The Firing Line Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 20, 2017, 10:04 PM   #7501
laytonj1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 1, 2005
Posts: 4,443
Quote:
Could I get a 'Born on Date' for my new to me S&W 10-5?
It has a 2" barrel, square grip and a blue finish. Serial C9716**.
1967.

Jim
laytonj1 is offline  
Old May 21, 2017, 11:05 AM   #7502
P5 Guy
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 1, 2005
Location: Tampa Bay
Posts: 1,804
Thank you Jim.
P5 Guy is offline  
Old May 25, 2017, 04:15 PM   #7503
texasgirl357
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 25, 2017
Posts: 2
Help with Serial Number

I have a Smith and Wesson .357 magnum post war with the shorter barrel version, my dad said it was later called the model 27, serial number S123XXX. I'm trying to determine when it was manufactured and what it might be worth. My dad gave one price and an auction house gave a much higher price based on pictures only. My dad has passed away so I can't ask him anymore. Thanks for any insight you may have.
texasgirl357 is offline  
Old May 25, 2017, 07:17 PM   #7504
laytonj1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 1, 2005
Posts: 4,443
Quote:
I have a Smith and Wesson .357 magnum post war with the shorter barrel version, my dad said it was later called the model 27, serial number S123XXX
Serial numbers ran from S103000 in 1954 to S139999 in 1955. It became the model 27 when S&W began assigning model numbers around 1958.
Value depends heavily on condition and can range from several hundred well used to over $2K in "like new" with the shorter 3.5" barrel being the most desirable. Having the original box and paperwork adds more value as well as nickel vs. blue finish.

Jim
laytonj1 is offline  
Old May 25, 2017, 08:13 PM   #7505
texasgirl357
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 25, 2017
Posts: 2
Thank you!
texasgirl357 is offline  
Old May 30, 2017, 11:27 AM   #7506
Thibs
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 30, 2017
Posts: 2
S&W 686-3 BMJ87xx

I just picked up my first revolver - a beautiful 686-3 - from my uncle. I'd like to find out more about it, can anyone tell me what is the shipping date with a serial number BMJ87xx? Thanks!
Thibs is offline  
Old May 30, 2017, 06:00 PM   #7507
laytonj1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 1, 2005
Posts: 4,443
Quote:
S&W 686-3 BMJ87xx
1993.

Jim
laytonj1 is offline  
Old May 30, 2017, 07:23 PM   #7508
Thibs
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 30, 2017
Posts: 2
Thank you!

Thanks Jim, really appreciate it!
Thibs is offline  
Old May 31, 2017, 01:11 AM   #7509
rauke
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 29, 2009
Location: Australasia
Posts: 200
S&W Model 19-3

Hi, Jim!

I'm looking to buy a 6-inch barreled Smith & Wesson Model 19-3 in near-pristine condition. Serial number is 9K48504.

Would really appreciate it, if you could tell me when this gun was manufactured.

Best regards,

Rauke
rauke is offline  
Old May 31, 2017, 01:50 AM   #7510
SWsigma
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 30, 2017
Posts: 2
S&W Model 36

Would someone help me and tell me when my model 36 with serial number 347XXX was made. Thank You
SWsigma is offline  
Old May 31, 2017, 09:16 AM   #7511
laytonj1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 1, 2005
Posts: 4,443
Quote:
Would someone help me and tell me when my model 36 with serial number 347XXX was made
Serial numbers ran from 295000 in 1962 to 786000 in 1969. That would put yours about 1963.

Jim
laytonj1 is offline  
Old June 1, 2017, 12:51 AM   #7512
SWsigma
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 30, 2017
Posts: 2
S&W Model 10-8

I have a S&W Model 10-8 with a serial # of 18D9XXX Can anyone please tell me what year it was made. Thank You for your help
SWsigma is offline  
Old June 1, 2017, 06:47 PM   #7513
laytonj1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 1, 2005
Posts: 4,443
Quote:
serial # of 18D9XXX
1983.
Serial numbers ran from 17D8901 to 21D0883 that year.

Jim
laytonj1 is offline  
Old June 1, 2017, 11:28 PM   #7514
rauke
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 29, 2009
Location: Australasia
Posts: 200
S&W Model 19-3, Serial Number 9K48504

Guess you missed seeing my post (#7509 on this thread).

