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Old January 18, 2012, 06:46 PM   #3851
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My friend showed me what I'm pretty sure is a 38/44 heavy duty. It's got a ~4" barrel and the ejecter rod is shrouded and serial # is S1487xx.
Any help with ID and DOM would be appreciated.
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Old January 18, 2012, 08:19 PM   #3852
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1955 or 1956. Serial range for those years was S140000 to S149999 so 1956 seems probable. If it has fixed sights it is a .38/44 Heavy Duty Postwar. If it has adjustable sights it is a .38/44 Outdoorsman.
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Old January 18, 2012, 08:41 PM   #3853
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can anyone tell me what this revolver is?

It appers to be a 32 caliber, revolver 6 shot, it has 1990 stamped on the bottom of the grip where the lanyard would attach, It has about a 4' octagon barrel, with proof mark that appear to be 2 crowns and a horseshoe?
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Old January 19, 2012, 05:38 AM   #3854
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Old January 20, 2012, 01:12 PM   #3855
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Old Revolver

Thank you Radagast.

Lets see if this works?

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Old January 20, 2012, 01:26 PM   #3856
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Thanks!

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Old January 20, 2012, 01:48 PM   #3857
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Hi,
I recently purchased a used S&W Model 29-3 6 shot 8 3/8" barrel blue version. .44 Magnum
Grips: Squared Target Grips
Target Trigger and Target Hammer
Serial Number:AHW87xx
Number on cylinder crane: B24 and under that is
52714
I would appreciate anyones help in figuring out when this revolver was manufactured. Thanking all in advance for taking time to read and respond.

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Old January 20, 2012, 11:46 PM   #3858
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Around July 1987. Serial numbers in the AVBxxxx and AWWxxxx ranges shipped that month. Being an uncommon barrel length your gun may have sat on the shelf for a while.

The 29-3 was produced from 1982 to 1987. It lacks the Endurance Package design changes, so limit the use of full house magnums if you want to avoid timing issues. The numbers under the crane are assembly numbers used to track parts in the factory. They have no meaning after the gun is complete.
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Old January 20, 2012, 11:50 PM   #3859
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Radagast,
Thank you very much for the information.
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Old January 21, 2012, 12:01 AM   #3860
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Try finding your proofmark here: https://www.bluebookinc.com/Inf.PDF
Your gun appears to be a near copy of the Webley Royal Irish Constabulary design:
http://www.collegehillarsenal.com/sh...?productid=421
My best guess is that it is a gun made in Leige, Belgium and the crown over U proofmark is a 'near match' to the Britsh crown over V to confuse buyers.
Browsing http://littlegun.be/ may turn up a match.
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Old January 21, 2012, 04:50 PM   #3861
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hello i just got a handgun from my father before he passed, its a s & w mod 30, (no dash) 2 in , nickle, round butt grips, ser no # 709368 can anyone give me a dob
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Old January 21, 2012, 09:30 PM   #3862
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Your Model 30 .32 Hand Ejector was manufactured sometime between 1957 when model numbers were introduced and 1961 when the -1 change from the I frame to the J frame occurred.
Postwar production ran from serial number 536685 in 1946 to serial number 712954 in 1961. Based on roughly 12500 guns per year being produced during that time 1960 or early 1961 seems certain.
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Old January 24, 2012, 09:11 PM   #3863
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a) Appears to be a .38
b) three and a quarter inch barrel, unsure if it's including the cylinder but there is an included video.
c) unsure what to classify it as, see video
d) 5
e) Looks standard for a top break S&W
f) 286739
g) Unsure

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Hey there, this is wade. The revolver I have has a three and a quarter inch barrel. The serial numbers on the butt plate and cylinder are 286739. The last patent date listed on the top of the barrel is Jan 3 82. I believe it's in .38 caliber. Thank you in advance for your help. I can't seem to figure out how to attach pics through the YouTube messaging, so let me know if you have any idea how I can get you some pics
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Old January 25, 2012, 03:02 AM   #3864
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.38 Double Action 3rd Model manufactured between 1884 & 1895 in the serial range 119001 to 322700. Serial number 264116 probably shipped in 1892, so 1892 to 1895 is the time frame.
Caliber is .38 S&W, blackpowder only loading.
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Old January 25, 2012, 10:48 AM   #3865
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I have four S&W revolvers to check date of manufacture

