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Old April 25, 2009, 05:00 PM   #851
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Caliber: 357 mag.
bbl = 6"
grip: Square
Shots: 6
Sights: ADJ.
Serial: S2687XX
Model: 27-2
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Old April 25, 2009, 10:01 PM   #852
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Sorry I can't post a picture.Try SN....409203.Grip has 2 screws,blue finish.My sons gave it to me as a gift 20 plus years ago.Looks good,dead accurate.
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Old April 25, 2009, 11:23 PM   #853
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ronlt55: Your first gun is a .38 Military & Police Model of 1905 4th change. The serial number comes after the introduction of heat treated cylinders at serial number 316648. I've read that heat treating began in 1917, 1919 & 1920. Which is correct I don't know, but it's safe to say your gun was made around that time frame.

Your second gun would need a K in front of the serial number to be a Model 18 / .22 combat Masterpiece. If there is no prefix and is on a smaller frame then it is a model 34 Kit Gun.
If the serial number is K393xx then it was made in 1948 and is a K22 Combat Masterpiece, but this model was introduced in 1949, so that can't be correct.

I the serial number is 393xx then it is a model 34, the model of 1953 .22/32 Kit Gun and dates from 1955 to 1959. If there is no model number stamped on the frame beneath the crane then it dates from 1955 to 1957.
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Old April 25, 2009, 11:26 PM   #854
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kptaylor: Between October 2000 (CEFxxxx) & July 2001 (CEVxxxx). The 64-6 was produced between 1998 & 2002.
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Old April 25, 2009, 11:27 PM   #855
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Slimjim: 1966-1967. erial number range for that period was S262000 to S289999.
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Old April 25, 2009, 11:40 PM   #856
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JIM BOB: Is there a C or a K prefix to the serial number? Does the rear sight have screws in it?

If it has a C prefix, fixed sights and a six inch barrel then it's a rare .22 Military & Police, which are supposed to have ended at serial number C407527. It should be stamped Model 45 under the crane. Year of production would be 1960.

If it has a K serial number prefix it should have adjustable sights and will be a K22 Masterpiece & should have model 17 stamped under the crane. Year of production would be 1960.

If neither of these match then we'll need to see some photos.
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Old April 26, 2009, 01:16 AM   #857
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Thanks Radagast!
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Old April 26, 2009, 01:40 AM   #858
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Thanks Radagast, Gandalf would be proud.
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Old April 26, 2009, 12:30 PM   #859
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Hello

I have a request

Caliber: .22LR
Model 17-2
Serial #: K786XXX
Stocks: Target

Thanks for your time.
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Old April 26, 2009, 04:26 PM   #860
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1968 if I had to guess
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Old April 26, 2009, 06:59 PM   #861
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JustinL: AlPackin is correct, the serial number range for 1968 was K779163 to K848781.
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Old April 27, 2009, 06:42 AM   #862
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Ok, I've got one:

a) .38 spl
b) 5"
c) square grips
d) 6 shots
e) fixed sights
f) V 2331XX
g) 87984
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Old April 27, 2009, 06:55 AM   #863
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deALPHAmale: You have a S&W Victory model, made during WWII and a variant of the the K framed Military & Police series, your gun was made sometime between 1942 when the V prefix was introduced and September 1944 when the SV prefix replaced it at serial number 769000.

The Victory model was manufactured in .38 S&W Special for the USA & in .38 S&W for the British Commonwealth. Four inch barrels are the norm for the .38 Special guns, five in barrels for the .38 S&W guns, which are also known as the .38/200 British Service Revolver. A lot of the .38 S&W guns were re-imported into the USA and the cylinders bored out to allow .38 Special to chamber in them (.38 S&W is shorter but wider). If your gun is a .38 S&W that has been bored out, stick to standard pressure loads to try and avoid split cases.
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Old April 27, 2009, 08:23 AM   #864
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hm, just out of curiosity, roughly how much would that be worth with a moderately worn finish and a well-kept bore?
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Old April 27, 2009, 08:57 AM   #865
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S&W 32 longHE model of 1903

a. 32
b 3.25"
c. round
d. 6
e. half moon
f. 218075

thanks for any info
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Old April 27, 2009, 11:39 AM   #866
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Model 36 No Dash

smith model 36 no dash nickel serial # s7177xx. Can someone please give me a date of birth?
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Old April 27, 2009, 04:27 PM   #867
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Barrel - 6 inches
Caliber -22
Sn - 409203- on frame at grip
Last patent date on barrel Sept 14 09
2 screws on wood grip
DA/SA
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Old April 28, 2009, 01:25 AM   #868
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roughly how much would that be worth with a moderately worn finish and a well-kept bore?
With a 5" bbl., that is likely either a .38 S&W, or a converted one. Almost all the .38 spcls were 4". As a conversion with worn finish, it's likely about $200.

cwcollins[/B] - sounds like a 1916/1917 build. Keep in mind cylinders were not heat treated then.

florida1098 - sounds like you are not reading the s/n that's not a M36. Check the grip butt.

Jim Bob - OK jim bob, that helps, as that's not a fixed sight revolver as you originally said. It's a .22/.32 Target model, and it was made sometime in the '20s based on the grip type. Production figures in detail aren't available on these. I recommend two things

Because that gun is in good condition with apparently original stocks (they should s/n to it if you take them off and examine inside the r. panel), I would write to Roy Jinks at S&W and for $50 get a "factory letter" specifying when and where that gun was made and shipped. It is the only way to get an exact answer.
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Old April 28, 2009, 08:55 AM   #869
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Thanks,sounds like good advice.
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Old April 28, 2009, 08:19 PM   #870
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Pre model 10 M&P
.38 special
5 " barrel
Square butt
6 shots
fixed sights
S.N. 71167
I belive it's a 5 screw, it has one by the hammer. Thanks guys
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Old April 29, 2009, 03:00 AM   #871
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ronlt55 - Assuming you have the s/n right per the first post in this thread, that is a M&P Model of 1905, or M&P Third Model, circa 1905-1906, and yours would likely be 1906. However if there are letters or other numbers on the grip bottom, that wouldn't be the case.
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Old April 29, 2009, 04:13 AM   #872
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Wrong Serial # (36 DOB Please)

j7177xx in nickel. I Thank-You. Gun is still on lay-a-way. Will post pics upon pick-up.
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Old April 29, 2009, 07:31 AM   #873
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Old April 29, 2009, 12:46 PM   #874
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Radagast, thank-you very much, I appreciate you taking the time.
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Old April 29, 2009, 04:41 PM   #875
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S & W k-22 Masterpiece

-.22 caliber
-6" barrel
-s/n:k846181
-model 17-3

I know what it is, just want to know when it was manufactured.
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