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Old April 18, 2018, 09:46 PM   #7751
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Picked up a 242 today. I know these were only made in 1990, but I was curious if the book had a month listed: CDF2XXX

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They were made from Mar 1999 to Jan 2000.
CDF would be March 99.

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Old April 19, 2018, 06:44 PM   #7752
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Thanks Jim I appreciate it
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Old April 21, 2018, 03:46 PM   #7753
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I've got an old one.

Pre-model 10 M&P .38 Spl SN# 378xxx

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Old April 21, 2018, 07:00 PM   #7754
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They were made from Mar 1999 to Jan 2000.
CDF would be March 99.

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Thanks Jim! That's what I get for believing random information on the internet.
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Old April 21, 2018, 07:40 PM   #7755
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I've got an old one.

Pre-model 10 M&P .38 Spl SN# 378xxx
Very Nice!
Very early 1920's

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Old April 21, 2018, 07:41 PM   #7756
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Thank you very much Jim.
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Old May 4, 2018, 01:13 PM   #7757
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Smith and Wesson serial number search

hello, I have a old smith and Wesson .38 I believe pre model 10. The serial number is 648655. Can anyone help me find when this gun was made. Thank you
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Old May 5, 2018, 12:27 PM   #7758
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hello, I have a old smith and Wesson .38 I believe pre model 10. The serial number is 648655. Can anyone help me find when this gun was made. Thank you
Assuming it’s a six shot, it would be a .38 Military & Police made around 1934.
Around 1957, when S&W began using model numbers, they became the model 10.

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Old May 8, 2018, 06:50 PM   #7759
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What kind of Smith is it, and what's the serial number? (use X's for the last three digits.)
Hello Tamara
I recently purchased a 38 S&W with a three inch barrel for $250.00 and am hoping to find out if it is WW2 era. Its in good shape with only a couple of blemishes near the grip. The markings on the barrel reads, "38 S & M special CTG" Serial number 459***. Can you help?
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Old May 8, 2018, 07:02 PM   #7760
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On the barrel it is just stamped 38 S & W Special CTG on right side and Smith & Wesson on the left side. It is a three inch barrel with serial number 459XXX
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Old May 8, 2018, 07:07 PM   #7761
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Navy Joe,

That's easy. That short N97X serial number was made in 1969 when S&W started using the N prefix.

For the rust on your trigger guard, soak the area in Kroil penetrating oil for an hour or so to loosen the rust. To remove it, use a copper Chore-boy brand scrubber pad to remove the rust. The copper is soft enough it won't hurt the finish. You may have a bare metal spot when done but you can either touch it up or keep it well oiled.
Great tip on the Choreboy to remove the rust! Thanks!
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Old May 8, 2018, 07:58 PM   #7762
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On the barrel it is just stamped 38 S & W Special CTG on right side and Smith & Wesson on the left side. It is a three inch barrel with serial number 459XXX
5 or 6 shot? If a 6 shot it would be early/mid 1920's.
If a 5 shot then mid 1960's.
BTW, barrel length on a revolver is measured from the face of the cylinder to the end of the muzzle.

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Old May 8, 2018, 08:37 PM   #7763
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5 shot, 3 inch barrel. Someone told me it was pre WW2, but now I know. Thanks for the help.
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Old May 8, 2018, 08:41 PM   #7764
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5 or 6 shot? If a 6 shot it would be early/mid 1920's.
If a 5 shot then mid 1960's.
BTW, barrel length on a revolver is measured from the face of the cylinder to the end of the muzzle.

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So, is $250.00 a bit much for the gun Jim, or did I do ok by spending that on the 38?
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Old May 9, 2018, 08:16 PM   #7765
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So, is $250.00 a bit much for the gun Jim, or did I do ok by spending that on the 38?
Unless it’s beat to death that would be a good price.

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Old May 10, 2018, 06:33 PM   #7766
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Unless it’s beat to death that would be a good price.

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No way, this gun is in very good shape and very happy with the purchase. One last question. Could this have been a police detective revolver? I will send some pictures once I figure out how.
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Old May 11, 2018, 05:44 PM   #7767
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Anything is possible. But, without any police department markings on the gun or documented history, there’s really no way to know.

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Old May 20, 2018, 04:49 PM   #7768
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Just grabbed a 340PD, CZE7xxx. Thanks!
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Old May 20, 2018, 10:21 PM   #7769
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Just grabbed a 340PD, CZE7xxx. Thanks!
I only have the 3rd addition of the SCSW which covers pre 2006. Someone on the S&W forum will have the 4th addition and be able to answer your question or S&W customer service can tell you over the phone.

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Old May 21, 2018, 06:48 AM   #7770
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I only have the 3rd addition of the SCSW which covers pre 2006. Someone on the S&W forum will have the 4th addition and be able to answer your question or S&W customer service can tell you over the phone.

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Thanks for trying Jim.
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Old May 23, 2018, 10:02 PM   #7771
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Scored a 686-4 CBJ2xxx. I going to guess 1995. Thanks!
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Old May 27, 2018, 03:13 PM   #7772
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Have a pre model 10 M&P serial S 881624 any help on dating will be appreciated. Also same in 32-20 serial 53241.
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Old May 27, 2018, 09:03 PM   #7773
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Chiefs Special

Hello

I would like to get the manufacture date for my CS9 Chiefs Special. The Serial # is BDH9XXX.

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Old May 28, 2018, 10:16 AM   #7774
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Have a pre model 10 M&P serial S 881624 any help on dating will be appreciated. Also same in 32-20 serial 53241.
Serial numbers ran from S811120 in 1945 to S999999 in 1948.
For the 32-20, it's a 3rd Change with serial numbers running from 45201 in 1909 to 65700 in 1915.


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I would like to get the manufacture date for my CS9 Chiefs Special. The Serial # is BDH9XXX.
1989.

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Old May 29, 2018, 09:01 PM   #7775
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Layton, Thanks for the info on two survivors that continue to provide enjoyment at the range.
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