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Old June 1, 2015, 09:14 AM   #6926
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Thank you laytonj1 , I had a bit of trouble finding my way back.
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Old June 2, 2015, 05:17 PM   #6927
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S&W model 396 s/n CED196X
2000, which was the first year of production.

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Old June 5, 2015, 04:18 PM   #6928
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16-4

Hi, I have a 16-4 in H&R .32 MAG.
Ser # BFR08**
Do we know the exact year for this one? I think these were 1989-2002?
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Old June 5, 2015, 08:37 PM   #6929
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Ser # BFR08**
Would need the date code off the original box to give you an exact year. Otherwise, looks like 1990.
The -4's ran from 1989 to 1992.

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Old June 5, 2015, 09:50 PM   #6930
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If you have original factory wood stocks, you might pull them off and look inside for a date stamped in ink. It won't give you the exact born-on date for your 16-4 but it'll give you a date for the stocks and you might reasonably imagine that the revolver's date is near it.
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Old June 7, 2015, 06:37 AM   #6931
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16-4

Thanks for reply.
Unfortunately the original grips are not on it.. It came from a pistol club with 2 Target Grips, and a Hogue slip on grip... Plenty of grips but not the originals. Fortunately the condition of the gun is Excellent and appears to have had little use... which is great. Apparently the Gun was sold to the person I purchased it from as the Club had hardly used it as they concentrated on Air pistol and Rim-fire Disciplines.
My best at 25yds is 184/200, and that's me.. not the gun, so I am very surprised with its accuracy? It appears to be holding its own against the top names in the other centre-fires I have.

I am trying to find out if the Club might still have the box and grips??? Very Hopeful I think...

Thanks again, at least I know its around 1990.
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Old June 14, 2015, 01:38 PM   #6932
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S&W Model 36

I just obtained a mod 36 serial J188xxx. Can anyone tell me if I can, or should use +P? And when it use manufactured?
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Old June 14, 2015, 07:46 PM   #6933
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Your model 36 looks to be a 36-1 variant. It was probably shipped in 1974. Possibly early 1975. I can't give advice about +p ammo. I would not use it if I owned a model 36. Pretty small frame for any more recoil than necessary.
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Old June 14, 2015, 08:47 PM   #6934
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mod 36 serial J188xxx
Serial numbers ran from J100000 in 1973 to J250000 in 1974.
A 36-1 would have a 3" barrel. +P is safe for occasional use as the 36 is a steel frame.

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Old June 15, 2015, 04:45 PM   #6935
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Good Afternoon

I am looking at a Model 36-1 .38 Special SW with #4573xx.
The weapon is fully engraved, both on the ivory grips as well
as the entire weapon.

Will someone assist me please with the date of mfr?

Thanks

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Old June 15, 2015, 06:16 PM   #6936
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Assuming there is no "J" prefix with that serial number, serial numbers ran from 295000 in 1962 to 786544 in 1969. The SCSW shows the first year of the 36-1 as 1967 so that would be the likely year of production.

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Old June 16, 2015, 02:00 AM   #6937
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model 65-2 number 7D607xx
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Old June 17, 2015, 04:35 PM   #6938
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1981.
SN's ran from 7D10001 to 9D44500 that year.

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Old June 19, 2015, 06:57 PM   #6939
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s&w highway patrolman 28-2 s/n N201xxx. I'm guessing 1976-77? Can anyone give me a date? Thank you.
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Old June 20, 2015, 09:39 PM   #6940
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The N2xxxxx range ran from 1974 to 1977. My guess would be closer to 1974.

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Old June 25, 2015, 05:58 PM   #6941
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S&W Model 28-2 Highway Patrolman. Purchased new Summer 1977.

Barrel Length: 4"
. . .Serial No.: N2507xx

I would greatly appreciate any info on date manufactured, etc.

Thank you.
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Old June 25, 2015, 06:21 PM   #6942
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The N2xxxxx range ran from 1974 to 1977.

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Old June 25, 2015, 07:25 PM   #6943
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The N2xxxxx range ran from 1974 to 1977.

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Thank you, Jim.

Do you know how I might be able to narrow it down further?
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Old June 26, 2015, 02:53 PM   #6944
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Do you know how I might be able to narrow it down further?
Two options:
1. For $50 you can get a history letter on your gun from the S&W historian. It will tell you what day it shipped from the factory, where it shipped to as well as what options it shipped with.
2. Call S&W customer service and they will give you the DOB over the phone for free.

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Old June 30, 2015, 12:05 AM   #6945
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Production year? Smith & Wesson 1st Model Safety Hammerless .32 caliber

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Lemon squeezer:

Does somebody know the exact production year, is it 1888 or 1889?
The serial number is 100XX.
Thank You!
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Old July 7, 2015, 11:21 PM   #6946
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I picked up a 629 classic s/n CNZ3*** any info would be appreciated thanks in advance.
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Old July 8, 2015, 06:32 PM   #6947
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629 classic s/n CNZ3***
The SCSW only covers up to 2004. Yours is newer.

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is it 1888 or 1889?
I believe only S&W could answer that.

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Old July 10, 2015, 08:06 PM   #6948
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S&W King Super Target?

Not much of a wheel gun guy and I was just given this smith.

Serial number 6519XX. Will post a couple pictures
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Old July 13, 2015, 04:03 PM   #6949
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Never heard of it. Lets see some pictures.

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Old July 14, 2015, 02:47 PM   #6950
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