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Old April 29, 2012, 10:29 PM   #4151
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Your Model 681 Distinguished Service Magnum Stainless was manufactured in 1983. There is a recall on this model. With some magnum ammo the primer can 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. if your gun has been modified it will have an M stamped beside the model number in the cylinder yoke cut out.
If your gun has not been modified and you wish to have this done, call S&W. They will send you a shipping label.
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Old April 29, 2012, 10:50 PM   #4152
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Your Model 681 Distinguished Service Magnum Stainless was manufactured in 1983. There is a recall on this model. With some magnum ammo the primer can 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. if your gun has been modified it will have an M stamped beside the model number in the cylinder yoke cut out.
If your gun has not been modified and you wish to have this done, call S&W. They will send you a shipping label.
Thanks for the quick reply!
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Old April 29, 2012, 10:59 PM   #4153
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I've got another one...


a) .357 Magnum
b) 4"
c) round
d) 6
e) fixed NIGHT SIGHTS!
f) CFE69XX
g) 65-7

Bought it used a couple of months ago, and it's a great shooter. Finish is about 85-90%. It has factory night sights that still glow about 75%. The dealer told me it was an Allied Barton Security company revolver.

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Old April 30, 2012, 06:08 AM   #4154
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Your Model 65-7 .357 Military & Police Heavy Barrel Stainless was manufactured in 2002. Guns in the CFExxxx range shipped in May of that year. The -7 denotes the internal lock, with the -7 variant being produced from 2002 to 2005 when the Model 65 was discontinued.
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Old April 30, 2012, 08:29 AM   #4155
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Your Model 65-7 .357 Military & Police Heavy Barrel Stainless was manufactured in 2002. Guns in the CFExxxx range shipped in May of that year. The -7 denotes the internal lock, with the -7 variant being produced from 2002 to 2005 when the Model 65 was discontinued.
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Old May 1, 2012, 06:58 PM   #4156
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1905 hand ejector,32-20,5 inch barrel,square butt ,6 shot, fixed sights, serial #116157. could you give me the DOM,thanks eastbank.
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Old May 1, 2012, 10:23 PM   #4157
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Your .32-20 Hand Ejector Model of 1905 4th Change was manufactured in 1923.
This gun lacks the modern internal hammer block safety. If dropped it could fire, so leave the chamber under the hammer empty. It has a heat treated cylinder and should be safe with any current commercial ammunition. Avoid any old .32-20 High Speed ammo. This was for rifles only and there have been reports of bulged barrels when fired in S&W revolvers.

BTW, that is an excellent example. Congratulations.
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Old May 2, 2012, 11:01 AM   #4158
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thanks for the info,i,m going to fire cast bullets at 900fps. it is in very nice condition inside and out with only a little blueing wear on the muzzle. eastbank
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Old May 5, 2012, 12:37 AM   #4159
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Hey guys can anyone help with 686 no dashes 6 inch model AUM 8298 looking for approx year it was produced. Thanks
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Old May 5, 2012, 02:29 PM   #4160
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Hi Brian just picked this up no dashes or M stamp
.357 mag
6 inch barrel
6 rounds
adj front and rear sight
serial# AUM 8298
model 686 stamped below serial#
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thanks for any info on it
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Old May 5, 2012, 10:39 PM   #4161
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Your Model 686 Distinguished Combat Magnum was manufactured in 1987. The lack of the M stamp means it is subject to a recall. With some magnum ammo the primer may flow back into the firing pin bushing. Under the recall S&W will pay shipping both ways, install a new firing pin and bushing. They will also stamp an M for modified on the frame. If you wish to take asvantage of the recall give S&W a call and they will send you a shipping label.
The product code for your gun should be 104225.
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Old May 6, 2012, 01:30 AM   #4162
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wow thanks for the quick reply..really appreciate it and happy with the info..the gun is just for target shooting so not sure if I will send it back until there is a problem
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Old May 6, 2012, 10:04 AM   #4163
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I've got two for you

