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Old February 3, 2017, 04:04 PM   #7426
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THANKS !

Thank you, Jim.
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Old February 4, 2017, 12:03 AM   #7427
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I just purchased a nice 4" Model 29 no dash. Serial number is S216147. I am looking for MFG date. Thank you in advance.
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Old February 4, 2017, 09:32 PM   #7428
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I just purchased a nice 4" Model 29 no dash. Serial number is S216147.
Serial numbers ran from S207000 in 1960 to S219999 in 1961.

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Old February 4, 2017, 10:49 PM   #7429
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Thank you Jim!
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Old February 5, 2017, 04:29 PM   #7430
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I have an older 640 .38 centennial SN: BNC7993 my father gave it to me thinking he bought it sometime in the 80's NIB. Anyone have an idea of when it was manufactured or what it's worth?
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Old February 5, 2017, 05:12 PM   #7431
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I have an older 640 .38 centennial SN: BNC7993
BNC would be 1993. Value is Around $500 depending on condition. More if like new with all the original packaging.

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Old February 5, 2017, 09:36 PM   #7432
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Thanks Jim. Yes I have original box and original wood grips which were never used. My dad said 90's sounds more like it. He couldn't remember if it was 80s or 90s.
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Old February 8, 2017, 08:39 PM   #7433
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I've got one more please. It's a Model 57 with serial N634121.
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Old February 8, 2017, 09:55 PM   #7434
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It's a Model 57 with serial N634121.
The N6xxxxx numbers ran from 1979 to 1980.

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Old February 8, 2017, 10:43 PM   #7435
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Old February 18, 2017, 11:30 PM   #7436
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Picked up a clean very good condition in a S&W plastic case
with all papers and spent round S & W 5946 from a LGS
and the spent shell envelope has a date of 2/25/2015
sku 149332. Can anyone tell me if this is the made on
or shipped date ?
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Old February 19, 2017, 12:01 PM   #7437
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the spent shell envelope has a date of 2/25/2015
There is the date the frame was made and serial numbered, the date it was assembled into a gun, test fired and packaged and the date it shipped to a distributor. From there the gun sits at the distributor until a dealer orders it and however long it sits at the dealer until it's sold to a buyer. A lot a dates in there. In addition, the time from manufacture till the date shipped can vary from a few weeks to more than a year.

A letter from S&W will tell you the ship date but not the manufacture date. The date on the spent shell envelope would be about as close as you'll get.

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Old February 20, 2017, 12:04 PM   #7438
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Hi,

I lost the last auction for S&W mod 63 but now I finally got one (or it is still in Germany waiting freight to Finland). Looks that the grip is very old (original) so maybe it is not the last models but good enough for me because I've been thinking to change it for Crimson laser grip, can someone please advice what would be the right model of grip(s) to it?

Maybe someone could also help with the manufacturing year, the serial number should be M134025?

Thank you very much again for your help.
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Old February 20, 2017, 04:29 PM   #7439
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the serial number should be M134025?
M134xxx would be 1980.
The grips look original. For replacement you would need grips to fit a "J" frame.

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Old February 21, 2017, 12:28 AM   #7440
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Thank you Jim.

So it is no sense if the new grip is round or square butt, all should fit?

From there I find only "round butts" for J-frame.

http://www.crimsontrace.com/products...rips?mode=list
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Old February 21, 2017, 11:14 PM   #7441
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So it is no sense if the new grip is round or square butt, all should fit?
From there I find only "round butts" for J-frame.
I see from the link they only list round butt and since model 63's are square butt I would assume they will not fit.

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Old February 22, 2017, 11:50 AM   #7442
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Thank you. Then I have to buy another gun, maybe 617? Will give this 63 for my son
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Old February 22, 2017, 02:08 PM   #7443
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never mind
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Old February 25, 2017, 02:32 PM   #7444
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s# k731707

please and thanks.
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Old February 25, 2017, 03:14 PM   #7445
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Old February 25, 2017, 04:46 PM   #7446
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You are always a big help. Thanks again for this service and resource.
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Old February 26, 2017, 11:42 PM   #7447
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S&W .32 Model 30 HELP!

Trying to find an approximate year this gun was manufactured. Serial Number is H900XX
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Old February 27, 2017, 05:42 PM   #7448
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Serial Number is H900XX
Serial numbers ran from H60001 in 1972 to H99999 in 1976.

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Old February 27, 2017, 09:09 PM   #7449
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Serial numbers ran from H60001 in 1972 to H99999 in 1976.
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Old March 4, 2017, 10:18 AM   #7450
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Help please

I came into ownership of a 12-2 Airweight 38 Special. Serial number D239xxx
Approx year made..Thx...
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