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Old December 18, 2008, 04:02 PM   #426
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a) .32 Winchester
b) bbl length 4"
c) grip: round
d) six shot
e) fixed
f) SN: 6088 (on bottom of grip)
g) Can't find Model Number?

it is a pre model and called a .32-20 winchester hand ejector, made about 1905
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Old December 18, 2008, 10:56 PM   #427
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Hello, I just got the S&W M&P "Victory Model" British Contract Revolver yesterday. Details are as follows:

A. Calibre-.38 S&W (aka .380"/200)
B Barrel Length- 5"
C. Square Butt with smooth walnut grips/stocks
D. Cylinder-6 Rounds
E. Sights-Fixed with half-moon front sight
F. Serial Number-V1669SW (the number is 6 digits long (not including V pre-fix) I used "SW" in place of the last two numbers.
G. Model Number/Name-M&P "Victory Model" British Contract Service Revolver.

It has a fairly early number, so 1942 to 43 would be ok.




From what I could find out, my guess would be 1942 as a shipping date, but I'm not an expert, hench me asking here.
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Old December 19, 2008, 05:21 PM   #428
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Here's a newer one.
29-6
BRB5726
44mag
6 inch
square butt
Thanks

Aug 1994

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Old December 21, 2008, 09:57 PM   #429
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S&w 1903

I have recently acquired a S&W revolver, blue steel, hard rubber stocks
I would appreciate an approximate date of manufacture
a) 32 Long Ctg
b) 4 1/2" barrel
c) round grip
d) 6 shot
e) fixed sights
f) serial # 889xx on bottom of grip
f) serial # B 889xx under barrel
g) no model #


somewhere between 1906 and 1909
last 2 dates of manufacture
December 17, 1901
February 6, 1906

Thank you in advance for your time and effort.

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Old December 23, 2008, 03:16 PM   #430
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I would like to know what "change" revolver I have. Here's all the info I have handy:

a) 32 Long Ctg
b) 4" bbl (approximation)
c) round grip
d) 6 shot
e) fixed sights - half moon
f) serial # 978xx on bottom of grip / under bbl / on cyl
f) serial # 502xx on yoke

sometime around 1910 a 4th change

last 2 dates of manufacture
December 17, 1901
February 6(or 8), 1906


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Old December 23, 2008, 07:03 PM   #431
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S&W 66 dob

I obtained this duty weapon in 1983. They let me buy it when I retired. I would like to know it's dob
a) .357 mag
b) 4" barrel
c) square grip
d) 6 shot
e) adjustable sights
f) 9K 9100 under crane and on side of grip
g) model 66 (no dash)

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Old December 24, 2008, 01:15 AM   #432
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How about this one.

a..38 spl.

b. 2 1/4" from end of barrel to cylinder

c. square grip

d. 6 shot

e.fixed sights

f. # 167**on frame where cylinder and frame meet.
f. # 980*** on bottom of frame handle and on cylinder.



g. no model # but has a 5 on frame over #167** inside on frame by cylinder.

I am not sure about his one,it could be just before the war in 42

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Old December 25, 2008, 05:50 PM   #433
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a) caliber: 38s&w
b) bbl length: 3" or 3 1/4
c) grips shape round
d) number of shots/cylinder bores: "5"
e) type of sights: fixed
f) serial number: 8xx
g) Model number: "NONE" "top break"

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
MANY THANKS IN ADVANCE!

could be around 1880 to 84

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Old December 26, 2008, 04:12 PM   #434
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.38/Top Break S&W
5"
Slight Round
5 shot
472838
None
{I have history back to 1907
pat years May 11, 1880, Jan 1882, April 1889}

1895 to 1909, range is 322701 thru 539000 that would be a very good guess around 1905 to 07

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Old December 27, 2008, 01:46 PM   #435
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DOB please

I have recently acquired a 686-3 6"... I was wondering what year did the change to rubber houge grips.. mine came with walnut checkered grips with silver S&W medallions on them... any help appreciatedHogue grips started with 686-4s in 1993, yours would be 88 to 92
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Old December 29, 2008, 01:50 PM   #436
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Just picked this up today:

686
A) .357
B) 4"
C) Hogue monogrip
D) 6-shot
E) Adustable rear sight
F) Inside the crane is stamped AJF 29xxx then underneath M Mod. 686. Also on the crane itself reads A10 14xxx

I might be able to add pics later today
Any info would be great, thanks.

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Old December 30, 2008, 03:22 PM   #437
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I bought this used from a gunshop sometime in the 1960's.

a) caliber: 38 SPL
b) bbl length: 6" (from cylinder to muzzle)
c) grips shape: round
d) number of shots/cylinder bores: 6
e) type of sights: adj
f) serial number: K 190041
g) Model number if it is under the crane: The following markings are visible in this pattern:
S
87880

7

K190041 is 1953 and is a pre model 10 or a post war M&P
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Old December 30, 2008, 05:38 PM   #438
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DOB help please...