Just picked up the gun today.

Could you kindly tell me when this gun was made?
rauke is offline  
Old June 2, 2017, 09:09 AM   #7515
shirojiro
Junior Member
 
Join Date: August 5, 2015
Posts: 5
I just paid for a Model 10 RHKP tapered barrel.

The serial number is BBH42xx

Can you help me figure out the date of manufacture?

Thanks so much


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
shirojiro is offline  
Old June 2, 2017, 03:11 PM   #7516
laytonj1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 1, 2005
Posts: 4,443
Quote:
S&W Model 19-3, Serial Number 9K48504
Yes, I did miss it. It would be 1976. SN's ran from 9K10001 to 9K99999 that year.

Quote:
The serial number is BBH42xx
1988.

Jim
laytonj1 is offline  
Old June 2, 2017, 09:54 PM   #7517
shirojiro
Junior Member
 
Join Date: August 5, 2015
Posts: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by laytonj1 View Post
Yes, I did miss it. It would be 1976. SN's ran from 9K10001 to 9K99999 that year.





1988.



Jim


Thank you!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
shirojiro is offline  
Old June 3, 2017, 09:05 AM   #7518
rauke
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 29, 2009
Location: Australasia
Posts: 200
Thanks, Jim!

All the best to you!
rauke is offline  
Old June 3, 2017, 12:24 PM   #7519
Ranyer
Junior Member
 
Join Date: June 2, 2017
Posts: 1
Can anyone help me to find the date of a Smith And Wesson?

Hello from Spain, Can anyone help me to find the date of a Smith and Wesson revolver? the model is the 67, my serial number is DAR 6763-X. Thanks!!! this is very interesting to me!
Ranyer is offline  
Old June 4, 2017, 08:27 PM   #7520
laytonj1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 1, 2005
Posts: 4,443
Quote:
Hello from Spain, Can anyone help me to find the date of a Smith and Wesson revolver? the model is the 67, my serial number is DAR 6763-X
The book I use only covers up to 2006. Your gun was made after that.

Jim
laytonj1 is offline  
Old June 4, 2017, 09:52 PM   #7521
MommaB
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 30, 2017
Posts: 8
one of the folks in another thread told me to post here to get a date of how old this gun that belonged to papaw is..
its a .32 " smith and wesson lemon squeezer" the serial # on it is 1764xx
MommaB is offline  
Old June 5, 2017, 04:07 PM   #7522
alphaz0r
Junior Member
 
Join Date: June 5, 2017
Posts: 1
Hi I have a Smith & Wesson 65-3 the serial is 7D66xxx what year would this have been? Thanks!
alphaz0r is offline  
Old June 5, 2017, 10:43 PM   #7523
laytonj1
Senior Member
 
Join Date: June 1, 2005
Posts: 4,443
Quote:
its a .32 " smith and wesson lemon squeezer" the serial # on it is 1764xx
It's a .32 Safety Hammerless 3rd Model, also known as Safety, New Departure or Lemon Squeezer.
Serial numbers ran from 170000 in 1909 to 242981 in 1937. The book does not narrow it down any further but I would guess yours would be within the first few years of production.

Quote:
65-3 the serial is 7D66xxx
1981.
Serial numbers ran from 7D10001 to 9D44500 that year.

Jim

Last edited by laytonj1; June 5, 2017 at 10:54 PM.
laytonj1 is offline  
Old June 6, 2017, 06:38 AM   #7524
MommaB
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 30, 2017
Posts: 8
thank you layton
MommaB is offline  
Old June 12, 2017, 10:15 PM   #7525
grumpy159
Junior Member
 
Join Date: June 12, 2017
Posts: 7
Hi folks - new to the forum. Have just acquired an antique (I think) S&W - it is in poor shape, cylinder does not lock up, etc but I am interested in seeing if there is any value in restoring this thing for posterity.

I have tried looking at various data bases for serial number info, but am confused because this has a 6 digit number on the butt - 108305 . Maybe just a very late production of it?? I assume it is a 44-40 and a DA Frontier ??

Guess I am more into the more modern firearms, Shield, XDS and PT111 stuff....

Hope you folks might have some info for me or steer me inghte right direction.

Thanks Tim
grumpy159 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 02:16 PM.


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 0.60737 seconds with 9 queries