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Old February 12, 2011, 04:30 PM   #2926
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Radagast, two more please.

Model 10-5 Blue
a) .38 Special
b) 5 inch pencil barrel
c) Square
d) 6 shot
e) Fixed sights
f) D1435xx
g) 10-5

Model 67-1 Stainless
a) .38 Special
b) 4 inch heavy barrel
c) Square
d) 6 shot
e) Adj sights
f) AZL26xx
g) 67-1

Thanks in advance
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Old February 12, 2011, 08:54 PM   #2927
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Your Model 10-5 .38 Military & Police Tapered Barrel was manufactured in the period 1969-1970. Serial range for those years was D90001 to D330000.

Your Model 67-1 .38 Combat Masterpiece Stainless was manufactured in early 1988. Serial numbers in the AYExxxx range shipped in January, in the BBFxxxx range in July.

Dewlap:
Your Model 60 Chiefs Special Stainless dates to the period between 1962 & 1969.
Serial range for those years was 295000 to 786544.
If the cylinder release is flat then 1962-1966.
If the cylinder release is concave and the original grips have an uncheckered diamond around the grip screws then 1966-1968.
If cylinder release is concave and the original grips have the checkering cover all the timber around the grip screws then 1968-1969.
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Old February 12, 2011, 08:59 PM   #2928
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Your great-grandfather-in-law's (is there such a word?) gun is a .38 Military & Police 2nd Model (Model of 1902) manufactured between 1902 & 1903 in the serial range 20976 to 33803.
This gun does not have a heat treated cylinder (introduced as serial number 316648) so I recommend that you do 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 12, 2011, 09:09 PM   #2929
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Radagast, Thanks for the excellent information. My revolver falls into the 1968-69 range. It has the later cylinder release, and the original grips which do not have the diamond. Thanks again!
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Old February 13, 2011, 01:04 PM   #2930
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Here's what I have. Any idea when manufactured?

a. .38 special
b. 4" barrel
c. round
d. 6 shots
e. fixed
f. serial # D507XXX
g. Mod. 64

Thanks for any information.
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Old February 13, 2011, 07:40 PM   #2931
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Your Model 64 .38 Military & Police Stainless was manufactured in 1972 or 1973. Serial range for that period was D420001 to D510000, so 1973 seems almost certain.
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Old February 13, 2011, 07:51 PM   #2932
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Thanks for the info. I got it at a pawn shop about 20 years ago and wondered how old it was. turns out I was a sophomore in high school when it was made.
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Old February 13, 2011, 10:35 PM   #2933
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Hi; Just bought a model 15 at a pawn shop today, Its clean and tight . A/38 special B/ 2 inches C/square butt D/ 6shot E/ adj. sgts. F14K4033 G/ 15-3 thanks I appreciate your efforts. Spence.
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Old February 14, 2011, 12:20 AM   #2934
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,44 mag

6 shot

3 inch

round

adjustable rear

bbf7147

629-2
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Old February 14, 2011, 06:14 AM   #2935
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Your Model 15-3 Combat Masterpiece was manufactured in 1977.

moneyshotpb:
Your Model 629-2 .44 Magnum Stainless was manufactured around July 1988, BBFxxxx serial numbers shipped that month. The 629-2 was only manufactured in 1988/89.
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Old February 14, 2011, 08:22 AM   #2936
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Thank you so much Radagast!
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Old February 14, 2011, 06:46 PM   #2937
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S & W 38 pistol

Can someone look up this gun for me I inherited it recently and dont know the history behind it!
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Old February 14, 2011, 10:49 PM   #2938
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Provide the info required as given in the first post in this thread and I'll look it up for you. Pics will help.
Without that info I can't help you as S&W made millions of .38s in multiple models. All I can say for certain at this point is it was made between 1860 & yesterday!
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Old February 15, 2011, 07:04 PM   #2939
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1: Smith J frame - 5 shot
2: round butt
3: small trigger guard
4: 4 screws in side plate
5: 1 screw front trigger guard near top
6: smooth back strap
7: flat side latch
8: ramped front sight - notch in rear
9: ser number 85##
10: barrel marked 38 s&w spl
11 pinned barrel 1 inch 7/8

