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Old July 22, 2016, 05:52 PM   #7276
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Old July 24, 2016, 06:45 PM   #7277
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Is my 640 +p rated?
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Old July 25, 2016, 10:39 AM   #7278
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Is my 640 +p rated?
No.
But shooting occasional +p's in it is not going to hurt it either as your 640 is all steel. If all you shoot is a lot of +p's then it might accelerate wear a little.

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Old July 25, 2016, 08:56 PM   #7279
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Old July 25, 2016, 11:16 PM   #7280
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I like info

I would like the date of mfg of the following:
A. Caliber- 38 s&w special ctg
B. Barrel length- 5"
C. Butt- square
D. Type- 6 shot
E. Sights- none
F. Serial # D35261
G. Model# 10-5

A. Caliber- .357 Mag
B. Barrel length- 4"
C. Butt- square
D. Type- 6 shot
E. Sights- Adjustable
F. Serial # AJK7596
G. Model# 19-5
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Old July 26, 2016, 03:53 PM   #7281
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Serial # D35261
1968.
SN's ran from D1 to D90000 that year.

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Serial # AJK7596
1985.

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Old July 27, 2016, 07:20 AM   #7282
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Serial Number info

I have an opportunity to purchase a S&W .38 that the seller claims was manufactured in the 40's. Ser. # is 717XX. Just trying to confirm before I invest. Thanks.
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Old July 27, 2016, 07:36 AM   #7283
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S&W .38 that the seller claims was manufactured in the 40's. Ser. # is 717XX.
Prior to 1968, S&W reused the same serial numbers across a lot of different models. To determine the DOB I would first need to know what model it is.
Does it hold 5 or 6 rounds? What is the exact chambering stamped on the side of the barrel, ie- .38 S&W or .38 S&W Spl.? Did the number you gave come from a number stamped on the inside cutout for the yoke assembly(which would be an assembly number) or was it taken from the underside of the grip frame (which would be the SN) or in the case of a Regulation Police model, the SN would be located on the forward portion of the grip frame.

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Old July 27, 2016, 07:59 AM   #7284
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Serial Number info Pt 2

Hi Jim,

I took the number off of the frame on the butt of the weapon. It is a 5-shot .38 Special.
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Old July 27, 2016, 08:13 AM   #7285
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It is a 5-shot .38 Special
That would make it a Chiefs Special. I'm at work right now (slow day) so I don't have the book in front of me but that SN would date it to mid 1950's.
I'll post a more accurate date after I get home.

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Old July 27, 2016, 04:49 PM   #7286
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that SN would date it to mid 1950's.
Yeap, checked the book, that serial number dates to 1955.

BTW, first year for the Chiefs Special was 1950 at SN 1.
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Old July 27, 2016, 10:34 PM   #7287
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Hey could one of y'all tell me what year my 38 was made in?

its a s&w 38 special snub nose spl MOD 60

Serial Number: AHD41XX

Thanks!!
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Old July 28, 2016, 08:45 PM   #7288
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1985.

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Old July 28, 2016, 10:14 PM   #7289
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Year for a S&W M39-2, please?

A4807XX

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Old July 29, 2016, 12:42 AM   #7290
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I just picked up a nice 29-2, N816xxx. I think it would be like 1980 or 1981. Thanks!
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Old July 29, 2016, 03:37 PM   #7291
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1978.

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I just picked up a nice 29-2, N816xxx.
The N8xxxxx range ran from 1980 to 1983. So, 1980/81 would be correct.

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Old July 31, 2016, 04:47 PM   #7292
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The N8xxxxx range ran from 1980 to 1983. So, 1980/81 would be correct.

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Thanks Jim! I really appreciate you taking the time to answer all of these.
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Old August 1, 2016, 05:57 PM   #7293
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Model 686 4" Serial AHY5(6?)XXX when manufactured please. Picked it up w/ original box and grips - sweet gun!
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Old August 1, 2016, 06:08 PM   #7294
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Serial AHY5(6?)XXX
Since you have the original box, on the end label there should be a 4 digit number under the heading "spec ord". The first number is the year in 1980 and the other 3 are the julian date. Example: 5123 would be the 123rd day of 1985.

Otherwise AHY is around 1985.

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Old August 1, 2016, 06:29 PM   #7295
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"Serial AHY5(6?)XXX
Since you have the original box, on the end label there should be a 4 digit number under the heading "spec ord". The first number is the year in 1980 and the other 3 are the julian date. Example: 5123 would be the 123rd day of 1985.

Otherwise AHY is around 1985."

Thanks, Jim! Weird thing is the box has no label on it whatsoever. I was surprised to see that!
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Old August 12, 2016, 06:28 PM   #7296
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My 36-1

From my Brother in Law who carried it to and from work in Washington State many years ago. 36-1 3" serial # J5910xx
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Old August 13, 2016, 01:45 PM   #7297
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36-1 3" serial # J5910xx
1977.
SN's ran from J370001 in 1976 to J610000 in 1977.

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Old August 19, 2016, 01:05 PM   #7298
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Can anyone help me identify this S&W pre model 10? Numbers on bottom of grip are 46409 with no letters. Can't find any other numbers. It's not letting me upload pictures. It's a 6 shot. Fixed sights. Barrel says 38 S. & W. SPECIAL. Under that it says U.S. Service CTG'S. Also, is it p+ rated?

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Old August 19, 2016, 04:19 PM   #7299
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Numbers on bottom of grip are 46409 with no letters. It's not letting me upload pictures. It's a 6 shot. Fixed sights. Barrel says 38 S. & W. SPECIAL. Under that it says U.S. Service CTG'S. Also, is it p+ rated?
It's a .38 Military & Police Model of 1902, 1st Change. Serial numbers ran from 33804 in 1903 to 62449 in 1904.

Do not use +P in it. It was made before S&W began heat treating.

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Old August 19, 2016, 04:57 PM   #7300
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