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Old September 20, 2018, 09:16 AM   #7851
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I have a 38 special cheif serial number 6731xx . Can anyone tell me the age of this gun ?I'm trying to establish it's value . Any help would appreciated
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Old September 20, 2018, 03:47 PM   #7852
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I have a 38 special cheif serial number 6731xx .
1967/68 time frame. Value depends heavily on condition and can range from $300 to $600+.

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Old September 23, 2018, 05:56 AM   #7853
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Thanks laytonj1 . the serial number was lacking the j in it and another link someone posted suggested older than that . But I am by no means an expert . The condition is "good" . Has wear on the cylinder and barrel . Not too bad . Would it decrease the value anymore by having it reblued ?
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Old September 24, 2018, 12:31 AM   #7854
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Dating a S&W

I just picked up a Smith model 10-5. I am having trouble dating it. The serial reads D136575. Any help would be appreciated. Also, what reference is used to date these?
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Old September 24, 2018, 09:41 AM   #7855
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Thanks laytonj1 . the serial number was lacking the j in it and another link someone posted suggested older than that . But I am by no means an expert . The condition is "good" . Has wear on the cylinder and barrel . Not too bad . Would it decrease the value anymore by having it reblued ?
Per the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, model 36 serial numbers were 295000 in 1962 and 786544 in 1969.
Rebluing would reduce value.

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Old September 24, 2018, 09:43 AM   #7856
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I just picked up a Smith model 10-5. I am having trouble dating it. The serial reads D136575. Any help would be appreciated. Also, what reference is used to date these?
Per the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, serial numbers ran from D90001 to D330000
From 1969 to 1970.

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Old September 27, 2018, 02:09 PM   #7857
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S&W Highway Patrolman

Hello, first time poster here. I am looking at a S&W Highway Patrolman, Model 28-2, serial number V952543. It is blue with a 6" barrel & is in very good condition. I am interested in a value & manufacture date. Thanks!
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Old September 29, 2018, 02:25 PM   #7858
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Hello, first time poster here. I am looking at a S&W Highway Patrolman, Model 28-2, serial number V952543. It is blue with a 6" barrel & is in very good condition. I am interested in a value & manufacture date. Thanks!
Well, there is a problem with that serial number. V952543 does not exist. The “V” prefix was used during WWII and serial numbers did not reach that high. 28-2’s were made from 1962 to 1982 and would have a “N” or “S” prefix serial number. Take the serial number from the underside of the grip frame. You may have to remove the grips tp see it. As for value, that depends a lot on condition.

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Old October 2, 2018, 11:08 AM   #7859
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S&W .44 Magnum

A dear friend of ours just passed and his widow discovered what appears to be
a stainless S&W .44 Mag with an 8" barrel, in a box and we are trying to find out more details.

She sent me a photo and it is marked S for stainless and, on the crane, is the model # 629-1, which I believe makes it around 1979ish and just above that is the serial # AEAXXXX.

If anyone would be so kind as to enlighten us further and also give us an approx value, we would deeply appreciate it. I am, amongst other things, a semi-auto and a "Glock guy" but this is one nice firearm and, subject to SWMBO's approval, I am sorely tempted !

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Old October 2, 2018, 07:28 PM   #7860
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A dear friend of ours just passed and his widow discovered what appears to be
a stainless S&W .44 Mag with an 8" barrel, in a box and we are trying to find out more details.

She sent me a photo and it is marked S for stainless and, on the crane, is the model # 629-1, which I believe makes it around 1979ish and just above that is the serial # AEAXXXX.

If anyone would be so kind as to enlighten us further and also give us an approx value, we would deeply appreciate it. I am, amongst other things, a semi-auto and a "Glock guy" but this is one nice firearm and, subject to SWMBO's approval, I am sorely tempted !
629-1’s ran from 1982 to 88. AEAxxxx dates it to 1984. 629 is the stainless version of the 29. Barrel is likely 8 3/8”. Value depends on condition. Figure $600 to $800 selling private party. Maybe more if you have the original box, manual, and tools.

