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Help with S&W Model 10 2 INCH barrel

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by MagnunJoe, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. MagnunJoe

    MagnunJoe Well-Known Member

    Dear fiends, I'm being offered a S&W Model 10-5 2 INCH barrel SN# 76486
    Besides wondering the DOB, I was wondering what "D 15" engraved under the serial number means.
    So 3 things in the crane read like this:

    Model 10-5
    D 15

    Emphasis on the D 15

  2. burrhead

    burrhead Well-Known Member

    It's an assembly number. Doesn't mean anything now but was used by the factory to keep certain parts together while the gun was being built.
  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam


    Assembly number, or assemblers/fitters number.

    It means nothing if you didn't work at S&W in 1962.

    Your 10-5 SN# 76486 is incomplete or is another assembly number.

    The real serial number is stamped on the steel frame butt.
    It should start with a C and be in the + half million range..

  4. SaxonPig

    SaxonPig Well-Known Member

    The 10-5 should have either a C prefix (1962-67) or a D prefix (1968-77).

    It's not impossible the D15 is the serial as they stared with D1.

    Look here for the correct serial:

  5. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Good'n SaxonPig!
    I never even thought of that!!

    I have never seen too many S&W serial numbers like that.
    And it might be.

    If thats what it says on the butt too.

  6. oneounceload

    oneounceload member

    Numbers in the crane mean nothing to you - those are assembly numbers. As shown, the serial is on the bottom of the grip/frame. Older guns can have them on the barrel, cylinder as well - but those are typically pre-WWII

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