S&w Mdl 49


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June 7, 2008, 12:57 AM
What can you tell me about this Smith & Wesson Model 49? Is the only difference between the Model 38 and Model 49, is that the Model 38 - aluminum frame, and Model 49 - steel frame?

- serial # 601550
- stock wood grips not shown

http://www.fototime.com/B7700044540C624/standard.jpg

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Moonclip
June 7, 2008, 07:12 AM
Yes I believe so. 38 is alloy, 49 is steel, 649 is stainless. I actually find the bodyguard series very appealing.

rcmodel
June 7, 2008, 01:58 PM
Serial # 601550 falls in a production range between 1962 - 1969.

At some point in 1969, all J-Frame serial numbers begin to start with the J- prefix.

rcmodel

226
June 7, 2008, 03:01 PM
Thanks guys.

bannockburn
June 7, 2008, 07:10 PM
226

That's one beautiful Model 49 you've got there. I had a nickel Model 38 years ago; great carry piece. After I traded it on a Beretta, I found myself looking for another one to replace. That's when I came across this Model 649, shortly after they were introduced by S&W. And even though it weighs a little more, it's still one of my favorite choices for concealed carry.
http://i218.photobucket.com/albums/cc231/buckeroobanzai/DSC02412.jpg[/IMG]

rcmodel
June 7, 2008, 07:33 PM
Paid about $72 bucks for this one new in 1971.

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j219/rcmodel/SW49.jpg

My wife claimed it as her own about 5 minutes after I put the Herrett's stocks on it, in 1971!

Sometimes, she even lets me shoot it a little, and clean it a lot!:D

rcmodel

226
June 7, 2008, 08:49 PM
Nice humpbacks guys. I didn't get the ivory grips that were in the seller's picture posted above - $130.00 (http://smithandwessonforums.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/7651040301/m/9421009573) (shamless plug).

I'm looking for a no lock 642 or 442 now, .38 spl +P or .38 spl.

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