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Old October 16, 2020, 08:54 AM   #8251
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AJW would be 1986.

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Thank you for help, Just one more question. By the SN is, it has M629-1. What does the M mean? My buddy has a 629-4 and it doesn't have the M. Thank you very much.
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Old October 17, 2020, 01:21 PM   #8252
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By the SN is, it has M629-1. What does the M mean? My buddy has a 629-4 and it doesn't have the M.
As a prefix it means Model. Sometimes they use "MOD" sometimes just "M" and other times no prefix at all.
An exception would be the 581, 681, 586 and 686 no dash and -1 L frames. The ones that had the firing pin bushing recall completed were also stamped with a "M" (for modified) above or after the model number.

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Old October 17, 2020, 04:27 PM   #8253
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As a prefix it means Model. Sometimes they use "MOD" sometimes just "M" and other times no prefix at all.
An exception would be the 581, 681, 586 and 686 no dash and -1 L frames. The ones that had the firing pin bushing recall completed were also stamped with a "M" (for modified) above or after the model number.

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thank you very much.
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Old November 24, 2020, 03:21 PM   #8254
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Hello, going through my late grandfather's belongings, I've found what I believe is a S&W Frontier Model double action revolver. The barrel engraving reads "SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFIELD. MASS. U.S.A. PAT'D JAN. 17. & 24. 65. JULY 11. 65. AUG. 24. 69. JULY 25. 71. DEC. 2.79. MAY 11&25. 1880"
It's a 5-shot cylinder and appears to be .32 caliber
The Serial number is just 5 digits 953XX

Is there any way to get more info on this?
Thanks in advance for any help!
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Old November 24, 2020, 04:17 PM   #8255
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Frontiers are .44 Caliber
Sounds like you have a .32 Double Action.
The serial number is for a Fourth Model made from 1883-1909 but the last patent date of 1880 is for a Second Model. Barrels are interchangeable. Yours made before 1899 therefore a FFL Antique.
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Old November 25, 2020, 12:12 PM   #8256
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Thanks Jim!
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Old November 25, 2020, 04:21 PM   #8257
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Hi, I have a Model 10-5, SN C722xxx. Would you be so kind as to let me know the year it was manufactured? I would appreciate it very much!
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Old November 26, 2020, 08:57 PM   #8258
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Hi, I have a Model 10-5, SN C722xxx. Would you be so kind as to let me know the year it was manufactured? I would appreciate it very much!
Serial numbers ran from C622700 in 1963 to C810532 in 1965. So, yours would likely be 1964.

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Old November 27, 2020, 06:12 PM   #8259
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Serial numbers ran from C622700 in 1963 to C810532 in 1965. So, yours would likely be 1964.

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Jim, thank you very much for taking the time to look that up for me!
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