The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Handguns: The Revolver Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old January 28, 2015, 08:01 PM   #6801
laytonj1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 1, 2005
Posts: 4,443
Quote:
Ser # M1974x
Serial numbers ran from M1 in 1969 to M30000 in 1971.

Jim
laytonj1 is offline  
Old January 29, 2015, 06:45 PM   #6802
richardsalo
Junior Member
 
Join Date: January 29, 2015
Posts: 2
S&W Serial Numbers

I am new to the forum and hope I am posting in the right place. I have Model 10's with the serial numbers:
BKZ5852
CDS1482
Can anyone help me date these. Thanks, Richard.
richardsalo is offline  
Old January 30, 2015, 09:38 AM   #6803
mike75020000
Junior Member
 
Join Date: January 28, 2015
Posts: 1
14-4, date?

Good morning guys.

Mike here - looking for some help dating a model 14-4 I just acquired. I've tried to look at some of the info online regarding serial numbers, I'm still confused.

On the box, the serial number is written as follows: 3|1k3|90x

Thank you very much.
mike75020000 is offline  
Old January 31, 2015, 12:07 AM   #6804
laytonj1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 1, 2005
Posts: 4,443
Quote:
BKZ5852
CDS1482
BKZ5852 = 1992
CDS1482 = 1999


Quote:
3|1k3|90x
31k390x = 1978

Jim
laytonj1 is offline  
Old February 1, 2015, 05:00 PM   #6805
jrothWA
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 11, 2006
Posts: 2,522
Do a SN / manufacaturing date on an "I" frame??

SN: 673XXX, cal. .32 S&W lg.

Thanks.
jrothWA is offline  
Old February 2, 2015, 04:07 PM   #6806
psyfly
Senior Member
 
Join Date: April 27, 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 932
CDE5441

Thank you
psyfly is offline  
Old February 2, 2015, 06:42 PM   #6807
Nlight1
Member
 
Join Date: June 19, 2013
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 89
Smith & Wesson 357 mag id help

My dad inherited a .357 magnum revolver from my grandfather & we do not know the model... It has a number located under the barrel where the ejector rod sits. I believe it is the serial number (S75XXX) & another set of numbers on the crane (if im calling it correctly) above the joint where the cylinder rolls in & out of the gun that say XA 18173
Nlight1 is offline  
Old February 2, 2015, 07:22 PM   #6808
laytonj1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 1, 2005
Posts: 4,443
Quote:
SN: 673XXX, cal. .32 S&W lg
Serial numbers ran from 640980 in 1956 to 712953 in 1960.

Quote:
CDE5441
1999.

Quote:
I believe it is the serial number (S75XXX)
That is the serial number and dates your post war model 357 magnum (pre model 27) to 1950. When S&W began assigning model numbers ~1958 it became the model 27.

Jim
laytonj1 is offline  
Old February 2, 2015, 08:28 PM   #6809
Nlight1
Member
 
Join Date: June 19, 2013
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 89
Thank you Jim, I really appreciate it
Nlight1 is offline  
Old February 3, 2015, 06:53 PM   #6810
h2otoo
Member
 
Join Date: October 29, 2012
Posts: 89
Nice thread. I think I will jump in...

Just picked up a "pre-model model 10".

Blue, 4" barrel, 38 spc, serial #C193xx

Any help will be neat.

Thanks
Bob
h2otoo is offline  
Old February 3, 2015, 08:45 PM   #6811
laytonj1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 1, 2005
Posts: 4,443
Quote:
Blue, 4" barrel, 38 spc, serial #C193xx
Serial numbers ran from C1 in 1948 to C223998 in 1951.

Jim
laytonj1 is offline  
Old February 3, 2015, 09:03 PM   #6812
h2otoo
Member
 
Join Date: October 29, 2012
Posts: 89
That was fast. Thanks, Jim

Bob
h2otoo is offline  
Old February 6, 2015, 04:50 PM   #6813
bipe215
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 3, 2008
Posts: 122
Trying to ID what appears in a photo to be a 2 1/2" stainless Smith. I do know the prefix is BBN. Is this a 66?

