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S&W mod-686-age of production

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by DWW-TX, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. DWW-TX

    DWW-TX New Member

    Just purchased a S&W 686, how can i find out the production date?
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    By posting the partial serial number & other pertinent information about the gun in this Sticky thread at the top of this forum.

    Yea, the one two posts above yours that says Sticky: DOB and ID thread for S&W Revolvers.

  3. mmitch

    mmitch Well-Known Member


    As far as I know, you cannot.
    You can, though, through various sources (as above), determine the shipping date.
    The year is pretty easty via the Standard Catalog of S&W. Or posting, and someone with that book will look it up for you. Submitting a request to the factory for a letter will yield the exact shipping date and will tell you to whom/where it was shipped.

  4. DWW-TX

    DWW-TX New Member

    Thanks, I'll request from S&W.

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