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Old February 4, 2011, 11:03 AM   #2876
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I have just pick up a Smith and Wesson 38 and of course would like to know the year of manufacture.

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38 s&w Special CTG
6" barrel
round grips?
6 shots
Target sites
90K7727
Model 14-4

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Old February 4, 2011, 08:01 PM   #2877
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Your Model 14-4 K38 Masterpiece was manufactured in 1980.

Robinett_11B:
Your Model 640 .38 Centennial Stainless was manufactured between August 1994 (BRFxxxx) & January 1996 (CAMxxxx).
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Old February 4, 2011, 08:03 PM   #2878
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The Doc:
Your Model 17-3 K22 Masterpiece dates to 1973. The serial number is 5K9132, not SK9132.
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Old February 4, 2011, 08:52 PM   #2879
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K-22 Serial# 124xxx

All,

I just found a S&W K-22 in a shop!

As posted above, it is serial # 124xxx.

I'm going to post another thread about this in the revolver section, titled: "K-22: good deal?" but I'd appreciate any information anyone could provide here.

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Old February 4, 2011, 09:46 PM   #2880
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a) .38 SPL
b) 6"
c) Not sure of original grips. Clearly(?) the grips shown are after-market.
d) 6 Shot
e) Adjustable rear
f) K751xxx
g) 14-2




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Old February 4, 2011, 09:48 PM   #2881
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a) .38 SPL
b) 4"
c) Square
d) 6
e) Rear Adjustable
f) 6K85xxx
g) 15-3



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Old February 5, 2011, 12:39 AM   #2882
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Thank you Radagast.

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Old February 5, 2011, 02:53 PM   #2883
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Thanks for the info. I want to post pictures but can't figure out how. Is there any value to this revolver?
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Old February 5, 2011, 02:58 PM   #2884
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Posting pix of .38 S&W. Looking for info

Here are pix of my .38 S&W revolver. Radgast has given me some great info already. Is this pistol worth anything? Is it worth restoring? It has .012 cylinder/barrel gap and has spit lead. Thanks in advance.
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Old February 5, 2011, 08:06 PM   #2885
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Can anybody help with the following request?

Uncle bought a Smith-Wesson 17-9 .22 LR revolver serial CWMXXXX. I cannot locate the year of manufacture in the Standard Catalog (Copyright 2006). Could anybody help with the year of manufacture (my assumption is 2009-10)?

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Old February 5, 2011, 11:16 PM   #2886
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Barr:
I'm pretty sure you have one of the S&W Classic Series, which would make it 2009-2010. With such a late serial number a call to S&W should get you a year of manufacture.

otisrush:
Your Model 15-3 Combat Masterpiece was manufactured in 1975.

ArthurDent:
A K22 would have a K prefix to the serial number. If the serial number is K124xxx then its a 1951 gun. If there is no K prefix then you are either a) looking at a different model or b) quoting an assembly number from the inside of te yoke cut out. The serial number is alwaus located on the bottom of the grip frame, if the gun wears target stocks you may need to remove them to see the serrial number.
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Old February 5, 2011, 11:23 PM   #2887
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In that condition it isn't worth much, say $100 to $150. I would get a quote from a gunsmith on making it safe to shoot, but I wouldn't bother about re-bluing or nickeling, as it would cost as much as the gun is worth.
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Old February 6, 2011, 12:41 AM   #2888
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Your Model 15-3 Combat Masterpiece was manufactured in 1975.
Thanks a million.

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Old February 6, 2011, 08:55 AM   #2889
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I have a S&W special ctg 38 6" w/ Mar 27 94 thru Sept. 14. 09 on the top of the barrell Smith & Wesson on the side of barrell with 38 S & W Speacial CTG on other side. Was carried in law enforcement in early 1900's. Just trying to see what it is worth and any info about it. Serial # 280915 Gun is pitted and worn. Still shoots and is a tight gun. 6 shot.
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Old February 6, 2011, 10:22 AM   #2890
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ArthurDent:
A K22 would have a K prefix to the serial number. If the serial number is K124xxx then its a 1951 gun. If there is no K prefix then you are either a) looking at a different model or b) quoting an assembly number from the inside of te yoke cut out. The serial number is alwaus located on the bottom of the grip frame, if the gun wears target stocks you may need to remove them to see the serrial number.
Thanks Radagast! This IS the serial number. This number is on the bottom of the grip, AND it's also stamped on the breech-end of the cylinder. There was a different number on the inside of the crane.

Thanks again!
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Old February 6, 2011, 02:16 PM   #2891
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Mr. Radagast, I've a .44 Mag I'd like to know the DOB on.

