Quantcast
Identity and Date of Manufacture of S&W Revolvers - Page 130 - THR
THR  

Go Back   THR > Tools and Technologies > Handguns: Revolvers

Welcome to THR
You are currently viewing our site as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have, access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!


If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit the help section.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old June 4, 2011, 05:02 PM   #3226
oldsgm
Member
 
 
Join Date: June 4, 2011
Posts: 1
Year of manufacture

Can someone tell me when a S & W model 64, .38 Special, 4", round grips, serial number D552XXX was made?
oldsgm is offline  
Old June 4, 2011, 07:18 PM   #3227
felbie
Member
 
 
Join Date: June 4, 2011
Posts: 1
Whats the DOB

Im looking at purchasing this S&W Model 28-2 Serial N1922XX Any info is appreciated
felbie is offline  
Old June 4, 2011, 11:19 PM   #3228
JesusismyPapa
Member
 
 
Join Date: March 31, 2011
Location: Las Vegas
Posts: 14
Year & Perhaps Value?

.357
6"
Square?
6
Adjustable rear, fixed front
S308880
Highway Patrolman Mod. 28-2
Thank you in advance!
JesusismyPapa is offline  
Old June 5, 2011, 12:34 AM   #3229
aprosody
Member
 
 
Join Date: April 27, 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 13
A) .38 S&W Spl.
B) 2"
C) Rounded
D) 5 Shot
E) Fixed Sights
F) J25XX
G) Mod 36 under crane

Thank You!
aprosody is offline  
Old June 8, 2011, 07:26 PM   #3230
LUNDSC00
Member
 
 
Join Date: October 31, 2010
Posts: 5
heres another one i just

a) .357
b) 3 INCH
c) ROUND
d) 6
e) ADJUSTABLE
f) its got a few numbers-CS 1, under that is AYD5105 under that is a M
g) 686

thanks for the help
LUNDSC00 is offline  
Old June 9, 2011, 06:14 AM   #3231
Radagast
Contributing Member
 
 
Join Date: December 24, 2002
Location: Australia/OZ
Posts: 4,801
LUNDSC00:
AYD5xxx is the serial number, dating it to late 1987.
686 is the model number, meaning a stainless steel L frame Distinguished Combat Magnum.
CS-1 is the designation for the US Customs Service variant. The product code is 104228.
M stamping designates modification under a recall with a new firing pin and bushing fitted.

aprosody:
Your Model 36 Chiefs Special was manufactured in 1969.

JesusismyPapa:
The serial range S305000 to S329999 was used in 1968 & 1969 for N (large) framed revolvers. 1968 seems likely as the year of manufacture for your gun. If the grips have an uncheckered diamond around the grip screws then 1968 is more probable, as the diamond grip was deleted in 1969.

felbie:
The Model 28-2 you are looking at was manufactured in 1973. The 28-2 Highway Patrolman was the service grade sister of the model 27 .357 Magnum, lacking the high gloss finish and checkering of the topstrap found on the Model 27. Introduced in 1954 and discontinued in 1986, in recent years values have started to increase as the higher quality Model 27s have become attractive to collectors, dragging the cost of the Model 28 up as a shooter grade gun. In 2006 the Standard Catalog of S&W gave a value of $375 in excellent condition. I would expect to pay closer to $500 or so for a similar gun now. I suggest you look at completed sales on some of the online auction sights such as gunsamerica, auctionarms, etc, to get a feel for current prices.

oldsgm:
Your Model 64 .38 Military & Police Stainless was manufactured in 1973 or 1974. Serial range for those years was D510001 to D659901, so 1973 seems likely.

bluto:
Your Model 36 Chiefs Special was manufactured between November 1985 (ALCxxxx) & July 1987 (AVBxxxx). My guess is early 1986.

woodlecj:
The Model 36-1 Chiefs Special 3 inch Heavy Barrel was introduced in 1967. The number you are quoting is too low to be the serial number, as it would have either six digits or a J prefix. What you are quoting is propbably an assembly number, used to track parts in the factory. The serial number is on the bottom edge of the grip frame. If the gun has custom grips you may have to remove the grips to see it. Check it and get back to me.
__________________
$25 a year to keep The High Road on line AND block adds? Bargain!
Become a contributing member today!
http://www.thehighroad.org/payments.php
Radagast is offline  
Old June 9, 2011, 10:03 AM   #3232
bluto
Member
 
 
Join Date: March 24, 2005
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 355
Radagast,

Much thanks!

bluto
__________________
I like westerns because nothing ever goes to trial.
bluto is offline  
Old June 9, 2011, 04:24 PM   #3233
slimpickens
Member
 
 
Join Date: January 29, 2010
Posts: 53
Could I Bother You For a Birthdate?

