Smith and Wesson 357 Mag


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Greg Franklin
February 28, 2009, 05:52 PM
I need help identifing the model number for this revolver, The serial # is S159257 It has standard markings but nothing for a model. It is blue with a 6 inch barrell. Thanks

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rcmodel
February 28, 2009, 06:20 PM
It is an N-Frame made around 1956-57.

If it doesn't have the model number stamped inside the cylinder crane cut in the frame:
Could be a pre-Model 27 .357 Magnum. (Very high-polish blue)
Could be a pre-Model 28 Highway Patrolman. (Matt finish blue)

But more info or a picture is needed to make a really positive I.D.

rc

Greg Franklin
February 28, 2009, 08:04 PM
It say's S15 9257 then closer to the cylender is stamped Z
Thanks again.

Greg Franklin
February 28, 2009, 08:23 PM
it also has 64358 stamped on it

Jim K
February 28, 2009, 10:33 PM
The "S" number on the butt is the serial number. The number inside on the crane and frame is an assembly number. S&W did not use model numbers until 1958 and your gun was made before that, in 1956 or 1957.

Jim

Greg Franklin
February 28, 2009, 11:19 PM
How would I determine what model it is?
Thank You

Greg Franklin
February 28, 2009, 11:26 PM
Thanks Jim
I would like to identify the model of the gun. It was my Grandfathers and very important to me.
Thanks for the help.

Oro
March 1, 2009, 12:37 AM
rcmodel has given you the method - examine the finish. If it is high polish with a checkered top strap and sight tang, it's probably a ".357 Magnum" model (aka, pre-27). If it is matte with a smooth top strap and sight tang, it's likely a "Highway Patrolman"(aka, pre-28).

If you want a certain ID, a picture is necessary. S&W put many models in the same serial number run, so it's not possible to be more precise without a photo. Also, over decades, things get broken, fixed, modified and altered. Often several times. Taking a look at several detailed photographs can let someone here give you a better answer.

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