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Old November 23, 2013, 12:27 AM   #5276
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I need a DOB on my Model 19-4 Combat Magnum serial number 71K1XXX, thanks again for all your hard work.
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Old November 23, 2013, 02:07 AM   #5277
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Your Model 19-4 Combat Magnum was manufactured in 1980.
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Old November 23, 2013, 09:12 AM   #5278
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Thanks

Good morning Radagast:

Thank you so much for the data.

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If you do get it working, treat it as a 4 shooter with the chamber under the hammer left empty - the firing pin protrudes and could set off a round if the gun was dropped.
Yes, I noticed that. Important to keep in mind.

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Parts can be had here:
https://www.gunpartscorp.com/Manufac...lver-38376.htm
I'll give getting the missing part some thought.
It may not be worth the trouble and expense as it is not in good condiiton and I don't plan to use it but as something to hang on the wall.

Once again, thank you very much.

Best regards,

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Old November 23, 2013, 09:15 AM   #5279
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I was going to suggest that a Shadow Box would be its best destination, but thought that may come across as rude.
I'm glad to be of help.
All the best.
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Old November 23, 2013, 09:41 AM   #5280
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Good idea

Hello again, Radagast:

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... suggest that a Shadow Box would be its best destination, but thought that may come across as rude.
No sir, not at all.
I appreciate your suggestion.

Being an architect, I have used shadow box displays for many items.
I had thought the old S&W could well be in one, but have realised it will require some work on (plating, missing parts, etc) it else it will not loog too grand.

Thanks again,

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Old November 23, 2013, 06:47 PM   #5281
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Hello Sir, I need your valuable services once again. I have recently come into possession of an old S&W revolver that I am trying to find a DOM for. No locking lug on barrel. Appears to be missing the knob on the end of the ejector rod. (if there was a knob?) I think it pre-dates the Model 10.

a) .38 Special
b) 4"
c) square
d) 6 shot
e) Groove in top strap
f) 16500 (on butt, on barrel, and on front of cylinder) No letter.
g) None

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Old November 23, 2013, 09:11 PM   #5282
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You have a .38 Military & Police 1st Model / Model of 1899 Army & Navy manufactured between 1899 & 1902 in the serial range 1 to 20975.
Round butt.
No locking lug.
Hard rubber or walnut grips.
Barrel marked .38 S&W Special CTG & U.S. Service CTG
Knurled end but no knob on ejector rod.

In 2006 the Standard Catalog of S&W gave a value of $700 in excellent condition.
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Old November 24, 2013, 12:30 PM   #5283
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Thank you Sir. I appreciate the information. The gun is far from excellent condition externally, as it has light rust over the entire exterior. Also the gun has been re-blued at some point, so its value as a collector is gone. However the gun locks up tight and shoots well with standard velocity .38 spl ammo and reloads.

But I have other revolvers that I enjoy shooting more, so this one will not see a lot of use. As mentioned to someone above, I may consign it to a shadow box and give it a well earned retirement.
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Old November 25, 2013, 05:45 PM   #5284
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Hey Radagast I'm back and thanks for the info so far!

Model 10-5
4" barrel
.38 Spcl.
Ser. # D5210xx

I also found on Google the NMPD markings mean "New Mexico Police Dept" for the Albuquerque Police Dept.
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Old November 25, 2013, 08:23 PM   #5285
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Your Model 10-5 .38 Military & Police tapered barrel was manufactured in 1973.
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Old November 26, 2013, 09:14 PM   #5286
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Hi Radagast,

I am looking to pick up an early round butt .38 Hand Ejector, serial # 116XXX.

Can you provide a guess on DOB?

Thanks,

Hunter
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Old November 27, 2013, 12:03 AM   #5287
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6 shooter? Then its a .38 Military & Police Model of 1905 1st or Second Change, manufactured between 1906 & 1909 in the serial range 73251 to 146899. 2nd Change has two dowel pin to center the extractor.
No internal hammer block on this gun, so treat it as a 5 shooter, leaving the hammer down on an empty chamber. It predates heat treatment of cylinders, so stick to standard velocity lead loads only.
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Old December 4, 2013, 01:08 PM   #5288
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586-1 Born On Date??

Thanks for any+all info..

I have a S&W Model 586-1 6" Blue Large factory Target Grips White Outline/Red Ramp.

S/N AYF93XX

In 90/95% Condition Value Est.??


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Old December 4, 2013, 03:23 PM   #5289
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Another one for good measure...

Model 10-5, blued, 4" taper barrel, square butt, serial # D131XXX

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Old December 4, 2013, 04:33 PM   #5290
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Model 686
357
4 inch barrel
Don't know the dash
SN AAF49xx

What date and what dash.

