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Old January 17, 2019, 07:46 AM   #7951
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I correct myself. It's a Spanish copy made in Eibar (what they call país Vasco). Thanks.
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Old January 17, 2019, 08:57 AM   #7952
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Smith and Wesson serial number search

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Is it a modern swing out cylinder or old tip down barrel to load. Is the chambering on the barrel 38 S&W or 38 S&W Special? Is it a 5 or 6 shot?

Jim


Yes, swing out cylinder. .38 S&W (not special). 5 shot

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Old January 17, 2019, 03:14 PM   #7953
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Yes, swing out cylinder. .38 S&W (not special). 5 shot
Ok, then it's either a .38 Regulation Police (pre-war) or .38/32 Terrier (pre-war)
The Regulation Police will have a square butt and the Terrier a round butt. See pic.
Serial numbers for the Regulation Police ran from 1 in 1917 to 54474 in 1940.
Serial numbers for the Terrier ran from 38976 in 1936 to the same 54474 in 1940.
Either way, it looks like your gun would be in the 1938 to 1940 range.

Jim

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Old January 17, 2019, 10:00 PM   #7954
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Ok, then it's either a .38 Regulation Police (pre-war) or .38/32 Terrier (pre-war)

The Regulation Police will have a square butt and the Terrier a round butt. See pic.

Serial numbers for the Regulation Police ran from 1 in 1917 to 54474 in 1940.

Serial numbers for the Terrier ran from 38976 in 1936 to the same 54474 in 1940.

Either way, it looks like your gun would be in the 1938 to 1940 range.



Jim





Terrier then. Thank You.
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Old February 2, 2019, 02:23 PM   #7955
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Model 36 SN J147800 and model 28 N190081
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Old February 3, 2019, 12:06 PM   #7956
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Model 36 SN J147800 and model 28 N190081
Serial numbers for the 36 ran from J100000 in 1973 to J250000 in 1974.
N190081 would be 1973.

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Old February 9, 2019, 07:28 AM   #7957
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Can I get the manufacture date on a:
Smith & Wesson Model 10-7
3D49994
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Old February 9, 2019, 02:28 PM   #7958
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3D49994
1978.

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Old February 9, 2019, 07:35 PM   #7959
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Thank You

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Old February 19, 2019, 01:59 PM   #7960
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686/3 Sn

Hi there!
Can anybody tell me the year oft my 686/3?
The serial number is BFS40xx.
Any help greatly appreciated.
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Old February 19, 2019, 10:08 PM   #7961
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Hi there!
Can anybody tell me the year oft my 686/3?
The serial number is BFS40xx.
Any help greatly appreciated.
1990.

Jim
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Old February 19, 2019, 11:41 PM   #7962
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Thanks a lot Jim!
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Old February 20, 2019, 03:56 PM   #7963
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Another model 63-4 request if you please, sir.
SN# DCU44##.
Thank you so much!
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Old February 22, 2019, 07:00 PM   #7964
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Another model 63-4 request if you please, sir.
SN# DCU44##.
Thank you so much!
My book only covers up to 2004. Your serial number dates after that. S&W customer service will provide you with the DOB of your gun for free over the phone.

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Old February 26, 2019, 10:14 PM   #7965
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Hey guys, I found the forum while looking for a resource for S&W serial numbers.

I just today got an old S&W M36, I think...there's no model number where the cylinder crane is. It has the number 19500 stamped on the butt, cylinder and bottom of the bbl.
And it has Q 71350 stamped where the cylinder crane is...can I get an age on it.


Thanks!

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Old February 27, 2019, 10:02 PM   #7966
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Hey guys, I found the forum while looking for a resource for S&W serial numbers.

I just today got an old S&W M36, I think...there's no model number where the cylinder crane is. It has the number 19500 stamped on the butt, cylinder and bottom of the bbl.
And it has Q 71350 stamped where the cylinder crane is...can I get an age on it.


Thanks!
Assuming it is a Chiefs Special (pre model 36), serial number 19500 would date it to 1952.
S&W did not start using model numbers until ~1957.

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Old February 28, 2019, 07:16 PM   #7967
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Military and Police, long action.
Serial S 862xxx
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Old February 28, 2019, 08:25 PM   #7968
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Military and Police, long action.
Serial S 862xxx
Serial numbers ran from S811120 in 1946 to S999999 in 1948.

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Old March 2, 2019, 02:09 PM   #7969
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Hello. I have a Smith and Wesson top break. It's a .32 S&W and I think it's a 4th Model. It has what look like home-made wood grips that cover the bottom of the grip frame, and I'm a bit leery if taking them off. I think the serial number is on the cylinder face, and it is 2314xx.

I know there are a lot of variations in these old guns. Any help you can give me in identifying its age and model is appreciated.
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Old March 4, 2019, 09:26 PM   #7970
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I think the serial number is on the cylinder face, and it is 2314xx.
There are two variations, Safety Hammerless and Double Action.
If it's a Double Action it would be a 4th model. Serial numbers ran from 43406 in 1883 to 282999 in 1909.
If a Safety Hammerless it would be a 3rd model with serial numbers running from 170000 in 1909 to 242981 in 1937.

Jim
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Old March 4, 2019, 09:32 PM   #7971
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It is a double action - I meant to include that.

Thank you very much.
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Old March 5, 2019, 05:55 PM   #7972
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S&W 1930-1940

I recently acquired a .38 Special S&W that belonged to my great grandfather. I sent info to Smith & Wesson, but all they could tell me is it was produced sometime between 1930 and 1940. The serial number is 471XXX. From what I’ve read, they didn’t use model numbers yet. The other number stamped on the gun where the model number is on newer revolvers is 25746. Anyone have any more details for me? Let me know if you need more info. Thanks!

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Old March 6, 2019, 07:01 PM   #7973
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I recently acquired a .38 Special S&W that belonged to my great grandfather. I sent info to Smith & Wesson, but all they could tell me is it was produced sometime between 1930 and 1940. The serial number is 471XXX. From what I’ve read, they didn’t use model numbers yet. The other number stamped on the gun where the model number is on newer revolvers is 25746. Anyone have any more details for me? Let me know if you need more info. Thanks!

Matt
Assuming this is a 6 shot revolver, it would be a .38 Military & Police Model of 1905, 4th Change. Your serial number of 471xxx actually places its manufacture date around mid 1920’s. SN 316xxx was in 1920 and 500000 was ~1927. That’s about as close as I can get you.

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Old March 6, 2019, 09:11 PM   #7974
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Great info! Thanks Jim!!
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Old March 6, 2019, 09:31 PM   #7975
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Hi, I have a S&W 32 top break double action revolver with a sn of 1833xx and would like to know what year it was made.

Thank you for your help.

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