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Old October 3, 2018, 06:50 AM   #7861
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Thank you

Many thanks laytonj1, I will tell her today.

Best regards

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Old October 13, 2018, 05:02 PM   #7862
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Scored a 686-5 Plus, CDB2xxx. I think that would date to 1998 or 1999.

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Old October 13, 2018, 08:22 PM   #7863
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Scored a 686-5 Plus, CDB2xxx. I think that would date to 1998 or 1999.

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You’re getting good at this. CDB dates it at late 1998 to early 99.

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Old October 14, 2018, 01:14 PM   #7864
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You’re getting good at this. CDB dates it at late 1998 to early 99.

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Lol, thanks Jim.
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Old October 22, 2018, 11:16 AM   #7865
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Hello to all.

What could be the date of manufacture of a revolver?
Model: 686-4, Satin Stainless Steel, Round Butt
Serial number: CBT7xxx
Engraving on barrel: .357 Security Special
Bought in Europe

box label:


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Old October 23, 2018, 07:13 PM   #7866
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Hello to all.

What could be the date of manufacture of a revolver?
Model: 686-4, Satin Stainless Steel, Round Butt
Serial number: CBT7xxx
Engraving on barrel: .357 Security Special
Bought in Europe

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CBTxxxx dates it to 1997.

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Old October 24, 2018, 05:30 AM   #7867
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Thank you very much, Jim
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Old October 26, 2018, 12:20 PM   #7868
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Ho about model 66 ser# 4Kxx
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Old October 27, 2018, 11:50 AM   #7869
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Ho about model 66 ser# 4Kxx
1972.

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Old October 28, 2018, 09:40 AM   #7870
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Questions...

I've been following the site for awhile and finally decided to join...I was recently given the opportunity to acquire a 586 no-dash for a reasonable cost. I was told it was made sometime in the 80's but the previous owner couldn't pin it down any more than that. The serial number is ACH02xx. Can anyone provide any info about this gun? It also didn't come with a box or anything. Is there anywhere to get replacement boxes, preferably a replica of the original one that came with the gun (label/sticker, all paperwork and extras, etc.)? Thanks.
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Old October 29, 2018, 09:30 PM   #7871
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I've been following the site for awhile and finally decided to join...I was recently given the opportunity to acquire a 586 no-dash for a reasonable cost. I was told it was made sometime in the 80's but the previous owner couldn't pin it down any more than that. The serial number is ACH02xx. Can anyone provide any info about this gun? It also didn't come with a box or anything. Is there anywhere to get replacement boxes, preferably a replica of the original one that came with the gun (label/sticker, all paperwork and extras, etc.)? Thanks.
Serial number dates it to 1983. Boxes, etc. can be found on eBay and gunbroker. As far as blank labels that you can put serial numbers on, they can be found also but I personally don’t like it. Too many people try to pass it off as original.

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Old October 30, 2018, 12:49 AM   #7872
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Thanks. I want the box because my gun didn't come with one. As for the label, I don't really care if the box has one, but I would like the box to have all the accessories. Haven't found one on any auction sites.
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Old November 2, 2018, 01:28 PM   #7873
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Scored a 25-7 Unfluted yesterday, BDS6xxx, product code 100924. I know there was a run of 2000 of this specific product code, some 25-7 and 25-9, but I can't figure out when it was made. Like many of the 45 caliber N frames, it is marked Model of 1989, however I've seen some sources listing them as made in 1987 and some in 1989.

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Old November 4, 2018, 08:07 PM   #7874
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Scored a 25-7 Unfluted yesterday, BDS6xxx, product code 100924. I know there was a run of 2000 of this specific product code, some 25-7 and 25-9, but I can't figure out when it was made. Like many of the 45 caliber N frames, it is marked Model of 1989, however I've seen some sources listing them as made in 1987 and some in 1989.

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BDS would be 1989.
I bought mine new around that same time, when they first came out.

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Old November 4, 2018, 10:02 PM   #7875
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BDS would be 1989.
I bought mine new around that same time, when they first came out.

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Thanks again, Jim! 1989 makes sense, seeing as how it's stamped down the barrel lol.
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