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Old November 4, 2016, 02:19 PM   #7351
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Thanks again Jim!
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Old November 11, 2016, 12:58 AM   #7352
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I am looking for the shipping/production date of my new S&W 686. I think it's from the 1980s. The serial number is ADV6XXX.

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Old November 12, 2016, 08:33 PM   #7353
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1984.

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Old November 14, 2016, 08:54 AM   #7354
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Just scored an A Serial Model 41, A225xxx. I think it is from 72 or 73.

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Old November 15, 2016, 11:28 AM   #7355
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Model 41, A225xxx.
Serial numbers ran from A175001 in 1973 to A235000 in 1974.

Model 41's are great guns! I have two of them, one from 2001 and another from 1959. They both love CCI standard velocity.

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Old November 15, 2016, 05:01 PM   #7356
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Serial numbers ran from A175001 in 1973 to A235000 in 1974.

Model 41's are great guns! I have two of them, one from 2001 and another from 1959. They both love CCI standard velocity.

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Thanks Jim!! This is my second, I have another that looks nearly new from '84. I don't see them for sale that often so I snatched this one up.
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Old November 22, 2016, 03:45 PM   #7357
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Smith and Wesson model 16-4 in .32 magnum... Does this serial number sound right?

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Old November 22, 2016, 09:01 PM   #7358
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Yes, that is the serial number and dates it to around 1991.
A 16-4 is a pretty scarce gun.

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Old November 23, 2016, 02:33 PM   #7359
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It came into my shop, and I'll probably never have an opportunity to buy it. But I'd snatch it up if it came out for sale to pair with my model 15. Thanks again for the information. That's about what I figured.
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Old November 23, 2016, 09:24 PM   #7360
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19-3

I just picked up a19-3, 4" Square butt. Could I get a date please?!
7K287xx

A pawnshop rescue.
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Old November 23, 2016, 09:55 PM   #7361
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Old November 24, 2016, 09:39 AM   #7362
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Hi, Jim! What do you think was the DOB of a .32 Hand Ejector numbered 664726?

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Old November 24, 2016, 08:40 PM   #7363
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S&W 640-1 SN: BUJ2705

1995?

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Old November 24, 2016, 10:19 PM   #7364
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I'm currently out of town for the holiday and do not have the book with me. I will look up and post dates upon my return.

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Old November 25, 2016, 08:55 AM   #7365
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I'm currently out of town for the holiday and do not have the book with me. I will look up and post dates upon my return.



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Old November 29, 2016, 09:16 AM   #7366
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Hope you enjoy your trip Jim!

When you get a chance after you're back, I scored a Model 37, J997xxx. No barrel bin, so I assume mid to late 80's.

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Old November 29, 2016, 09:37 AM   #7367
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Here is a link that comes in handy,
http://www.handloads.com/misc/Smith.Model.Changes.asp
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Old November 29, 2016, 04:20 PM   #7368
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What do you think was the DOB of a .32 Hand Ejector numbered 664726?
I'm assuming this is a I frame and not the larger K frame K-32. Looks like 1957.

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S&W 640-1 SN: BUJ2705. 1995?
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When you get a chance after you're back, I scored a Model 37, J997xxx. No barrel bin, so I assume mid to late 80's.
Thanks, I enjoyed it alot!

J997xxx = 1982. Same year S&W was transitioning away from barrel pins.

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Old December 1, 2016, 10:12 AM   #7369
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new to me,model 36 sw

Hello,just picked up a nickle plated model 36 that was calling my name at the local gun store and would like to know her birth date.looks new,ser.#J848119,thanks
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Old December 1, 2016, 03:05 PM   #7370
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I'm assuming this is a I frame and not the larger K frame K-32. Looks like 1957.
Exactly what I thought. Thanks a lot!
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Old December 1, 2016, 08:49 PM   #7371
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1981. Serial numbers ran from J760001 to J915400 that year.

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Old December 3, 2016, 10:21 AM   #7372
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Thanks Jim,really,really like this gun.
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Old December 3, 2016, 08:33 PM   #7373
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Found a Highway Patrolman revolver in an old house we bought for remodeling. Not in bad shape. Trying to date it correctly. Model 28 S/N S2163**

Best I am reading via internet maybe 1961? Could this be correct? S&W revolver dating has always seems like an alien code to me. Any help is appreciated.
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Old December 3, 2016, 09:50 PM   #7374
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Serial numbers ran from S207000 in 1960 to S219999 in 1961 so 1961 looks to be it.

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Old December 4, 2016, 08:18 AM   #7375
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Serial numbers ran from S207000 in 1960 to S219999 in 1961 so 1961 looks to be it.

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