Quantcast
Identity and Date of Manufacture of S&W Revolvers - Page 208 - THR
THR  

Go Back   THR > Tools and Technologies > Handguns: Revolvers

Welcome to THR
You are currently viewing our site as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have, access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!


If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit the help section.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old September 13, 2013, 10:45 PM   #5176
Radagast
Contributing Member
 
 
Join Date: December 24, 2002
Location: Australia/OZ
Posts: 4,801
marklmurray:
Your Model 60 .38 Chiefs Special Stainless was manufactured in 1987.
__________________
$25 a year to keep The High Road on line AND block adds? Bargain!
Become a contributing member today!
http://www.thehighroad.org/payments.php
Radagast is offline  
Old September 14, 2013, 05:20 PM   #5177
marklmurray
Member
 
 
Join Date: December 3, 2010
Posts: 35
Quote:
marklmurray:
Your Model 60 .38 Chiefs Special Stainless was manufactured in 1987.
Thanks! That's the year I graduated High School.
marklmurray is offline  
Old September 15, 2013, 03:27 AM   #5178
Radagast
Contributing Member
 
 
Join Date: December 24, 2002
Location: Australia/OZ
Posts: 4,801
Same here.
__________________
$25 a year to keep The High Road on line AND block adds? Bargain!
Become a contributing member today!
http://www.thehighroad.org/payments.php
Radagast is offline  
Old September 16, 2013, 12:27 AM   #5179
FCDeputy1911
Member
 
 
Join Date: July 28, 2009
Location: Virginia , USA
Posts: 19
Handed down to me from a Friend who is a retired State Trooper. Can you date it?

Smith and Wesson
Model 37
227J32

no dashes
FCDeputy1911 is offline  
Old September 16, 2013, 12:04 PM   #5180
JJHACK
Member
 
 
Join Date: September 16, 2013
Location: Eastern Wa. State and ellisras South Africa
Posts: 194
First post, joined for this thread!

44 magnum
4"
round grip
6 shots/cylinder
adjustable
CCC0015
629-4
This is a Stainless Steel revolver marked Mountain Gun

Thanks for this thread!
JJHACK is offline  
Old September 16, 2013, 08:55 PM   #5181
Doc Peeler
Member
 
 
Join Date: September 16, 2013
Posts: 1
.38 s&w special ctg

I got a weapon from a friend to clean for her and need to know more about it.
A. .38
b. 6 inch
c. Round grip
d. 6 shoot/cylinder
e. Fixed blade front
f. 508637
g. 62124

she said it was her grandfathers and she knows nothing besides that. Also its in poor to poor plus condition. She wants to shoot it but im not sure she should. The bore is clean and the cylinder look almost new inside but the outside is alittle rough. Any help would be great. Also the s&w logo is smaller than a dime on the rt side only and there is no logo on the grips.
Doc Peeler is offline  
Old September 16, 2013, 09:39 PM   #5182
v8stang289
Member
 
 
Join Date: October 1, 2006
Location: Eastern NC
Posts: 377
Just picked this up today and was wondering when it was made.

a) 44 magnum
b) 8 3/8
c) square
d) 6
e) adjustable
f) AEU6960
g) 29-3
__________________
NCSU 2008 Mathematics

"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough" - Mario Andretti
v8stang289 is offline  
Old September 17, 2013, 10:39 AM   #5183
Radagast
Contributing Member
 
 
Join Date: December 24, 2002
Location: Australia/OZ
Posts: 4,801
v8stang289:
Your Model 29-3 .44 Magnum was manufactured in 1984.

Doc Peeler:
Your friend has a .38 Military & Police Model of 1905 4th Change manufactured in 1927 or 1928.
It has a heat treated cylinder, so should be safe to shoot with any standard pressure .38 special ammunition. S&W does not recommend use of PlusP ammunition in guns made before 1957.
It lacks the positive hammer block safety introduced during WWII after a fatality with a dropped gun. Treating it as a five shooter and leaving the chamber under the hammer empty would be prudent. It does have a hammer block, but in that once instance it failed. Note that is one documented failure for 1.7 million guns.
62124 is an assembly number, used to track parts in the factory, Model numbers were introduced in 1957.
S&W logo on the side plate is correct.
Grips usually had a gold S&W medallion, target grips may not and war time grips didn't. If you carefully remove the grips you may find a serial number on the inside of the grip. If matching then they are original.
Use this thread to check if it is mechanically safe to shoot:
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=695644

JJHACK:
The 629-4 .44 Magnum Stainless Mountain Gun was manufactured in 1993 & 1994.
40 guns were made in 1997. Your serial number probably dates to 1997, If the the front sight is a pinned black ramp, the grips timber and the finish bead blasted, then its a 1997 gun.

