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Old December 28, 2018, 03:45 PM   #7926
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Thank you Jim.
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Old January 5, 2019, 06:03 PM   #7927
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Just scored a 13-3 with the 3" barrel, BBB2xxx. I would guess late 80's, maybe 87 or 88, based on the B serial number. Thanks!
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Old January 5, 2019, 09:23 PM   #7928
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Just scored a 13-3 with the 3" barrel, BBB2xxx. I would guess late 80's, maybe 87 or 88, based on the B serial number. Thanks!
AYM is Jan 88 and BBF is Jul 88, so between them.

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Old January 5, 2019, 09:45 PM   #7929
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AYM is Jan 88 and BBF is Jul 88, so between them.

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Old January 6, 2019, 09:00 PM   #7930
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Hey all,

Haven't been here in quite a while but found this thread through a search. Never knew you couldn't look up Smith Year of manufacture on the web.

I've got a few Smiths but am largely a Ruger guy, however, due to a brand new Uberti almost coming apart in my hand, yesterday my wife made me promise NOT to get another one. Asked me if I would please buy a Ruger, Smith, or other pistol she trusted. Uberti issue scared her.

Anyway I was looking at Rugers when she picked up a new 686 and told me it just exuded quality -- and it did. The minute I picked it up I knew it was for me.

Anyway I've got a few Smiths like I said and know the years on all of them except this one I've got to ask about -- guess I'm going to have to buy the book because the new 686 has really got my attention.

The one I need help with - I've had it so long now I'm going to have to put it through its paces but I'd like to know when it was manufactured so here goes:

Model: 66 on crane yoke, other numbers too but 66 is model no dash
Barrel: 4"
Action: DA/SA
Cylinder: 6 rounds
Serial: 9K40xxx

Any help appreciated

Art

PS --- oops
Caliber: .357 Magnum

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Old January 7, 2019, 08:58 AM   #7931
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If you please sir, can you date a 63 no-dash M1488XX. Thank you so much!
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Old January 7, 2019, 09:01 AM   #7932
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Serial # Search?

Hello Folks,
Been a while since I've stopped by... Please advise Serial# Search for S&W Model 27 3.5 inch "N93093"
Thanks Much,
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Old January 7, 2019, 12:47 PM   #7933
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S&W Model 66 no-dash 9K40xxx -- likely mid-1976

S&W Model 63 no-dash M1488xx -- likely early 1980

S&W Model 27 N93093 -- N90000-N97xxxx ran from 1982-1986, perhaps 1984?


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Old January 7, 2019, 01:34 PM   #7934
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Old January 7, 2019, 02:00 PM   #7935
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Thank you so much! Date has been confirmed as 1976!

Many Thanks,

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Old January 7, 2019, 07:47 PM   #7936
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S&W Model 66 no-dash 9K40xxx -- likely mid-1976

S&W Model 63 no-dash M1488xx -- likely early 1980

S&W Model 27 N93093 -- N90000-N97xxxx ran from 1982-1986, perhaps 1984?


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Appreciate that. Always nice to have some help.
One thing though, N93093 would be around 1972. -guess you’re checking me.

Jim

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Old January 11, 2019, 01:04 PM   #7937
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S&W serial number

Hello. I have what I belive is an old S&W revolver and I would like to know the manufacture year (I'm not sure if it's a 32 or a 38 caliber). The serial number is RF000xxx
I belive that the R is for double action.
Thank you very much for the information.
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Old January 13, 2019, 02:35 PM   #7938
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Hello. I have what I belive is an old S&W revolver and I would like to know the manufacture year (I'm not sure if it's a 32 or a 38 caliber). The serial number is RF000xxx
I belive that the R is for double action.
Thank you very much for the information.
That is not a serial number used by S&W.
If it is a S&W revolver it will be marked as such on both the frame and barrel, unless polished off. A picture would help.

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Old January 14, 2019, 06:56 AM   #7939
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Thank you very much Jim. I'm going to post a picture of it.
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Old January 14, 2019, 08:39 PM   #7940
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This is the Serial Number on the grip of the gun, and the barrel has something on it but I can´t read it.

Ill attach the Branding mark on the next post.
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Old January 14, 2019, 08:43 PM   #7941
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Last imagen, the branding mark

Tanks!
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Old January 14, 2019, 09:11 PM   #7942
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This is the Serial Number on the grip of the gun, and the barrel has something on it but I can´t read it.

Ill attach the Branding mark on the next post.
Grips aside, the logo stamped on the frame is not S&W. It appears to be a Spanish copy of some type.
Sorry I can’t be of more help.

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Old January 15, 2019, 05:09 PM   #7943
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sw serial number

Thank you very much Jim. Yes after some research I belive it's a Spanish copy, probably made in Barcelona or somewhere near.
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Old January 16, 2019, 02:12 AM   #7944
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DA45 (M1917) SN 68xx
Highway Patrolman SN 251xx

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Old January 16, 2019, 05:59 AM   #7945
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Smith and Wesson serial number search

I have a small S&W .38 that I inherited. I know it’s old, but don’t know how old. The numbers on the but of the grip are 50197.
Thanks in advance for any info.
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Old January 16, 2019, 03:09 PM   #7946
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Smith an Wesson serial number search

I recently acquired a Smith & Wesson law enforcement and military 38 caliber revolver. The serial number is 134913 any information would be greatly appreciated.
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Old January 16, 2019, 05:37 PM   #7947
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DA45 (M1917) SN 68xx
Highway Patrolman SN 251xx

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Model 1917 serial numbers ran from 1 in sep. 1917 to 163600 in Jan. 1919.
The Hiway Patrolman should have a “S” or “N” prefix serial number. Take it from the underside the the grip frame.

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Old January 16, 2019, 05:41 PM   #7948
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I have a small S&W .38 that I inherited. I know it’s old, but don’t know how old. The numbers on the but of the grip are 50197.
Thanks in advance for any info.
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
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Old January 16, 2019, 05:47 PM   #7949
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I recently acquired a Smith & Wesson law enforcement and military 38 caliber revolver. The serial number is 134913 any information would be greatly appreciated.
SN 134913 on a 6 shot 38 M&P would make it a Model of 1905 2nd Change. Serial numbers ran from 73521 in 1906 to 146899 in 1909.

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Old January 16, 2019, 08:39 PM   #7950
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thanks for your help, it is appreciated
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