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Old March 17, 2020, 10:31 AM   #8151
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Thank you, Jim!
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Old March 20, 2020, 05:45 AM   #8152
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Safety Hammerless, 1649XX

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Old March 20, 2020, 05:01 PM   #8153
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If it's 32 caliber then it's a 2nd Model with serial numbers running from 91418 in 1902 to 170000 in 1909.
If it's 38 caliber then it's a 4th Model with serial numbers running from 116003 in 1898 to ~220000 in 1907.

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Old March 20, 2020, 05:11 PM   #8154
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It is a 32. Thanks Jim.

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Old March 20, 2020, 05:20 PM   #8155
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One more. Pre Model 10 snubbie, square butt nickel. C 9109x

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Old March 20, 2020, 05:31 PM   #8156
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One more. Model 10 snubbie, square butt nickel. C 9109x
Serial numbers ran from C1 in 1948 to C223998 in 1951.

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Old March 22, 2020, 07:25 PM   #8157
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A .38 Special with serial 357xx.
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Old March 23, 2020, 04:11 PM   #8158
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Looking for a mfg date of my grandfather's service pistol (local PD) that was handed down to me.

.38 S&W Special CTG
Sep. 14.09
6 shot - K frame
#245xxx

The 2nd to last number really looks like an "S" to me if that's an option, it is different from the "5".

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Old March 23, 2020, 06:47 PM   #8159
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6 shot - K frame
#245xxx
Likely 1915 or possibly 1916. It's a .38 Military & Police Model of 1905 - 4th Change. Serial numbers started at 241704 in 1915.
All six digits would be numbers.

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Old March 25, 2020, 09:38 AM   #8160
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I'm confused

My S&W Target Masterpiece (pre-14 5-screw) 38 Spcl 6" barrel has two serial numbers.

One on the crane and one under the hand grip frame.

Which do I use to determine approximate date of manufacturer?
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Old March 25, 2020, 10:08 AM   #8161
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The serial number is the one on the bottom of the butt.

Numbers under the yoke, where people look unsuccessfully for "model number" on pre-1957 guns are assembly numbers used to keep parts together at the factory.
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Old March 25, 2020, 01:48 PM   #8162
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Can someone look up a number for me, please?
S&W Model 29
DCP42XX
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Old March 25, 2020, 01:58 PM   #8163
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Reading the post above mine, I think I was looking in the wrong place. I hate to take the grips off and risk breaking them.
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Old March 25, 2020, 02:26 PM   #8164
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A .38 Special with serial 357xx.
5 shot or 6? Also, did you take the number from the underside of the grip frame? Include any letter prefixes such as K, J, C, etc. if any.

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Old March 25, 2020, 04:52 PM   #8165
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It's a six shooter. Number is on the bottom of the grip. No letters to be seen. It is nickel plated but someone took a brush to it at some point. The patent date on the barrel is 1905. My dad got this around 1955 after serving on the jury that convicted Leslie Irvin in Indiana. After the decision was read during the trial, Irvin stood up and told the jury he was going to kill them all. He escaped jail a few days later, which was why my dad got the gun.
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Old March 26, 2020, 01:44 AM   #8166
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Info on revolver

Good day, Would greatly appreciate the following info decoded from the box on my revolver:

I understand the first three
Model No.: 29
Barrel: 6
Fin.: N

Stock: TS
Features: TT TH RR WO
Serial: AFF1076
Product Code: 101212
Spec. Ord.: 5064

Thank you!

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Old March 26, 2020, 03:39 PM   #8167
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Can someone look up a number for me, please?
S&W Model 29
DCP42XX

Reading the post above mine, I think I was looking in the wrong place. I hate to take the grips off and risk breaking them.
About the time they went to the three letter code, they started putting the serial number under the yoke so you didn't have to pull the target grips to read it.
The only D - anything was in 2003.


Doc's AFF is from 1984. I think.
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Old March 26, 2020, 05:46 PM   #8168
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It's a six shooter. Number is on the bottom of the grip. No letters to be seen. It is nickel plated but someone took a brush to it at some point. The patent date on the barrel is 1905. My dad got this around 1955 after serving on the jury that convicted Leslie Irvin in Indiana. After the decision was read during the trial, Irvin stood up and told the jury he was going to kill them all. He escaped jail a few days later, which was why my dad got the gun.
Cool story!
Problem with serial number is a 1905 patent date would make it a .38 Military & Police Model of 1905 but they started at serial number 62450 in 1905. 357xx would be for a Model of 1902, which would not have a 1905 patent date on it.
Could you post a pic of the gun as well as a pic of the serial number? You can email it to me if you prefer.

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Old March 26, 2020, 05:50 PM   #8169
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Good day, Would greatly appreciate the following info decoded from the box on my revolver:

Stock: TS
Features: TT TH RR WO
Serial: AFF1076
Product Code: 101212
Spec. Ord.: 5064

Thank you!
Stock: TS = Target Stocks.
Features: TT TH RR WO = target trigger, target hammer, red ramp front sight, white outline rear sight.
Serial: AFF1076
Product Code: 101212 = Breaks out to 6" N TS TT TH RR WO 1984 - 1991 47 oz.
Spec. Ord.: 5064 - The special order code on the box (5064) dates it to the 64th day of 1985. That is when it was packaged.

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Old March 26, 2020, 09:18 PM   #8170
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You are right about the patent date. My crappy eyes, plus the wire brushing of the barrel had me thinking it was a 5, not a 2.
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Old March 27, 2020, 07:15 PM   #8171
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You are right about the patent date. My crappy eyes, plus the wire brushing of the barrel had me thinking it was a 5, not a 2.
Which makes it a .38 Military & Police Model of 1902 - 1st Change. Serial numbers ran from 33804 in 1903 to 62449 in 1904.

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Old April 2, 2020, 11:57 PM   #8172
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I would like for some to tell me the year of my s&w 38 special model is 10-5 serial # is c793xxx
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Old April 3, 2020, 10:38 AM   #8173
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I would like for some to tell me the year of my s&w 38 special model is 10-5 serial # is c793xxx
Serial numbers ran from C622700 in 1963 to C810532 in 1965. So, most likely 1965.

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Old April 5, 2020, 08:23 PM   #8174
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How about this for a serial number?

P8183XX

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Old April 6, 2020, 03:03 PM   #8175
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How about this for a serial number?

P8183XX

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Not a S&W serial number with that "P" prefix. Take the serial number from the underside of the grip frame. You may have to remove the grips to see it. Also, what is the chambering and is it a 5 or 6 shot?

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