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S&W serial number prefix?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by msrtex, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. msrtex

    msrtex Well-Known Member

    I have a S&W 317 with the serial number prefix DCF and cannot find any information related to 317's having that prefix. Can anyone point me to a reference? I have the Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson but it shows a different prefix for the 317.

    Might have figured it out. I don't see any reference to serial numbers past 2004. Any one know if this is correct?
  2. SaxonPig

    SaxonPig Well-Known Member

    All S&Ws use a three letter prefix in the serial number after 1983. Started with AAA and was at DCF when your gun was made.

    Nothing special or mysterious about it.

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