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Old May 5, 2009, 09:29 PM   #901
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Mod 29-2

Nickel plated
cal. 44 rem mag
8 3/8" bbl
square grips
6 shot
target sights
S/N N3889##
mod 29-2

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Old May 5, 2009, 09:48 PM   #902
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4D5 - I would guestimate 1977, could be late 1976 but more likely 1977.
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Old May 5, 2009, 11:16 PM   #903
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Old May 6, 2009, 06:06 PM   #904
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S&W M14
blue
.38 spl.
6"bbl w/ wide rib
square butt
adjustable rear
Patridge front
wide tgt hammer & trigger
4 screw
pinned, but not recessed
ser.# K351xxx

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Old May 7, 2009, 06:34 AM   #905
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strangelittleman: 1959 for your rather early Model 14. The .38 special revolvers never had the cylinders recessed, AFAIK it was only the .22s and the magnum calibers.
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Old May 7, 2009, 06:36 PM   #906
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Radagast, Thank you for the info.
It was bought off a really nice older gentleman (mid to late 70's) who stated he carried it as an officer in a rather large So.Cal LEA in the 60's & 70's....he never did say which one though....
Kinda makes one wonder what the gent has seen "back in the day"......
The only thing is that the original grips were broken at some point and he replaced them with 70's era S&W factory tgt grips, but I'm not complaining! Thanks again!!
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Old May 7, 2009, 08:48 PM   #907
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Model 17
22 cal.
6 " barrel
square grips
6 shots
adjustable sights
Serial number K734120

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Old May 7, 2009, 08:55 PM   #908
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Performance Center 627-5
barrel-5 inches
8-shot
ss/357
ser.no. BCF16XX

686-5
ss/357
barrel-4 inches
ser.no. DAW92XX
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Old May 9, 2009, 04:58 AM   #909
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Ronlt55: 1967. Serial number range for that year was K715997 to K779162.
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Old May 9, 2009, 05:13 AM   #910
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JIM BOB:

The 627-5 Performance center guns were manufactured in 2003 & 2004, per Standard Catalog of S&W, but they are also a cataloged item today. The BCFxxxx serial range would have been used in 1989, if used in sequence. I can only assume that the BCF range is was reserved for the performance center. To get a proper shipping date for your gun you would need to contact Roy Jinks at S&W and pay a $50 fee. Otherwise 2003-2009 is as close as I can give you.

The 686-5 was introduced in 1997 and replaced by the 686-6 in 2001. The serial number ranges for this period given in the standard Catalog of S&W all begin with C, in fact the C prefix was still in use in 2004 when the serial ranges recorded end, so again 1997-2001 is the best I can give you.
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Old May 9, 2009, 11:09 PM   #911
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a) .357
b) 4inch
c) round
d) 6
e) adjustable, white outline in the rear and orange insert up front
f) CDW389x
g) 586-5

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Old May 9, 2009, 11:28 PM   #912
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10-5
4 inch standard ("pencil")
blue
pinned, not recessed
square butt
685XX

686-4
4"
square butt
no IL
firing pin on hammer
BRL92XX

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Old May 10, 2009, 12:27 AM   #913
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Old May 10, 2009, 12:38 AM   #914
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ArmedBear: The 10-5 was introduced in 1962 and continued in production until 1977 when it was replaced by the 10-7. The serial number should have a C or a D prefix. If the serial number is D685xx then your gun was made in 1968. If the number you are quoting doesn't have a D or C prefix then it is an assembly number, not the serial number. The serial number will be on the bottom of the grip frame.

The 686-4 was produced between 1993 & 1997, the square butt was deleted in 1996, so 1993-1996 is the definite time period, serial range BRFxxxx was used in August of 1994, so I would guess late 1994.
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Old May 11, 2009, 12:01 AM   #915
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Thanks, Radagast!

Actual serial for the 10-5 is D906XXX

The gun came with an old aftermarket oversized Pachmayr grip that covered the grip frame. I forgot about that when I looked over the gun. (Original-style service grips should arrive here Tuesday and restore it to the way I think it ought to look.)
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Old May 11, 2009, 12:09 AM   #916
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VIctory model S&W

Looking for the DOB of a S&W Victory ser #V103126 Looks to be a Lend - Lease gun in 38 S&W ctg. Has the proof marks for it.
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Old May 11, 2009, 12:10 AM   #917
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VIctory model S&W

Sorry for the double tap.
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Old May 11, 2009, 12:56 AM   #918
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1. 6"
2.square grips
3..357 mag
4.6 shot
5. 2k781xx
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Old May 11, 2009, 04:01 AM   #919
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Armed Bear: 1976-1977.

Riss: Vi prefixed guns were produced from 1942 to 1945, yours predates September 1944 when the change over to the SV prefix occurred at serial number 769001, and is probably from 1942 or early 1943.
Technically you have a British Service Revolver, made in the same serial number range as the Victory Model and prior to that in the serial range for Militart & Police model of 1905 4th Change. Caliber was .38 S&W, with a five inch barrel.
If it is a lend lease gun it should have UNITED STATES PROPERTY or US Property stamped on it, and or GHD or WB inspector marks.

ccsniper: 1972.
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Old May 11, 2009, 08:54 AM   #920
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I have what I think is a S+W .38 Safety Hammerless, 4th Mod w/pinned sight

.38
3.25"
round grips
5 shot, breaks open from top
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Old May 11, 2009, 09:15 AM   #921
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MJZZZ: The .38 Safety Hammerless 4th Model was manufactured from 1898 to 1907 in the serial number range 116003 to 220000. I would expect your gun to be from the 19th century, but the only way to be sure would be to obtain a factory letter from Roy Jinks at S&W, which will set you back $50.00.
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Old May 11, 2009, 09:27 AM   #922
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Thanks for the info, my Dad gave it to me right before he died. I don't know it's history.
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Old May 11, 2009, 08:14 PM   #923
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a) .357
b) 4inch
c) Square
d) 6
e) adjustable
f) 51K427x
g) 19-4

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Old May 12, 2009, 02:13 AM   #924
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Old May 13, 2009, 10:33 PM   #925
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victory model, 38 spl, 4 inch, square butt, sn v 313XXX
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