Steve
bipe215 is offline  
Old February 6, 2015, 05:57 PM   #6814
laytonj1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 1, 2005
Posts: 4,443
Quote:
I do know the prefix is BBN. Is this a 66?
Once S&W went to the three letter prefix serial number system all of their models share the same SN sequence. So, no way to determine model from the serial number . That said, S&W customer service might have more info based on the SN.
BBN does date it to 1988.

Jim
laytonj1 is offline  
Old February 9, 2015, 10:52 AM   #6815
JasonMcD
Junior Member
 
Join Date: February 6, 2015
Posts: 7
I'm pretty sure i know the year (1981) but i just want to make sure Im right, i dont want to lie to people

686 no dash no M
SN:AAK4XXX

Thank you fellas
JasonMcD is offline  
Old February 11, 2015, 08:28 PM   #6816
laytonj1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 1, 2005
Posts: 4,443
Quote:
686 no dash no M
SN:AAK4XXX
You're close, 1982.

Jim
laytonj1 is offline  
Old February 11, 2015, 09:04 PM   #6817
JasonMcD
Junior Member
 
Join Date: February 6, 2015
Posts: 7
Thank you Jim
JasonMcD is offline  
Old February 16, 2015, 06:55 AM   #6818
chambo
Junior Member
 
Join Date: February 15, 2015
Posts: 2
Just inherited

I inherited a S&W 38 Special. It was my grandfathers and he was a Chief of Police. Serial number "C3461XX". Inside it has a "T" and it's hard to make out but I think it's "5004" and under that a "2".
If anyone can provide me the year and any other information I'd appreciate it. I'm definitely not selling it, I'm just curious.
chambo is offline  
Old February 16, 2015, 05:53 PM   #6819
laytonj1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 1, 2005
Posts: 4,443
Quote:
Serial number "C3461XX".
It's a .38 Military & Police. SN's ran from C277555 in 1954 to C402923 in 1956. Theses became the Model 10 when S&W began assigning model numbers around 1957.

Jim
laytonj1 is offline  
Old February 16, 2015, 08:43 PM   #6820
chambo
Junior Member
 
Join Date: February 15, 2015
Posts: 2
Thank you!
chambo is offline  
Old February 17, 2015, 08:13 PM   #6821
Shooterdog54
Junior Member
 
Join Date: February 14, 2015
Posts: 2
Please date this one

Hi, any idea when my Model 36 was made? Serial is 452JXX

Thanks in advance.
Shooterdog54 is offline  
Old February 18, 2015, 07:31 PM   #6822
laytonj1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 1, 2005
Posts: 4,443
Quote:
Hi, any idea when my Model 36 was made? Serial is 452JXX
1971/72

Jim
laytonj1 is offline  
Old February 19, 2015, 12:20 PM   #6823
LC_Smither
Junior Member
 
Join Date: February 19, 2015
Posts: 2
I recently inherited an S&W Model 13-1, 357 magnum, serial 286XX (on the frame as well as the cylinder swing-out). I did some legwork and it looks like it was made between 1974 - 1977. There are some other markings, 'F17 3 B2 B5 N (in a triangle) and J (in a circle).

If anyone is interested in posting back some extra information or history about this pistol, I'd be appreciative. Thanks!
LC_Smither is offline  
Old February 19, 2015, 05:11 PM   #6824
laytonj1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 1, 2005
Posts: 4,443
Quote:
S&W Model 13-1, 357 magnum, serial 286XX (on the frame as well as the cylinder swing-out).
See pic for serial number location. It should have a letter "D" in the SN. if it was made in the 70's.

Jim


laytonj1 is offline  
Old February 20, 2015, 01:31 AM   #6825
Shooterdog54
Junior Member
 
Join Date: February 14, 2015
Posts: 2
Thank you Jim!
Shooterdog54 is offline  
Reply

Tags
s&w 686

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2021 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Page generated in 0.79005 seconds with 9 queries