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Old February 10, 2009, 08:51 PM   #526
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.38 cal
Model 36
Chief Special
1 7/8 barrel
5 shot
Fixed Sights
4509xx Serial No.
Blue/Round Butt
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Old February 11, 2009, 06:04 AM   #527
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Dogspit: 1962-1969, The serial number range for this period was 295000 to 786544. If it has a flat cylinder latch it is was made prior to or during 1966. If it has timber grips with an un-checkered diamond around the grips screws then it was made during or prior to 1968.
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Old February 11, 2009, 03:21 PM   #528
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How about the DOB (and weight?) of my recently acquired K-Frame?

a.) caliber: .38 spl
b.) bbl length: 4"
c.) grip shape: square butt
d.) six-shot
e.) sights: adjustable
f.) serial number: 15K6455
g.) model number: 15-3

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Old February 11, 2009, 05:03 PM   #529
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Rainbowbob, your M15 falls in the middle of the serial number range for 1977, which ran from 10k0001 to 24k9999. SCSW3 doesn't give a weight for the M15.
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Old February 11, 2009, 07:32 PM   #530
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Old February 12, 2009, 02:24 PM   #531
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Pre-Model 15 Nickel plated

Hi All
I recently acquired a 4" nickel plated what appears to be a pre-model 15, ser# K167854. It is in at least 90% condition. Shoots great. I put T-grip adapters and the grips are the ones that came with it but are not numbered to the gun. Any help would be greatly appreciated as to history of nickel in this era, best type of ammo, etc.. It has an R (not by hand) on the left side of the grip frame. Came with a trigger shoe which is now off it. B-C gap is .003 and lock up is tight and action is smooooth. Paid $395 in trade.
Thanks for your help.
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Old February 12, 2009, 03:19 PM   #532
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Well that is not what I wanted but that is the revolver. I have had an ongoing battle with pictures since the beginning. Also wiped off those nasty finger prints.
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Old February 12, 2009, 06:09 PM   #533
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Shakyjake: Your Combat Masterpiece was made in 1952. Factory nickel finish was an option.

Value in very good condition is given by SCSW3 as $315, in excellent condition $375.
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Old February 12, 2009, 06:13 PM   #534
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BTW, the SCSW prices are from 2006, so the price you paid is probably right. Personally I would stick with standard velocity .38 Special ammo in an older gun, although it should be fine with PlusP ammo.
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Old February 12, 2009, 08:48 PM   #535
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Hi Radagast
Thanks so much for the quick response. Most of the .38 I have is the Aquila 158gr sjhp that they advertise at I believe 800+fps but not +p rated. I plan to use mostly a milder load in the future. Hope to get back to reloading the .38 which I use to do. Thanks again.
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Old February 13, 2009, 04:21 AM   #536
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Model 925 38 S&W-H&R INC.

(a) Smith & Wesson 38
(b) barrel length 2-1/2"
(c) wood grip handles
(d) 5 shot break over
(e) fixed
(f) AN111829

Hello everyone I just purchased this S/W 38, model 925. I was wondering the year it was made. Would also like to find out the value of this beautiful gun rarely shot for insurance purposes.
thanks for coments
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Old February 13, 2009, 08:10 AM   #537
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That is an H&R made revolver, not a S&W. The caliber is ".38 S&W," which may be what confused you. You will need to research H&R firearms. The gun was made from the mid-60s into the mid-80s.

In really good shape it should be worth about $150 or so. If you want more information on it, try the "Firearms Research" sub-forum. Hope that helps.
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Old February 13, 2009, 01:19 PM   #538
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Thanks Radagast

Much appreciated info!