#1 S & W model 36-1
.38 cal. nickel plated; 3 inch heavy barrel; round butt, wood grips
5 shot-non recessed cylinder
fixed sights, serial # J872618

#2 S & W model 38 (No dash) airweight, shroulded hammer
.38 cal. nickel plated; 1 3/4 inch barrel; round butt, wood grips
5 shot- non recessed cylinder
fixed sights; serial #ACU4189

#3 S & W model 19-3, .357 magnum, blue
4 inch barrel (pinned); square butt with Goncalo Alves wood grips
6 shot recessed cylinder
adjustable sights; serial #7K64445

#4 S & W model 686 (no dash), stainless steel
6 inch barrel (non-pinned); square butt with Goncalo Alves grips
6 shot non-recessed cylinder
adjustable sights; serial #ACU9932

Thanks in advance for your help!

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Old January 26, 2012, 02:38 AM   #3866
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DOB Model 15-4

A. .38
B. 2"
C. Square
D. 6 shot
E. Fixed front / Adjustable rear
F. 75K5698
G. 15-4

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Old January 26, 2012, 04:33 PM   #3867
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I'm interested in finding out the year my K22 Target Masterpiece was made and any help would be greatly appreciated.

a. caliber - .22 long rifle
b. barrel length - 6"
c. grip shape - square butt
d. number of shot - 6
e. type of sights - adjustable
f. serial number - K25816x
g. model number - none, 5 screw

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Old January 26, 2012, 11:21 PM   #3868
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Your K22 Masterpiece was manufactured in in 1955. Serial range was K231256 to K266164.

Sealevel:
Your model 15-4 Combat Masterpiece was manufactured in 1980.

smlake:
Your Model 36-1 Chiefs Special three inch heavy barrel was manufactured in 1981.
Your Model 38 Airweight Bodyguard was manufactured in 1983.
your model 19-3 Combat Magnum was manufactured in 1975.
Your Model 686 Distinguished Combat Magnum Stainless was manufactured in 1983. There is a recall out on this model, with some magnum ammo the primer can flow back into the firing pin bushing, locking up the cylinder. Under the recall S&W will pay shipping both ways, fit a new firing pin and bushing and stamp an M near the model number in the cylinder yoke cut out. If your gun has the M stamp then it has been modified. If not and you wish to have it modified, call S&W and they will send you a shipping label.
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Old January 26, 2012, 11:57 PM   #3869
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Radagast,
Thank you kindly.
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Old January 27, 2012, 10:26 AM   #3870
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Radagast, thank you very much for providing the manufacture dates on the above four Smith & Wesson revolvers. Also, I really appreciate you providing me with the information regarding the factory recall of the model 686 Smith. I was unaware of the recall and will be contacting them.
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Old January 27, 2012, 04:31 PM   #3871
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Model 37 DOB PLease

A. .38 Special
B. 2"
C. Square
D. 5
E. Fixed
F. 30J531
G. Model 37

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Old January 27, 2012, 09:28 PM   #3872
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1971 or 1972 for that Chiefs Special Airweight. I'm thinking 1971, that was the period with the J 'floating' in the serial number. The range ended at 999j99. As your serial number is in the first third of that range 1971 seems likely.
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Old January 27, 2012, 09:38 PM   #3873
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Another one to identify please:


a) 38 S&W
b) 4"
c) round
d) 5 shot breaktop
e) rear V / front thin blade
f) I68259

I hope the link works, this is my first try with photobucket ever
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Old January 27, 2012, 09:39 PM   #3874
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S&w i.d.

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Old January 27, 2012, 09:41 PM   #3875
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S&w i.d>

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