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Old February 21, 2014, 09:41 PM   #6476
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The 67 is semi-early version then, correct?
Yes, production began in 1972.

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Old February 25, 2014, 07:28 PM   #6477
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Grandad's Mod 17

I was wondering if I could get some info on my Grandad's Mod 17 22L. He was a WWII pilot.

Ser # K3459xx

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Old February 26, 2014, 07:44 PM   #6478
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Anybody have an idea DOB of an Airweight 38-2, # BRP35XX? Any info sincerely appreciated>
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Old February 26, 2014, 09:07 PM   #6479
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Hi folks.

I have a pair of K frames that I would like to know the approximate manufacture dates if someone would be so kind:

Model 17-3 in .22LR S/N 5K58###

Model 4-3 in .38 S/N K852###

Much appreciated.
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Old February 27, 2014, 02:11 PM   #6480
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DOB of an Airweight 38-2, # BRP35XX?
The book gets a little goofy with the three-letter prefix guns, but it's safe to say that this one is just before August, 1994.

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Model 17-3 in .22LR S/N 5K58###
1973 production. I'm sure it's a total sweetheart.
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Model 4-3 in .38 S/N K852##
I'll go out on a limb here and guess that you mean a Model 14...
That'd be 1969 production year.
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Old February 27, 2014, 07:23 PM   #6481
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Model 17-3 in .22LR S/N 5K58###
1973 production. I'm sure it's a total sweetheart.
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Model 4-3 in .38 S/N K852##
I'll go out on a limb here and guess that you mean a Model 14...
That'd be 1969 production year.
Thanks!

I had to get out some serious close up looking at the .38 to see a very, very faint indication of a 1 in the model. Kinda looks like the stamping was out of alignment. It gets deeper as it goes left to right.
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Old February 27, 2014, 08:57 PM   #6482
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Thanks Sevens, I had also emailed S&W customer service and got the same date this PM. Now if only the weather would warm up enough for me to try it with real bullets, I've been shooting the speer plastic bullets, primer powered.
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Old March 1, 2014, 06:10 PM   #6483
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I was wondering if I could get some info on my Grandad's Mod 17 22L. He was a WWII pilot.

Ser # K3459xx
1958.
Serial numbers ran from K317823 to K350547 that year.

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Old March 2, 2014, 02:42 PM   #6484
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Another request gents, if anyone can assist:

I've got a S&W Mdl 29-2 4" bbl serial number N681885.

On the left side of the grip frame are three separate numbers:

E10, 58224 and what appears to be 020N (the first digit is partially obscured)

Could anyone provide me with the date this revolver was manufactured?

Thanks in advance,

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Old March 2, 2014, 02:54 PM   #6485
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I've got a S&W Mdl 29-2 4" bbl serial number N681885.
The N6xxxxx numbers ran from 1979 to 1980.

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Old March 2, 2014, 03:35 PM   #6486
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Thanks!

Thank you very much, laytonj1!

that was fast!
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Old March 2, 2014, 03:38 PM   #6487
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Some that know far more than I do on the subject will tell you that all the other numbers and letters scattered about on a S&W revolver are assembly numbers that were used as reference points somewhere in the production of the gun and mean nothing outside of the factory and we can't really get anything from those numbers.

I hold out hope that one day something WAY more interesting and exciting comes out as a reference for those numbers.
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Old March 2, 2014, 10:34 PM   #6488
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"1958.
Serial numbers ran from K317823 to K350547 that year." - Jim

Thank you Jim.

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Old March 3, 2014, 10:27 AM   #6489
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Can you tell me what year my 625-5 is? 45 colt
#139 on the yoke
ser# SDSOXXX
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Old March 3, 2014, 02:10 PM   #6490
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Hmmm. Hard to find in the index of the book, but in the middle of the book under this model number, it is detailed a bit. Says that a Model 625-5 in .45 Colt with serial number prefix SDSxxxx saw the production of just 1,550 units "manufactured as a stocking dealer special in 1993."

