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Old July 29, 2015, 12:18 AM   #6976
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Thanks! As always, family lore is suspect :-)
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Old July 31, 2015, 05:10 PM   #6977
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Model 58

Thanks in advance!

4" Model 58 Blue
N1875XX
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Old July 31, 2015, 08:00 PM   #6978
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1973.

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Old August 1, 2015, 02:57 PM   #6979
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Smith and Wesson pre-war 38/44, N frame. Serial number N58541.
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Old August 1, 2015, 08:43 PM   #6980
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pre-war 38/44, N frame. Serial number N58541.
You sure about that serial number? That would date it to around 1970. Take the serial number from the underside of the grip frame. A pre war would not have a letter prefix.

Pre war 38/44 Outdoorsman SN's ran from 38939 in 1931 to 62077 in 1941.

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Old August 2, 2015, 02:14 PM   #6981
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Jim, I'm going on the sellers information as to the serial number. I did locate the information I needed. This one was produced in early 1940.
I also sent you a P/M.

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Old August 4, 2015, 07:12 PM   #6982
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Looking for age of S&W model 19

I'm looking at buying a S&W model 19 barrel 6in Fir B Stock TS Cal. 357 Serial # AFD9xxx can anyone help me with age of gun thanks
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Old August 5, 2015, 12:59 AM   #6983
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November 1984 says my SCSW, 2nd Ed, on the AFD9xx Model 19.
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Old August 5, 2015, 06:51 PM   #6984
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S&W model 19

I have a S&W Model 19, serial #84K8***. I would appreciate if anyone can tell me the year of manufacture. Thanks!
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Old August 5, 2015, 08:19 PM   #6985
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My book says 1980 for the 84k8xx Model 19.
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Old August 5, 2015, 08:34 PM   #6986
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Model 19

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Old August 7, 2015, 06:37 PM   #6987
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Help with serial number

I have a HE First with the serial number 18435* - the star on the end is what is giving me trouble. Thanks for all the help
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Old August 9, 2015, 08:06 AM   #6988
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Sorry that I don't have my reference book handy to look up any particulars but historically, a star at the end of the serial number on a S&W has denoted a return trip to the factory for work, alteration or refinishing. Hopefully some greater minds can share more information.
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Old August 10, 2015, 08:43 PM   #6989
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How about a SW 640-1 serial: CEUxxx
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Old August 13, 2015, 08:26 PM   #6990
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I have a HE First with the serial number 18435*
Serial numbers ran from 1 in 1899 to 20975 in 1902. The star means factory rework (repair and/or refinish).

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640-1 serial: CEUxxx
2001.

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Old August 14, 2015, 12:02 AM   #6991
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S&W hand ejector model of 1905

I have a revolver that I believe to be a S&W hand ejector model of 1905, 2nd change.
Serial Number 142xxx
I believe this gun was manufactured in either 1908 or 1909 and I was wondering if I am right about the model and if so what is the value of such a gun?
Also this gun has a hard black rubber grip that looks original instead of the checkered walnut that is usually seen on model 10s.
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Old August 14, 2015, 11:12 AM   #6992
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"Value" is going to be very tough to judge on your revolver... especially when you haven't added pictures or even much of a description of it's condition.

This thread is a great place to find out about the age & identity of the revolver but for a better string of opinions on it's value, start a whole new thread and add pictures and detailed descriptions.

Sorry I can't help more, I have two old ones but both are the more common 4th Change.
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Old August 14, 2015, 12:58 PM   #6993
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Old August 15, 2015, 03:53 PM   #6994
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I have a revolver that I believe to be a S&W hand ejector model of 1905, 2nd change.
Serial Number 142xxx
Assuming it's chambered for 38 Special, serial numbers ran from 73251 in 1906 to 146899 in 1909.
Based on the pictures, value would be low, maybe $300 range.

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Old August 22, 2015, 04:08 PM   #6995
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S&W DOB

Hello everyone, I'm living Belgium and have no way to check the date or year of manufacture of my S&W right here so, maybe could you help me to find them ?

I have :

- mod 66 serial BHY251X
- mod 64-3 serial AFL894X
- mod 64-3 serial AJE608X
- mod 60 serial AYP483X

And pistol :

- mod 5906 serial VAC855X

I replaced the last digit by a "X" for confidentiality.

Thanks a lot to, everyone !
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Old August 23, 2015, 01:23 AM   #6996
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- mod 66 serial BHY251X
Book is a little sketchy with these numbers... I think this is because S&W got in the habit of "reserving" some ranges for future use. With that said, I believe you are looking at 1992 date.

- mod 64-3 serial AFL894X
Late 1984 for this one.

- mod 64-3 serial AJE608X
Confusing for the same reasons as above, but appears to be mid to late 1985.

- mod 60 serial AYP483X
January of 1988.

Model 5906 serial VAC855x
1994...I think!

My source is the phenomenal Standard Catalog of S&W, but I have only the second edition. The 3rd is "current" but also old... the 4th Edition is at the tail end of being written RIGHT NOW! I can't wait to get it and I hope it makes many of these serial number questions a bit easier to answer - and with more accurate and confident answers.

Hope that helps!
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Old August 23, 2015, 02:02 AM   #6997
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Hi Sevens and thanks for your help !!! It really helps me ! i thought that my 66 model was not new when i bought it in 93 but it appears that it was. I only shot some hundred cartridges with it. For the other ones, they came from Belgian police and i really had no idea about their age.. Now i know. they still looks good. Thanks again for your help !!! Laurent.
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Old August 30, 2015, 10:08 PM   #6998
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Found a Triple Lock .44SP. Bead blasted and blued to cover surface rusting but good bore and locks up tight. S/N 6819.
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Old September 1, 2015, 07:24 PM   #6999
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Found a Triple Lock .44SP. Bead blasted and blued to cover surface rusting but good bore and locks up tight. S/N 6819.
1910.

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Old September 4, 2015, 07:11 PM   #7000
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K38 Target Masterpiece

This is my first ever post and thank you in advance to anyone who can help.
I have been givin a S&W K38 Target Masterpiece. Its a 5 screw model and in 98% or better condition. It has a serial number of K898XX. That serial number is also stamped in the underside of the Magna grip panels as well. Can anyone date this particular revolver for me?
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