Help for a friend's M&P (?)


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Grapevine
March 29, 2011, 09:26 AM
A friend of mine has a S&W revolver and has asked me about how old it is . He gave me the following info:
on barrel - .38 S&W SPECIAL CTG
PATENTED FEB. 6,08
SEPT. 14, 08
DEC. 28, 14

SERIAl NO# 41148

On bottom of grip frame - either 621144 or 821148 these numbers are hard for him to read.

Any help you could give us is greatly appreciated.

Grapevine

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waidmann
March 29, 2011, 06:47 PM
The number on the butt is the serial number. 621XXX would fall somewhere around 1930-31 (my best guess); 821XXX would be into WWII range (1941-42) something usually called a pre-Victory model and would likely have been made with a butt swivel.

41,148 in 38 Special translates to 1903-05 which conflicts with your patent date of '14. I assume this number is on the frame and crane not the serial number in that era.

skeezix
March 30, 2011, 09:06 AM
Is there a letter (V, S, C) preceeding the number on the butt? It may be far to the left of the number.

Grapevine
March 30, 2011, 11:38 AM
I'll see the owner tonight and try to get some more information.

Grapevine

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