S&W Model 19-3 square butt
Four Inch Blue---- narrow serated trigger, narrow hammer, black ramp front sight, adjustable black rear, pinned barrel, and recessed cylinder
Serial #7k7965
butt of frame stamped F5
Also stamped on yoke: 15x66 and 618

Doesn't appear to be shot, if so very minimal; extremely light cylinder line
Picked up today in pawn shop, haven't shot it yet, will tomorrow.
Thanks in Advance
slimpickens is offline  
Old June 10, 2011, 06:10 AM   #3234
Radagast
Contributing Member
 
 
Join Date: December 24, 2002
Location: Australia/OZ
Posts: 4,801
slim-pickens:
Your Model 19-3 Combat Magnum was manufactured in 1974.
__________________
$25 a year to keep The High Road on line AND block adds? Bargain!
Become a contributing member today!
http://www.thehighroad.org/payments.php
Radagast is offline  
Old June 11, 2011, 06:18 PM   #3235
CTGunner
Member
 
 
Join Date: May 31, 2009
Posts: 891
S&w 649 .38

I'm looking for a DOB.

.38 snub nose (very short barrel). J Frame. 5 Shots. Fixed Sights.
Sn = *NS7708

It has a shrouded hammer. I put it on layaway today and don't have any more info.

Thanks for your help.

Last edited by CTGunner; June 11, 2011 at 06:35 PM.
CTGunner is offline  
Old June 12, 2011, 08:46 PM   #3236
Radagast
Contributing Member
 
 
Join Date: December 24, 2002
Location: Australia/OZ
Posts: 4,801
CTGunner:
The .38 Special 649 was introduced in 1985 and replaced by the 649-1 in 1988. The 649-1 was replaced by the 649-2 in 1990, which was then replaced by the 649-3 in .357 magnum in 1996.
I need the first three letters of the serial number to give you an aproximate age.
If ANSxxxx then 1985.
If BNSxxxx then late 1991/early 1992.
__________________
$25 a year to keep The High Road on line AND block adds? Bargain!
Become a contributing member today!
http://www.thehighroad.org/payments.php
Radagast is offline  
Old June 12, 2011, 09:30 PM   #3237
CTGunner
Member
 
 
Join Date: May 31, 2009
Posts: 891
That confirms what I thought. Thanks much for your help.
CTGunner is offline  
Old June 12, 2011, 11:43 PM   #3238
bushmaster1313
Member
 
 
Join Date: October 26, 2008
Location: Peoples Republik of New Jersey
Posts: 3,496
Smith & Wesson "Pre-40"
Four Digit Serial No.: 488X



__________________
Vote Responsibly
Buy American
bushmaster1313 is offline  
Old June 13, 2011, 11:31 PM   #3239
Radagast
Contributing Member
 
 
Join Date: December 24, 2002
Location: Australia/OZ
Posts: 4,801
bushmaster1313:
The Standard Catalog of S&W doesn't give a year by year serial range break down for the Centennial, what I can tell you is that it was introduced in 1952 and the upper side plate screw shown in your picture was deleted in 1955, so 1952-1955 is as close as I can give you. If the trigger is smooth (not serrated) then its an early gun.
If you are lucky there will be a pin still stored under the grips for pinning the grip safety off.
__________________
$25 a year to keep The High Road on line AND block adds? Bargain!
Become a contributing member today!
http://www.thehighroad.org/payments.php
Radagast is offline  
Old June 14, 2011, 09:14 PM   #3240
shogun7788
Member
 
 
Join Date: June 3, 2010
Posts: 12
Model 36?

Model 36 no dash, pinned barrel

Serial # J5178XX

Thanks.
shogun7788 is offline  
Old June 16, 2011, 08:59 PM   #3241
Radagast
Contributing Member
 
 
Join Date: December 24, 2002
Location: Australia/OZ
Posts: 4,801
shogun7788:
Your Model 36 Chiefs Special dates to the period 1976-1977. Serial rangefor those years was J370001 to J610000.
__________________
$25 a year to keep The High Road on line AND block adds? Bargain!
Become a contributing member today!
http://www.thehighroad.org/payments.php
Radagast is offline  
Old June 17, 2011, 03:35 PM   #3242
predator20
Member
 
 
Join Date: November 8, 2008
Location: FL panhandle
Posts: 33
A) 38 SP.
B) 4" HB pinned
C) SQ
D) 6
E) Fixed
F) 5D712**
G) 10-8 Also has B20 725** in two places

A) 38 SP.
B) 4" HB
C) SQ
D) 6
E) Fixed
F) BHJ68**
G) 64 No dash, is NY-1 marked above the model #

Bought both of these from J&G. I will try to do a video and post it on YT sometime later.
predator20 is offline  
Old June 18, 2011, 12:15 AM   #3243
Radagast
Contributing Member
 
 
Join Date: December 24, 2002
Location: Australia/OZ
Posts: 4,801
predator20:
Your Model 10-8 .38 Military & Police heavy barrel was manufactured in 1979. 5D712xx is the serial number, B20 & 725xx are assembly numbers, used to track parts in the factory. They are not recorded and have no meaning after the gun is completed.