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Old February 13, 2009, 03:25 PM   #539
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Outstanding thread,may i add this....

a) Smith & Wesson 357
b)2.5 in.
c)wood grips
d)6 shot
e)adjustable
f)91K27--
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Old February 13, 2009, 05:33 PM   #540
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Marlin: Your K frame (model 19 or 66?) was made in 1980.
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Old February 14, 2009, 04:07 PM   #541
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S & W Pre Mod 10

Can you tell me the date of manufacture:

S & W Military and Police, Pre MOd. 10, 5 screw variation, S/N 885221, Nickel with 5" barrel.

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Old February 14, 2009, 05:49 PM   #542
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Hubert L Harrison: If your gun is in .38 S&W special it is a .38 Military & Police Model of 1905 4th change. If in .38 S&W then it is a .38/200 British Service Revolver (Model K-200). SCSW gives the serial number range 700,000 to 1,000,000 for the period 1940 to 1945, with the 760,000 range being used in 1941. Because the V prefix for government contracts was introduced in 1942, with 1,000,000 guns produced by 1945, I am inclined to believe your gun was made in 1942, although it may have been produced later as as a gun for commercial sale.
If the nickel finish is original then it will command a premium over other guns from this period.
Many of the British guns were converted postwar to fire .38 S&W special and resold into the American market. Check to see if the rear of the chambers is oversize. If so then only shoot standard pressure loads through it.
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Old February 15, 2009, 05:29 PM   #543
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Pre Model 10

It is a S & W .38 Special, Military and Police S/N 885221, nickel plated with 5" barrel. Can you tell me the manufature date? I think it was sold from the factory in 1947. What does mod. 1905 4th change mean.

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Old February 15, 2009, 06:27 PM   #544
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The K-frame .38 special S&W Military & Police was introduced in 1899. It has gone through multiple evolutions since then. Today S&W put a -1, -2, etc when there is an engineering change. For guns made before WWII, before model numbers (Model 10 in the case of the M&P), their model number was the year of introduction. So in 1905 a new variant of the M&P was introduced, engineering changes were made in 1906, 1906, 1909 & 1915, hence the model of 1905, fourth change.

To get an exact shipping date you will need to contact S&W for a factory letter. This will cost you $50.00 IIRC, will list the configuration and finish of the gun and when and where it was shipped to.
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BTW, I can't give an exact manufacture date as the serial number range that your gun falls into covers several years.
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Old February 15, 2009, 09:36 PM   #546
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Hey Radagast, Thanks for helping out.
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Old February 18, 2009, 09:53 PM   #547
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DOB for Mod 37

Hi,

New member here that would like to take advantage of the DOB info. for two of my pistols.

Here they are: a. 38 Spec.; b. 1.75"; c. Square; d. five; e. fixed; f. 704Jxx; g. Mod. 37.

Also: a. 357 Magnum; b. 6"; c. Square; d. six; e. adjustable; f. 70K92xx; g. Mod. 19-6

Thank you for providing the dates of manuf. for these pieces.

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Old February 19, 2009, 06:41 AM   #548
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Your model 37 should be from 1971-72, according to the Standard Catalog of S&W the serial number range for those years was J1 to 999J99.

Your model 19-6 was manufactured in 1980, the serial number range for that year ran from 57k0001 to 91k6800.
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Radagast,

Thank you for providing the data.

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Old February 19, 2009, 08:50 PM   #550
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My meager few

I have the following revolvers that I would really like to have more information on:

1
a. .357mag
b. 3
c. Round butt
d. 6 shot
e. Adj sights
f. Ser# CDW92xx
g. Mod# 66-5

2
a. .38 SPL
b. 1 1/4
c. Round butt
d. 5 shot
e. Fixed sights
f. Ser# BBF29xx
g. Mod# 60-3

3
a. .38 Special Ctg
b. 4
c. Square butt
d. 6 shot
e. Adj sights
f. Ser# 5K481xx
g. Mod# 67

4
a. .41mag
b. 6
c. Round butt
d. 6 shot
e. Adj sights
f. Ser# CAT80xx
g. Mod# 657-8

Thank you so much for your time on this.
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