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Old March 28, 2021, 05:52 PM   #8301
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Trying to figure out the age of my dad's 19-3 service revolver? 2K76338
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Old March 30, 2021, 01:03 PM   #8302
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Trying to figure out the age of my dad's 19-3 service revolver? 2K76338
1972.

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Old March 31, 2021, 01:59 PM   #8303
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Jim, thank you.
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Old April 3, 2021, 07:11 PM   #8304
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Just picked up a 15-3 that has a 6 inch target barrel on it. Trying to figure out if it was issued from the factory that way (which would be unusual) or if the barrel came later.
Serial number is 3K378xx. I’d also like to know the date of manufacture if possible. Thanks!


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Old April 3, 2021, 07:56 PM   #8305
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Post 8304, it appears to be 1972:


1972
2K55997-2K99999 Introduction of M-67
3K31280-5K6616
4K1-4K1627

Supica, Jim,Nahas, Richard. Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson (Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson) (Kindle Locations 16901-16903). F+W Media. Kindle Edition.
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Old April 3, 2021, 08:13 PM   #8306
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Old April 3, 2021, 08:16 PM   #8307
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Just picked up a 15-3 that has a 6 inch target barrel on it. Trying to figure out if it was issued from the factory that way (which would be unusual) or if the barrel came later.
Serial number is 3K378xx. I’d also like to know the date of manufacture if possible. Thanks!


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As L2 stated, your M15 was made in 1972. S&W did offer a 6” and a 8 3/8” barrel for the M15, but not until 1986 and they were narrow ribbed. So, your barrel was most likely added post factory.

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Old April 3, 2021, 10:46 PM   #8308
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As L2 stated, your M15 was made in 1972. S&W did offer a 6” and a 8 3/8” barrel for the M15, but not until 1986 and they were narrow ribbed. So, your barrel was most likely added post factory.

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Old April 14, 2021, 12:06 AM   #8309
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Howdy Jim, I just got a 4" S&W 38 special ctg from my dad. Looking to get any info you had on SN *C839617*

I ended up here looking for new grips and needed to find out what frame I had i.e. K, J, etc. Also, do you know what CTG represents?
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Old April 14, 2021, 12:44 PM   #8310
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For Post 8309, here's what I found:

1966-1967 C810533-C999999

C Serial Prefix approximate dates Models: 10, 11, 12, 45, Aircrewman, and their pre-model variations

Supica, Jim,Nahas, Richard. Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson (Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson) (Kindle Locations 16957-16958). F+W Media. Kindle Edition.


"CTG" is merely an abbreviation of the word "cartridge".

Sorry, I just saw the question was to someone named "Jim". Disregard this info if necessary as I'm not "Jim".
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Old April 14, 2021, 01:34 PM   #8311
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For Post 8309, here's what I found:

1966-1967 C810533-C999999

C Serial Prefix approximate dates Models: 10, 11, 12, 45, Aircrewman, and their pre-model variations

Supica, Jim,Nahas, Richard. Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson (Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson) (Kindle Locations 16957-16958). F+W Media. Kindle Edition.


"CTG" is merely an abbreviation of the word "cartridge".

Sorry, I just saw the question was to someone named "Jim". Disregard this info if necessary as I'm not "Jim".
Oh sorry L-2, I just saw an above post where layton answered and signed, "Jim."

Your info is much appreciated, thank you.
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Old April 22, 2021, 11:07 AM   #8312
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I just got an M28-2 S/N N204410. There is also the number "14" with two horizontal lines to the left of the number.
I hope to learn the age of the pistol and whether the extra marking means anything.
Thank you in advance!
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Old April 22, 2021, 11:33 AM   #8313
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N100000 1973
N200000 1974-1977 *
N300000 1975-1976

Supica, Jim,Nahas, Richard. Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson (Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson) (Kindle Locations 16856-16858). F+W Media. Kindle Edition.


The subject M28-2 in post 8312 was made sometime between 74' and '77. I've no idea what the other markings mean.
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Old April 22, 2021, 11:52 AM   #8314
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Old June 19, 2021, 08:03 PM   #8315
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Can 38/44 OUTDOORSMAN S972XX be dated?
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Old June 19, 2021, 08:52 PM   #8316
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Can 38/44 OUTDOORSMAN S972XX be dated?
Serial numbers ran from S95000 in 1953 to S102999 in 1954.

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Old June 19, 2021, 09:59 PM   #8317
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Old July 13, 2021, 02:38 PM   #8318
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Can come one tell me the year of my revolver?

Numbers on bottom start with AASxxxx thanks
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Old July 15, 2021, 08:05 AM   #8319
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Here is one for you. Model 10-6 serial # 3D09xxx stamped JP1304 in front of trigger guard C.A.I. import. I read somewhere that JP stands for Justice of the Peace and badge number. A British Commonwealth duty revolver.
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Old July 15, 2021, 09:43 PM   #8320
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1982.

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1978

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Old July 16, 2021, 10:52 AM   #8321
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Thank you, Jim. 1978-same year as my daughter and my Harley Shovelhead were born. A very good year!
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