Your Model 64 .38 Military & Police Stainless was manufactured in 1991. Serial numbers in the BHJ8xxx range shipped in July of that year. The NY-1 stamping indicates a gun manufactured to a New York Police Department specification and probably shipped to the NYCPD Equipment Beureau for sale to an officer as his or her private weapon. In original configuration it should eba double action only gun.
__________________
$25 a year to keep The High Road on line AND block adds? Bargain!
Become a contributing member today!
http://www.thehighroad.org/payments.php
Radagast is offline  
Old June 18, 2011, 12:51 AM   #3244
1/7GRUNT
Member
 
 
Join Date: May 31, 2008
Location: N MS
Posts: 112
Model 66-2
357 magnum
2 1/2 inch barrel
adjustable sights
238K3**

Thank you
__________________
Semper Fi
1/7GRUNT is offline  
Old June 18, 2011, 08:22 AM   #3245
predator20
Member
 
 
Join Date: November 8, 2008
Location: FL panhandle
Posts: 33
Quote:
predator20:
Your Model 10-8 .38 Military & Police heavy barrel was manufactured in 1979. 5D712xx is the serial number, B20 & 725xx are assembly numbers, used to track parts in the factory. They are not recorded and have no meaning after the gun is completed.

Your Model 64 .38 Military & Police Stainless was manufactured in 1991. Serial numbers in the BHJ8xxx range shipped in July of that year. The NY-1 stamping indicates a gun manufactured to a New York Police Department specification and probably shipped to the NYCPD Equipment Beureau for sale to an officer as his or her private weapon. In original configuration it should be a double action only gun.
Thanks for your help. Yes it's DAO, it won't hold back into single action. I plan on leaving it like that. Got the Model 10 and a 586 I can use for SA.

Once I get some replacement grips for the Model 10, I'll start a thread and post a video link.
predator20 is offline  
Old June 19, 2011, 12:07 AM   #3246
Radagast
Contributing Member
 
 
Join Date: December 24, 2002
Location: Australia/OZ
Posts: 4,801
1/7GRUNT:
Your Model 66-2 Combat Magnum Stainless was manufactured in 1982.
__________________
$25 a year to keep The High Road on line AND block adds? Bargain!
Become a contributing member today!
http://www.thehighroad.org/payments.php
Radagast is offline  
Old June 21, 2011, 01:12 PM   #3247
Northrunner
Member
 
 
Join Date: February 1, 2011
Posts: 11
Newly Aquired S&W Model 29-5

A. .44 mag
B 4"
C. square
D. 6
E. WO,RR adjustable
F. BJJ10xx
G. model 29-5

Thank you...
Northrunner is offline  
Old June 22, 2011, 07:09 AM   #3248
Radagast
Contributing Member
 
 
Join Date: December 24, 2002
Location: Australia/OZ
Posts: 4,801
Northrunner:
The BJJxxxx serial number ranges falls into a period when S&W shipped guns out of serial number sequence. Your gun most likely falls into the period July 1991 (BHJxxxx) to August 1994 (BRFxxxx).
The Model 29-5 production ran between 1990 & 1993. My gut feeling based on the serial range /shipping dates in the Standard Catalog of S&W is that your gun was probably made in late 1991 or early 1992, but may have shipped later.
__________________
$25 a year to keep The High Road on line AND block adds? Bargain!
Become a contributing member today!
http://www.thehighroad.org/payments.php
Radagast is offline  
Old June 22, 2011, 12:24 PM   #3249
Northrunner
Member
 
 
Join Date: February 1, 2011
Posts: 11
Radagast,

Thank you for the reply.

Northrunner
Northrunner is offline  
Old June 22, 2011, 04:12 PM   #3250
waidmann
Member
 
 
Join Date: January 25, 2009
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 665
S&w 686-4

This ones a 4 incher, pre-lock, Serial number BRS62XX.

Hey Radagast, how goes the healing, well I hope.

Regards,
Waidmann
waidmann is offline  
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:02 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise.
This site, its contents, Shooting Reviews, and its contents are Copyright (c) 2010-2013 Firearms Forum, Inc.
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER
Although The High Road has attempted to provide accurate information on the forum, The High Road assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. All information is provided "as is" with all faults without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Neither The High Road nor any of its directors, members, managers, employees, agents, vendors, or suppliers will be liable for any direct, indirect, general, bodily injury, compensatory, special, punitive, consequential, or incidental damages including, without limitation, lost profits or revenues, costs of replacement goods, loss or damage to data arising out of the use or inability to use this forum or any services associated with this forum, or damages from the use of or reliance on the information present on this forum, even if you have been advised of the possibility of such damages.