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Old August 6, 2019, 02:21 PM   #8051
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Smith & Wesson model 42, serial number L8777
Serial numbers ran from L1 in 1971 to L9861 in 1974.

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Old August 6, 2019, 06:12 PM   #8052
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I'm trying to find out the age of a S&W 41 Mag Model 57. Serial # 835927. Have tried various links with no luck...Thanks
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Old August 6, 2019, 07:21 PM   #8053
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I'm trying to find out the age of a S&W 41 Mag Model 57. Serial # 835927. Have tried various links with no luck...Thanks
I suspect the Model 57's serial number is missing a letter prefix, such as an "N".
If so, this revolver was made between 1980-1983.

Model 57 revolvers go back to 1964. If the serial number turns out to be something different, perhaps provide photos next time.
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Old August 8, 2019, 04:10 AM   #8054
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L2 is does have the letter N. Thank you for the information
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Old August 22, 2019, 01:11 PM   #8055
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Tamara

AVW7915 Model 60 Could it be MID to LATE 80's?

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Old August 23, 2019, 07:15 PM   #8056
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Tamara

AVW7915 Model 60 Could it be MID to LATE 80's?

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Jim Hathaway in AZ
I don’t have the book with me but I know AYM prefix is Jan 88 so your likely 1987.

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Old August 26, 2019, 05:27 PM   #8057
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Model 36

Model 36 Serial number 79190
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Old August 26, 2019, 06:35 PM   #8058
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Model 36 Serial number 79190
If that is the serial number it would date it to 1955/56. That’s before S&W began stamping model numbers. I assume you got the number from the underside of the grip frame, otherwise that could be an assembly number.

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Old August 26, 2019, 07:36 PM   #8059
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Model 36

The number on the bottom of the grip is 342J37
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Old August 26, 2019, 07:38 PM   #8060
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Old August 26, 2019, 08:44 PM   #8061
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The number on the bottom of the grip is 342J37
That would be the serial number and dates it to 1971.

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Old August 26, 2019, 09:01 PM   #8062
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Thanks, Jim, much appreciated
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Old August 31, 2019, 10:33 PM   #8063
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Smith and Wesson 44 Special ctg

My wife's grandmother has a gun that belonged to her late husband and is curious about it's age.

The gun itself has smith and wesson stamped on the left side of the barrel (the side the cylinder opens on) and 44 special ctg on the right side of the barrel.

The butt of the gun and the shroud list the following number: 329xx

The cylinder when opened lists C787xx. The C is stamped above the 5 digits. The 5 digits are on the frame itself and on the cylinder arm once it's opened.

Any help is appreciated.
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Old September 1, 2019, 09:31 PM   #8064
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The butt of the gun and the shroud list the following number: 329xx
Based on your comment of the shroud it would be a 44 Hand Ejector 3rd Model (also known as the Model 1926 Hand Ejector).
There were 4976 manufactured between 1926 to 1941 in the 28358 to 61412 serial number range.

The 2nd Model, which ran from 1915 to 1940 with a starting SN of 15376, does not have a barrel shroud protecting the ejector.

The other numbers / letters are assembly numbers.

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Old September 3, 2019, 08:37 AM   #8065
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S&W 686

Please identify the year and type of S&W 686. The serial number is AFH5804. Thank you.

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Old September 6, 2019, 05:25 PM   #8066
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Please identify the year and type of S&W 686. The serial number is AFH5804. Thank you.
AFH dates it to 1984. That would make it a no dash version.

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Old September 11, 2019, 09:45 AM   #8067
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Mfging date for aS&W M59

SN:A3367XX

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Old September 11, 2019, 04:02 PM   #8068
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SN:A3367XX

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Serial numbers ran from A295001 in 1976 to A385000 in 1977.

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Old September 19, 2019, 08:55 AM   #8069
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double stamped

I'm looking for date of manufacture and any other information about my revolver. The serial number is 9710. The stamping on the cylinder is over another 4 digit number that I believe ends in 83. Thank you, Papazip
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Old September 19, 2019, 10:34 PM   #8070
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I'm looking for date of manufacture and any other information about my revolver. The serial number is 9710. The stamping on the cylinder is over another 4 digit number that I believe ends in 83. Thank you, Papazip
Years ago S&W reused the same serial numbers among different models and years. I would need to figure out what model you have to give you a date.
What is the exact chambering (caliber) stamped on the side of the barrel.
Is it a 5 or 6 shot?
Modern swing out cylinder or older tip down barrel to load?
The serial number will be stamped on the underside of the grip frame.

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Old September 20, 2019, 04:42 PM   #8071
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Thanks for getting back to me. The gun is a 6 shot Hand Ejector in 32 Winchester CTG. 9710 is stamped on the butt, the rear of the cylinder, and under the barrel in the ejector rod cavity.
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Old September 20, 2019, 05:17 PM   #8072
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Thanks for getting back to me. The gun is a 6 shot Hand Ejector in 32 Winchester CTG. 9710 is stamped on the butt, the rear of the cylinder, and under the barrel in the ejector rod cavity.
That would make it a .32-20 Hand Ejector Second Model.
Serial numbers ran from 5312 in 1902 to 9811 in 1905.

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Old September 21, 2019, 01:24 PM   #8073
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Just got a model 64-3 new in the box. Unfired. Can you believe that! I’m sorry, just excited. Would you date it for me.

1D58XXX
Heavy barrel
Square butt

Thanks a lot
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Old September 21, 2019, 10:04 PM   #8074
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Just got a model 64-3 new in the box. Unfired. Can you believe that! I’m sorry, just excited. Would you date it for me.

1D58XXX
Heavy barrel
Square butt

Thanks a lot
Model 64/65 serial numbers ran from 1D45001 in 1979 to 1D99999 in 1980.

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Old September 30, 2019, 08:11 PM   #8075
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Can someone please help me with what year my .38 spl snub nose mod 10-7 was made? Serial # 18D0XXX any help would be greatly appreciated!
Edit: I think I figured it out. From what I've found it was made in '77

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