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Old July 7, 2012, 09:51 PM   #4326
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biffellis:
You have a .38 Military & Police Postwar manufactured between 1948 & 1951. In 1957 this became the Model 10 when model numbers were introduced.
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Old July 8, 2012, 09:31 PM   #4327
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Mod.67
2 screws right side
ser. no.ADH 79xx
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Old July 9, 2012, 08:29 AM   #4328
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It will be a three screw frame, the third screw is hidden by the grips.
Your Model 67 Combat Masterpiece Stainless was manufactured in late 1983.
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Old July 9, 2012, 04:50 PM   #4329
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Hi again from New Zealand, Radagast,

I picked up a 4" Model 66 no dash at an auction for a good price on the weekend, serial 9k73070.
She came with (unnumbered) magnas and red insert front and blued rear sights.

Can you please indicate a DOB?

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Old July 10, 2012, 03:31 PM   #4330
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Hey Radagast, I've got another one needing dated.

a) .357
b) 3.5
c) square
d) 6 shots
e) adjustable
f) S2209xx
g) Model 27 no dash

Thanks again for the time and effort you put into this thread!
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Old July 10, 2012, 04:58 PM   #4331
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38 special
4 inch heavy barrel
Square butt
6 shot
fixed sights
Model 10-8
S/N: 11D6343

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Old July 10, 2012, 06:39 PM   #4332
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fireman 9371:
Your Model 10-8 .38 Military & Police Heavy Barrel dates to 1982.

forindooruseonly:
Your Model 27 .357 Magnum dates to 1961 or 1962. Serial range for those years was S220000 to S227999.

thefresh2o:
Your Model 66 Combat Magnum Stainless was manufactured in 1976.
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Old July 10, 2012, 10:22 PM   #4333
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thank you Sir
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Old July 12, 2012, 11:40 PM   #4334
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Smith 624 DOB please

Just picked up a Smith 624 which I've heard may need a recall depending on when it was made, s/n AHT1839. Thanks!
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Old July 13, 2012, 01:15 AM   #4335
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You mean a 642?
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Old July 13, 2012, 07:09 AM   #4336
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Your Model of 1985 .44 Target Stainless was manufactured in 1985. There was a run for Lew Horton Distributors, the 624 Combat Special with a three inch barrel between 1985 & 1987. The AHT serial range & ALW serial range were used for this variant, with AHTxxxx guns shipping in mid 1985.
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Old July 13, 2012, 10:09 AM   #4337
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You mean a 642?
I double-checked, it is a model 624.
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Old July 13, 2012, 10:21 AM   #4338
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Your Model of 1985 .44 Target Stainless was manufactured in 1985. There was a run for Lew Horton Distributors, the 624 Combat Special with a three inch barrel between 1985 & 1987. The AHT serial range & ALW serial range were used for this variant, with AHTxxxx guns shipping in mid 1985.
Thanks Radagast. Just my luck, it's in the recall range.

http://smith-wessonforum.com/s-w-rev...l-f-stamp.html
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Old July 13, 2012, 11:24 AM   #4339
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As a follow up, I spoke with S&W this morning and was assured the gun in question was made after after the ones with the potential cylinder steel problem. The representative estimated it was made early 1986.
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Old July 13, 2012, 09:34 PM   #4340
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S&W record the shipping date, rather than the frame manufacture date. This makes sense for warranty purposes as some slower moving variant may sit on the shelf for a year or two before shipping.
AHTxxxx guns shipped June 1985. That doesn't mean your gun did though. the frame may have remained unassembled until an order came in, or the completed gun may have stayed in inventory for a while.
With the faster moving models such as the 686, or in earlier years the Models 10, 19 & 66, its safe to assume that it shipped shortly after manufacturing.
With less common variants I've noticed some have shipped up to two years after their place in the serial range would indicate their manufacture date. 8 inch Model 29s, and 6 inch Model 66s after the 686 came out are examples that come to mind.
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Old July 13, 2012, 10:20 PM   #4341
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357
5"
square
6 shot
adjustable
N4460xx
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Old July 14, 2012, 07:25 AM   #4342
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The N4xxxxx serial range was used in 1977 & 1978. My guess is 1978.
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Old July 14, 2012, 06:14 PM   #4343
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how about a DOB for a Smith and Wesson 686-4, model BRF2XXX?

I think I found it listed in a few other posts - looks like the BRF Prefix started in August 1994.

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Old July 15, 2012, 06:10 AM   #4344
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Correct.
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Old July 16, 2012, 03:40 PM   #4345
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44 russian
6 1/2 barrel
round grips (wood)
i believe non adjustable sights
6 shot, single action.
s/n #19xx
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Old July 16, 2012, 04:21 PM   #4346
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.38 Special (no model number)
6" barrel
square
6 shot
fixed
6D43***

see pic...really beautiful blue
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Old July 16, 2012, 04:22 PM   #4347
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I just answered you in your other thread about the same gun!!

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Old July 17, 2012, 08:19 AM   #4348
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MJB44:
Your gun could be one of several models:
First Model Russian. Serial range 1 to 20000, manufactured 1871 to 1874.
Not likely, as guns for civilian sales began round serial number 6000.

Second Model Russian: Serial range 1 to 9000, manufactured 1873 to 1878. If a commercial gun the barrel will be stamped RUSSIAN MODEL or REISSUE July 25 1871. This will have a spur on the trigger guard.

Third Model Russian: Multiple serial ranges, one of 1 to 9000, manufactured 1874 to 1878. REISSUE patent date, trigger guard spur, large thumbscrew on topstrap.

New Model Number Three:
No spur on trigger guard. Short ejector housing. Manufactured 1878 to 1912. Jesse James was killed with serial number 3766 in 1882, which narrows your time period to 1878 to 1882.


Old Scratch:
You have a Model 10-7 .38 Military & Police manufactured in 1980.
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Old July 18, 2012, 12:04 PM   #4349
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Great thread. Thanks for taking the time to provide all of this info!
My 686:
a) caliber - .357
b) bbl length - 6"
c) grips shape - square
d) number of shots/cylinder bores - 6
e) type of sights - adjustable
f) serial number - AAJ1644
g) Model number - MOD. 686

On the cylinder cradle that swings out from the frame it has the following:
C10
S (stamped sideways)
255X5
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Old July 18, 2012, 05:06 PM   #4350
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a) .38 S&W Special
b) 4"
c) square
d) 6
e) fixed
f) XXXXXXX
g) 10-5





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