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Old February 29, 2012, 05:59 AM   #4001
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Thank you, Radagast. i really appreciate it. it is really nice that you take the time to look these numbers up for all of us.
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Old February 29, 2012, 06:26 AM   #4002
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Old February 29, 2012, 11:29 AM   #4003
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I would appreciate any info on a new S&W snubby. It is: a. .357 b. 2 1/2" c. round butt d. 6 shot e. adjustable rear f. ANN28XX g. 66-2. Thanks for your help.
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Old February 29, 2012, 03:23 PM   #4004
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Your Model 66-2 Combat Magnum Stainless was manufactured in late 1985 or early 1986. My guess is manufactured 1985, shipped 1986.
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Old February 29, 2012, 05:14 PM   #4005
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Thanks Very Much! I appreciate the information.
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Old February 29, 2012, 06:35 PM   #4006
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Radagast, just wanted to say thank you for the information you provided me on the three revolvers I got from my father. Some would say it's wasn't much but these were his and it gave me a little more info to the past.

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Old March 2, 2012, 11:20 AM   #4007
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a. Model 27
b. .357
c. 5in
d. square
e. 6 shooter
f. adjustable rear, no front insert
g.N1633XX
pinned and recessed, blued

a. Model 29-5
b. .44 mag
c. 6in
d. square
e. 6
f. adjustable
g. BFJ30XX
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Old March 2, 2012, 03:03 PM   #4008
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heres something?

a) 19-3 .357 MAG-nificent!
b) 4"
c) Square
d) 6 shots/cylinder bores
e) Rear Adj. type of sights.
f) 2K234xx Model 19-3 (butt) K-Frame im thinkin
g) 31237 (face of the cylinder) with G1 stamped next to it

Whats this im reading its also known as the model 27. i was wondering more on that if Someone has the info Please and Thanks.

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Old March 2, 2012, 03:18 PM   #4009
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a)22lr
b)2in
c)Square
d)6
e)Adj. rear
f) M150869
g) 64-1
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Old March 3, 2012, 05:02 PM   #4010
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Please date this revolver
Model 28
357 magnum
6" barrel
6 rounds
adjustable sights
S2115xx

Thank you for any information
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Old March 3, 2012, 11:04 PM   #4011
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Your Model 28 Highway Patrolman was manufactured in 1960 or 1961. Serial range for those years was S207000 to S219999, so 1960 seems likely.

The Covertone:
Your gun is a Model 34-1 .22/32 Kitgun, not a Model 64. The .22/32 refers to the .22 being chambered on a frame originally designed for the .32 S&W long cartridge. The -1 refers to a change from the .32 sized I frame to the .38 special sized J frame. Your giun was manufactured in 1980 or 1981. Serial range for those years was M130001 to M160000 so 1981 seems probable.

kingpoppacap:
Your Model 19-3 Combat Magnum was manufactured in 1971. It was built on the Medium sized 'K' frame, originally designed for the low pressure .38 special cartridge.
The Model 27 is a different gun, the original chambering for the .357 magnum, using the large N frame that was originally designed for the .44 Special cartridge.
The Model 19 is a much handier gun, suitable for the patrolman, the Model 27 was originally promoted as a hunting firearm.
Because the Model 19 is based on a smaller frame it can be damagred by some faster ammo. I suggesat you read this:
http://www.gunblast.com/Butch_MagnumLoads.htm
I think the issue is the smaller faster bullets leave the case before engaging the forcing cone and are therefore travelling a lot faster than the heavierr longer bullets, giving the forcing cone a much heavier jolt.
Simple solution is don't shoot 110 or 125 grain magnum loads in your gun. Any .38 special or 150 grain or heavier magnum round should be fine.
31237 & G1 stampings are assembly numbers, used to track parts in the factory. They have no meaning after the gun is completed.

Mocup:
Your Model 27 .357 Magnum was manufactured in 1956 or 1957. If it has the model number stamp then 1957. Ifd no stamp then 1956. Model numbers were introduced in 1957. Prior to that it was simply The .357 Magnum.
Your Model 29-5 .44 magnum was Manufactured in 1992.
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Old March 5, 2012, 12:13 PM   #4012
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686-5, .
357 mag
6", 6 shot
cdh39xx

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Old March 5, 2012, 03:53 PM   #4013
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Your Model 686 Distinguished Combat Magnum Stainless dates to around March 1999.
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Old March 5, 2012, 09:13 PM   #4014
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awsome, thanks, much abliged
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Old March 6, 2012, 11:30 AM   #4015
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617-4
8 3/8" barrel
10 shot 22 LR
Stainless steel and freaking gorgeous!
CDM32XX

thanks in advance!
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Old March 6, 2012, 06:58 PM   #4016
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BConklin:
Your Model 617-4 K22 Masterpiece Stainless was manufactured in 1999.
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Old March 7, 2012, 12:50 AM   #4017
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might be picking this up and ran across this thread while lookin for some info on it. Thank in advance
a) 357
b) 6"
c) square
d) 6
e) rear adj.
f) Sn # ajj03XX
g) mod586 top number 022 bottom 757x3 on revolver
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Old March 7, 2012, 05:17 AM   #4018
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SkullWerkz:
You are looking at a Model 586 Distinguished Combat Magnum manufactured in 1985. This gun is subject to a recall. With some magnum ammo there is the possibility that the primer will flow back into the firing pin bushing, locking up the gun.
Under the recall S&W will pay shipping both ways and install a new firing pin and bushing. All it will take is a call and they will send you a shipping label.

022 & 757x3 are assembly numbers, used to track parts in the factory. They have no meaning after the gun is completed.
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Old March 7, 2012, 05:36 AM   #4019
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Alright cool, Thanks for the info, much appreciated
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Old March 8, 2012, 02:01 PM   #4020
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Hello, just got a 27-2..blued..6" bbl..SN- N 3617XX..TT, TH, patridge front sight. Was told it was purchased early 70"s. Can you tell manuf. date? Thank you. ps. it is pinned and recessed..
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Old March 8, 2012, 04:00 PM   #4021
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1975-76.

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Old March 8, 2012, 05:38 PM   #4022
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Thank you, sir. I'm gonna get one the S&W reference books mentioned on here. Thanks again.
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Old March 8, 2012, 08:20 PM   #4023
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Great service here! Thank you!
Picked up my first S&W today. About time, I was born in Springfield. (But I seem to have been collecting a "C" gun line made in Hartford!
Got a like new in box with all accessories and paperwork from a collectors estate. Has been fired, but very little.
Date of mfg, pls? It is pinned and recessed.
a) 357
b) 4"
c) square
d) 6
e) rear adj. blued, front is stainless with a red insert
f) Sn # 39k3742 box says "357 combat magnum", " model 66" printed on one end.
label says 66-1 on the other end. Stainless Steel

g) mod 66-1

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Old March 9, 2012, 08:59 AM   #4024
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1978 or 1979. The serial rnage for those years was 25K0001 to 56K9999. Yours falls close to the middle of that range. Late 1978 is my guess, but it could just as easily been early 1979.
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Old March 9, 2012, 03:47 PM   #4025
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I just picked up a Heavy Barrel Model 10 a few minutes ago from my new favorite pawn shop. Trigger is fantastic. I'm headed out the range now after giving it the once over.

a) .38
b) 4"
c) square
d) 6
e) fixed
f) d3620xx
g) 10-6

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