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Old October 1, 2015, 03:26 AM   #7026
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S&W model 65-2

7D607xx
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Old October 1, 2015, 10:51 AM   #7027
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38 special CTG

model 10 I am assuming.
Purchased roughly 20 years ago from police agency turn in for 9mm.
serial D598289

Any information is greatly appreciated
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Old October 1, 2015, 06:52 PM   #7028
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7D607xx
1981.
SN's ran from 7D10000 to 9D44500 that year.

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serial D598289
SN's ran from D510001 in 1973 to D659901 in 1974.
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model 10 I am assuming.
If it's blued, chambered in 38 special and has a steel frame vs aluminum, then yes.

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Old October 3, 2015, 06:01 AM   #7029
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Help with dating a Smith model 13-3

Can anyone out there help me date a Smith Model 13-3, serial number ABS7965. This is my first k frame but I love it already. Got the gun on a trade...beautiful piece. Guy didn't know any history of it and I know every gun has a story.
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Old October 3, 2015, 08:44 PM   #7030
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serial number ABS7965
1983.

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Old October 4, 2015, 04:29 PM   #7031
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I picked up an old beater at an auction today. Serial number is 205626. Looks to be .44 Special caliber. Not sure of the model . Any help?
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Old October 4, 2015, 04:49 PM   #7032
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Help ID an old S&W .32 Cal

Have .32 S&W SN 90xxx w/3 1/2in barrel.
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Old October 4, 2015, 08:35 PM   #7033
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I picked up an old beater at an auction today. Serial number is 205626. Looks to be .44 Special caliber. Not sure of the model . Any help?
A picture and/or more info would help. S&W reused the same SN's thru out the model lines so determining the model has to be done first. None of the 44 Specials ran in that SN range unless there is a "S" prefix with that SN.

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Have .32 S&W SN 90xxx w/3 1/2in barrel.
As above, S&W reused the same SN's thru out the model lines so determining the model has to be done first.
Does it have a modern swingout cylinder or is it the type where the barrel and cylinder tip down to load/unload? Does it have an exposed hammer or a concealed hammer with a grip safety? What is the exact chambering (caliber) stamped on the side of the barrel? Example: 32 S&W LONG.

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Old October 5, 2015, 06:56 PM   #7034
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A picture and/or more info would help. S&W reused the same SN's thru out the model lines so determining the model has to be done first. None of the 44 Specials ran in that SN range unless there is a "S" prefix with that SN.
The serial number is correct. I believe the gun is a Model 37 in .45 ACP.
I'll try to get some pics tomorrow.
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Old October 5, 2015, 07:59 PM   #7035
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Just bought a Used Police Smith and Wesson .38 Special

The serial # is 5D46332. It's in really nice shape, was wondering if anyone knew what year it was made?
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Old October 6, 2015, 06:02 PM   #7036
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Pics of Model 1937 in .45 ACP. On the back of the grip is the number 23073. Inside the yoke is 39167. The serial number of 205626 is on the bottom of the grip, on the end of the cylinder and on the bottom of the barrel. On one side of the frame is "Estados Unidos de Brazil". The other side has the S&W monogram. The grips are in fair to poor shape. The old girl has seen some abuse but still locks up nice and tight. Bore is good. Would it be worth it to have the gun restored? Thanks for the help.









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Old October 8, 2015, 03:03 PM   #7037
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The serial # is 5D46332
1979.

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Pics of Model 1937 in .45 ACP.
It's a Model 1917. It was part of a 25,000 gun shipment to Brazil in 1938. Serial numbers ran in the 181983 to 207043 range.
A second shipment in 1946 ran in the 207196 to 207989 range.

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Old October 10, 2015, 08:36 PM   #7038
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:)

Thank you very much!!!
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Old October 15, 2015, 05:55 AM   #7039
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Hi, I was wondering if someone would be able to assist me in finding out the age of my S&W?
It is a model 66-2 SN AES0932
Thank you
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Old October 15, 2015, 07:02 PM   #7040
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SN AES0932
1984.

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Old October 20, 2015, 01:23 AM   #7041
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I have recently been handed down this vintage 38 special revolver.
Not in great condition but still pretty neat.

6 inch barrel
Round handle
Numbers all match 1448xx

I'm curious as to the age of it.
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Old October 20, 2015, 02:26 AM   #7042
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I'm curious as to the age of it.
For a proper identification, it would be beneficial to post some photos of the revolver.

S&W made many firearms chambered in .38.
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Old October 20, 2015, 09:14 AM   #7043
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Yes sir,
It was late and I needed to resize the photo this AM.

Early hand ejector
Nickle finish?
Barrel, butt and cylinder all stamped with 1448xx

Thanks y'all
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Old October 20, 2015, 01:37 PM   #7044
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It was late and I needed to resize the photo this AM.
I understand that feeling.

The serial dates your S&W .38 Military & Police Model of 1905 to 1906-1909.

If you push the extractor star outwards, do you notice two dowel pins underneath on the cylinder surface?

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Old October 20, 2015, 03:25 PM   #7045
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Wow! How cool! this revolver is over 100 years old!
I'm impressed!
I do wish it was in better condition though.
I took it to a gun smith today and he said it appeared to be ok to shoot.

There does not seem to be any dowel pins below the ejector star.
However, I did notice 9 "notches" on the inside handle.
If this gun could talk....
It has been in the family for probably 50 years,
but before that....who knows!
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Old October 20, 2015, 04:44 PM   #7046
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There does not seem to be any dowel pins below the ejector star.
Sounds like the 1st change of the 1905 model.

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but before that....who knows!
You can always request a letter from S&W to get more exact information.

The cost might be around $40, but it will let you know a little more information such as a more exact manufacturing date and where it was originally shipped to.

http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/w...4_757812_image
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Old October 21, 2015, 06:32 AM   #7047
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My father passed away and left this, its a .357 serial AJR6XXX any help would be appreciated. Picture
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Old October 21, 2015, 12:38 PM   #7048
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1986-1987.

Likely closer to 1986.
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Old October 27, 2015, 06:50 AM   #7049
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Can someone help me get information about a gun left to me by my grandfather?

It's a S&W 38 special. Serial number 225854. I have tried to upload pics but file size is too big and I'm not aware of how to shrink it. I can email somebody if someone can help.
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Old October 27, 2015, 11:26 AM   #7050
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Unusual find from an estate consignment

Jim,

I have an older Airweight Bodyguard J-Frame in .38 Special which has a pinned barrel. I believe it may be a Model 38. The serial number is J883075.

It is nickel-plated, and I'm informed that S&W did this by first plating the aluminum frame with copper, then plating the nickel over the copper.

What can you tell me about when this one was manufactured?

Thanks.
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