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Old February 15, 2011, 08:16 PM   #2940
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Your Baby Chiefs Special was manufactured between 1950 & 1952. The Standard Catalog of S&W notes that Chiefs Special was introduced in 1950 and the square butt variant was introduced in 1952 at serial number 21342. The change over from the small trigger guard/I frame sized grip to the larger trigger guard / J frame sized grip began in 1951, so its quite likely that your gun is from 1950/51.
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Old February 15, 2011, 09:46 PM   #2941
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Puchased my first today!

a) .357
b) 4"
c) square
d) 6
e) adjustable/slant frt
f) AVEXXXX serial number
g) M586-1

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Old February 16, 2011, 05:32 AM   #2942
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Radagast: Thanks for the information - any ideas on value on Baby Chief Spl, want to trade in or sell and get a mdl 640?? Thanks again!

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Old February 16, 2011, 08:20 PM   #2943
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Try the S&W collectors forum: www.smith-wessonforum.com for valuation and possibly a buyer.
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Old February 16, 2011, 08:25 PM   #2944
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DblTap.45:
Your Model 586-1 Distinguished Combat Magnum was manufactured 1987. There is a recall out for all 586 & 586-1 guns. With some magnum ammo the primer could flow back around the firing pin into the firing pin bushing, locking up the cylinder.
Under the terms of the recall S&W will pay shipping both ways and install a new firing pin and bushing.
If your gun has already been modified there should be an M stamped after the Model number under the cylinder yoke.
If you want to have your gun modified, give S&W a call, they will send you a shipping label.

FWIW its a rare problem, I've only read of one case in 10 years on the internet gun boards.
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Old February 17, 2011, 02:47 PM   #2945
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my pistol is a S/W model 19 sn k318901 4 in barrel, fair to good condition shows some holster wear on front of barrel also would like value
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Old February 17, 2011, 07:46 PM   #2946
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serial number s 99968

a) caliber .38 special CTG
b) bbl length (from cylinder to muzzle) 6"
c) grips shape (round or square) square at bottom
d) number of shots/cylinder bores 6 shot
e) type of sights. adjustable rear
f) serial number, s 99968
g) Model number if it is under the crane. I can't find the model number help would be appreciated as to model number as somebody wants to buy the pistol..

A picture or two is worth A LOT of words in this case...

I can't figure out how to post a picture but would gladly e-mail a few,

Please let me know the model or the like.

Thank you

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Old February 17, 2011, 09:50 PM   #2947
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a) .357 Magnum
b) 2.5"
c) Round
d) 6 Shot
e) Red Ramp front, Adjustable rear (non-WO)
f) 6K62343
g) Model 66



Thanks!
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Old February 18, 2011, 05:24 AM   #2948
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Robinett_11B:
Your Model 66 Combat Magnum Stainless was manufactured in 1975.

blackholegun:
If the serial number is S99968 (6 digits long,) not S99968x (seven digits long) then you have a .38/44 Outdoorsman Model of 1950 manufactured between 1953 & 1954. In 1957 this model was designated the Model 23.

In 2006 the Standard Catalog of S&W gave a value of $650 in excellent condition.
Value is heavily dependent on condition, so you should start a new thread and post pics if you want an idea of its current value.

To post pics log in, hit reply, click on manage attachments,
in the manage attachments dialog box that opens, go to "Upload File From Your Computer".
Click on browse, this will open a window for your files.
Click on the icon on the left that will take you to your pics, wether it is desktop, my documents, etc.
Double click on the picture.
This will bring you back to the manage attachments box. Do the same for another pic if needed.
Click upload in the manage attachments dialog box.
Then click close this window.
Then click submit reply.

Ignore the pic, it was chosen randomly while working out how to do attachments.
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Old February 18, 2011, 05:28 AM   #2949
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Your Model 19 Combat Magnum was manufactured in 1958. Value is probably somewhere between $400 & $600, its highly dependent on condition. Start a new thread and post some pics if you want a more accurate value, check the post above this one for how to post pics.
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Old February 18, 2011, 07:10 AM   #2950
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pictures of the .38/44

Thank you for your analysis and instructions on the pictures. This is the gun. I hope the pictures show. It is in good condition a minor scratch and a little wear on the cylinder throught the bluing on the notches.

It was an heirloom I bought from a friend whose wife wanted him to get rid of it. Now he wants to buy it back. Good thing I kept it.

Any comments on value would be helpful.

Thanks again Phil
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