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Old May 6, 2023, 03:07 PM   #8451
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19-5 date please

19-5 2.5 inch blued serial number BBC9328
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Old May 6, 2023, 05:02 PM   #8452
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Are you sure it's BBC prefix? I don't see that listed in my book.
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Old May 6, 2023, 05:19 PM   #8453
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Yes sir

100 percent sure. It’s very clear.
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Old May 6, 2023, 05:23 PM   #8454
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Here’s a pic

Hope this helps
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Old May 6, 2023, 06:35 PM   #8455
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Not listed inmy reference book. If I had to guess and that's all it would be, I'd say early to mid 80's. Hopefully someone will be along to give a better answer!
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Old May 6, 2023, 08:54 PM   #8456
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Thanks

I appreciate you looking. I’m hoping for 1985. Since that is my birth year. That would be really nice.
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Old May 7, 2023, 09:43 PM   #8457
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1985 – AAV, ACC, ACJ, ADA, ADP, ADZ, AEF, AEH, AEM, AER, AEW, AFB, AFK, AFL, AFN, AFR, AFS, AHA, AHB, AHC, AHJ, AHP, AHS, AHT, AHV, AJB, AJD, AJJ, AJH, ALA, ALB, ALC, ALU, ALV, ALW

Supica, Jim,Nahas, Richard. Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson (Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson) (Kindle Location 17046). F+W Media. Kindle Edition.

POST 8436,
Here are the s/n prefixes listed for S&W revolvers for 1985. It's not necessarily complete according to "the book".
Your "BBC" prefix looks to me to be more like years '88 or '89.

Supica, Jim,Nahas, Richard. Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson (Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson) (Kindle Locations 17045-17046). F+W Media. Kindle Edition.
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Old May 8, 2023, 09:47 PM   #8458
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Thanks. That narrows it down. All info is appreciated.
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Old July 14, 2023, 09:22 PM   #8459
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Smith & Wesson identification please

Inherited this pistol. Would like to know model and year Mfg.
Serial D850956
On yoke X7926 A17
Barrel reads S&W 38 special CTG

Thank you for any information.
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Old July 14, 2023, 10:08 PM   #8460
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Post 8459,
My reference book indicates your serial number is from 1975-1976.

1975-1976 D750001-D870000

Supica, Jim,Nahas, Richard. Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson (Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson) (p. 491). F+W Media. Kindle Edition.


The info on the frame's yoke/crane area is not needed and is internal info to S&W only.

Model cannot be determined just from my reference book. Pictures of the frame's crane/yoke area and of the entire revolver might help I.D. the model.
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Old July 18, 2023, 02:27 PM   #8461
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Hi
I just reserved a 4506-1 and saw that the serial number was VBAxxxx.
Anyone have an idea of the year ?
Thanks for any info.
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Old July 18, 2023, 02:38 PM   #8462
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I would guess somewhere between 1994-1995.
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Old August 18, 2023, 02:27 PM   #8463
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Hi. I have a Smith & Wesson .357 magnum that has a model number 686-3 and SN BHP97xx. Can anyone tell me the date of manufacture? Thank you folks.

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Old August 18, 2023, 02:42 PM   #8464
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BHP shows 1992.
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Old August 18, 2023, 03:18 PM   #8465
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That’s great - thank you!!
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Old August 19, 2023, 12:56 PM   #8466
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You might also remove the stocks if they are original and you will most likely find a specific month/day/year stamped in ink on one of them. This date won't tell you about the revolver but it will give another reference point.

Also, S&W is extremely good at answering date questions for guns of this era, you can e-mail them your SN and they will usually reply within two business days with a ship date.

I love the Model 686-3, mine was the first handgun that I ever bought with my own money. Bought it in Summer of 1989 and S&W says it was made July 15, 1989. Mine has a BEB26xx serial number.
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Old August 19, 2023, 11:16 PM   #8467
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Thanks Sevens. That’s very interesting- I’ll take a look.
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Old August 21, 2023, 06:39 PM   #8468
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Greetings everyone, just found and put on layaway a 329PD NG 2.5" 44 Magnum

DSA13xx can someone please date this one?
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Old August 21, 2023, 07:55 PM   #8469
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My book says the 329 2.5" Nightguard models were made from 2008-2011, but I didn't see any reference to when a DSA prefix was made/used:

163420FC 2-1 ⁄ 2 " Fixed rear sights w/ Front night sight 2008-2011 “NightGuard”

Supica, Jim,Nahas, Richard. Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson (Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson) (p. 286). F+W Media. Kindle Edition.
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Old August 21, 2023, 08:47 PM   #8470
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Thanks L-2, mine has a read adjustable sight not fixed.

It's all good, thanks for the reply

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Old September 10, 2023, 11:00 AM   #8471
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My father has recently passed and left me his S&W Shrouded Hammerless Air weight 38 special... As a young boy I always remembered him having this little revolver in his pocket... I'm now 59 and would like to find out how old this weapon actually is ? Any help would be appreciated, The serial number is J292XXX
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Old September 10, 2023, 01:44 PM   #8472
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McQueen, looks like 75/76. I would guess later 75.
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Old September 11, 2023, 07:20 AM   #8473
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Thank you so much MC... didn't expect an answer so fast... That time line sounds right for sure.
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Old September 12, 2023, 07:26 AM   #8474
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Old September 17, 2023, 01:09 PM   #8475
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686 no dash age?

I just got a nice 686 no dash with the M stamp


Serial number AFR 12XX

any idea when it was born?
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