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Old May 23, 2014, 07:08 AM   #5626
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Quite recent. The Standard Catalog of S&W gives serial ranges up to CHAxxxx in 2004, so I can't help you. Because its a recent gun, a call to S&W customer service should get you the year it shipped.
FWIW, my local (Australian) gun shop has guns in stock in the CTSxxxx & CUExxxx range, so my guess is your daughters gun is less than two years old.
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Old May 23, 2014, 06:00 PM   #5627
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I don't have a DANXXXX in my s/n collection but I do have a DAL33XX that shipped Nov 8, 2006, and a DAM85XX that shipped Dec 8, 2006. Your right in there with those two. Based on that I'd say your M637 likely shipped in Nov/Dec of 2006. Possibly as late as Jan 2007. Do you still have the factory box? If so, there's a date code on it that will give you the exact day, month, and year.
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Old May 23, 2014, 07:49 PM   #5628
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I'd listen to Kernel in this case. He's been tracking modern numbers much more closely than I have.
It appears that S&W are numbering some guns out of sequence again.
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Old May 24, 2014, 09:32 PM   #5629
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Old May 24, 2014, 09:44 PM   #5630
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If you want to know anything about it?

You will have to provide the serial number, and any other marking on the gun.

Or, was that the question?

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Old May 24, 2014, 09:53 PM   #5631
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I had real good luck with S&W customer service; I got an Airweight on GB and wanted to know the date and if it could handle +P loads. They sent me a reply with the date of manufacture and that it definitely isn't made for +P, which is fine, since it is pretty snappy with standard loads.
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Old May 26, 2014, 04:21 PM   #5632
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dbmjr1,

Nice old Colt.

You thought this was maybe "The Revolver Picture thread of all time"?

It's not.
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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 May 28, 2014, 08:06 PM   #5633
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m60 DOB

Hi Radagast.

I wld like to know DOB of a model 60 no dash, S/N R802xxx.

Thank you
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Old May 28, 2014, 08:19 PM   #5634
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Check the Serial # again.

The R series Model 60 & 651 serial number range started at:
R001 in 1969.

And ended at R329001 in 1983.

Are you sure it isn't R302xxx?

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Old May 28, 2014, 10:34 PM   #5635
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It is R802xxx

Now you are making me think, rcmodel...
This is model 60 no dash, non pinned barrel.... Does this make sense: no dash and no barrel pin?

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Old May 28, 2014, 11:04 PM   #5636
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Could you tell me any info about my Smith Wesson Model 66 4" s/n AUS91XX , thanks again for your help.
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Old May 29, 2014, 08:49 AM   #5637
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That serial number should date your gun to 1987, which would make it a Model 66-3.

Ignacio49, as rcmodel mentioned, the Model 60 R prefix serial numbers should have ended in the 3xxxxx range in 1983, then switched to the AAAxxxx format. The pinned barrel was deleted in 1982, but no dash designation was given.
Basically the Model 60 no dash was produced from 1965 to 1988, the 60-1 was a three inch heavy barrel from 1972, the 60-2 was a NYPD special order from 1987. So no dash and no barrel pin is correct from 1982 on.
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Old May 30, 2014, 09:29 PM   #5638
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I don't have a DANXXXX in my s/n collection. Do you still have the factory box? If so, there's a date code on it that will give you the exact day, month, and year.


Yes.... she does have the box. I'll check that. Thank you!
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Old May 30, 2014, 10:22 PM   #5639
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If you could post the date then Kernel & I can update our respective lists and better answer future queries.
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Old June 1, 2014, 03:11 AM   #5640
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A product code would be great, too!
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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 June 5, 2014, 07:51 PM   #5641
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.38spl
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Old June 5, 2014, 07:54 PM   #5642
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You have a .38 Military & Police Model of 1905 4th Change manufactured between 1927 & 1929.
It has a heat treated cylinder so it should be safe with standard pressure and PlusP ammunition, although S&W discourage use of PlusP in guns not stamped with model numbers.
It predates the positive hammer block safety introduced after a fatality with a dropped gun in 1944. I would treat it as a 5 shooter, leaving the chamber under the hammer empty.
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Old June 6, 2014, 11:55 PM   #5643
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7 shot stainless 357 mag smith and wesson revolver , round grip, serial number CVT8510
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Old June 7, 2014, 12:31 AM   #5644
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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 June 9, 2014, 08:50 AM   #5645
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RADAGAST... The pistol belongs to my Daughter. I asked her for the box info but she was busy with her 4 kids, (a newborn, a one year old and the 3 & 5 year olds! Gees... glad her Hubby works!). I may never get the info to forward to you but I'll keep trying. LOL!

I do have another in my safe I forgot to ask about: A Smith & Wesson, Model: 25-3, SN: S&W2436, Barrel length: 6.5
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Old June 9, 2014, 07:20 PM   #5646
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Your Model 25-3 1955 Model .45 Target Heavy Barrel should be one of the S&W 125th Anniversary Commemorative production run.
Standard edition, 9948 guns made, in the serial range S&W1 to S&W10000. Caliber .45 Colt. 6.5 inch barrel, bright blue finish, 125th anniversary seal on side plate, barrel marked "Smith & Wesson 125th Anniversary", gold filled. smooth Goncalo Alves (rosewood) target stocks with nickel plated medallions, red ramp front sight, white outline rear, in a mahogany presentation case with nickel silver 125th anniversary medallion. Manufactured 1977.
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Old June 11, 2014, 01:19 AM   #5647
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Radagast, Can you tell me what I've got. My grandfathers, I've heard it spent a lot of time riding on the floor of his Model A ford, it looks it. Actually fairly tight, some pitting in the bore. 38 S&W special roll marked on the other side of barrel. Serial No. 286xxx.
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Old June 12, 2014, 08:24 AM   #5648
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You have a .38 Military & Police Model of 1905 4th Change, manufactured sometime between 1915 (serial number 241704) & September 1919 (serial number 316648). My guess would be 1916 or early 1917, as war production of the larger N frame for the US Army would have taken precedent from late 1917.
It predates heat treatment of cylinders, so stick to standard pressure lead only loads. It also predates the positive hammer block safety introduced in 1944 after a fatality with a dropped gun, so I recommend treating it as a 5 shooter, leaving the chamber under the hammer empty.
The grips are period correct, the finish appears to be original.
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Old June 12, 2014, 09:33 PM   #5649
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Thank you so very much Radagast. It's great to know all this about my Grandfather's gun, he was a young man when he got it. Nice family keepsake. I'll probably load up some lead with good old bullseye to shoot on occasion.
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Old June 17, 2014, 11:33 AM   #5650
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S&W date of manufacture?

I have an S&W revolver that has Smith & Wesson on one side of the barrel and 38 S. & W. CTG stamped on the other side of the barrel. The serial# is 820XX. (No letters)
Can you tell me the date this revolver was manufactured/shipped or point me to a website with that information please?
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