Model 629 Classic
a) .44 Magnum
b) 6.5 inch with muzzle port
c) Square
d) 6 shot
e) Adjustable with patridge front
f) CBM54xx
g) 629-4

Also, does it have any MIM parts?

Thanks again.
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Old February 6, 2011, 06:08 PM   #2892
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a) .38 Special
b) ~4"
c) Square
d) 6
e) rear sight is a notch made into frame
f) s/n 330860
g) model #30576
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Old February 6, 2011, 08:40 PM   #2893
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You have a .38 Military & Police Model of 1905 4th Change Manufactured between 1917 & 1920.
#30576 is an assembly number used to track parts in the factory, it has no meaning after the gun is complete. S&W did not introduce model numbers until 1957, when the .38 Military & Police became the Model 10.
Your gun does have a heat treated cylinder (introduced as serial number 316648) but there have still been reports of bulged and cracked cylinders from the 1920s. For this reason I recommend you not use jacketed, semi jacketed, PlusP or +P+ ammunition in this old gun. Stick to standard velocity lead loads.
It also predates the postive hammer block safety introduced during World War II, if dropped it could fire. I suggest you leave the chamber under the hammer empty.
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Old February 6, 2011, 08:51 PM   #2894
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Woodlecj:
The 629-4 was produced from 1993 to 1997. Per the Standard Catalog of S&W MIM parts were introduced with the 629-5 in 1997, but there was a change to the cylinder release with the 629-4 in 1997, it doesn't state wether the new part was MIM.
Your gun appears to be the 629 Power Port. .44 magnum, 6.5 inch barrel, target hammer, smooth combat trigger, black patridge front sight, adjustable rearm single port comp, hogue grips on a round butt. Product code 103624, Manufactured from 1996 on.
Serial numbers in tyhe CBDxxxx range shipped in Septembeer 1996, in the CBN range in August 1997. I expect your gun fell in between those two dates.
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Old February 6, 2011, 08:57 PM   #2895
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You have a .38 Military & Police Model of 1905 4th Change manufactured between1915 & 1917.
Your gun does not have a heat treated cylinder (introduced as serial number 316648) but there have still been reports of bulged and cracked cylinders from the 1920s. For this reason I recommend you not use jacketed, semi jacketed, PlusP or +P+ ammunition in this old gun. Stick to standard velocity lead loads.
It also predates the postive hammer block safety introduced during World War II, if dropped it could fire. I suggest you leave the chamber under the hammer empty.

These guns are not particularly rare and when well worn do not command high prices. In 2006 the Standard Catalog of S&W gave a value of $200 in good condition.

The .38 Military & Police is the ancestor of todays Model 10, but there have been some 17 accumulative design changes since then (Hence the 4th Change) so parts are not going to interchange. If you ever need parts www.gunpartscorp.com is your best bet, they are gun wreckers.
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Old February 6, 2011, 09:58 PM   #2896
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Please let me know DOB year -
a) 38S.&W.SPL.
b) about 1-3/4"
c) round, maybe J frame
d) 5-shot
e) rear sight notch on the frame
f) 4J40xx
g) Mod-49 Bodyguard

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Old February 7, 2011, 01:03 AM   #2897
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model 18-3
.22 cal.
6 shot
4" barrel
square butt
ramp front, adjustable rear sights
target hammer and trigger
5K711XX
new member would like to know date of mfg. Thanks in advance!

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Old February 7, 2011, 02:45 AM   #2898
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Cd4eac:
Your Model 18-3 K22 Combat Masterpiece was manufactured in 1073.

estoy999:
Your Model 49 Bodyguard was manufactured in 1971 or 1972. Serial range was 1J9999 to 999J99 so 1971 seems likely.
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Old February 7, 2011, 02:35 PM   #2899
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don't have the most important piece of info with me...

Can you do three?

#1:
a) 357mag
b) 6" bbl
c) square butt
d) 6 shot
e) adjustable rear/fixed front sight
f) BFL - 49xx
g) its a 686-3

#2:
a) 357mag
b) 3"bbl
c) round butt
d) 5 shot
e) adjustable rear sight/fixed front
f) CHB - 75xx
g) its a 60-15

#3 is a
a) 357mag
b) 4"bbl
c) round butt
d) 6 shot
e) adjustable rear/fixed front sight
f) CAL - 27xx
g) 586-4

thanks in advance,
rambler,
sulphur la
can you tell me anything with just the model number and revision?

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Old February 7, 2011, 07:29 PM   #2900
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I came across a Model 35 Smith & Wesson, 22/32 Target, Serial 389XX, 6" barrel. Thanks for any help.

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