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Old December 26, 2017, 05:03 PM   #7651
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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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I’m out of town right now so I’ll have to look that one up when I get back.

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Old December 26, 2017, 09:11 PM   #7652
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Thank you Jim.
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Old December 26, 2017, 10:22 PM   #7653
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Than you, Jim..

for your effort.

And at your convenience, please.
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Old December 27, 2017, 12:23 AM   #7654
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10-7 3" barrel sq. butt #4D79xxx
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Old December 27, 2017, 01:43 PM   #7655
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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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Old December 27, 2017, 06:34 PM   #7656
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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
SN's ran from 536000 in 1946 to 712953 in 1960. Elimination of the upper sideplate screw was in 1956 at sn 641xxx so 673xxx looks to be right at 1957, just before model marking.

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Old December 27, 2017, 06:40 PM   #7657
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10-7 3" barrel sq. butt #4D79xxx
1979.
According to the Standard Catalog of S&W that version was also made for the Australian Police.

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Old December 28, 2017, 04:22 PM   #7658
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Jim,

Would you mind telling what year my 629 Classic was born?

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Old December 30, 2017, 12:51 PM   #7659
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Would you mind telling what year my 629 Classic was born?

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1997.

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Old January 2, 2018, 09:47 AM   #7660
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HNY Jim.

Smith Model 51 .22 Mag, SN 112xxx. Any idea of the year of mfg?

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Old January 2, 2018, 12:10 PM   #7661
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Smith Model 51 .22 Mag, SN 112xxx. Any idea of the year of mfg?
Serial numbers ran from 108087 in 1965 to 135464 in 1969. So, I would say 1965/66.

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Old January 2, 2018, 01:48 PM   #7662
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Thank you Sir!!!
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Old January 7, 2018, 12:41 PM   #7663
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I recently purchased a S&W Model 39-2 Serial # A 147XXX does anyone know where I can find out about the pistol?
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Old January 7, 2018, 11:54 PM   #7664
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I recently purchased a S&W Model 39-2 Serial # A 147XXX does anyone know where I can find out about the pistol?
A good place to learn about them is the S&W forum (smith-wessonforum.com) in their semi auto sub forum. A good reference book is the Standard Catalog of Smith&Wesson, now on it’s 4th revision.
Otherwise, the model 39 in it’s various revisions was made from 1954 to 1982. Your serial number dates yours to 1972. They were and continue to be excellent guns.

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Old January 14, 2018, 04:44 PM   #7665
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Hey folks,
My father asked to sell his unfired S&W model 15 nickel revolver for him. He cannot remember the year he bought it new. Would someone mind helping me with that? I obviously don’t own the Standard Catalog .
Ser# 84K2XXX
Mod 15-4 Nickel

Thanks for your help!

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Old January 14, 2018, 05:31 PM   #7666
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Ser# 84K2XXX
1980.
Serial numbers ran from 57Kxxxx to 91Kxxxx that year.

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Old January 14, 2018, 06:49 PM   #7667
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Old January 16, 2018, 06:04 PM   #7668
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Man, what a thread! I've got one for you serial daters.

It's a S&W Mountain Gun 625-6 45 Colt serial # CAZ05XX

I guess the Z in the serial # could be a 2

Thank you!

Bill

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Old January 16, 2018, 07:59 PM   #7669
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serial # CAZ0513.
I guess the Z in the serial # could be a 2
It's a Z and would date it to 1996.

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Old January 16, 2018, 09:53 PM   #7670
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It's a Z and would date it to 1996.

Jim
That's the date I was hoping it was.

Thank you Jim!
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Old January 19, 2018, 12:18 PM   #7671
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Nickel 25-5 in 45 LC, serial #N8034xx. Always appreciated!
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Old January 19, 2018, 12:26 PM   #7672
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Nickel 25-5 in 45 LC, serial #N8034xx.
1980.

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Old January 19, 2018, 12:27 PM   #7673
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Thank you, sir, that was fast!
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Old January 21, 2018, 10:09 PM   #7674
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serial number search

I just traded for a Smith & Wesson Bodyguard serial # KBK9XXX.
Can anyone tell me when it was made?
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Old January 22, 2018, 05:27 PM   #7675
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I just traded for a Smith & Wesson Bodyguard serial # KBK9XXX.
Can anyone tell me when it was made?
Unfortunately, my copy of the Standard Catalog of S&W is the 3rd addition which only covers up to 2004. There is a 4th addition out now that includes the later years. You could ask over on the S&W forum (smith-wessonforum.com) or you could call S&W customer service. They will give you the DOB over the phone for free.

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