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Old April 28, 2014, 09:19 AM   #5601
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Model 36-0

Thanks on advance for the help.
Info is:

.38 special
2-3/4" barrel
5 shot
Fixed sights
SN 296519
Model 36-0
and rounded handle
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Old April 28, 2014, 09:29 AM   #5602
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Oops!

Correction- 2" barrel
So correct full list is

Model 36-0
Thanks on advance for the help.
Info is:

.38 special
2" barrel
5 shot
Fixed sights
SN 296519
Model 36-0
and rounded handle
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Old April 28, 2014, 09:34 AM   #5603
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& second revolver, Model 10-5

Model 10-5
Info is:

.38 special
4" barrel
6 shot
Fixed sights
SN D82626
Model 10-5
and squared grip handle

Thanks!
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Old April 28, 2014, 10:14 AM   #5604
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Your Model 36 .38 Chiefs Special dates to 1962. There is no 36-0, generally it would be referred to as a Model 36, or a Model 36 no dash.
Your Model 10-5 .38 Military & Police tapered barrel was manufactured in 1968.
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Old April 28, 2014, 12:30 PM   #5605
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a. 41Mag
b. 6"
c. Square butt
d. 6
e. adj.
f. N774xxx
g. 57

has relined pres. box

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Old April 28, 2014, 12:36 PM   #5606
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Your Model 57 .41 Magnum Target was manufactured in 1980.
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Old May 1, 2014, 12:57 AM   #5607
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I have a s&w model 10-6 #D458843 blued four inch barrel what year it please
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Old May 1, 2014, 05:35 AM   #5608
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Your Model 10-6 .38 Military & Police heavy barrel was manufactured in 1972.
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Old May 1, 2014, 08:40 AM   #5609
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Thank you radagast i have been looking for that info fifteen years thank you very much
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Old May 4, 2014, 06:34 PM   #5610
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Two model 60s:
R152931
R289159

Model 686:
AFT4592

Model 66:
9k26629

Thanks a million

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Old May 5, 2014, 09:12 AM   #5611
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Your Model 60 .38 Chiefs Special Stainless, serial no. R152931, dates to the period 1974-1977. Serial range for those years was R100000 to R190000. Assuming a constant rate of production, then late 1975 or early 1976 seems likely.

Your Model 60 .38 Chiefs Special Stainless, serial no. R289159 dates to 1980.

Your Model 686 Distinguished Combat Magnum Stainless dates to late 1984 but may have shipped in 1985.

Your Model 66 Combat Magnum Stainless dates to 1976.
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Old May 5, 2014, 12:56 PM   #5612
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God bless you.
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Old May 7, 2014, 05:02 PM   #5613
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My dads NYPD carry gun model 10-6, 4 inch 6 shot 8054

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Old May 8, 2014, 05:34 AM   #5614
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The number you have given is probably a NYPD badge number, not the serial number.
The serial number will be found on the bottom edge of the grip frame.
FWIW, the gun is a .38 Military & Police heavy barrel, manufactured between 1962 & 1967.

Get back to me with the serial number and I'll give you the year.
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Old May 8, 2014, 07:14 PM   #5615
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Thanks again, its c625325

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Old May 8, 2014, 10:44 PM   #5616
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jinjyr: That one was made in 1923.
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Old May 9, 2014, 06:13 PM   #5617
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Sorry to be a nuisance...1923? He went into the NYPD in 1951 and originally had a Colt Official Police, he told me that he wanted the heavy barrel of the Smith so he bought one new. When I open the cylinder it says Mod 10-6 inside the yoke area it has oo992, on the bottom of the butt is the c625325
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Old May 9, 2014, 10:12 PM   #5618
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Major typo or brain fade on my part there. Your dad's gun is from 1963. Serial range C622700 to C810532 was used from 1963 to 1965. Being so early in the sequence, 1963 is a certainty. oo002 is an assembly number, used to track parts in the factory. Records were not kept and assembly numbers are basically meaningless after the gun was completed.
I apologize for the error.
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Old May 9, 2014, 10:23 PM   #5619
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No problem and I appreciate the info. When he went in he picked up a .32 Detective special, NYPD was allowed to carry .32 back then. By the age of the guns that got passed along to me, he traded the colt .32 for a .38 off duty gun and his Colt Carry gun for a Smith when he made Sgt. He retired as a Lt after 30 years.
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Old May 9, 2014, 11:33 PM   #5620
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This gent has spent a long time documenting the NYPD guns. He may be able to give you more info.
http://www.vivasandson.com/
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Old May 15, 2014, 01:47 PM   #5621
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Hey gents. I decided to avail myself of the historic services at S&W because I have a really nice example of a regulation police from1926, and would like it lettered for my own purposes..

I'm just wondering how long it usually takes to get your letter from them. They cashed the check like 2 weeks ago. Should I expect it soon, or am I a few weeks out?
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Old May 15, 2014, 02:13 PM   #5622
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I think six weeks was the last turn around I read about. But that was at least a year ago. You could check at the Smith & Wesson forum, I'm sure there will be more recent examples.
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Old May 18, 2014, 07:58 PM   #5623
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Hello! I've just received from my father an old S&W .38 Special Police revolver, that was his father's. The gun is in abominable shape, and currently is broken down and soaking in goo to try and remove some of the rust It's nickel plated, or at least it once was; half-moon front sight, square butt, model number on the butt is 5324XX. I think that means it's pre-model 10, 1905 4th change, and I'm guessing from what I've gleaned from various forums that it was probably manufactured in the early 1930s.

Am I anywhere close? What year would this gun have been manufactured, and what type is it? Would it be worth spending money to refinish it?
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Old May 19, 2014, 09:01 AM   #5624
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It's a S&W .38 Military & Police Model of 1905 4th Change. Refinishing will cost about as much as the gun is worth. Fords would be the best bet as they can restore the roll marks if it has to be polished back. S&W will not work on a gun this old. If you get it working, treat it as a beater gun that you don't mind losing.
It has the 2nd variant hammer block used from 1926 on. S&W introduced the current positive hammer block in 1944 after a fatality with a dropped gun. I personally would treat it as a 5 shooter and leave the under the hammer empty.

As for age:
The serial range 570,000 to 625000 was used between 1927 & 1931.
No medallions in the grips mean 1929 or earlier.
Chrome plated medallions in the grips mean 1929 or later.
A mushroom shaped ejector rod end is 1930 or earlier.
A barrel shaped ejector rod end is 1930 or later.

Hope this helps.
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Old May 22, 2014, 06:15 PM   #5625
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My Daughter has a .38, S&W Model 637, 2" barrel 5 shot Revolver. SN: DAN83XX.

Can't figure out the year it was manufactured.
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