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Old October 2, 2008, 09:04 PM   #326
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4K253XX = 1973


nubbin
1028xx = somewhere between 1906(73251) and 1909 (146899)


jomomma
4958xx = 1955


rswartsell
1508XX = somewhere between 1909(146900) and 1915 (241703)


Jered
104887 = somewhere between 1948 (54475) and 1967 (122678)


oneounceload
C132XXX = 1948 thru 1951

statelineblues
207xx = somewhere between 1952 and 1971


ProShooter
7D96993 = 1980



TT
R313249 = 1982 and it is probably a 60-1
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Old October 2, 2008, 10:36 PM   #327
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Old October 2, 2008, 10:54 PM   #328
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Old October 2, 2008, 11:34 PM   #329
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Old October 3, 2008, 12:15 AM   #330
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a) caliber -.357 Magnum
b) bbl length- 4"
c) grips shape- Square.
d) number of shots/cylinder bores - 6
e) type of sights- Fixed.
f) serial number- 1D460**
g) Model number- 65-2
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Old October 3, 2008, 03:58 PM   #332
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Proshooter, your Model 65 was born in 1981, at least according to my Supica book....
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Old October 3, 2008, 04:02 PM   #333
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Geronimo45, 1979-1980
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Old October 3, 2008, 06:31 PM   #334
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Old October 3, 2008, 10:43 PM   #335
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Is there a difference in the gun between 1980 and 81?
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Old October 3, 2008, 11:18 PM   #336
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misread, it is 1981
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Old October 4, 2008, 09:47 AM   #337
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Old October 4, 2008, 04:37 PM   #338
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S&W Revolver dob

Hi Brian, Thanks in advance.
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a)22LR
b) 4" brl
c) Grips = square I think
d) 6 Shot
e) Adj Rear and a ramp front sight
f) Model= MOD 34-1
g) I'm confused here because there are two sets of numbers and I'm not sure which is the serial number and what the other one is for.
Under the model number is 2x124 and directly under that is C20
On the gripe is M127866


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Old October 5, 2008, 08:59 PM   #339
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Old October 5, 2008, 09:13 PM   #340
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late 1979

and it is a round butt.
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Old October 5, 2008, 10:04 PM   #341
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32 long ctg

I am trying to find the approximate age of this revolver. It was my father's gun and has been in storage since before he passed away in 1981.

a: S&W 32 long
b: 3 1/4" barrel
c: square walnut grip
d: 6 shots
e: fixed rear sight, blade front.
f: serial number #: 367586
g: no model number on the frame.

It has on the top of the barrel the patent dates of: Feb 6, 06, Sept 14, 09, Dec 22, 14. and the patent date on the bottom of the grip June 5, 1917.

Thank you for your help,



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Old October 7, 2008, 05:53 PM   #343
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a) 38 Special
b) 4" heavy barrel
c) Square
d) 6 shot
e) fixed
f) On the crane - A9 - 61109 Bottom of the grip is 4D58XXX (There's a lot of other stamps near the bottom of the grip too. Very weird.
g) 10-8

(I hope the information was good enough. I just put the Hogues on it. It came with the original wood grips.)




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Old October 7, 2008, 10:39 PM   #344
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Question Need Help with DOB of My M&P

Background:

I picked up a Smith & Wesson .38 Special back in 1984. It was described to me at that time as a 1956 Model 10. However, I have since learned that is not the case. When I purchased it it had fake antler (plastic) handgrips on it--obviously not the originals. I replaced them with Pachmayr grips, but am planning on restoring this beauty to it's original configuration.

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I have what appears to be a 1948-1952 S&W M&P. It has a half-moon shaped front sight; on the left side of the barrel is stamped, "SMITH & WESSON"; on the right side of the barrel is stamped, "38 S. & W. SPECIAL CTG."

Serial number is C143XXX. I have verified the serial number is the same on the underside of the barrel, the bottom of the handguard, and the back of the cylinder.

It has a 4" barrel, fixed rear sight, and a six round cylinder. It's in good condition (my father had it for the last 18 years and pretty much ignored it, so it needs some TLC), but will be in great condition soon.

I figured with the serial number I have, it is probably from '49, but that is just a guess. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I'll post pictures soon.

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Old October 7, 2008, 10:53 PM   #345
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Probably 1950-1951.

It's a 4" Military & Police Model. Assigned Model 10 in 1957 when model numbers were issued.
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Old October 9, 2008, 08:41 AM   #346
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Thanks for the reply. I ran the serial number again through my basic math calculations and I would guess (all things being equal, even though we know they aren't) that it would actually be a 1950 make.

However, instead of just going by the odds, I would like to get a more precise date on this. Does anybody (and I know you're there!) own a 1948-1952 S&W M&P that would like to share your year and serial #? That way I could more likely narrow it down.

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Old October 9, 2008, 09:30 AM   #347
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The best way would be to get a letter from S&W, it will cost $50.
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Old October 9, 2008, 09:33 AM   #348
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sometime around 1979
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Old October 9, 2008, 10:23 AM   #349
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'79? I already know that is entirely NOT possible--the serial number puts it between 1948 and 1967. The front sight post puts it as pre-1952.
Therefore the only range is '48-51.

How did you come up with '79?

EDIT: NM--I just noticed the threads were merged.

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Old October 9, 2008, 11:21 AM   #350
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