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Old August 9, 2011, 07:01 AM   #3376
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Your Model 66-1 Combat Magnum Stainless was manufactured in 1981.
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Old August 9, 2011, 08:27 AM   #3377
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Thank you Radagast.
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Old August 10, 2011, 11:50 PM   #3378
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Here's mine. SW 640

a) 38 spl
b) 1.85 round butt
d) 5rounds
e) fixed
f) BSE 3XXX
g) 640 no dash
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Old August 11, 2011, 07:57 AM   #3379
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The Model 640 .38 Special Centennial Stainless was manufactured between 1989 & 1996. The nominal barrel length was 1.86 inches on the standard variant.
Serial numbers in the BRFxxxx range shipped in August 1994, in the CAMxxxx range in January 1996, so 1995 seems likely.
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Old August 11, 2011, 02:24 PM   #3380
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Ok give it a whirl:

.357 Magnum
2.5" Barrel
Round Butt
6 Shot
Fixed Front w/ Red Ramp, Adj. Rear
541xx
Mod 66 No Dash

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Old August 11, 2011, 07:31 PM   #3381
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The Model 66 no dash with round butt and 2.5 inch barrel was manufactured between 1974 & 1977. The number you have given is an assembly number, used to track parts in the factory. The serial number will have a K in the number and is located on the bottom of the grip frame. You will need to remove the grips to see it. Sometimes the serial number is also duplicated under the crane, but not always. If you post the serial number I'll give you the year.
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Old August 11, 2011, 10:58 PM   #3382
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ahhh sorry, it's


8k993xx
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Old August 12, 2011, 06:08 PM   #3383
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hello
fine thread you got here !
mine is a smith & wesson
the caliber is .38 spec / .357 magnum
lenght of the barrel is 4 "
the grips are square and of the type "wooden target " with the medallion s&w
its a six shooter
the sights are fixed front red ramp , adjustable at the rear
the serial nr is bnp6113
the model is 686-3
thanks for the afford !
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Old August 13, 2011, 12:57 AM   #3384
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I'd appreciate any info you can give me on my newest

a) .22lr
b) 4"bbl
c) square
d) 6 shots
e) front sight looks fixed; rear has a screw, so i guess it's adjustable
f) K349469
g) 18 (no dash)

s&w 18 002.jpg.
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Old August 13, 2011, 12:16 PM   #3385
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The Model 18 K22 Combat Masterpiece was produced from 1949 to 1985, then reintroduced in S&Ws Classic line in the last two years. The Model 18 is the .22lr understudy to the 4 inch barreled .38 Special Model 15 Combat Masterpiece, in the same way that the 6 inch barreled .22 lr Model 17 K22 Masterpiece was the twin to the six inch barreled .38 Special Model 14 K38 Masterpiece. It was and is manufactured on S&Ws K frame with a tapered barrel, adjustable rear sight and ramp front sight. In very good condition they will bring up to $550. I have one and it is my most used handgun.
Your gun dates to 1958.

edwin41:
Your Model 686-3 Distinguished Combat Magnum was manufactured in 1993. The target stocks are sometimes refered to as Goncalo Alves after the timber tey are made from.

Shienhausser:
Your Model 66 Combat Magnum Stainless was manufactured in 1975.
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Old August 13, 2011, 09:15 PM   #3386
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thanks

thank you for the effort , radagast.
much appreciate it !
greetings from holland.
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Old August 13, 2011, 11:04 PM   #3387
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Radagast- you do us a wonderful public service! We should get you on a government payroll

A. 357
B. 6"
C. square
D. 6
E. Target adjustable
F. s243803
G. 28-2

A. .22
B. 6"
C. square
D. 6
E. Target adjustable
F. k4097xx
G. 17 no dash
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Old August 14, 2011, 12:03 AM   #3388
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Me on the govt. teat? Don't be insulting!

Your Model 28-2 Highway Patrolman was manufactured in 1964 or 1965. Serial range for those years was S236000 to S257999.

Your Model 17 K22 Masterpiece was manufactured in 1960. Serial range for that year was K386805 to K429894.
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Old August 14, 2011, 12:04 AM   #3389
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Old August 14, 2011, 11:00 PM   #3390
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Ok, I've got another one.
Model 49, no dash.
Blued Steel.
1 7/8" barrel.
Serial number is J6525x
Round butt.
What year would this one have been made? Thanks in advance Radagast.
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Old August 15, 2011, 06:08 PM   #3391
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My new for me S&W

I would appreciate any info you can give me on my newest acquisition a S&W stainless steel revolver:

Caliber: 38 Special
Barrel: 4 inch
grips: square after market Pachmeyer
# shots: 6
type of sights: non-adjustable combaat style
serial number: CCE4745
model: 64-5

many thanks in advance for any info.

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Old August 15, 2011, 10:19 PM   #3392
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Thanks, Radagast. That info is much appreciated!!
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Old August 16, 2011, 09:17 PM   #3393
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a) .357 mag
b) 6"
c) square
d) 6
e) Adjustable
f) ------
g) 66-2

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Old August 17, 2011, 08:53 AM   #3394
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1986 or 1987. Serial numbers in the AHCxxxx range shippe din January 1986. By July 1987 they were at AVBxxxx. Nice pic.

jboller4:
Your Model 64-5 .38 Military & Police Stainless was manufactured in late 1997, probably October or November, as guns in the CCExxxx range shipped in November of that year.

slicksleeve:
Your Model 49 Bodyguard was manufactured in 1969 or 1970. Serial range for those years was J1 to J999999.
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Old August 17, 2011, 08:16 PM   #3395
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finally got the serial#

Hello, hoping you can help with a j-frame 38 spl, pinned bodyguard airweight:

a) 38, not +p
b) bbl length = 1 7/8
c) grips shape = round
d) number of shots/cylinder bores = 5
e) fixed sights.
f) serial number = 914Jxx
g) Model number = 38.
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Old August 17, 2011, 08:25 PM   #3396
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Thanks again Radagast! Here's an interesting side note. I spent nothing on this gun I traded a friend a Taurus Judge and some 45 colt ammo for this 66-2.
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Old August 18, 2011, 06:21 AM   #3397
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Edit, Sorry this for a neighbor it's a 44!
Great Thread!
Mine is:
a) 44 Magnum
b) 6" Square, wood grips, presentation box
d) 6 Rnd
e) Adjustable
f) N9119xx
g) M 629-1
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Old August 18, 2011, 09:01 AM   #3398
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many thanks on info for the 64-5

Thanks for the info Radagast................. i appreciate it.......... today we go to the range........ can't wait to try that smooth trigger.....

jimb
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Old August 18, 2011, 11:01 PM   #3399
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a) caliber 32 long ctg
b) bbl length 4"
c) grips shape round
d) number of shots/cylinder bores 6
e) sights. fixed
f) serial number, 212984
thank you
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Old August 19, 2011, 06:08 AM   #3400
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.357Shooter: The N9xxxxxx range ran from 1982 to 1986, ending around N97xxxx, the 629-1 was produced from 1982 to 1988, so 1982 to 1986 is the know date range. Assuming roughly 15,000 N prefix guns per year over that period I guesstimate that your friend's gun is probably from 1983.
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