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Old March 6, 2015, 05:26 PM   #6851
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I picked one up today

It's a Combat Masterpiece. Model 15-3 serial number K877923. Anybody here tell me old it is? Came with the box. Looks to have lots of holster wear. It's tight and the trigger is nice and smooth on the DA really crisp on the SA
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Old March 6, 2015, 06:10 PM   #6852
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1905 4th change HE SN help

Hi guys
I have another early inheritance from Pops
SN # 269xxx
Any help would be much appreciated!

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Old March 6, 2015, 06:22 PM   #6853
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A 15-3 model was made 1967-1968
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Old March 6, 2015, 11:16 PM   #6854
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Kev, on your 269xxx, I can only offer that:

241xxx shipped in 1915
290xxx shipped in 1918
357xxx shipped in 1921

Each of these dates comes from a factory letter.
We need to build a database of just simply these numbers and dates.
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Old March 7, 2015, 12:12 AM   #6855
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Thank you old friend!
I'll take a stab at 1916 ish maybe on this one.
It's funny that WW1 didn't affect firearm production like it did in WW2
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Old March 8, 2015, 09:04 AM   #6856
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Can anyone help me with year?

I have a S&W Model 13-1, the number on the butt frame is 3D16xxx
the only other numbers I can see are E4 28118 and 4404.

Thanks for the help.
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Old March 8, 2015, 09:31 AM   #6857
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I have a S&W Model 13-1, the number on the butt frame is 3D16xxx
1978-1979 is as close as I can get on that one.
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Old March 8, 2015, 09:59 AM   #6858
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Sevens,
Thanks for the info
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Old March 14, 2015, 02:28 PM   #6859
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Model 10-5

can anyone help with this one.

Model 10-5. SN C736xxx. 6" barrel.

This was purchased with the original box and the paperwork, cleaning kit, and wax paper the gun was wrapped in when new.

The blueing is near flawless, no noticeable wear marks or scratches. It has a slight drag line from the cylinder but I cannot tell that it was ever fired. The square butt grips show no wear. This one is super clean. I don't know if it is I titled to the term "mint" but it's really close.

I am looking for manufacture date as well as approximate value. I am going to entertain selling it if I can make a few bucks. Thanks in advance.

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Old March 14, 2015, 03:37 PM   #6860
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The 10-5 looks to be 1963-1965. Sorry my SCSW does not get any closer than that.
C622700-C810532 = 1963-1965

Your gun sounds like a real beauty. Please post some pics in the revolver forum and show her off. JA
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Old March 14, 2015, 11:13 PM   #6861
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I recently wrangled my dad's 28-2. Based on it being a -2 and what's he told me about it, I would say around 1970. Serial is N581xx. Any more info would be greatly appreciated!
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Old March 15, 2015, 12:34 PM   #6862
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The serial number posted shows to have been shipped sometime in 1978-1980. The SCSW is not any closer than that. It does state that most of the 500000 range of serial numbers were model 28s and model 58s.

N500000=1978-1980
N600000=1979-1980
Hope this is of some help. JA

Sorry Mojave I misread the serial number that you posted. Laytonj1 is correct on the ship date. JA

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Old March 15, 2015, 08:48 PM   #6863
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How about a S&W Model 79G 177 cal air pistol?
Ser # appears to be Q011917.
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Old March 16, 2015, 04:25 PM   #6864
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I would say around 1970. Serial is N581xx
N1 - N99999 ran from 1969 to 1972.

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How about a S&W Model 79G 177 cal air pistol?
Ser # appears to be Q011917.
While the SCSW discusses the CO2 pellet pistols it does not give a serial number breakdown.

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Old March 17, 2015, 04:05 PM   #6865
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OK, thanks.
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Old March 17, 2015, 08:18 PM   #6866
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The serial number posted shows to have been shipped sometime in 1978-1980. The SCSW is not any closer than that. It does state that most of the 500000 range of serial numbers were model 28s and model 58s.

N500000=1978-1980
N600000=1979-1980
Hope this is of some help. JA

Sorry Mojave I misread the serial number that you posted. Laytonj1 is correct on the ship date. JA
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N1 - N99999 ran from 1969 to 1972.
Thanks for the information!
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Old March 19, 2015, 09:25 PM   #6867
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New member here, I'm the new owner of a 14-3 38 spl. Just curious if anyone could help me with a date. Serial number 9k61xxx
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Old March 20, 2015, 01:56 PM   #6868
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Your model 14 looks like it shipped in 1976.
9K10001-9K99999=1976. JA
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Old March 20, 2015, 02:59 PM   #6869
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Old March 20, 2015, 04:25 PM   #6870
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Can anybody give me a rough time frame on the Smith 27-3??

All I got on the serial is AVC.

Seventies? Eighties?

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Old March 20, 2015, 05:30 PM   #6871
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Model 10-5 serial number 17417?
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Old March 21, 2015, 07:09 AM   #6872
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The model 27-3 was made from 1982 through 1988. The SCSW does not show an AVC serial prefix. But shows an AVB as being July 1987. So guessing yours should be Late '87 or early '88. JA
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Old March 21, 2015, 07:21 AM   #6873
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Mavracer, That is not quite enough info. What is the full number (including letters) on the butt of the gun? You can put Xs in for the last two digits if you are uncomfortable putting the full serial number on the forum. JA
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Old March 21, 2015, 08:01 AM   #6874
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Thanks much, JA!!!

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Old March 21, 2015, 10:42 PM   #6875
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Smith and wesson model 10-7

I'm trying to find what year a model 10-7 was made.
3D86778. Maybe 1977?
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