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Old July 31, 2017, 06:35 PM   #7551
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S&W Army 1917 45 revoler DOB
Serial number 51xxx.
Serial numbers ran from 1 to 169959 from Sept. 1917 to Jan 1919.

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Old August 27, 2017, 06:43 PM   #7552
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I've got a S&W 500 short barrel revolver, serial CJT8xxx

Let me know if you'd be so kind
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Old August 27, 2017, 10:41 PM   #7553
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Just picked up a S&W 19-3, 7K41XXX, I would think mid 70's. Thanks!
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Old August 28, 2017, 06:07 PM   #7554
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I've got a S&W 500 short barrel revolver, serial CJT8xxx

Let me know if you'd be so kind
My book only covers up to 2004. Yours was made after that. If you contact S&W customer service they will give you the DOB over the phone.

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Old August 28, 2017, 06:08 PM   #7555
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Just picked up a S&W 19-3, 7K41XXX, I would think mid 70's. Thanks!
1975.

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Old August 28, 2017, 09:10 PM   #7556
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My book only covers up to 2004. Yours was made after that. If you contact S&W customer service they will give you the DOB over the phone.

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thanks and thanks!
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Old August 29, 2017, 10:10 AM   #7557
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Old September 2, 2017, 06:07 PM   #7558
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I received a Model 66-2 S/N 157K705 as a gift today, would anyone have access to manufacture dates ?
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Old September 5, 2017, 09:17 AM   #7559
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3 S&Ws

I have three S&Ws that I would like to know the "born on" date for: One is a Model 27 with 6" barrel - N4784XX. Another is a mint-ish safe queen Model 27 with 8 38" barrel (bought it many years back as "unfired", but it has a light ring around the cylinder) - N1847XX, and the last one is another safe queen (and pretty sure this one has not been fired - absolutely mint) Model 19-4, with 4" barrel - 40K90XX. I 'think' the 8 3/8 one is around 1973, and the 4" is 1979. Curious to know if I am right on the age of the two I think I know, and the age on the other one. Thanks.
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Old September 5, 2017, 09:41 PM   #7560
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Model 66-2 S/N 157K705
1982.

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One is a Model 27 with 6" barrel - N4784XX.
N400000's ran from 1977 to 1978.

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N1847XX
1973.

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Model 19-4, with 4" barrel - 40K90XX.
Serial numbers ran from 25K0001 in 1978 to 56K9999 in 1979.

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Old September 5, 2017, 11:37 PM   #7561
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Thanks, LaytonJ1.
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Old September 7, 2017, 03:15 PM   #7562
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I'm looking at a 39 and trying to determine if it's C&R. Can anyone tell me the serial range for 1967? Is there info down to the month level?

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Old September 7, 2017, 10:40 PM   #7563
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I'm looking at a 39 and trying to determine if it's C&R. Can anyone tell me the serial range for 1967? Is there info down to the month level?
The Standard Catalog of S&W shows little data for semi autos prior to 1970. Best guess would be in or around the 70000 range. Problem is, they were not shipped in the same order made. Only a letter from S&W will provide you with an actual ship date (which you would likely need to prove C&R). You can try asking the question on the semi auto section of the S&W forum. Maybe someone with a factory lettered 39 with a ship date in early 1967 could give you a serial number.

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Old September 8, 2017, 12:24 PM   #7564
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Oops, I missed that this was revolvers. Sorry about that.

So it's ship date that matters, not manufacture date?
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Old September 8, 2017, 02:32 PM   #7565
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So it's ship date that matters, not manufacture date?
I'm no expert on the rules for C&R, but, in this case the manufacture date is important as it must be at least 50 years old. That said, if the ship date was 1 Sept 1967 then the manufacture date would have to be 1 Sept 1967 or earlier.

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Old September 9, 2017, 03:02 PM   #7566
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S&W Model 18-3

Recently picked up a S&W Model 18-3, serial #8K311XX. Good condition w/ some holster wear.
Would really appreciate a ship date on this old .22 revolver.

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Old September 10, 2017, 05:42 PM   #7567
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Recently picked up a S&W Model 18-3, serial #8K311XX.
1975.

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Old September 10, 2017, 11:10 PM   #7568
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S&W Navy Victory

Got this from a friend as a thanks for my service.. Any idea on DOB? S/N is V116XXX...
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Old September 11, 2017, 03:01 PM   #7569
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Got this from a friend as a thanks for my service.. Any idea on DOB? S/N is V116XXX...
It's a WWII "Victory" model. Serial number dates it to 1942/43. The U.S. Navy markings greatly increase it's value.

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Old September 12, 2017, 09:53 AM   #7570
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It's a WWII "Victory" model. Serial number dates it to 1942/43. The U.S. Navy markings greatly increase it's value.

Jim
Wow and thank you Jim.. I never would have thought that it was that old as it looks as though it was never or rarely fired and handled. No wear on the bluing or anywhere else.. It is an amazing gun that I thought was a replica. So again, thank you very much. As I am unfamiliar with this one, what is the best way to determine value? I really have no intention of selling, but would just like to have an idea.
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Old September 14, 2017, 11:18 AM   #7571
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Seeing what y'all think

Model 36 38 S&W SPL 2". Serial 843XXX (no letter in front)
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Old September 14, 2017, 04:03 PM   #7572
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I have a chiefs Special model 60 Stainless. See#R2104XX.
Year of Manufacture and is it safe for 38+P

Thanks,
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Old September 14, 2017, 05:01 PM   #7573
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Model 36 38 S&W SPL 2". Serial 843XXX (no letter in front)
Well, first off, it's 6 shot so it would not be a model 36. It appears to be a 38 Military & Police (pre model 10). The serial number with no prefix would date it to around 1941. If it has a "S" prefix, which could be a half inch or so before the numbers, then it would date to about 1946. Either way, the barrel does not look correct for that era. The front sight should be a half moon, not a ramp. It's possible someone re-shaped it or the barrel is a replacement.

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Old September 14, 2017, 05:04 PM   #7574
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I have a chiefs Special model 60 Stainless. See#R2104XX.
Year of Manufacture and is it safe for 38+P

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Hank
1978 and as an all steel gun +P is safe.

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Old September 15, 2017, 04:55 PM   #7575
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S&W pre17 22LR?

I have this old gun, think it's a pre 17 S&W 22lr. SN: 220370 and 5 screw. Can anyone help identify this?

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