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Old May 30, 2018, 11:07 AM   #7776
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Scored a 686-4 CBJ2xxx. I'm going to guess 1995. Thanks!
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Old May 30, 2018, 11:21 AM   #7777
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Scored a 686-4 CBJ2xxx. I'm going to guess 1995. Thanks!
The book shows CBA thru CBD as 1996, then CBN as 1997. So, somewhere between them.

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Old May 30, 2018, 03:42 PM   #7778
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Thanks for the information.

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Old May 31, 2018, 12:09 PM   #7779
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Production dates desired

I own two S & W hand guns and would like to find out what there productions dates are.

1. A 357/38 mod 66-1 revolver with the following numbers.

109K713 with 215X6 below that.

2. A 41 mag model 57 with the following numbers

14X74 and A4 below that.

I know from reading numerous posts in this section that there is a publication showing numbers and dates but I plan on selling the S & W's that I have so I have no need to purchase the publication.

So, any help on the productions dates for these two guns would be very much appreciated.

Thanks for your help with this.
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Old May 31, 2018, 01:35 PM   #7780
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The book shows CBA thru CBD as 1996, then CBN as 1997. So, somewhere between them.

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Thanks again Jim!
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Old May 31, 2018, 08:05 PM   #7781
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I own two S & W hand guns and would like to find out what there productions dates are.

1. A 357/38 mod 66-1 revolver with the following numbers.

109K713 with 215X6 below that.

2. A 41 mag model 57 with the following numbers

14X74 and A4 below that. .
109K713 would be the serial number and = 1981.
The numbers for the model 57 are assembly numbers. Get the serial number from the underside on the grip frame. It will likely have a S or N prefix. If you have target grips you will need to remove them to see it.

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Old May 31, 2018, 11:28 PM   #7782
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Thanks for your help on this Jim...

Took the grips off and found what you were looking for....

Ser. number is N648937

Thanks again!
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Old June 1, 2018, 08:16 PM   #7783
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Took the grips off and found what you were looking for....

Ser. number is N648937
N6xxxxx ran from 1979 to 1980.

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Old June 2, 2018, 05:56 AM   #7784
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Smith & Wesson, Model 27-2, S/N N762XXX
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Old June 2, 2018, 11:25 AM   #7785
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Smith & Wesson, Model 27-2, S/N N762XXX
All of the N7xxxxx range ran during 1980.

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Old June 2, 2018, 01:50 PM   #7786
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N6xxxxx ran from 1979 to 1980.

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Thanks for the info Jim!
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Old June 2, 2018, 02:25 PM   #7787
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Smith & Wesson

Hey could I get some help with the year of my Pistol

38 Special...model 36.....86J833

Thank you....

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Old June 2, 2018, 02:35 PM   #7788
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Smith & Wesson

Would anyone know the year of my Revolver...
Smith & Wesson
model 36
86J833

Thanks for the help
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Old June 3, 2018, 06:30 PM   #7789
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38 Special...model 36.....86J833
1971/72.

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Old June 4, 2018, 09:05 AM   #7790
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Thank you sir
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Old June 7, 2018, 11:01 AM   #7791
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Good morning everybody. I want to thank in advance everybody who is posting replies for people requesting year/dates for their firearm (especially since I'm asking). I'm not a collector or anything but am selling a S&W for a friend, otherwise I'd buy the book. Could someone give me an idea of a revolver with the serial number of 488xxx. If you have any info to pass that would be good, I don't even know the type so I can't look up specifics on line.

Anything you could pass on to help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old June 7, 2018, 10:50 PM   #7792
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a revolver with the serial number of 488xxx
S&W reused the same serial numbers across different models over the years. To get a date I would need to know what model it is.
What is it chambered in? 38 special, 38 S&W, 22, 357 etc.
Is it a 5 or 6 shot?
Is it a modern swing out cylinder or an older tilt barrel to load/unload?

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Old June 8, 2018, 08:50 AM   #7793
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This is .38 special. 6 shot. modern cylinder. The number 41971 is stamped on the crane (I think that's what it is called) and the number 488174 is stamped on the cylinder.

Here's a picture.

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Old June 8, 2018, 08:13 PM   #7794
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This is .38 special. 6 shot. modern cylinder. The number 41971 is stamped on the crane (I think that's what it is called) and the number 488174 is stamped on the cylinder.

Here's a picture.
Picture helps! It's a .38 Military & Police, Model of 1905, 4th Change. Serial number dates it to mid 1920's. It appears to be in really good condition.
The 42971 is an assembly number. While most manufacturers call it the crane, S&W calls it a yoke.

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Old June 8, 2018, 09:09 PM   #7795
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Abn67##. 547

1k36##. 17-3

76k74##. 14-4
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Old June 9, 2018, 11:40 AM   #7796
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Abn67##. 547

1k36##. 17-3

76k74##. 14-4
ABN = 1983.
1K36xx = 1970.
76K = 1980.

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Old June 9, 2018, 05:55 PM   #7797
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This is .38 special. 6 shot. modern cylinder. The number 41971 is stamped on the crane (I think that's what it is called) and the number 488174 is stamped on the cylinder.

Here's a picture.


Picture helps! It's a .38 Military & Police, Model of 1905, 4th Change. Serial number dates it to mid 1920's. It appears to be in really good condition.
The 42971 is an assembly number. While most manufacturers call it the crane, S&W calls it a yoke.

Jim
Thanks for the help. I am puzzled though. In searching the net a bit I'm not seeing any of that model with the finish this one has (from other photos I'm going to say this is parkerized).


Any thoughts?
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Old June 9, 2018, 06:47 PM   #7798
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I just traded for a model 49. The serial number is 525xxx. Can anyone help me with the date of manufacture?
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Old June 10, 2018, 06:03 PM   #7799
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Model 28-2 Serial Number N5448##
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Old June 11, 2018, 07:41 PM   #7800
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I am puzzled though. In searching the net a bit I'm not seeing any of that model with the finish this one has (from other photos I'm going to say this is parkerized).
You know, I should have caught that too. I noticed the parkerized finish and lanyard loop which along with the grips makes it look like a WWII "Victory" model. So, there are two possibilities. It has been refinished or there is a V prefix with that serial number.
On the underside of the grip frame see if there is "V". It might be on the opposite side of the lanyard swivel from the serial numbers. If there is a V prefix then it's "Victory" model made around 1943/44 for the war effort.

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I just traded for a model 49. The serial number is 525xxx.
Serial numbers ran from 295000 in 1962 to 786544 in 1969.

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Model 28-2 Serial Number N5448##
The N5xxxxx range ran from 1978 to 1980.

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