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Old July 14, 2015, 06:51 PM   #6951
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Appears to be a modified 38 Military & Police with aftermarket King sights. Some pictures of the gun itself might help. The serial number you gave dates it to mid 1930's.

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Old July 14, 2015, 08:11 PM   #6952
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Thanks for that Jim, any shots in particular besides the ones I posted up that would help?
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Old July 15, 2015, 08:35 PM   #6953
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Picked up a used S&W model 10-10 today....

Can anyone tell me the year of manuf. for a S&W model 10-10 serial number BSR50XX? I am not a fan of the grips that came on it and I want to replace them with the correct factory style wood grips, so I need to know when it was made. Thanks in advance.
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Old July 15, 2015, 08:49 PM   #6954
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S&W Kings

The King modified S&Ws are bringing big bucks. They were prized as target
pistols,now the collectors are stashing them too.
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Old July 17, 2015, 10:56 PM   #6955
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Interesting

Any more info? I could't find any that had sold on gun broker etc.
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Old July 18, 2015, 12:21 PM   #6956
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I have a Model 36 with a serial # of J287XXX. Receipt says it was bought in 1955. Is that pretty close to when it was made?

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Old July 19, 2015, 06:48 AM   #6957
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Very nice looking Smith. I especially like the Cock Eyed hammer. That looks like a very useful addition. I would be proud to own that revolver.
Sorry I can not give you anymore info on your gun. JA
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Old July 19, 2015, 07:10 AM   #6958
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If your serial number has the J prefix it was shipped in the 1975-1976 time frame.
J250001-J370000 = 1975-1976
If it does not have the J prefix in the serial it would have shipped around 1952 to 1953.
Info from SCSW 3rd edition. Hope this helps. JA
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Old July 19, 2015, 11:00 AM   #6959
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S&W model 10-10 serial number BSR50XX
1994/95

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If it does not have the J prefix in the serial it would have shipped around 1952 to 1953.
I'm pretty sure you meant 1962/63.

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Old July 19, 2015, 12:30 PM   #6960
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Thank you for the info. Jim, very much appreciated!!
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Old July 19, 2015, 01:29 PM   #6961
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You are correct on the model 36 date. I did not see enough numbers so early in the morning. Sorry GrehoundDrvr for the misinformation.
And thanks laytonj1 for correcting my mistake. JA
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Old July 19, 2015, 04:37 PM   #6962
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Thanks all.
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Old July 20, 2015, 11:55 AM   #6963
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new to the forum and the new owner...

...of a vintage S&W lemon sqeezer. since it has a short serial number 35XXX, i anticipate a production date prior to 1895. cant wait to get it out on the firing line.
Any closer estimate on date?

any suggestions on a source for replacement grips: looking to upgrade from the rubber to the mother of pearl if possible.

thanks in advance for any thoughts.
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Old July 20, 2015, 08:05 PM   #6964
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S&W lemon sqeezer. since it has a short serial number 35XXX, i anticipate a production date prior to 1895
You did not mention caliber.
If it's a 32 then it's a 32 Safety Hammerless 1st Model. Serial numbers ran from 1 in 1888 to 91417 in 1902. To narrow down a little, SN 53252 was made in Aug. 1894.

If it's a 38 then it's a 38 Safety Hammerless 2nd model. Serial numbers ran from 5251 in 1887 to 42483 in 1890.

Either way, looks like pre 1895.

Can't help you on the grips.

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Old July 21, 2015, 02:40 AM   #6965
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I'm hoping someone can help me with the years for two S&W revolvers I own.

Model 19-4: 47K0xxx
Model 25-5: N678xxx

Thanks in adavnce.
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Old July 21, 2015, 12:44 PM   #6966
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1979 for the Model 19
1980 for the Model 25
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Old July 22, 2015, 05:25 PM   #6967
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S&W Model 10-5

A cousin in Alaska wants to give me a nickel plated S&W 38 Special Model 10-5 with a pinned barrel. The serial number is D425xxx. However, I'm in California and my local gun dealer tells me that versions of that model which are newer than 50 years old cannot be imported to CA from out of state; if it was manufactured prior to 1965 then it can be imported as an antique/curio. Can anyone tell me the date of birth of this weapon, so I can accept this gracious gift?

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Old July 22, 2015, 06:30 PM   #6968
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Sorry. The big book says 1972 for that serial number. California wins again & I throw up a bit of my lunch.
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Old July 22, 2015, 11:19 PM   #6969
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Thank you for the quick response, Sevens. Yes, the State wins this one; too bad as I was looking forward to having a nice gun to shoot Perhaps I can convince my cousin to find something in his large collection that is on the CA compliant list!
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Old July 23, 2015, 12:04 AM   #6970
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Well...
The revolver in question, the classic S&W K-frame .38 Special is -the- most produced single model handgun in history. It is suggested that some six million have been made. I wouldn't even consider myself a "collector" and I own three of them that would qualify as older than 50yrs old.

They are certainly out there, so keep pushin' him!
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Old July 24, 2015, 05:19 PM   #6971
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Thanks, Sevens. What I didn't say is that I owned a S&W Model 10 from back in the early 60s that was a well used, but fine functioning example. It had been a Navy pilot's (from my ship) personal survival pistol that he sold to me for $15, yes $15! That included several hundred rounds of ammo including tracer rounds, all of which I shot up out in the boonies in the San Diego area. In the 70s we had a home burglary in WA State, and along with electronics, etc. the gun was taken. I'm now back in CA and the 1972 pistol that my cousin was offering to send here was to make up for that early loss, but as you indicated, that particular example is "too new" to be allowed as an antique. He is currently looking through his collection to see what other brand/model he might be willing to part with that could be CA compliant...a nice 1911 would be a good substitute, just sayin'
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Old July 26, 2015, 08:52 AM   #6972
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Identify of year for a S&W .32 Long Pistol

I have a Smith and Wesson .32 Long Pistol, 6 shot revolver. two inch barrel, curved wood grips. Serial Number 810064. Does someone have a way to lookup the date of origin on this .32 revolver?

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Old July 27, 2015, 06:33 PM   #6973
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have a Smith and Wesson .32 Long Pistol, 6 shot revolver. two inch barrel, curved wood grips. Serial Number 810064
Serial numbers ran from 712954 in 1961 to 826977 in 1969. So, late 1960's...

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Old July 28, 2015, 07:50 PM   #6974
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S&W M&P from late 1930s or early 1940s?

I have inherited what appears to be an early S&W M&P .38 revolver. The note with it from my father (who is now gone) says that it was purchased by my grandfather before he went off to WW2, in the late 30s or early 40s.

The serial is C53XXX

It's possible that this is a different pistol than referenced in the note.

Any idea if the serial could or couldn't match the time frame in the note?

Thanks for any assistance!
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Old July 28, 2015, 08:26 PM   #6975
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The serial is C53XXX
It's a post WWII gun. Serial numbers ran from C1 in 1948 to C223998 in 1951.

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