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Old September 5, 2015, 04:13 AM   #7001
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If it is indeed one letter (K) and just 5 digits (and you didn't miss one), then it dates to 1950.

But since you said it is a five screw, then yep, sure sounds like a very nice old K-38. These guns got model numbers assigned to them around 1957... and the K-38 Masterpiece was issued the name of Model 14. So your revolver might casually be called or considered a "pre-Model 14."

Cool revolver!
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Old September 5, 2015, 09:59 AM   #7002
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Model 36

New to the forum and I thought I would post about a S&W .38SPL I have, the serial number is 38JXXX, can anyone help with a shipping date?

Thanks in advance
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Old September 9, 2015, 12:39 PM   #7003
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I finally found a vintage Model 17-2 for a reasonable price, ser # K32394. Born on date?
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Old September 9, 2015, 12:55 PM   #7004
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Single alpha and only five digits indicates 1948 -- which wouldn't be a 17-2, that would be before model numbers. Now if you missed one digit and it's K32394x, that one shows 1958.

Could be me... sometimes the serial number index cornfuses me.
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Old September 9, 2015, 05:18 PM   #7005
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The correct # is K632394
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Old September 10, 2015, 05:07 AM   #7006
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...and that would be 196.

OOPS, I meant "1965."
Sorry, just pokin' fun at ya.
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Old September 10, 2015, 07:31 AM   #7007
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Old September 10, 2015, 07:28 PM   #7008
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the serial number is 38JXXX
Can't tell you when it was shipped. However, that serial number was used in 1971/72. SN's ran from 1J1 in 1971 to 999J99 in 1972.

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Old September 11, 2015, 09:43 PM   #7009
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Model 10

Picking up a S&W Model 10 next week serial # C4647XX and was wondering if someone could tell me when it was made. Thanks guys,

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Old September 11, 2015, 10:01 PM   #7010
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Believe C464xxx is going to be late 1960.
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Old September 12, 2015, 10:02 PM   #7011
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Thank you sir
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Old September 20, 2015, 07:48 PM   #7012
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can you guys/gals help me date/identify this one Please

hello I picked up a nice little smith and wesson snub nose 5 shot 38 special today at a yard sale and was wondering if anyone could help me out . Its not like my other pistol as far as the way its marked. the serial number is only 5 digits and no letters 260xx on the cylinder arm is the letter A then below that is 94 25 7 it also has a flatter cylinder release than my 14-2 4in heavy barrel

any info would be great

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Old September 23, 2015, 08:14 PM   #7013
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260xx on the cylinder arm
If that number matches the serial number on the underside of the grip frame then that dates it to 1952/53.
If not, then I'll need the number from the underside of the grip frame to date it.
Early "J" frames (pre 1968) had a flatter cylinder release latch.

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Old September 25, 2015, 09:16 AM   #7014
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hi, new to the forum. I just picked up a S&W 38 2nd model top break revolver.
serial number is 70599 would anyone know the date of manufacture. thanks in advance, Jay
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Old September 25, 2015, 09:38 AM   #7015
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Welcome aboard see if this helps;

https://www.facebook.com/SmithWesson...71257209590018
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Old September 25, 2015, 11:56 AM   #7016
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thanks Tom for that info but it does not seem to go back far enough, this revolver I believe was made in the 1880's
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Old September 25, 2015, 12:13 PM   #7017
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Old September 25, 2015, 03:59 PM   #7018
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One other thing that I didn't mention was that it is the model with the spur trigger
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Old September 25, 2015, 07:41 PM   #7019
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S&W 38 2nd model top break revolver. serial number is 70599
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it is the model with the spur trigger
It would be a 38 Single Action.
All the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson shows is the 2nd model was made from 1877 to 1891 with serial numbers running from 1 to 108255.

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Old September 28, 2015, 10:24 PM   #7020
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thank you for the information. Jay
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Old September 29, 2015, 07:58 PM   #7021
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Scored two more classic S&W's:

Model 586 no dash, ADE0xxx, based on no dash I think between 81-85.

Model 36 no dash, 19xxx, I'd guess mid 60's maybe?

Any info would be appreciated!
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Old September 29, 2015, 08:16 PM   #7022
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Model 586 no dash, ADE0xxx, based on no dash I think between 81-85.
Model 36 no dash, 19xxx, I'd guess mid 60's maybe?
Model 586 no dash, ADE0xxx = 1983.

Model 36 no dash, 19xxx. = Take the serial number from the underside of the grip frame. 19xxx would date to 1952 which is 5 years before they stamped model numbers so that is likely an assembly number.

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Old September 29, 2015, 09:27 PM   #7023
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Model 586 no dash, ADE0xxx = 1983.

Model 36 no dash, 19xxx. = Take the serial number from the underside of the grip frame. 19xxx would date to 1952 which is 5 years before they stamped model numbers so that is likely an assembly number.

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Thanks for the info! I'll grab the other serial number and post it up ASAP.
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Old September 29, 2015, 11:01 PM   #7024
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Model 36 no dash, 19xxx. = Take the serial number from the underside of the grip frame. 19xxx would date to 1952 which is 5 years before they stamped model numbers so that is likely an assembly number.

Jim
How about ANB9xxx?
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Old September 30, 2015, 10:08 PM   #7025
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How about ANB9xxx?
!986/87.

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