FCDeputy1911:
Your Model 37 Chiefs Special Airweight was manufactured in 1971 or 1972, with 1971 being most likely. Stick to standard pressure lead ammo only if you plan to shoot this a lot, there have been reports of timing/frame stretching when fire strictly with PlusP ammo. The frame is an aluminum alloy, the cylinder and barrel are steel.
__________________
$25 a year to keep The High Road on line AND block adds? Bargain!
Become a contributing member today!
http://www.thehighroad.org/payments.php
Radagast is offline  
Old September 17, 2013, 01:24 PM   #5184
v8stang289
Member
 
 
Join Date: October 1, 2006
Location: Eastern NC
Posts: 377
Thanks Radagast, that's the year I was born.
__________________
NCSU 2008 Mathematics

"If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough" - Mario Andretti
v8stang289 is offline  
Old September 22, 2013, 12:24 AM   #5185
ka4pxk
Member
 
 
Join Date: September 11, 2011
Location: somewhere in SC
Posts: 19
Model 4 hand eject
6" barrel
32-20
0930xx
98% finish also any idea what she is worth? she shoots dead on by the way to point of aim.
ka4pxk is offline  
Old September 22, 2013, 01:03 PM   #5186
Radagast
Contributing Member
 
 
Join Date: December 24, 2002
Location: Australia/OZ
Posts: 4,801
ka4pxk:
S&W did not start serial numbers with a 0. There were a few custom prize guns with the serial number 0, but the normal production did not use it.
Nor did they make a Model 4 - there was a Model 1, 1&1/2, 2 & 3, referring to frame sizes in the black powder era.
The .32-20 Hand Ejector was manufactured in the serial range 1 to 144684. The serial number is always found on the bottom edge of the grip frame. Numbers under the cylinder yoke are often assembly numbers, used to track parts in the factory and have no meaning after the gun us completed.
Get back to me with the correct serial number and I'll date it as close as I can.
__________________
$25 a year to keep The High Road on line AND block adds? Bargain!
Become a contributing member today!
http://www.thehighroad.org/payments.php
Radagast is offline  
Old September 22, 2013, 03:00 PM   #5187
Badger Arms
Member
 
 
Join Date: January 1, 2003
Location: Harnett County, NC
Posts: 3,685
a) .38 S&W
b) 3.25"
c) round
d) 5
e) fixed
f) 394,7xx
g) ???

This is a nickel-plated top-break.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Benjamin Strosnider b1801 d1881 Gravestone.jpg (75.9 KB, 8 views)
File Type: jpg smith713b_jpg_thumbnail0.jpg (67.2 KB, 5 views)
File Type: jpg smith713c_jpg_thumbnail0.jpg (45.7 KB, 5 views)
File Type: jpg smith713e_jpg_thumbnail0.jpg (50.4 KB, 5 views)
__________________
We may or may not worship God, but John Moses Browning made sure we can choose.
Badger Arms is offline  
Old September 22, 2013, 10:12 PM   #5188
Radagast
Contributing Member
 
 
Join Date: December 24, 2002
Location: Australia/OZ
Posts: 4,801
Badger Arms:
You have a .38 Double Action Model 4th Model manufactured between 1898 (serial number 382022) & 1905 (serial number 486000). Production of the Third Model averaged 18,500 a year, the 4th Model 15,500 per year. So I would guess late 1898 or early 1899 for your gun.
__________________
$25 a year to keep The High Road on line AND block adds? Bargain!
Become a contributing member today!
http://www.thehighroad.org/payments.php
Radagast is offline  
Old September 26, 2013, 10:03 PM   #5189
pittspilot
Member
 
 
Join Date: January 3, 2003
Location: AZ, Free at last!
Posts: 812
Howdy,

Couldn't pass this up for $100.00.

Pre Model 10. 4 screw. Serial is C379xxx

Thanks,
__________________
How is that Democrat/Libertarian vote working out for you?

Lov'in Arizona. Thanks all for your help.

Airplane Pictures

Last edited by pittspilot; September 26, 2013 at 10:16 PM.
pittspilot is offline  
Old September 26, 2013, 10:30 PM   #5190
Radagast
Contributing Member
 
 
Join Date: December 24, 2002
Location: Australia/OZ
Posts: 4,801
pittspilot:
1954-1956, serial range for those years was C277555 to C402923, so probably late '55 or early '56.
__________________
$25 a year to keep The High Road on line AND block adds? Bargain!
Become a contributing member today!
http://www.thehighroad.org/payments.php
Radagast is offline  
Old September 26, 2013, 10:51 PM   #5191
pittspilot
Member
 
 
Join Date: January 3, 2003
Location: AZ, Free at last!
Posts: 812
Thanks,
__________________
How is that Democrat/Libertarian vote working out for you?