Smith & Wesson J frame
Caliber: .38 spl
Bbl length: 2"
Grip shape: round
No. shots: 5
Sights: fixed
Serial No.: R1958
Model No.: Model 60 no dash(stainless)
1969
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Old December 30, 2008, 10:49 PM   #439
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a. 38 special
b. 4 inches
c. square
d. 6 shots
e. adjustable
f. k220389
If anyone could tell me when this smith and wesson was made it would be greatly appreciated

1954

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Old December 31, 2008, 05:39 PM   #440
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OK, I'd like to know when my S&W was made....

a) .38 special
b) about 1-3/4" or 1-7/8"
c) unsure, has aftermarket grips
d) 5 shot, unrecessed
e) ramp front, no insert, rear is groove in frame
f) J815821
g) Model 49

I'd also like to know if it's rated for +P ammo, since that's what I carry in it. Actually +P+, I believe, that's what Winchester told me it was. RCMP surplus ammo. It shoots it just fine, but I don't want to break the little feller.
1981 and should be ok with some +p, not +p+





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Old December 31, 2008, 10:18 PM   #441
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This is a great thread! I really appreciate the effort folks are making to share their data.

a) .38 Special
b) 4"
c) square butt
d) 6 shot
e) fixed
f) S812xxx
g) Military & Police (Pre 10?)

Legend has it that this was made at the end of WWII with some left over 'Victory' parts.

Thanks!
You might want to letter this one, it is very early post war around 1945 late or early 46, S&W began production post war at serial # S811120

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Old January 1, 2009, 07:06 AM   #442
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First of the new Year posts.

a. .357 Magnumn
b. 4" pinned
c. square
d. 6 shot recessed cylinder
e. adjustable rear stainless
f. 2K64xxx
g. 66(no dash)

1972,

Additional questions:
1. what makes it a combat?That is what S&W called them
2. it has an additional number on the cylinder arm 40414, what's this?it is a number to be able to track the frame pre serial number.
3. how much is it worth? (95% with original and hogue grips)Between $300 and $700
4. what is the difference between the no dash and the -1,-2,-3?Engineering changes

thank you

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Old January 2, 2009, 05:58 PM   #443
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Question Model 10-5 DOB Request

a) caliber
b) bbl length (from cylinder to muzzle)
c) grips shape (round or square)
d) number of shots/cylinder bores
e) type of sights.
f) serial number, and if there is a letter in front of or anywhere near the s/n on the bottom of the grip
g) Model number if it is under the crane.

a) 38 Special
b) 4"
c) square butt
d) 6
e) fixed
f) C6307XX
g) 10-5

It's blued, with the diamond grips, so I'm guessing mid to late 60's.

Thanks!1963 to 65

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Old January 3, 2009, 03:57 PM   #444
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I recently inherited a revolver and would appreciate any info about it
a) .38 cal
b) 4" barrel
c) round grip shape
d) 6 cylinder bores
e) fixed sights.
f) serial# J26755
g) not sure about model number; reads 38 s.&w. special ctg. on right side of barrell.
The J serial number designates a j frame with 5 shots not 6, date 1969 to 1970



Thanks for the help!

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Old January 4, 2009, 05:44 PM   #445
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Here is my grandpa's police pistol he carried.

Specs:
38 Special
4" barrel
Sqaure butt
6 shot
Fixed sight
Serial Number 9114xx

1940 to 1945


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Old January 5, 2009, 12:05 PM   #446
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Old January 5, 2009, 12:06 PM   #447
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TNT, Wow *** is up with those grips? I've never seen anything like that before.
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Old January 5, 2009, 10:57 PM   #448
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I havn't a clue about the grips, never took them off to see if there are any identifying marks.
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Old January 6, 2009, 04:09 PM   #449
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.38 spl
3" barrel
square butt
5 shot
fixed sight
model 37 "Airweight"
serial number 210xx (just 5 digits) second line "A16" That's on crane.

It has an alloy frame and steel cylinder, also grooved "target" trigger.

EDIT: The serial number on butt is J167xxx

1973 - 1972

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Old January 6, 2009, 06:29 PM   #450
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38 special
1 7/8
round
5
fixed
998J#
mod 36

there is also a number in the cylinder arm and and also on the inside of the grip on the grip. it is 127##

also on the cylinder arm is says G12

i am not a handgun person so i know nothing about the gun, but i would like to know more. like want frame is it and if i can shoot +p

1971 - 72, it is a J frame and a limited amount of +p will not be a problem

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