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Old December 9, 2017, 12:16 PM   #7626
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Can anyone help me? I just received a MOD-38 airweight from my father-in-law. I’m trying to find out what it is worth. I’m having trouble locating a value based on serial number. If someone has the resources to help it would be greatly appreciated.
Smith & Wesson MOD-38 ser.#j880xxx
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Serial number dates it to 1981.
Value depends on condition. $400 to $500 retail, a little more if you have the original box, paperwork and accessories.

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Old December 9, 2017, 01:23 PM   #7627
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He guys, S&W 38 special with serial number K 167xxx would be from what year? 1952?
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Old December 9, 2017, 02:21 PM   #7628
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Old December 9, 2017, 07:17 PM   #7629
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serial number K 167xxx would be from what year? 1952?
You would be correct. Serial numbers in 1952 ran from K136691 to K175637.

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Old December 16, 2017, 08:58 PM   #7630
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.38 S&W CTG; the serial number on the butt of the gun and the cylinder is 193XXX. No letters, only numbers.
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Old December 17, 2017, 10:43 AM   #7631
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.38 S&W CTG; the serial number on the butt of the gun and the cylinder is 193XXX. No letters, only numbers.
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Since S&W reused serial numbers across the model lines in the past, I'll need more info.
Is it .38 S&W or .38 S&W Spl (special)? Is it a 5 or 6 shot? Does the cylinder swing out to load or does the barrel tilt down?

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Old December 17, 2017, 08:22 PM   #7632
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.38 (not Special), 5 shot, barrel tilts down to load.
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Old December 17, 2017, 08:40 PM   #7633
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.38 (not Special), 5 shot, barrel tilts down to load.
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That narrows it down to two.
If it has a hammer it would be a .38 Double Action 3rd Model. Serial numbers ran from 119001 in 1884 to 322700 in 1895.
If it is hammerless then it is a .38 Safety Hammerless 4th Model. Serial numbers ran from 116003 in 1898 to 220000 in 1907.

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Old December 19, 2017, 09:42 AM   #7634
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mod 60

Hi Jim.

Two more:

mod 60 no dash, s/n R3103xx

mod 60-12, s/n CCJ21xx

Tkank you.
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Old December 19, 2017, 11:09 AM   #7635
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Hi Jim.

Two more:

mod 60 no dash, s/n R3103xx

mod 60-12, s/n CCJ21xx

Tkank you.
1982 for the no dash and 1997 for the -12.

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Old December 19, 2017, 11:20 AM   #7636
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Great!
Thanks Jim.
Best wishes for Christmas and new year.
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Old December 19, 2017, 01:34 PM   #7637
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Just got a s&w .357 mag revolver dont know anyhing about it. Heard its a model 19 dlbut dont know for sure the #s under the pin to eject rounds from cylinder are.
S 80××× then a side ways R next to the cylinder are. 9 the a few spaces down 18××× any help would be greatly apreciated
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Old December 19, 2017, 05:14 PM   #7638
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Just got a s&w .357 mag revolver dont know anyhing about it. Heard its a model 19 dlbut dont know for sure the #s under the pin to eject rounds from cylinder are.
S 80××× then a side ways R next to the cylinder are. 9 the a few spaces down 18××× any help would be greatly apreciated
If this number (S80xxx) is also the same number stamped on the underside of the grip frame (you may have to remove the grips to see it) then it is not a model 19 but rather the larger framed model 357 Magnum. This later became the model 27 when S&W began using model numbers around 1957.
A serial number of S80xxx would date it to 1950/51.

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Old December 19, 2017, 05:41 PM   #7639
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Awesome. The s80xxx is the same number stamped on the butt. So I’m definitely a little excited about this find.
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Old December 19, 2017, 06:05 PM   #7640
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Awesome. The s80xxx is the same number stamped on the butt. So I’m definitely a little excited about this find.
That was S&W’s premier revolver for many years and being an early example (commonly refered to as a pre 27) is a desirable collector gun today.

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Old December 20, 2017, 01:40 PM   #7641
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Date for M39-2..

A4292XX

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Old December 20, 2017, 01:49 PM   #7642
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Serial numbers ran from A385001 in 1977 to A475000 in 1978.

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Old December 20, 2017, 06:03 PM   #7643
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36 no dash

This one belongs to a friend of mine. Hope you don't mind...

36 no dash, s/n 3782xx

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Old December 21, 2017, 12:39 PM   #7644
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This one belongs to a friend of mine. Hope you don't mind...

36 no dash, s/n 3782xx

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Serial numbers ran from 295000 in 1962 to 786544 in 1969. So, best guess would be 1963/64.

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Old December 21, 2017, 01:59 PM   #7645
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Thank you Jim.
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Old December 25, 2017, 08:12 PM   #7646
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Engraved 36 no dash

This is a friend's engraved 36 no dash.

s/n 1523xx. DOB?

Thanks, and Merry Christmas everybody!!!
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Old December 26, 2017, 12:29 PM   #7647
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Have SIL's .32Lg, revovler..

no model number, I think it's past the scrapping of the I-frame and use of the early J-frame for .32's?

S/N: 6731XX


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Old December 26, 2017, 04:40 PM   #7648
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I have what I suspect is a S&W K22. I cannot find a model number on it anyway. It is a K-framed, .22LR revolver. The S/N is 252xxx. I hope to confirm the model and production year. Thank you very much.
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Old December 26, 2017, 04:56 PM   #7649
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This is a friend's engraved 36 no dash.

s/n 1523xx. DOB?

Thanks, and Merry Christmas everybody!!!
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Serial numbers ran from 125000 in 1957 to 295000 in 1962. Best guess for yours would be 1958.
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Old December 26, 2017, 05:01 PM   #7650
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I have what I suspect is a S&W K22. I cannot find a model number on it anyway. It is a K-framed, .22LR revolver. The S/N is 252xxx. I hope to confirm the model and production year. Thank you very much.
K frame would have an adjustable rear sight. There should be a “K” prefix with the serial number. It might be several spaces between the k and the numbers. Assuming it is K252xxx it would date to 1955. S&W did not start using model numbers until about 1957, so it would be a K22.

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