Lov'in Arizona. Thanks all for your help.

Airplane Pictures
pittspilot is offline  
Old September 30, 2013, 04:51 AM   #5192
The Doc
Member
 
 
Join Date: June 19, 2010
Posts: 34
a) caliber - .32 S&W Long
b) bbl length - 2 inches
c) grips shape - square
d) number of shots/cylinder bores - 6
e) type of sights - ramp foresight
f) serial number - ABM 40XX
g) Model number 31-1

thanks.
The Doc is offline  
Old September 30, 2013, 06:33 AM   #5193
Radagast
Contributing Member
 
 
Join Date: December 24, 2002
Location: Australia/OZ
Posts: 4,801
The Doc:
Your Model 31-1 Regulation Police was manufactured in 1983.
__________________
$25 a year to keep The High Road on line AND block adds? Bargain!
Become a contributing member today!
http://www.thehighroad.org/payments.php
Radagast is offline  
Old September 30, 2013, 08:21 AM   #5194
The Doc
Member
 
 
Join Date: June 19, 2010
Posts: 34
Thank you Radagast.
The Doc is offline  
Old October 3, 2013, 08:47 PM   #5195
mesinge2
Member
 
 
Join Date: February 12, 2009
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 1,959
I got myself a S&W model 63 no lock unfired in box with all papers.

I checked one off of my wish list! I have been looking for this one for years!

a) .22 LR
b) 4"
c) Round Butt
d) 6
e) Adjustable
f) xxxxxxx
g) 63-3




__________________
NRA Certified Instructor

Last edited by mesinge2; October 4, 2013 at 04:57 PM.
mesinge2 is offline  
Old October 4, 2013, 07:29 AM   #5196
Radagast
Contributing Member
 
 
Join Date: December 24, 2002
Location: Australia/OZ
Posts: 4,801
mesinge2:
Your Model 63-3 .22/32 Kit Gun Stainless was manufactured in 1997. That is a nice looking revolver. Congrats.
__________________
$25 a year to keep The High Road on line AND block adds? Bargain!
Become a contributing member today!
http://www.thehighroad.org/payments.php
Radagast is offline  
Old October 4, 2013, 04:59 PM   #5197
mesinge2
Member
 
 
Join Date: February 12, 2009
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 1,959
Thanks Radagast!

I was so happy to finally find one of these. I wanted the older 6 shot model not the new 3" barrel 8 shot.
__________________
NRA Certified Instructor
mesinge2 is offline  
Old October 4, 2013, 05:43 PM   #5198
Driswalds
Member
 
 
Join Date: May 23, 2013
Posts: 21
I have 2

a) 357
b) 6
d) 6
e) adj.
f) ajh2xxx
g 686

a) 44 mag
b) 4
d) 6
e) adj.
f) n855xxx
g) 629
Driswalds is offline  
Old October 5, 2013, 08:26 PM   #5199
Radagast
Contributing Member
 
 
Join Date: December 24, 2002
Location: Australia/OZ
Posts: 4,801
Driswalds:
Your Model 686 Distinguished Combat Magnum Stainless was manufactured in 1986 or early 1987. There is a recall on all S&W 686 & 686-1 guns. With some magnum ammo there is chance that the primer will flow back around the firing pin into the firing pin bushing. Under the terms of the recall S&W will pay shipping both ways and install a new pin and bushing. If the gun has already been modified there will be an M stamped near the Model 686 marking under the cylinder yoke cut out.

Your Model 629 .44 Magnum Stainless was manufactured between 1980 & 1982, with the N8xxxxx serial range used between 1980 & 1983. I doubt S&W turned out 50,000 N frames in 1980 & 1981, so my guess is 1982 with a possibility of late 1981.
__________________
$25 a year to keep The High Road on line AND block adds? Bargain!
Become a contributing member today!
http://www.thehighroad.org/payments.php
Radagast is offline  
Old October 7, 2013, 06:44 PM   #5200
Driswalds
Member
 
 
Join Date: May 23, 2013
Posts: 21
Thank you Radagast I was not aware of the recall on the 686.
Driswalds is offline  
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise.
This site, its contents, Shooting Reviews, and its contents are Copyright (c) 2010-2013 Firearms Forum, Inc.
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER
Although The High Road has attempted to provide accurate information on the forum, The High Road assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. All information is provided "as is" with all faults without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Neither The High Road nor any of its directors, members, managers, employees, agents, vendors, or suppliers will be liable for any direct, indirect, general, bodily injury, compensatory, special, punitive, consequential, or incidental damages including, without limitation, lost profits or revenues, costs of replacement goods, loss or damage to data arising out of the use or inability to use this forum or any services associated with this forum, or damages from the use of or reliance on the information present on this forum, even if you have been advised of the possibility of such damages.