How to date a S&W


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Carbon_15
August 22, 2006, 08:47 PM
Is there an easy way to find the date of a S&W revolver.

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GUNKWAZY
August 22, 2006, 09:01 PM
How to date a S&W

First of all, you want to ask it nicely.:D

Seriously, Ask us here, we'll all help, or you buy a copy of the Standard catalog of Smith & Wesson.

Jeff (GUNKWAZY)

Desk Jockey
August 22, 2006, 09:06 PM
First a compliment and a pleasant conversation. THEN you can ask nicely. It's important to always be polite. Those S&W's can turn nasty if you get on the wrong side of one. :D

Srigs
August 23, 2006, 01:59 AM
You guys are too funny and you beat me to the punch! :what:

Post the first 3 or 4 numbers of the serial number (A158xxx) and some one can help look it up. Generally it is called a born on date to keep the hecklers at bay. ;)

Carbon_15
August 23, 2006, 07:46 AM
So there isnt an internet repository of serial numbers and date codes for S&W like Browning has....

The ones I am curious about are:
27-2 n493xxx

19-3 7k1x

67-1 95k75xx
this one seems odd to me because its pinned but not recessed

Thanks
Jason

Lucky Derby
August 23, 2006, 08:23 AM
The 67 is a .38 special. Only magnums were recessed.

GUNKWAZY
August 23, 2006, 09:21 AM
27-2 n493xxx..... 1978

19-3 7k1x........1974

67-1 95k75xx....1981
FYI: in 1982 they (S&W) deleted the pinned barrel.

Jeff (GUNKWAZY)

Ala Dan
August 23, 2006, 09:26 AM
Smith & Wesson model 27-2: 1978
S/N range for that period ran from N430001-N550000

Smith & Wesson model 19-3: 1974
S/N range for that period ran from 7K1-7K26043

Smith & Wesson model 67-1: 1981
S/N range for that period ran from 91K6801-124K000

Source: Standard Catalog Of Smith & Wesson
2nd edition, by Supica & Nahas

Carbon_15
August 23, 2006, 09:34 PM
thanks so much guys. I'm picking up that book at the next gunshow. Does it tell you in there why Vintage S&W's are so damn addictive. I just picked up a 629 today thinking its my last Smith for a while...but I also need a 4inch .357...and on it goes

got a few more for ya

629-3
SPL55xx (not 100% sure of the first letter, could be a B S or 5)

10-6 heavy barrel
626xx

10-7 thin barrel
67xxx ( the first 2 x's are not x'ed out, thats how it appears.

Croyance
August 23, 2006, 11:06 PM
Try Proofhouse (http://www.proofhouse.com) for your Colt/S&W dating needs.

EddieCoyle
August 24, 2006, 12:18 AM
Try Proofhouse for your Colt/S&W dating needs.

Where are the S&W serial numbers on this site? I see only Colt and Browning.

Sistema1927
August 24, 2006, 12:21 AM
The 3rd edition of the SCSW will be out in a couple of months. You might want to hold off buying one unless you can find a good deal on a used 2nd edition.

Croyance
August 24, 2006, 02:22 AM
Oops, my mistake. That's what happens when you keep stuff in your brain - the relations get mixed up. Sorry.

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