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Old June 12, 2017, 10:44 PM   #7526
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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 ??
Serial number is too high for that model. Pictures would really help.

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Old June 12, 2017, 11:06 PM   #7527
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I'll try to upload some - this site wants an url and these are saved to my drive
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Old June 12, 2017, 11:34 PM   #7530
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Old June 13, 2017, 08:31 PM   #7531
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Some photos I hope
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Old June 14, 2017, 06:14 PM   #7532
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Yes, the photos worked. Unfortunately I'm still not sure what you have. From the book I have the serial number is to high for a 44 or 45. Are you sure on the caliber? Your best option at this point is to post the pics and your question over on the S&W forum. They have a sub forum for antique guns and likely will be able to help you.
http://smith-wessonforum.com/forum.php

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Old June 15, 2017, 10:58 AM   #7533
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Can anyone give dates for these two S&W 32 long ctg hand ejectors? I inherited them decades ago. Neither have model numbers or letters. One has six numbers on the butt and the other five numbers on the butt.

#251XXX

#277XX

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Old June 15, 2017, 10:36 PM   #7534
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Can anyone give dates for these two S&W 32 long ctg hand ejectors? I inherited them decades ago. Neither have model numbers or letters. One has six numbers on the butt and the other five numbers on the butt.

#251XXX

#277XX

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251XXX would be a .32 Hand Ejector Model of 1903 5th Change. Serial numbers ran from 102501 in 1910 to 263000 in 1917.

277XX would be the same model but 1st Change. Serial numbers ran from 19426 in 1904 to 51126 in 1906.

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Old June 16, 2017, 07:51 AM   #7535
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Smith and Wesson 38 special ctg

I have recently acquired 2 s&w 38 specials and I'm looking for some back ground on them.
The first has a 4" barrel with white grips, patented Feb6,06, Sept 14,09, Dec 29,14 handle markings v6485xx

The second has a 4" barrel with wood grips and a lanyard sail and loop on the butt. Patented Feb 6,06 Sept 14,09 Dec 29, 14 handle markings V6363xx this one also has a "sure grip" piece on the handle marked Fray Mershon Inc. L.A. Calif.


Any help would be greatly appreciated..

Thanks
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Old June 16, 2017, 11:22 AM   #7536
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Thanks Jim.
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Old June 16, 2017, 10:36 PM   #7537
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I have recently acquired 2 s&w 38 specials and I'm looking for some back ground on them.
The first has a 4" barrel with white grips, patented Feb6,06, Sept 14,09, Dec 29,14 handle markings v6485xx

The second has a 4" barrel with wood grips and a lanyard sail and loop on the butt. Patented Feb 6,06 Sept 14,09 Dec 29, 14 handle markings V6363xx this one also has a "sure grip" piece on the handle marked Fray Mershon Inc. L.A. Calif.


Any help would be greatly appreciated..

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The "V" prefix serial numbers identify then as Victory models made during WWII. Both would be around 1944.

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Old June 24, 2017, 08:57 PM   #7538
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Thanks Jim I will try that. The gun was in an estate sale and I was guessing at the caliber and model by the pics from some internet sites

I will try the S&W forum we know it is inoperable but maybe someone could use the parts
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Old June 24, 2017, 09:21 PM   #7539
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.38 serial

Hey all,

First timer with another "can you date this" question. I have an old S&W. 38 hammerless revolver, it's nickel with pearl like grips with the squeeze safety. I was wondering if it was of the lemon squeezer variety? Serial # 210XX. Very curious if this is pre -1900? Thanks in advance.
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Old June 24, 2017, 09:53 PM   #7540
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Hey all,

First timer with another "can you date this" question. I have an old S&W. 38 hammerless revolver, it's nickel with pearl like grips with the squeeze safety. I was wondering if it was of the lemon squeezer variety? Serial # 210XX. Very curious if this is pre -1900? Thanks in advance.
Sounds like a .38 Hammerless 2nd Model. Serial numbers ran from 5251 in 1887 to 42483 in 1890. So yes, pre 1900 and Lemon Squeezer variety.

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Old June 24, 2017, 11:40 PM   #7541
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Thanks so much for the info. It's pretty rough finish wise. Kinda cool to know it's that old. Came from my wife's Grandfather. If only the gun could talk. Thank you again. Pretty cool forum.
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Old July 2, 2017, 08:34 PM   #7542
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Model 15-3, K1K98xxx, with no diamond grips. I'd guess it is a mid 70's production. Thanks.
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Old July 3, 2017, 08:31 PM   #7543
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Model 15-3, K1K98xxx, with no diamond grips. I'd guess it is a mid 70's production. Thanks.
I assume you meant 1K98xxx, then it would be 1971.

Jim

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Old July 5, 2017, 08:27 AM   #7544
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I assume you meant 1K98xxx, then it would be 1971.

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Oops, yes I did, fat fingered it while typing. Thanks!!
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Old July 23, 2017, 08:59 AM   #7545
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Hi I wanted to ask if someone could identify/date my 38 special I got from my grandfather. The number is 179XXX, pic attached
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Old July 23, 2017, 10:28 AM   #7546
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38 special I got from my grandfather. The number is 179XXX
Picture is most helpful! It's a .38 Military & Police Model of 1905, 3rd Change.
Serial numbers ran from 146000 in 1909 to 241703 in 1915.

It appears either the cylinder has been replaced (should have a matching serial number on it) or some "custom" refinishing work was done at some time during it's life.

Jim

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Old July 27, 2017, 09:20 PM   #7547
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Hello, I have been a long time reader of TFL but just joined. I was given an S&W 63 serial #M220XXX and was wondering if anyone knew the approximate date it was manufactured. Thank you for your help, Wroughndt
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Old July 28, 2017, 06:13 PM   #7548
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S&W 63 serial #M220XXX
1983.

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Old July 28, 2017, 07:41 PM   #7549
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Thank you so much!
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Old July 31, 2017, 06:12 AM   #7550
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S&W Army 1917 45 revoler DOB

Serial number 51xxx. What is the date of manufacture?
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