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Old February 18, 2011, 01:08 PM   #2951
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Your Model 66 Combat Magnum Stainless was manufactured in 1975.
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Old February 18, 2011, 10:29 PM   #2952
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Apart from the scratches around the trigger guard I would rate it excellent, so the value to a collector is probably a little less than the $650 the Standard Catalog of S&W gave for an excellent condition gun and a little higher than the $435 given for very good condition.

Members Saxon Pig & Peter M Eick should be able to give you a better idea as they collect the old N frames. Or you could ask at the S&W collectors forum,
www.smith-wessonforum.com
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Old February 19, 2011, 09:11 AM   #2953
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a) .38
b) 4''
c) grips shape (round or square)
d) 6
e) fixed
f) c8060xxx
g) 10-5
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Old February 19, 2011, 05:11 PM   #2954
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Hey guys, I picked up a nice Model 17-3 today, I'd love to know when it was born:

a) .22 LR
b) 6"
c) square
d) 6 shot
e) adjustable
f) K9384XX
g) 17-3

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Old February 19, 2011, 08:09 PM   #2955
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Smith & Wesson 357 (No model number). Large frame, 5" barrel, target sights, Magna stocks, blue/gold box. S/N S-122xxx.
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Old February 19, 2011, 08:24 PM   #2956
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a) .32 long
b) 4 1/4"
c) round
d) 6
e) fixed
f) 145554 (same on butt and cylinder)
g) what' a crane? Only other markings I can find are patent numbers on top of barrel.
Black hard plastic like grips.

Trying to I'd for my father in law.

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Old February 19, 2011, 10:31 PM   #2957
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The Crane (Colt terminology) or Yoke (S&W terminology) is the arm that carries the cylinder and allows it to swing out from the frame. This gun predates model numbers, which were introduced in 1957.
Your FILs gun is a .32 Hand Ejector Model of 1903 5th Change manufactured between 1910 & 1917. Serial range for those years was 102501 to 263000.

This model predates heat treatment of cylinders which began in 1920, so stick to standard velocity lead loads, don't try any hot handloads. Any factory ammo should be safe to shoot.
It also predates the positive internal hammer block safety introduced in 1944. If dropped it could fire. I recommend that the chamber under the hammer be left empty.

Value is not high as there were over half a million hand ejectors made and the round is considered obsolete as a self defence load. In 2006 the Standard Catalog of S&W gave a value of $315 in very good condition.
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Old February 19, 2011, 10:36 PM   #2958
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You have a 5 screw Pre-Model 27 .357 Magnum manufactured in 1954 or 1955. Serial range for those years was S1030000 to S139999. In 2006 the SCSW gave a value for ANIB of $1200, I would expect the value to be higher now as the high price of Registered Magnums should be dragging their later brethren up in value.
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Old February 19, 2011, 10:38 PM   #2959
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Your Model 17-3 K22 Masterpiece was manufactured in 1969.
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Old February 19, 2011, 10:39 PM   #2960
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Your Model 10-5 .38 Military & Police tapered barrel was manufactured in the period 1963 to 1965, serial range for those years was C622700 to C810532 so 1965 seems likely.
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Old February 20, 2011, 04:58 AM   #2961
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Thank you Radagast. I know I appreciate all the work you do answering questions. It is truly appreciated.
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Old February 20, 2011, 08:37 AM   #2962
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a.) 357 mag b.) 4 " barrel c.) square grip d.)6 shot e.) adj. sights f.)AJD3875 g.) model 66-2 Thanks in advance!
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Old February 20, 2011, 10:05 AM   #2963
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Your Model 66-2 Combat Magnum Stainless was manufactured in 1985.
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Old February 20, 2011, 01:36 PM   #2964
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I brought home another Smith recently. Can you pin down the manufacture date?

Model 29-2, 6.5", N439395. Thanks in advance!
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Old February 20, 2011, 07:59 PM   #2965
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Thank you Radagast.
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Old February 21, 2011, 05:54 PM   #2966
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Smith and wesson K38 combat masterpiece date of manufacture

A) 38
B) 4"
C) square K frame
D) 6 shot
E) ramped front/ adj rear
F) K 1195XX
I know this is a K-38 combat master piece pre model 15 and made sometime prior to 1959. Looking for exact year of manufacture.

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Old February 21, 2011, 08:20 PM   #2967
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1951. Serial range for that year was K104048to K136690.
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Old February 21, 2011, 08:22 PM   #2968
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The N4xxxxx serial range was used for N frames manufactured in 1977 & 1978.
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Old February 21, 2011, 11:29 PM   #2969
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Thanks Radagast!

Here are some photos of the gun in question. I just need to find a proper length bore mop to go in the case. It was missing when I bought the gun and the one I picked up from a local shop is a bit short for the cutout.
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Old February 22, 2011, 05:31 AM   #2970
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As always your photography is excellent and the firearm is too.Thanks for sharing.
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Old February 24, 2011, 04:28 PM   #2971
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DOB Request

a) S&W .32 Long
b) 2" (1-7/8)
c) Square
d) 6
e) Fixed
f) H1120XX
g) 31-1
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Old February 24, 2011, 10:48 PM   #2972
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Your Model 31-1 .32 Regulation Police dates to the period 1975-1980. Serial range for those years was H10001 to H139900. The -1 refers to the gun being built on the small J frame, early guns were built on the smaller I frame. Aftermarket J frame square butt grips will fit.
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Old February 25, 2011, 04:45 AM   #2973
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a) .357 magnum
b) 4"
c) square butt
d) 6-shot
e) adjustable rear, front with red insert
f) ACH011x
g) 596, no dash

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Old February 25, 2011, 06:01 AM   #2974
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Your Model 586 Distinguished Combat Magnum was manufactured in 1983.

There is a recall on all 586 and 586-1 revolvers, with some ammunition the primer can flow back into the firing pin bushing and stop the cylinder from rotating.

Under the recall S&W will install a new firing pin and firing pin bushing to prevent this happening. They will also stamp M for modified beside the model number under the cylinder yoke.
If you want to have your gun modified S&W will pay shipping both ways, call them to arrange a shipping label.
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Old February 25, 2011, 07:31 AM   #2975
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It's good to have a date at least.

How does the recall affect collector's value?
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