Should have a round butt frame, 5" full-lug barrel, Pachmayr grips, and (what I think is abbreviated as a "glass bead finish"

So it appears you have a quite limited production revolver there.
Pretty cool.
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Old March 3, 2014, 03:03 PM   #6491
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Yes sir that describes the revolver. I just grabbed it out of a pawn shop for $475. I was quick to pay the guy. It has a couple light scuffs but is in real nice shape. Never opened/no spring work
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Old March 3, 2014, 03:20 PM   #6492
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smith and wesson

I inherited my dad's smith and wesson 2 inch revolver that he bought used in the 50's. No model number on the crane, just P then the serial number. I would really like to no how old this is. It is a 38 caliber revolver. Any ideas? Serial number is353xxx
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Old March 3, 2014, 03:30 PM   #6493
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32 Long HE

Hi all…

My dad has a 32 Long HE and I'd like to find out what model it is and what year it is. I THINK it's a first or second model, but I don't have access to any good resources while I'm here on vacation.

The Serial # is 96xxx and the barrel is about 4". The patent dates are 1894, 1896, 1896, 1901, 1901, and 1906.

Any information you can provide would be helpful. Thanks!

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Old March 3, 2014, 03:45 PM   #6494
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I inherited my dad's smith and wesson 2 inch revolver that he bought used in the 50's. No model number on the crane, just P then the serial number. I would really like to no how old this is. It is a 38 caliber revolver. Any ideas? Serial number is353xxx
I'm struggling with this one. Are we sure there is a P-letter prefix ahead of the serial number, and are we sure that this is a 6-digit serial number?

Find the serial number on the bottom of the butt/grip frame of the revolver. Remove stocks if you can't see the bottom metal of the frame.

Pictures would help.
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My dad has a 32 Long HE and I'd like to find out what model it is and what year it is. I THINK it's a first or second model, but I don't have access to any good resources while I'm here on vacation.

The Serial # is 96xxx and the barrel is about 4". The patent dates are 1894, 1896, 1896, 1901, 1901, and 1906.
Whew! Your serial number shows that it's either very, very late in the production range of the HE Model of 1903 3rd Change or it's an early one in the 4th Change. Book says the 3rd Change ran from SN#95501 to 96125 and the 4th Change began at #96126 and ran to 102500.

It does say that only 624 of the 3rd Change was produced (1909-1910), while 6,374 of the 4th Change were made, all in 1910. Until you give us the mysterious third digit, odds would suggest it's the 4th Change.
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Old March 3, 2014, 04:19 PM   #6495
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smith and wesson Model 10

O the crane there is a P then below the P there is the serial number 32684.
Bottom of the gun is the serial number C 3531xx
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Old March 3, 2014, 07:36 PM   #6496
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Bottom of the gun is the serial number C 3531xx
Serial numbers ran from C277555 in 1954 to C402923 in 1956.

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Old March 3, 2014, 08:08 PM   #6497
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Old March 3, 2014, 08:31 PM   #6498
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My dad has a 32 Long HE and I'd like to find out what model it is and what year it is. I THINK it's a first or second model, but I don't have access to any good resources while I'm here on vacation.

The Serial # is 96xxx and the barrel is about 4". The patent dates are 1894, 1896, 1896, 1901, 1901, and 1906.

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Whew! Your serial number shows that it's either very, very late in the production range of the HE Model of 1903 3rd Change or it's an early one in the 4th Change. Book says the 3rd Change ran from SN#95501 to 96125 and the 4th Change began at #96126 and ran to 102500.

It does say that only 624 of the 3rd Change was produced (1909-1910), while 6,374 of the 4th Change were made, all in 1910. Until you give us the mysterious third digit, odds would suggest it's the 4th Change.
The mysterious third digit is…..

…wait for it…

6

So that would mean it's a fourth change, 1910 model. Yes?
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Old March 5, 2014, 01:12 AM   #6499
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Have a S&W mod. 36 with ser. #1860xx. Would like to know D.O.M.

Thanks in advance.
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Old March 5, 2014, 03:52 PM   #6500
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My SCSW is only the 2nd Edition, so I wonder if they've updated the appendix at all with the newer edition of the catalog. (3rd is current, but even the 3rd is not a "new" book)

I ask because the J-frame serial number appendix could best be described as "WEAK!"

It says that numbers 117770-125000 was 1957.
Next entry says that 295000 was 1962...
Next entry says that 786554 was 1969.

That leaves us with speculation that your Model 36 with SN# 1860xx was made somewhere between 1957 and 1962.

Unless someone else can come up with a better answer.
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