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Old July 23, 2018, 03:40 PM   #7826
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Found a deal on a 66-1, 76K4xxx. I would guess 1980 or 1981, right before the switch to 66-2.

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1980.
SN's ran from 57K0001 to 91K6800 that year.
You're building quite the collection, eh?

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Old July 23, 2018, 08:07 PM   #7827
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1980.
SN's ran from 57K0001 to 91K6800 that year.
You're building quite the collection, eh?

Jim
I'm a sucker for a good deal, especially if it's P&R. Thanks again for another lookup, I appreciate it!
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Old July 29, 2018, 07:13 PM   #7828
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Model 39, no dash.
Serial 1050xx.
Just bought it yesterday
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Old July 30, 2018, 03:46 PM   #7829
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Model 39, no dash.
Serial 1050xx.
1969/70.
I love to have one of those myself.

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Old August 2, 2018, 01:00 PM   #7830
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Just bought my first S&W yesterday and I'm curious what year it was made.
S&W 500, no dash.
Serial DKL3XXX.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old August 2, 2018, 09:38 PM   #7831
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Just bought my first S&W yesterday and I'm curious what year it was made.
S&W 500, no dash.
Serial DKL3XXX.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.
The book I have only covers up to 2004. Yours was made after that. You can either call S&W customer service to get the DOB or register on the S&W forum and ask the same question, where someone will likely have a later edition book.

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Old August 5, 2018, 02:40 PM   #7832
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Another P&R classic popped up that I couldn't resist. A Model 58, in what I think is factory nickel. It has an R-N stamp under the grips. N272XXX. It's not an S prefix, so I think it's in the early 70's somewhere, maybe 72-74.

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Old August 5, 2018, 06:07 PM   #7833
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Another P&R classic popped up that I couldn't resist. A Model 58, in what I think is factory nickel. It has an R-N stamp under the grips. N272XXX. It's not an S prefix, so I think it's in the early 70's somewhere, maybe 72-74.

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The last half of the N2xxxxx and most of the N5xxxxx consisted of M28 and M58 production. N2xxxxx ran from 1974 to 1977.
An “N” on the grip frame and I believe the back of the cylinder were indicative of nickeled guns.

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Old August 5, 2018, 07:21 PM   #7834
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The last half of the N2xxxxx and most of the N5xxxxx consisted of M28 and M58 production. N2xxxxx ran from 1974 to 1977.
An “N” on the grip frame and I believe the back of the cylinder were indicative of nickeled guns.

Jim
Thanks Jim! This one has the N on the grip frame, but not on the cylinder.
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Old August 14, 2018, 04:20 PM   #7835
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Just bought a 629 as my 686 needed a big brother. Looking for any information on this gun. Thanks

Model: 629-3
Serial# - BKF2XXX
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Old August 15, 2018, 08:17 PM   #7836
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Serial# - BKF2XXX
1991.
Many consider the 629- 3 and -4 the best of the 629 series as they had all the endurance updates and were pre MIM and internal lock. Dash 4 added the drilled and tapped frame.

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Old August 15, 2018, 09:28 PM   #7837
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Thanks for the information Jim. When you say dash 4 added the drill and tapped frame, are you talking about the holes on the top strap as mine has those which might have been done afterwards as it came with a Bushell Elite 3200 scope
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Old August 16, 2018, 02:23 PM   #7838
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Thanks for the information Jim. When you say dash 4 added the drill and tapped frame, are you talking about the holes on the top strap as mine has those which might have been done afterwards as it came with a Bushell Elite 3200 scope
Yes, the holes in the top of the frame. Dash 4 also included a new rear sight assembly (rounded vs square on the end) and the new extractor star (locator pins eliminated).
That said, during the transition some later dash 3’s could have one or more of the updates and some earlier dash 4’s missing one. So, yours could be correct.

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Old August 19, 2018, 06:47 AM   #7839
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Local ads for N frames are tough to ignore... A 629-2 Classic Hunter followed me home: BDZ9xxx. I think that would put it in 1988.

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Old August 19, 2018, 10:59 AM   #7840
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Local ads for N frames are tough to ignore... A 629-2 Classic Hunter followed me home: BDZ9xxx. I think that would put it in 1988.

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Book shows SN prefixes BDZ to BEA running from May to August 1989.

I bought a 629-2 classic hunter back around 1988/89. It was unique for a S&W N frame back then with the full lug barrel and unflutted cylinder.

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Old August 19, 2018, 03:23 PM   #7841
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Book shows SN prefixes BDZ to BEA running from May to August 1989.

I bought a 629-2 classic hunter back around 1988/89. It was unique for a S&W N frame back then with the full lug barrel and unflutted cylinder.

Jim
Thanks Jim! This one has the 8 3/8 full lug barrel, and it is HEAVY. It reminds me of a 686 with the underlug.
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Old August 23, 2018, 08:59 AM   #7842
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Model 64-7 Serial number

Hi , can anyone help me out on the age of my newest purchase , left side number 499 29xxx Right side D3 Below cylinder CEF8982 Many thanks
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Old August 23, 2018, 02:15 PM   #7843
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Hi , can anyone help me out on the age of my newest purchase , left side number 499 29xxx Right side D3 Below cylinder CEF8982 Many thanks
The serial number (CEF8982) dates it to 2000.

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Old September 7, 2018, 08:56 AM   #7844
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Can anyone help with dating a No. 1?

Hello! I've recently acquired a S&W No. 1, Second Issue and I'm hoping someone can 'date it' for me. The serial number is 5534X. Thank you in advance, jandyford
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Old September 7, 2018, 01:07 PM   #7845
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Hello! I've recently acquired a S&W No. 1, Second Issue and I'm hoping someone can 'date it' for me. The serial number is 5534X. Thank you in advance, jandyford
Serial numbers for the 2nd issue ran from 11672 in 1860 to 126361 in 1868.

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Old September 7, 2018, 08:20 PM   #7846
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Thank You

Jim, Thank You for your timely reply. The lil No.1 will be a birthday present for my son. Looking over that range of numbers, I think it's safe to say it's a 'Civil War' pistol. ( pause to think ) What % of kids under 20 could provide details about the US Civil War ( especially those living west of the Mississippi )?
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Old September 8, 2018, 03:52 PM   #7847
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Found a 24-3 3" Lew Horton, ALA5xxx. I think these were made in 84-85, and this one appears to be later in the serial range, so '85 would be my guess.

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Old September 9, 2018, 07:08 PM   #7848
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Found a 24-3 3" Lew Horton, ALA5xxx. I think these were made in 84-85, and this one appears to be later in the serial range, so '85 would be my guess.

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You guessed correctly! SCSW shows ALA prefixes running in 1985.

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Old September 10, 2018, 01:34 PM   #7849
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You guessed correctly! SCSW shows ALA prefixes running in 1985.

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Thanks Jim!! It's about time I got one of these guesses right haha.
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Old September 19, 2018, 08:03 PM   #7850
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I need assistance once again on a handgun owned by Elvis Presley.
It is a Model 36 and has the numbers 6J31XX.

Can someone please assist me with the proper year it was manufactured and any
other information that I might be interested in knowing?

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