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Old November 18, 2019, 10:47 AM   #8101
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But from what I've read the model 3 was a 6 shooter, hers hold 5
In 32 caliber it’s a 6 shot, only 5 in 38.

3rd Model only means the 3rd variation of that particular model. S&W made numerous different models using the term “3rd Model”. The .38 Double Action 3rd Model is only one of them.

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Old November 18, 2019, 06:17 PM   #8102
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Mod 36 flat latch 3" ser# 269XXX
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Old November 19, 2019, 09:39 PM   #8103
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Mod 36 flat latch 3" ser# 269XXX
~1961.

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Old November 20, 2019, 10:10 AM   #8104
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Thank you very much. I was thinking 1962. Only needed because I want to pass it on to someone who was born on that date.
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Old November 20, 2019, 12:32 PM   #8105
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Thank you very much. I was thinking 1962. Only needed because I want to pass it on to someone who was born on that date.
Serial number 125000 was in 1957 and 295000 was in 1962. The book does not narrow down any further. It is possible 269000 was in 62 since no ones knows how many J frames they made each of those years. The only way to get any closer would be to pay for a “letter” from S&W which would give you the date it was shipped and where it was shipped to.

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Old November 20, 2019, 06:05 PM   #8106
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Old December 1, 2019, 01:42 PM   #8107
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Model 66

Can someone confirm manufacturing date on a 7k73986 model 66? I’m looking at purchasing it.

Thanks!
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Old December 2, 2019, 04:10 PM   #8108
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New to sight need manufacturing date

I was given a very nice safety hammerless S&W in 38 S&w , it is blued and has a three inch barrel, the serial number is 256xxx. It is in 95% condition with no visible wear. If any one can help.
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Old December 2, 2019, 04:17 PM   #8109
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Can someone confirm manufacturing date on a 7k73986 model 66? I’m looking at purchasing it.

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1975.

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Old December 2, 2019, 04:21 PM   #8110
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I was given a very nice safety hammerless S&W in 38 S&w , it is blued and has a three inch barrel, the serial number is 256xxx. It is in 95% condition with no visible wear. If any one can help.
That would be a 5th Model. Serial numbers ran from 220000 in 1907 to 261493 in 1940.
That’s a wide range but all the book shows.

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Old December 2, 2019, 04:46 PM   #8111
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Thanks for your help
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Old December 2, 2019, 07:44 PM   #8112
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Old December 11, 2019, 07:45 PM   #8113
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629-4

Can someone please help me. I just purchased a 629 with no internal hammer lock (Thank goodness). The SN is AJW2817 and under that is M629-1. Can someone please tell me how old is this firearm. I tried looking it up on the S&W serial number search and it comes back "The Serial number that you entered is not valid for this Consumer Advisory." I don't understand. Thank you so much for your help.
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Old December 12, 2019, 09:31 PM   #8114
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Can someone please help me. I just purchased a 629 with no internal hammer lock (Thank goodness). The SN is AJW2817 and under that is M629-1. Can someone please tell me how old is this firearm. I tried looking it up on the S&W serial number search and it comes back "The Serial number that you entered is not valid for this Consumer Advisory." I don't understand. Thank you so much for your help.
AJW would be 1986.

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Old December 15, 2019, 10:06 AM   #8115
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Can someone please help me. I just purchased a 629 with no internal hammer lock (Thank goodness). The SN is AJW2817 and under that is M629-1. Can someone please tell me how old is this firearm. I tried looking it up on the S&W serial number search and it comes back "The Serial number that you entered is not valid for this Consumer Advisory." I don't understand. Thank you so much for your help.
Thank you so much. I really appreciate your time and help.
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Old December 15, 2019, 10:09 AM   #8116
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Thank you Jim. I really appreciate your help and your time in helping me with finding out how old my 626 is.
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Old December 31, 2019, 05:14 PM   #8117
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Perhaps someone can help me date my good friend's S&W revolver passed to him by his late father in law. It is a Model 10 (or its predecessor) 6-shot, 5" barrel. Caliber is marked 38 S&W Special CTG. Has checkered wood grips with square butt, rounded blade front sight. Three patent dates are shown, Feb 6 '06, Sep 14 '09, and Dec 29 '14. The serial number is "S (space) 8417XX."
Any information the experts here can provide on its date of birth would be much appreciated.

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Old January 1, 2020, 02:59 PM   #8118
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Perhaps someone can help me date my good friend's S&W revolver passed to him by his late father in law. It is a Model 10 (or its predecessor) 6-shot, 5" barrel. Caliber is marked 38 S&W Special CTG. Has checkered wood grips with square butt, rounded blade front sight. Three patent dates are shown, Feb 6 '06, Sep 14 '09, and Dec 29 '14. The serial number is "S (space) 8417XX."
Any information the experts here can provide on its date of birth would be much appreciated.

Happy New Year,
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It would be a .38 Military & Police (postwar). Serial numbers ran from S811120 in September 1945 to S999999 in 1948.

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Old January 1, 2020, 05:23 PM   #8119
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Thank you so much Jim, my friend will be happy to hear that.
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Old January 2, 2020, 11:36 AM   #8120
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I've got a 686-4, so made between 1993 and 1997, but I cannot find any dates in the standard catalogue. Its SN is CAZ50xx, anyone who might know more?
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Old January 3, 2020, 07:42 AM   #8121
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Inherited a 28 S&W SPL from the grandfather. I would call myself a gun collector myself by any means but would love to find some info/potential value on it. On the butt of the gun is the serial 5536XX.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
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Old January 4, 2020, 05:13 PM   #8122
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I've got a 686-4, so made between 1993 and 1997, but I cannot find any dates in the standard catalogue. Its SN is CAZ50xx, anyone who might know more?
Best guess is in 1996, as CAZ falls between CAN in Jan. 96 and CBA in Sep. 96.

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Old January 4, 2020, 05:26 PM   #8123
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Inherited a 28 S&W SPL from the grandfather. I would call myself a gun collector myself by any means but would love to find some info/potential value on it. On the butt of the gun is the serial 5536XX.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
I assume you mean a 38 S&W spl? Also, is it a 5 or 6 shot? S&W reused the same serial numbers across different models so I need to figure out what model you have first.


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Old January 5, 2020, 05:16 PM   #8124
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Seeking help in identifying whether the following serial number qualifies for CC&R treatment: 697691 (i.e., need date of manufacture) It is a Model 30. Thanks in advance.
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Old January 6, 2020, 01:25 PM   #8125
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Seeking help in identifying whether the following serial number qualifies for CC&R treatment: 697691 (i.e., need date of manufacture) It is a Model 30. Thanks in advance.
Pre model stamped 30’s (.32 Hand Ejector) ran to 1957. Model 30 ran from 57 to 1961. From 1961 on it was a model 30-1. The change over to -1 was at serial number 712954 in 1961 so your serial number dates in to right at 1960/61. Well past 50 years.

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