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Old February 25, 2018, 02:28 PM   #7701
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How about a Model 27-3 , N 931XXX
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Old February 25, 2018, 11:08 PM   #7702
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This is a friend's M64-5, 4"bbl, S/N BNS9xxx

Can you please tell us DOB, as well as any other relevant info?

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1993.
What other info do you want to know?

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Old February 25, 2018, 11:10 PM   #7703
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How about a Model 27-3 , N 931XXX
The N9xxxxx serial number range ran from 1982 to 1986.

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Old February 26, 2018, 04:31 PM   #7704
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S&W Model 64-5, 4 inch barrel, BRD25XX
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Old February 27, 2018, 12:07 AM   #7705
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S&W Model 64-5, 4 inch barrel, BRD25XX
1994.

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Old February 27, 2018, 04:37 PM   #7706
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Old February 27, 2018, 11:32 PM   #7707
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I scored a 296 today. I know they only made these from 99-01, but I'm curious if mine is toward the front or the back of the production run: CDF1xxx.

Thanks!
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Old February 28, 2018, 05:21 AM   #7708
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The N9xxxxx serial number range ran from 1982 to 1986.

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Thank you Jim!
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Old February 28, 2018, 08:41 PM   #7709
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I scored a 296 today. I know they only made these from 99-01, but I'm curious if mine is toward the front or the back of the production run: CDF1xxx.

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The book shows March 1999.
I remember when those first came out, an 18 oz. 44. I bought the all steel version model 696.
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Old March 2, 2018, 10:01 AM   #7710
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The book shows March 1999.
I remember when those first came out, an 18 oz. 44. I bought the all steel version model 696.
Thanks again Jim! I'm curious to find out how bad the recoil is...
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Old March 9, 2018, 06:42 PM   #7711
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Edited: Been finding some information on my own

Howdy. Friend of mine just handed me a break-top Smith and Wesson, 38 S&W with patent dates of "OCT2, 1883 AUG4, 1885, APRIL9. 1889." The serial number (on the bottom of the grip frame) is 1928XX.

It's a Safety Hammerless, I think 4th issue. If I'm reading things right, it was made some time around 1905

I'd still like to know any other things you folks can tell me about it. It's in rough shape, so I know it's not worth a lot. I'd like to be able to tell its owner as much as I can about it.

Thanks.

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Old March 9, 2018, 06:56 PM   #7712
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I have what looks like a model 10, nickel plated,5 screw,serial no. 543xxx if you can tell me what I have,thank you
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Old March 9, 2018, 11:37 PM   #7713
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A good deal popped up on a 66-1 that I couldn't pass up, 32K4xxx, should be between 77 and 82. Thanks!
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Old March 10, 2018, 08:51 PM   #7714
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I have what looks like a model 10, nickel plated,5 screw,serial no. 543xxx if you can tell me what I have,thank you
Assuming it is a six shot in 38 special it would be a 38 Military & Police. Serial number would date it to last half of 1920’s.

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Old March 10, 2018, 08:52 PM   #7715
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A good deal popped up on a 66-1 that I couldn't pass up, 32K4xxx, should be between 77 and 82. Thanks!
1978.

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Old March 10, 2018, 08:57 PM   #7716
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Thanks again Jim!
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Old March 10, 2018, 08:59 PM   #7717
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Howdy. Friend of mine just handed me a break-top Smith and Wesson, 38 S&W with patent dates of "OCT2, 1883 AUG4, 1885, APRIL9. 1889." The serial number (on the bottom of the grip frame) is 1928XX.

It's a Safety Hammerless, I think 4th issue. If I'm reading things right, it was made some time around 1905

I'd still like to know any other things you folks can tell me about it. It's in rough shape, so I know it's not worth a lot. I'd like to be able to tell its owner as much as I can about it.

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Your guess on the date is probably close.
Not much to add other than there were 5 different variations (models) with production running from 1887 to 1940.

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Old March 10, 2018, 09:19 PM   #7718
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Thank you, Jim.

Any idea about value? Like I said, rough finish. Otherwise seems to function well. I haven't shot it and don't plan to, but the safety works, it locks up nicely, and the barrel is pretty clean inside.
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Old March 13, 2018, 10:29 AM   #7719
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I think a 38/44 but no model number any help appreciated.

I picked up a S&W marked 38 S&W Special CTG on the barrel. I'm new to revolvers and having a tough time finding anything definite on it.

Under the ejector rod is S 74431 which matches the frame butt and cylinder. Just in front of the cylinder on the frame when opened looks to be a partial V stamp then 15952 just after it.

It came with what appears to be an original black leather holster. The guy I picked it up on trade from didn't know anything other than it was an old family gun.

I've included these photos for anyone that knows a little about it and wouldn't mind sharing so I can learn a little something.
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Old March 13, 2018, 03:29 PM   #7720
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Under the ejector rod is S 74431
It's a 38/44 Heavy Duty Transition. They were made from 1946 to 1950. The SN dates yours to 1950..
Production of the 38/44 started in 1930 and ran to 1941. Production began again after the war at SN. S62496
At SN. S75000 they became the 38/44 HD model of 1950, with production continuing until 1966.

The target version (adjustable sights) was called the Outdoorsman.

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Old March 13, 2018, 04:48 PM   #7721
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It's a 38/44 Heavy Duty Transition. They were made from 1946 to 1950. The SN dates yours to 1950..
Production of the 38/44 started in 1930 and ran to 1941. Production began again after the war at SN. S62496
At SN. S75000 they became the 38/44 HD model of 1950, with production continuing until 1966.

The target version (adjustable sights) was called the Outdoorsman.

Jim
Thank you kindly! I'm guessing 38+P rounds shouldn't be an issue. I appreciate the info and just took it out shooting this afternoon.
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Old March 15, 2018, 08:30 PM   #7722
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I have a 19-3, serial number 8K67xx. Does anyone know when it was manufactured?
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Old March 16, 2018, 06:27 PM   #7723
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1975.

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Old March 19, 2018, 12:27 PM   #7724
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Excellent! Thanks so much, Jim.
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Old March 28, 2018, 11:00 PM   #7725
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I've been through all 300+ pages of this thread looking for the answer to my question, and I'm still looking...

I have a S&W 15-3 serial # 1K547XX

and a S&W 18-3 serial # 5K709XX

Could one of you fine Gents please enlighten me as to when they were made...?

Thx,
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