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Old November 20, 2008, 11:23 PM   #401
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Three S&W Revolvers


a) .357 Mag
b) 4"
c) square
d) 6 shot
e) adjustable
f) Serial Number N1610XX. No other identifying numbers
g) 28-2


a) .22 LR
b) 6"
c) square
d) 6 shot
e) adjustable target (partridge?)
f) Serial Number K1970X on the bottom of the grip.
g) K-22. Also says K9 on one line in the crane. It says 64913 underneath that.


a) .45 ACP
b) 6"
c) square (The gun came with Target grips but I have short fingers so I put on service grips)
d) 6 shot
e) adjustable target (partridge?)
f) Serial Number N4499XX on the bottom of the grip.
g) 25-2. There is also an E6 then a 86645 underneath that.


Thanks for all the help!
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Old November 24, 2008, 05:07 PM   #402
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a) .357 Mag
b) bbl length (from cylinder to muzzle) 4"
c) grips shape square
d) number of shots 6
e) type of sights adjustable (RR/WO)
f) serial number AUS4799
g) Model number 686-1.
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Old November 24, 2008, 10:46 PM   #403
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DOB 38 S&W special ctg

38special S&W ctg,4inch barrel,Round grips,6shot,non-adjustable sights,serial#14200 bottom of grip,serial#on bottom of barrel 22849
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Old November 25, 2008, 11:20 PM   #404
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Mat - the 10-6 is early '76. The 14 is 1959.

Racing Jake the 686 is about 1984 I think. They started in 1980 at "AAA" and went up from there.

103 - 1969.

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Old November 25, 2008, 11:37 PM   #405
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Lunker: a) the 28 is from 1973 (assuming it's "N161xxx" - there are too many digits in your post).

b) the .22 dates to 1948

c) The 25 is from 1978.

Nice set of irons.

Geezer That's about 1987 I think.

Titan - that's going to be very early, like about 1901 - first couple years of manufacture (the model started in 1899). It has been rebarreled as the barrel number reveals. The internal lockwork will be somewhat simpler than the post 1905 ones, but very similar.

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Old November 26, 2008, 07:39 AM   #406
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Thank you. I've got one more:

a) .357 Mag
b) bbl length (from cylinder to muzzle) 4"
c) grips shape square
d) number of shots 6
e) type of sights adjustable
f) serial number 54K7231
g) Model number 19-4 Blue
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Old November 26, 2008, 04:43 PM   #407
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GunsnHarleys - sorry yours was skipped. That is going to date to about 1918 +/- a year. Very nice it has the original grips, even if the finish is poor.

Geezer - the 19 is from 1979. Nice gun - very handy. I'm still 8 or 10 years away from converting to a Geezer glide myself, but I do look forward to it - they are sweet over the distance!
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Old November 26, 2008, 11:09 PM   #408
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dob

Hey Oro does the rebarreling of my gun take away from the value.
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Old November 28, 2008, 10:26 AM   #409
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Model 10-6

A- 38spl
B- 4 inch heavy
C- Square Butt
D- 6 Shot
E- Fixed Sights
F- D144xxx
G- Model 10-6

Thanks in advance.

1969 - 1970

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Old November 29, 2008, 11:21 PM   #410
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'rod - that is about 1970, pretty certainly that year.

titan - yes, it does somewhat, but probably bigger detractors are going to be if it has original grips and if it has the original finish, and how much of that remains. The re-barrel was with a contemporary one, which offsets that a bit.
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Old December 1, 2008, 10:23 PM   #411
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Help me date a S&W Model 10-5?

a) .38 spl
b) 4"
c) square
d) 6 Shot
e) Fixed sights
f) C818364
g) Model 10-5
1966










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Old December 1, 2008, 10:38 PM   #412
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that is not the right serial number, look at the base of the grips, probably under them on the butt


Moving to the DOB thread
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Old December 2, 2008, 11:57 PM   #413
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This has been a real headache for me, so I definitely could use an answer here...

a) .357 magnum
b) 6"
c) square
d) 6 round
e) fixed front, adjustable rear
f) N1972xx
g) 28-2

About 1973

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Old December 3, 2008, 09:50 PM   #414
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Appreciate any help with this one.

a) .32
b) 3"
c) Round
d) 6
e) Fixed
f) 758640
g) 30-1
around 1961
Apologies for picture quality. My camera fails at low light photography.


