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Old October 16, 2020, 08:54 AM   #8251
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AJW would be 1986.

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Thank you for help, Just one more question. By the SN is, it has M629-1. What does the M mean? My buddy has a 629-4 and it doesn't have the M. Thank you very much.
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Old October 17, 2020, 01:21 PM   #8252
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By the SN is, it has M629-1. What does the M mean? My buddy has a 629-4 and it doesn't have the M.
As a prefix it means Model. Sometimes they use "MOD" sometimes just "M" and other times no prefix at all.
An exception would be the 581, 681, 586 and 686 no dash and -1 L frames. The ones that had the firing pin bushing recall completed were also stamped with a "M" (for modified) above or after the model number.

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Old October 17, 2020, 04:27 PM   #8253
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As a prefix it means Model. Sometimes they use "MOD" sometimes just "M" and other times no prefix at all.
An exception would be the 581, 681, 586 and 686 no dash and -1 L frames. The ones that had the firing pin bushing recall completed were also stamped with a "M" (for modified) above or after the model number.

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thank you very much.
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Old November 24, 2020, 03:21 PM   #8254
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Hello, going through my late grandfather's belongings, I've found what I believe is a S&W Frontier Model double action revolver. The barrel engraving reads "SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD. MASS. U.S.A. PAT'D JAN. 17. & 24. 65. JULY 11. 65. AUG. 24. 69. JULY 25. 71. DEC. 2.79. MAY 11&25. 1880"
It's a 5-shot cylinder and appears to be .32 caliber
The Serial number is just 5 digits 953XX

Is there any way to get more info on this?
Thanks in advance for any help!
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Old November 24, 2020, 04:17 PM   #8255
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Frontiers are .44 Caliber
Sounds like you have a .32 Double Action.
The serial number is for a Fourth Model made from 1883-1909 but the last patent date of 1880 is for a Second Model. Barrels are interchangeable. Yours made before 1899 therefore a FFL Antique.
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Old November 25, 2020, 12:12 PM   #8256
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Thanks Jim!
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Old November 25, 2020, 04:21 PM   #8257
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Hi, I have a Model 10-5, SN C722xxx. Would you be so kind as to let me know the year it was manufactured? I would appreciate it very much!
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Old November 26, 2020, 08:57 PM   #8258
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Hi, I have a Model 10-5, SN C722xxx. Would you be so kind as to let me know the year it was manufactured? I would appreciate it very much!
Serial numbers ran from C622700 in 1963 to C810532 in 1965. So, yours would likely be 1964.

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Old November 27, 2020, 06:12 PM   #8259
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Serial numbers ran from C622700 in 1963 to C810532 in 1965. So, yours would likely be 1964.

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Jim, thank you very much for taking the time to look that up for me!
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Old December 3, 2020, 02:04 AM   #8260
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born on

Looking for born dates for S&W 642-1 serial # CAT 6116 S&W Model 36 -9 serial #CCU8972 thanks in advance
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Old December 5, 2020, 08:19 PM   #8261
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Looking for born dates for S&W 642-1 serial # CAT 6116 S&W Model 36 -9 serial #CCU8972 thanks in advance
CAT would be 1996.
CCU would be 1998.

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Old December 5, 2020, 11:13 PM   #8262
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Thank you Jim ,I thought I had either had the 642 on or close to me since sometime in 1996 . I started carrying j frames as back up or off-duty guns in 1989 and have had the 642 the longest and carried it the most of any other j frame and continue to in retirement .
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Old December 6, 2020, 01:56 PM   #8263
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New old smith

Looking for the date for the Smith 686 no-dash 6" I bought yesterday. Serial number is AHR9052. Many thanks and happy holidays lads
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Old December 6, 2020, 06:19 PM   #8264
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Looking for the date for the Smith 686 no-dash 6" I bought yesterday. Serial number is AHR9052. Many thanks and happy holidays lads
1985.

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Old December 17, 2020, 08:27 AM   #8265
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Need help verifying this revolver

638-1

It is either BFY156X or 8FY156X

It was my grandfather's and it has the most ridiculous amounts of factory engraving I have ever seen.

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Old December 18, 2020, 12:00 PM   #8266
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S&W Model 686-4

Serial CBF5***

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Old December 18, 2020, 08:09 PM   #8267
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638-1

It is either BFY156X or 8FY156X

It was my grandfather's and it has the most ridiculous amounts of factory engraving I have ever seen.

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Cool engraving! It’s BFY and would date to early 1991.

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Old December 18, 2020, 08:15 PM   #8268
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S&W Model 686-4

Serial CBF5***

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The book shows CBD in 1996 and CBN in 1997 so CBF would likely be 96.

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Old December 19, 2020, 02:24 PM   #8269
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S&W model 10

Hi friends. I'm new here. Can you help me? I bought a smith .38 special ctg 5". Serial number C 101938. Can we know the fabrication year or another info? Thanks a lot
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Old January 9, 2021, 03:42 PM   #8270
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Can anyone tell me when this revolver was manufactured?

Smith and Wesson 15-4
Serial number: 98K67xx
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Old January 9, 2021, 10:02 PM   #8271
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Hi friends. I'm new here. Can you help me? I bought a smith .38 special ctg 5". Serial number C 101938. Can we know the fabrication year or another info? Thanks a lot
It's an M&P made sometime in the early to mid 50's but before 57. C 38193 was made in 1948.
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Old January 10, 2021, 08:00 PM   #8272
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Hi friends. I'm new here. Can you help me? I bought a smith .38 special ctg 5". Serial number C 101938. Can we know the fabrication year or another info? Thanks a lot
Serial numbers ran from C1 in 1948 to C223998 in 1951.

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Old January 10, 2021, 08:01 PM   #8273
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Can anyone tell me when this revolver was manufactured?

Smith and Wesson 15-4
Serial number: 98K67xx
1981. Serial numbers ran from 91K6801 to 124K000 that year.

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Old January 18, 2021, 02:08 PM   #8274
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Mod 36

Doing some repair work on a Mod 36
Serial Number on the bottom is J9512XX
The swing out-pivot has 94931 and E14
Date code?
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Old January 18, 2021, 02:41 PM   #8275
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Model 36, manufactured in 1982
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