model 67-1
.38 spl
4" bbl
6 shot
adjustable rear sight
serial #24k7XXX

model 36
.38 spl
1 7/8" bbl
5 shot
non adjustable
serial #j668

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Old May 6, 2012, 11:01 AM   #4164
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Your Model 67-1 .38 Combat Masterpiece Stainless was manufactured in in 1977. The serial range for that year ended at 24K9999, so yours is quite late in the run and may even have shipped in 1978.
Your Model 36 Chiefs Special was manufactured in 1982.
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Old May 6, 2012, 11:08 AM   #4165
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I know the dashes marked changes in the models do you know what the "-1" for the 67 stood for? and thank you for your quick response
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Old May 6, 2012, 10:07 PM   #4166
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Per the Standard cartalog of S&W the gas ring was moved from the yoke to the cylinder.
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Old May 7, 2012, 06:50 PM   #4167
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Old May 10, 2012, 02:27 AM   #4168
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38 special
square butt
steel frame
6 shot
fixed sites
serial number 907255
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Old May 10, 2012, 08:09 AM   #4169
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You have a .38 Military & Police Model of 1905 4th Change manufactured in 1941.
This gun does not have a positive internal hammer block safety and if dropped it could fire, so leave the chamber under the hammer empty.
There is also the possibility that you have a British Service Revolver. These were made in the same serial number range, but in .38 S&W caliber. After WWII many had their cylinders bored out to accept .38 Special and were sold as surplus.
The case head on the .38 S&W is wider than on the .38 S&W Special, so a bored out gun can bulge or split brass as the brass trys to deform to the chamber.
Check your gun, if there is a slight taper at the rear of the chambers then stick to to standard pressure lead loads only, no jacketed or PlusP.
Iff the bores are straight then it is an unmodified M&P and should be fine with any current .38 Special load, including PlusP.
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Old May 14, 2012, 01:01 AM   #4170
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.38spl
~1 3/4" (could be off a hair - cheap tape measure)
Round butt
5 shot
Ramp front, gutter rear
J140870
Mod 36 (no dash)

That's nickel plated, not stainless steel. Hammer and trigger are case colored. Trigger has vertical serrations/lines. Backstrap is smooth. There doesn't seem to be a lock, but there is a TINY circle below the cylinder release (the top edge of the circle rides the bottom edge of the release tab). The firing pin is pinned to the hammer, but is not spring loaded - it moves freely.
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Old May 14, 2012, 06:29 AM   #4171
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Your Model 36 Chiefs Special was manufactured in 1973 or 1974. Serial rnage for those years was J100000 to J250000, so 1973 seems likely.
Standard factory finish was either blued steel or nickeled steel. Stainless steel would make it the Model 60 Chiefs Special Stainless.
S&W advertised them as a two inch barrel. IIRC it was closer to 1&7/8th inches.
The firing pin wasn't moved to the frame until 1996, the lock was introduced in 2001.
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Old May 14, 2012, 03:19 PM   #4172
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Your Model 36 Chiefs Special was manufactured in 1973 or 1974. Serial rnage for those years was J100000 to J250000, so 1973 seems likely.
Standard factory finish was either blued steel or nickeled steel. Stainless steel would make it the Model 60 Chiefs Special Stainless.
S&W advertised them as a two inch barrel. IIRC it was closer to 1&7/8th inches.
The firing pin wasn't moved to the frame until 1996, the lock was introduced in 2001.
Thank you - Out of curiosity, what's the little circle/plug under the cylinder release tab for?
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Old May 15, 2012, 04:49 AM   #4173
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That's the hammer stud.
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Old May 15, 2012, 11:27 AM   #4174
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That's the hammer stud.
Wow, when I read that reply I felt about as smart as a 3rd grader that got 2+4 wrong.

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Old May 15, 2012, 05:06 PM   #4175
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64-1 DOB Please

Hello, I justed picked up this gun and was hoping you guys could help me out.

A) 357 Mag
B) 4" bbl
C) Square
D) 6 Shot
E) Fixed
F) D672***
G) 64-1
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