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Old March 29, 2018, 03:44 PM   #7726
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I have a S&W 15-3 serial # 1K547XX
and a S&W 18-3 serial # 5K709XX
1K547xx = 1971.
5K709xx = 1973.

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Old March 29, 2018, 09:32 PM   #7727
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Thank you Sir!!!!

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Old March 30, 2018, 04:55 PM   #7728
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S&W Date of Manufacture ?

Hello, I have a S&W Model 15-3, 38 Special SN D3634XX can you tell me the year of manufacture ?

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Old March 31, 2018, 04:26 PM   #7729
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S&W Model 15-3, 38 Special SN D3634XX
That serial number would be 1971. However, that would not be the correct SN for a Model 15. A model 15-3 would have a "K" in the serial number as either the first, second or third digit. Check for the SN stamped on the underside of the grip frame.

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Old April 1, 2018, 03:42 PM   #7730
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Thank you.

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Old April 2, 2018, 10:35 AM   #7731
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I just acquired a S&W 686 no dash, "M" stamped, 4" revolver, S/N ADB72xx. Would you please advise approximate date of manufacturer? Thanks, G
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Old April 2, 2018, 07:30 PM   #7732
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S&W 686 no dash, "M" stamped, 4" revolver, S/N ADB72xx
1983.

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Old April 2, 2018, 08:24 PM   #7733
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Thank you Jim!
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Old April 5, 2018, 12:19 PM   #7734
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S&w model 17-3 , 22lr , sr# k9615xx
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Old April 5, 2018, 04:15 PM   #7735
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S&w model 17-3 , 22lr , sr# k9615xx
1970.

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Old April 13, 2018, 05:51 AM   #7736
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Hi

Smith and Wesson 6-inch barrel 357 Magnum revolver

number 61575

bought used 1980

any info?

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Old April 13, 2018, 05:54 PM   #7737
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Smith and Wesson 6-inch barrel 357 Magnum revolver
S&W made several different models chambered in 357 so I need the serial number to give you any info. You can X out the last two digits. See pic for SN location.

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Old April 13, 2018, 06:39 PM   #7738
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The revolver is missing, I don't have it. Doesn't the number 61575 say anything ? let's say it was N61575 would that say anything ? What are the "several different models chambered in 357" ?
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Old April 13, 2018, 07:13 PM   #7739
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The revolver is missing, I don't have it. Doesn't the number 61575 say anything ? let's say it was N61575 would that say anything ? What are the "several different models chambered in 357" ?
61575 is likely an assembly number, means nothing to us. All models had assembly numbers on them to keep certain parts together during assembly. Model 27, 28, 581, 586, 681, 686, 19, 66, 13, 65, registered magnum, and I might be forgetting one or two, were all made in 357 magnum and available around 1980. All used different serial numbers, some different frames (N,L, and K), finishes, options, etc. We need to narrow it down to be of any help.
If it was N61575 then it would be an "N" frame made around 1970 but that is making a big assumption...

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Old April 14, 2018, 05:25 AM   #7740
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Ok, N61575 would be a frame made around 1970

When would a K61575 and L61575 frame be made ?
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Old April 14, 2018, 05:37 PM   #7741
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Ok, N61575 would be a frame made around 1970

When would a K61575 and L61575 frame be made ?
It would be an "N" frame (large frame) made in 1970 (model 27 or 28).
There are no K frame (medium frame) 357's made with K61575. There is no L prefix serial numbers.
And trying to figure out what gun you had with what is either an assembly number or incomplete serial number is futile at best.

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Old April 16, 2018, 01:20 PM   #7742
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Can anyone please date a model 29-2 with serial number N68133?
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Old April 16, 2018, 07:08 PM   #7743
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Can anyone please date a model 29-2 with serial number N68133?
Serial numbers ran from N1 in 1969 to N99999 in 1972.

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Old April 18, 2018, 08:07 PM   #7744
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I have a s & w 38 revolver. It was my grandpa police revolver. The serial # is 585XXX. can you tell me how old it is?
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Old April 18, 2018, 08:12 PM   #7745
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I have a s & w 38 revolver. It was my grandpa police revolver. The serial # is 585XXX. can you tell me how old it is?
Need more info. Is it a 5 or 6 shot? Is chambering 38 S&W or 38 S&W special?

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Old April 18, 2018, 08:12 PM   #7746
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Serial number is 585XXX
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Old April 18, 2018, 08:15 PM   #7747
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Serial number is 585XXX
S&W reused the same serial numbers back in the day so I need to figure out what model you have to date it.

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Old April 18, 2018, 08:30 PM   #7748
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Swing out cylinder and 38 special. It’s a k frame
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Old April 18, 2018, 08:35 PM   #7749
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Swing out cylinder and 38 special. It’s a k frame
Around 1929.
.38 Military & Police 4th change.

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Old April 18, 2018, 09:16 PM   #7750
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Picked up a 242 today. I know these were only made in 1990, but I was curious if the book had a month listed: CDF2XXX

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