS, AUC, AUK, AUV, AVA, AVB, AVN, AVV, AVY, AWD, AWE, AWF, AWP, AWT, AWU, AWW, AWY, AYE, AYF, AYL, AYW

1988 – AFZ, AWP, AYC, AYE, AYM, AYR, AYU, AYY, AWD, AZA, AZH, AZJ, AZE, AZL, BAF, BAN, BAP, BAR, BAS, BBA, BBF, BBH, BBN, BBT


Supica, Jim,Nahas, Richard. Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson (Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson) (Kindle Locations 17043-17050). F+W Media. Kindle Edition.

You'll notice "AFD" isn't listed and for 3-letter-prefix serial numbers, they're not in alphabetical/chronological order.

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Old November 9, 2019, 12:24 AM   #8091
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S&W Model 34-1

What year was my pistol manufactured?

Model 34-1
Serial No. M156370
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Old November 9, 2019, 06:09 PM   #8092
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What year was my pistol manufactured?

Model 34-1
Serial No. M156370
1981.

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Old November 11, 2019, 05:51 PM   #8093
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It’s a .38 Chiefs Special which became the model 36 when S&W began stamping model numbers ~ 1957.
Your serial number of 653xx dates it to 1955.
Definitely a keepsake.

Jim
A belated thanks! I appreciate your help.
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Old November 15, 2019, 09:47 PM   #8094
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I would like to get the year of manufacture on a 4-inch Highway Patrolman pinned and recessed 28-2, serial number N571XXX please. This is the first site I have encountered that seems helpful in providing this info for S&W revolvers.
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Old November 16, 2019, 06:34 PM   #8095
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I would like to get the year of manufacture on a 4-inch Highway Patrolman pinned and recessed 28-2, serial number N571XXX please. This is the first site I have encountered that seems helpful in providing this info for S&W revolvers.
The N5xxxxx range ran from 1978 to 1980.

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Old Yesterday, 10:22 AM   #8096
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Hello all. I'm trying to track down some info for a friend. She has her dad's old gun and wants to find out what she can about it. I think it's a DA model 2, but I'm not sure. The serial number on the bottom of the grip is 273306 then it has a star after it
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Old Yesterday, 06:23 PM   #8097
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Hello all. I'm trying to track down some info for a friend. She has her dad's old gun and wants to find out what she can about it. I think it's a DA model 2, but I'm not sure. The serial number on the bottom of the grip is 273306 then it has a star after it
That serial number is outside the range for any 2nd model. S&W reused the same serial numbers on different models so I need to figure out the model first.
Is it a Top Break action (barrel tips down to load/unload) or modern swing out cylinder?
What is the chambering (caliber)? It will be stamped on the side of the barrel.
Does it have a hammer or is it hammerless?
The star indicates it went back to the factory for work, usually a refinish.

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Old Yesterday, 09:07 PM   #8098
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It is a top breach. The cylinder holds 5 rounds. The only stamping I could find other than the serial number is along the length of the barrel on the very top. It says Smith and Wesson us paten'd then gives a list of dates. It appears to be .38 s&w. It does have a hammer and it is d.a.
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Old Yesterday, 10:37 PM   #8099
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It is a top breach. The cylinder holds 5 rounds. The only stamping I could find other than the serial number is along the length of the barrel on the very top. It says Smith and Wesson us paten'd then gives a list of dates. It appears to be .38 s&w. It does have a hammer and it is d.a.
Ok, that would make it a .38 Double Action 3rd Model.
Serial numbers ran from 119001 in 1884 to 322700 in 1895.

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