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Old December 4, 2008, 10:18 AM   #415
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a) .38 special
b) 6"
c) square
d) six
e) adjustable
f) Serial #K302169 (on the bottom of grip frame). 5502 on the crane
g) K-38
Sometime around 1957, just before the start of model marking

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Old December 4, 2008, 10:36 AM   #416
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a) .38 Spl
b) 1 7/8"
c) round butt
d) 5 shot
e) Fixed sights
f) serial number = 479434 (no letter); Number on cylinder yoke: 92953
g) Model 60 (no dash)

I have been told this dates between '65 and '68. Can you tie it down to a specific year for me? Thanks!

Nope, they were numbered with the other Blue Steel Chief specials until 1969 and the is no good listing between 65 and 69
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Old December 4, 2008, 12:27 PM   #417
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Smith and Wesson

a) .38 S&W (short)
b) 3"
c) round butt
d) 5 shot
e) fixed sights
f) serial # 16880
g) no model #

Some where between 1885 and 1892, a little bit more info would be needed to place it better.It looks like a S&W safety Hammerless 2nd model

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Old December 4, 2008, 05:25 PM   #418
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I just got this one today!

.38/.357 Model 28-2
6" bbl
square butt (?)
6 shot
adjustable sights
S/N N2632XX
Sometime around 1974 and 1977

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Old December 5, 2008, 05:52 PM   #419
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Help determining age and model of .38 SP Revolver

Dear Sirs,

Please let me know what you can about this fine weapon handed down to me by my Grandfather.

a) .38 SPC
b) 5 inches
c) square but, with checkered design, no ring or ring fill in present
d) 6 shot
e) fixed (half moon front, notch in rear)
f) under the barrel is B 3932xx, the number also appears on the cylinder, and bottom of square grip.
g) the yoke has the number 15883

FYI, the top of the barrel has "Smith & Wesson, Springfield, MASS USA patented Oct 8,01, Dec17,01, Feb 6, 06, Sept 14, 09, and Dec 28, 14.

I have had the gun 10 years and finally fired it a few days ago. It is a fine weapon and I enjoyed taking it the range.

thanks,

Mr. Gold

After looking at some other post with similar guns I have learned a few things

1) Serial number indicates a model 1905 4th Change made from 1915 to 1942

2) Mush room shaped ejector rod indicates the revolver would be made prior to 1930

3) Absence of "Made in USA" stamp on right hand side of gun" indicates it is prior to May 1922

Can anyone confirm or deny if this info is correct or "internet BS"

ThanksYou have found about all I can tell you it was made prior to 1922.

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Old December 10, 2008, 03:20 PM   #420
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Here's one I just bought, any help appreciated

a. 38 Spl
b. 2"
c. Square
d. 5
e. fixed
f. AAU4245
g. 36
Sometime around Oct 1982

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Old December 14, 2008, 02:28 PM   #421
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.38special ctg
6" barrel
6 shot
sights adjustable
model 14-3
k934xxx
grip shape square

1969

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Old December 14, 2008, 10:46 PM   #422
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a) caliber = 32 LONG CTG (marked on side of barrel)
b) bbl length = 3" (if I measured correctly)
c) grips shape (round or square) = not sure
d) number of shots/cylinder bores = 6
e) type of sights = fixed
f) serial number = 5926XX (on grip and on cylinder)
serial number = N 5926XX (on underside of barrel)
g) Model number (not found anywhere on gun)

Thanks for any help you can provide.
Jeff

Sometime around 1946 to 1960, closer to 46 as the range was 536685 to -712953

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Old December 15, 2008, 05:14 AM   #423
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Need help with DOB.
S&W
model 66-1
.357 mag
4" barrel
Stainless finish
serial #70K049x


Thanks.

1980

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Old December 16, 2008, 11:15 PM   #424
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i guess i'm second

S&W 28-2 highway patrolman 357
6 inch barrel
round grip
6 shot
serial number N95925
1973

357
on barrel has ctg below 357 as displayed

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Old December 17, 2008, 12:13 PM   #425
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a) .44 Mag
b) 6"
c) Hogue monogrip
d) 6
e) Adj
f) BAS5898
g) M 629 -1

1988
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