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Old October 26, 2008, 07:21 AM   #1
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Model 41 Serial Number Question

I have a local dealer who's listed as a S&W Top Dealer. He has a supplier that has a new - in the box S&W 41. Can anyone tell me if there's a WEB site that I can reference to determine the date of manufacture from the SN before I plop down my $$ ? Any other way to tell the date of manufacture if not ? I won't know the SN for a week or so until the gun comes in. Seems like a good price at $989 + tax.
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Old October 26, 2008, 08:49 AM   #2
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This is from Rimfirecentral.com

Here is a Summary of S&W M41 Dates of Manufacture from this Thread:

Serial #___ Date of Mfg.
104XX_______ 1958
149XX_______ 1959
189XX_______ 1959
295XX_______ 1960
1120XX______ 1969
114XXX____ ~ 1969
"A" Prefix_____ 1970 with A115001
A145801_____ 1972
A225XXX_____ 1973
A235001_____ 1974
A265001_____ 1975
A295001_____ 1976
A414XXX_____ 1977
A475001_____ 1978
A5824XX_____ 1979
A5841XX_____ 1979
A7175XX_____ 1981
A7981XX_____ 1982
ADB38XX_____ 1983
A875000_____ 1984
TAA1985_____ 1985
TAK7879_____ 1986
TAT2512_____ 1987
TBL7955_____ 1988
TFJ1141_____ 1989
TFNxxxx_____ 1990
TFRxxxx_____ 1991
THD23XX_____ 1991
TZUxxxx_____ 1993
VAMxxxx_____ 1994
S&W started D&T M41 brls in 1994
UAMxxxx_____ 1997
BMC29XX___ > 1998.

The above courtesy of Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, 2nd Ed. by Jim Supica and Richard Nahas.

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