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Old December 4, 2013, 04:41 PM   #5291
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I have a S&W 22 Revolver

A 22LR
B 3.5
C Square
D Adjustable
E 6033
F W 8099 Thanks, Dale
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Old December 4, 2013, 04:57 PM   #5292
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29-2

Acquired today:-)

Model 29-2
6" bbl
Serial # N427XXX

Target hammer, trigger & stocks. Red insert in front sight, white outline rear. Not a mark on the gun...very faint turn line. The walnut box has a few scratches, wear on the velour, has all papers, warrantee card etc. No screwdriver or swab & the brush has been used. Any clue on value would be great.

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Old December 4, 2013, 05:34 PM   #5293
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Would appreciate if you could give me some information and DOB on the following revolver:
Model 49
2" barrel
Magna grips with S&W medallions, no diamond around grip screw.
5 shot fluted cylinder
SN:J1059XX
Barrel is pinned.
Thanking you in advance for your help.

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Old December 4, 2013, 09:51 PM   #5294
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Your Model 586-1 Distinguished Combat Magnum to late 1987 or early 1988, probably December to January, with January more likely. It should have been a 586-2 by that point, obviously they were still transitioning.
The 586-1 is subject to a recall. With some magnum ammo the primer may flow back into the firing pin bushing and lock up the gun. Under the recall S&W will install a new firing pin and bushing and pay shipping both ways. Call customer service if you want your gun done.
If it has already been modified there will be an M stamped after or close to the model no. under the cylinder yoke cut out.
I live in Australia, so I'm not familiar with US prices. My gut feeling based on conversations on the board is that low would be $550, high would be $650. Better to start a new thread with pics and get a more realistic evaluation.

.455 Hunter:
Your Model 10-5 .38 Military & Police tapered barrel dates to 1969.

DAdams:
The number you have given is either an assembly number stamped by the factory to track parts or a departmental rack number applied after it was sold.
The serial number will be three letters and 4 numerals, eg: ABC1234. It will be on the bottom of the grip frame, it should also be under the cylinder yoke cut out.

dalehartog:
You have a Pre-Model 43 / Model of 1955 .22/.32 Kit Gun Airweight. it is an alloy frame & cylinder adjustable sight J frame. Put a magnet on the cylinder, it should drop off.
Introduced at serial number 5000 in 1954, by 1955 serial numbers had hit 11000, so I would go with 1954 and a first year of manufacture gun.

WaywardSon:
The N4xxxxx serial range was used in 1977 & 1978. The barrel length for those years should have been 6.5 inches, with a 6 inch barrel introduced in 1979. If yours is 6.0 inches then my guess is 1978 and one of the first off the line with the new barrel.
Best to start a new thread for valuations. In 2006 the Standard Catalog of S&W gave a value of $700 in excellent condition without box. I think picks of gun and box in a new thread will give a better idea of current values.

ruger1228:
Your Model 49 Bodyguard was manufactured in 1973. Built on the steel J frame, the Model 49 was produced from 1959 to 1996. The grips are correct for the gun and probably original.
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Old December 4, 2013, 10:20 PM   #5295
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You are correct sir. I didn't really look at the gun or measure the barrel...was too excited to have a 29 in that condition. The barrel does indeed measure 6 1/2"....thank you again.
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Waywardson: in that case it could be 77 or 78, with early 78 being my guess as the service grade N frames were using a different serial range at that time. I doubt the presentation grade Models 25, 27, & 29 were produced in great numbers.
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Old December 4, 2013, 11:08 PM   #5297
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Radagast Thanks So Much..

Thanks for the info on my 586-1. If you get on "This side of the Pond", I owe you one..Bill.
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Old December 7, 2013, 07:49 AM   #5298
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Can you give me dates on two Model 28-2 Highway Patrolman revolvers? Both are 4 inch, .357 Mag.

Serial # S271XXX

Serial # N526XXX

Thank you in advance for your help.
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Old December 7, 2013, 10:29 AM   #5299
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S271xxx is 1966 or 1967. Serial range for those years was S262000 to S289999, so 1966 seems likely.
N526xxx falls in the period 1978-1980. My guesstimate would be late 1978 or early 1979.
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Old December 7, 2013, 12:06 PM   #5300
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S&W .32 Long CTG

Curious about the age of this gun. Any help is very much appreciated.

a) .32
b) 4 or 5 (dont have it with me)
c) round
d) 6
e) open
f) 1396xx

No letter in front of serial. Only serial I can see is on bottom of barrel where the cylinder release is. (can not see the serial if the cylinder is closed)
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