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Old April 6, 2014, 09:10 PM   #5576
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Gladius:
Your Model 19-3 Combat Magnum was manufactured in 1973.
Your Model 586 Distinguished Combat Magnum was manufactured in 1982.

There is a recall on the Model 586. With some magnum ammo primers may flow back around the firing pin and lock up the gun. Under the recall S&W will pay shipping both ways & install a new firing pin and firing pin bushing. If the gun has already been modified there will be an M stamped near the model number in the cylinder yoke cut out.

If you want to have the gun modified call S&W customer service and they will send you a shipping label.
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Old April 6, 2014, 09:57 PM   #5577
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Good to know. It does have the M stamp. Thanks!
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Old April 7, 2014, 07:48 AM   #5578
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S+W Model 34 (no dash)
.22LR
Blued finish
4" barrel
6-shot
Sq. butt
Adjustable sites
#M68xxx

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Old April 7, 2014, 12:02 PM   #5579
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Jim PHL:
Your Model 34 .22/32 Kit Gun Model of 1953 was manufactured in 1973 and should be a 34-1.
The -1 indicates the change from the .32 sized Improved I frame to the .38 Special sized J frame that occurred in 1960. Mis-stamped guns are not common, but did occur.
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Old April 10, 2014, 10:01 PM   #5580
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19-5 nickel DOB

S&W 19-5 6" TT TH nickel sn# 193K549 when was it made

thank you Radagast
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Old April 11, 2014, 03:51 AM   #5581
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Your Model 19-5 .357 Combat Magnum was manufactured in 1982. The -5 refers to the deletion of the barrel pin and cartridge rim recess from the design.
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Old April 16, 2014, 04:27 PM   #5582
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Have a pre 27 3 1/2 inch barrel .357 which is nickel and has red insert front sight ....serial no 110xxx
Interested date of manufacture
Finish beautiful with crisp markings but suspect redo as well as front sight
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Old April 16, 2014, 08:28 PM   #5583
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MagicD;
Your .357 Magnum should have an S prefix and dates to 1954.
Are you quoting the number from the bottom edge of the grip, or from under the cylinder yoke / crane?

If you start a new thread with pics in the firearms research section you will probably get some informed opinions as to whether it is refinished or not.
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Old April 17, 2014, 09:53 AM   #5584
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Thanks ... bottom of grip. will check for an S..can't seem to attach photo

Has an S as prefix to serial number

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Old April 18, 2014, 05:33 AM   #5585
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Radagast,

To provide you with more information, please note that Smith & Wesson New Model No 3, serial number 33,244, which is a Target Model, shipped on 20 Feb 1900.
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Old April 18, 2014, 05:46 AM   #5586
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Thank you. I've added that to my SCSW.
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Old April 18, 2014, 07:48 PM   #5587
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I just picked up another 15-3 Ser #3k409623, wondering if you could help with its date of birth, 4" pinned, barrel, black
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Old April 18, 2014, 08:44 PM   #5588
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Your Model 15-3 Combat Masterpiece was manufactured in 1972.
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Old April 18, 2014, 09:33 PM   #5589
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RADAGAST Thank you for the info.
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Old April 18, 2014, 11:29 PM   #5590
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Old April 21, 2014, 11:19 PM   #5591
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I've got two more:

.38 Special
5" barrel
Square butt
6 shot
Fixed sights, very fine blade and notch rear
3584XX
No Model number

Small S&W Rollmark on left side, no "Made In" markings. Patent info on top of barrel.

.45 Colt
6" Barrel
square butt
6 shot
Adjustable Sights
AJD91XX
Model 25-5
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Old April 22, 2014, 02:37 AM   #5592
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Your first gun is a .38 Military & Police Model of 1905 4th Change, dating to around December 1920. The made in the USA stamp was not used until May 1922, Model numbers were not stamped until 1957. Your gun has a heat treated cylinder, heat treatment was introduced in Sept. 1919, personally I would avoid shooting jacketed or PlusP ammunition and stick to standard velocity lead ammunition.
It does not have the positive internal hammer block introduced after a fatality with a dropped gun in 1944, so I would treat it as a 5 shooter, leaving the chamber under the hammer empty.

Your Model 25-5 1955 Model .45 Heavy Barrel Target was manufactured in 1985.
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Old April 23, 2014, 10:32 AM   #5593
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Old April 23, 2014, 08:09 PM   #5594
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This thread is so cool!

I have two revolvers I'm not sure of:

#1. Smith & Wesson, Model: 36 Chiefs Special, .38 Special, SN: J431045, Barrel length: 2", 5 Shot, Pinned barrel.

#2. Smith & Wesson, Model: 629-4, .44 Magnum, SN: CBL0303, Barrel length: 3", 6 Shot, Performance Center piece, (I don't even know the model name!).
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Old April 23, 2014, 08:24 PM   #5595
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Your .38 Model 36 Chiefs Special dates to 1976.

Your Model 629-4 .44 Magnum Stainless was manufactured in 1996 or 1997.
The Performance center made a 629-4 , "The Avenger". 3 inch barrel, unfluted cylinder, dual Magnaport compensators. Product code 180058. Only 26 were made.
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Old April 23, 2014, 09:57 PM   #5596
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Radagast: Wow.... knowledgeable AND fast! Thank you Sir. (I'm impressed.... and I'm not easily impressed!) Yup, the 629 has a non-fluted cylinder.
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Old April 23, 2014, 10:16 PM   #5597
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I don't know that much, I just have a great reference book, the Standard Catalog of S&W by Jim Supica & Richard Nahas.

If you feel like nerding out over S&W trivia, I highly recommend it. Jim Supica is now the curator of the NRA museum.
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Old April 24, 2014, 01:58 AM   #5598
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Jack Yusen, Seaman 1st Class and survivor of Task Unit “Taffy 3” after two days in the water near Samar Inland, Philippines, October 27, 1944.
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Old April 24, 2014, 08:17 PM   #5599
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Lets try.
2 1/8 in.
.357
Not original grips
5 shot
fixed
#CEF1366
mod. 640-1


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Old April 24, 2014, 09:15 PM   #5600
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Your Model 640-1 .357 Centennial Stainless was manufactured in 2000. Guns in the CEFxxxx range shipped in October of that year.
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