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Old April 20, 2012, 01:44 PM   #4126
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Pistol Info Appreciated

a) caliber: .357 mag
b) bbl length (from cylinder to muzzle): 4"
c) grips shape (round or square): Square
d) number of shots/cylinder bores: 6
e) type of sights.: Adjustable rear, Cast front
f) serial number, and if there is a letter in front of or anywhere near the s/n on the bottom of the grip: ACT43**
g) Model number if it is under the crane.: 586
That number, if it is the s/n, should come from the butt of the grip (or under the barrel or face of the cylinder).

Any info Would be awesome as I just got this gun.
It is finished in Nickel
The nickel is slightly yellowed (probably from hoppes)
Thanks, TED
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Old April 20, 2012, 09:12 PM   #4127
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Your Model 586 Distinguished Combat Magnum was manufactured in 1983. It is a first year production gun.
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 terms of the recall S&W will pay shipping both ways and install a new firing pin and bushing. If your gun has been modified there will be an M stamped after or near the model number in the cylinder yoke cut out.
Thats the bad news.
The good news is a call to S&W will be all thats required, they will send you a shipping label.
If you are only going to shoot .38 specials then there is probably no need to have it modified.
The 586 is a fairly indestructable gun and should outlast you.
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Old April 21, 2012, 05:37 AM   #4128
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DOB Please

Radagast, would you date this latest acquisition for me? Thanks, again for your knowledge and assistance.

A..357 Magnum
B. 4"
C. Square
D. 6
E. Adjustable
F. AAJ1267
G. 686 no Dash, no "M"
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Old April 21, 2012, 02:43 PM   #4129
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s&w 1940-2 (it shows a 3? below the 1940-2)
sw 38 special
4"
Tyler T grips
C 216076
fixed sights

I believe that it was a service revolver during 60's-70's

Thanks
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Old April 21, 2012, 03:29 PM   #4130
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Good day! I've got a Model 15 Combat Masterpiece I'd like to nail down for sure. I was told it was made in 1969, but I'd like a second opinion to be certain. Pic below:

a) .38 SPL
b) 4"
c) square butt grip
d) 6 shot
e) adjustable
f) K9136XX
g) 15-3


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Old April 21, 2012, 08:54 PM   #4131
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Your Model 15-3 Combat Masterpiece was manufactured in 1969. Serial range for that year was K848782 to K946391.

mrjefe2u:
There is no such animal as a Model 1940-2. The C prefix was used for the Model 10, 11, 12, 45 & Aircrewman models.
The 11 is out as it is a .38 S&W, the Model 45 is out as it is a .22lr, The Model 12 is out as it began production at C223999 and the Aircrewman is out as it is a variant of the Model 12.
So you have a .38 Military & Police Postwar manufactured in 1951, a pre-model 10. Model numbers were introduced in 1957.

SeaLevel:
Your Model 686 Distinguished Combat Magnum was manufacturd in late 1982. Gun in the AAFxxxx to ABLxxxx range shipped between October & December of that year.
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Old April 21, 2012, 09:39 PM   #4132
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Your Model 15-3 Combat Masterpiece was manufactured in 1969. Serial range for that year was K848782 to K946391.
Thank you so much, Radagast.
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Old April 22, 2012, 04:54 AM   #4133
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29-2

I'd appreciate some info on my new M29

a) 44mag
b) 6.5"
c) Square
d) 6
e)Adjustable rear, red insert front
f) N123122
g) 29-2

Thanks!
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Old April 22, 2012, 09:43 AM   #4134
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Your Model 29-2 .44 Magnum was manufactured in 1973.
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Old April 22, 2012, 05:34 PM   #4135
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Model 19-3

Hi all! Put a down payment on a Model 19-3 today. Don't have it front of me but here is what I know:

Model 19-3
Serial number: 2K46XXX
Blue
4" Barrel
It has the smaller Combat Grips

I believe it is all original. From what I can find I think it is a 1971. Can anyone confirm this?

Thanks!!

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Old April 22, 2012, 07:36 PM   #4136
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Many thanks

As usual - appreciate the huge effort you put into this.
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Old April 23, 2012, 08:12 AM   #4137
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Your Model 19-3 Combat Magnum was manufactured in 1971. Serial range for that year was 2K22038 to 2K55996.
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Old April 23, 2012, 08:15 AM   #4138
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Thanks Radagast!! Thank you for taking the time to look up these requests and respond to us! It is much appreciated!
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Old April 24, 2012, 07:23 PM   #4139
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Hi Radagast, looking a quite nice 27-2 with s/n N-27961x. Thanks.
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Old April 25, 2012, 05:20 AM   #4140
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Your Model 27-2 was manufactured between 1974 & 1977, the N2xxxxx range was used during those years. The last half of the N2xxxxx range was supposed to be Model 28s and 58s, with the other N frame models swapping to the N3xxxxxx range in 75 & 76, then the N5xxxxx range for 1977/78. Yours appears to have skipped that change over.
I know serial number N2597xx shipped 23/3/76, so I'm fairly sure yours is a 1976 gun too.
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Old April 28, 2012, 04:55 AM   #4141
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Smith and Wesson .38 Special Model 49 Snubnose 5 shot
Serial Number 341494
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Old April 28, 2012, 08:05 AM   #4142
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Your Model 49 Bodyguard was manufactured between 1962 & 1969 in the serial range 295000 to 786544. If the cylinder release is flat then 1962 to 1966. If concave 1966 to 1969. The Standard Catalog of S&W doesn't have a year by year breakdown for that period. My guess is 1962 or 1963 based on an average production of around 60,000 guns.
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Old April 28, 2012, 07:17 PM   #4143
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a) 41 Mag
b) 6 1/2" full underlug
c) square butt
d) 6
e) adjustable
f) BHB5029
g) 657-2

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Old April 29, 2012, 12:17 AM   #4144
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Assuming your gun has an unfluted cylinder then it is a Model 657-2 .41 Magnum Classic Hunter Stainless manufactured in 1991. Product code was 103820, this was a limited run of 2000 guns.
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Old April 29, 2012, 12:50 AM   #4145
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yes it does, thank you
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Old April 29, 2012, 01:38 AM   #4146
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1) 38spl 2) 2 inch barrel pinned 3) square butt 4) 6 shot 5) adjustible sights 6) serial# 33K49XX 7) nickle finish 8) model 15-4 thank you for any info Radagast I bought this little beauty many many years ago. The nickle is in beautiful shape, a real "pimp" gun and it is one of my favorites. Again thank you very much
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Old April 29, 2012, 09:47 AM   #4147
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Your Model 15-4 Combat Masterpiece was manufactured in 1978 or 1979. The serial range for those years was 25K0001 to 56K9999, so 1978 seems likely.
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Old April 29, 2012, 02:20 PM   #4148
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Thank you so much Radagast! I appreciate you taking the time to look this up for me!
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Old April 29, 2012, 02:45 PM   #4149
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Dear Radagast, thank you for the info everytime I bring that little "pimp" gun to the range everybody wants to shoot it. Again thank you!! Nutbustd US Army Retired
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Old April 29, 2012, 09:14 PM   #4150
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a) .357 Magnum
b) 4"
c) square
d) 6
e) fixed
f) ACL96XX
g) 681 no dash

Got a great deal on it this weekend. Can't wait to shoot it!

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