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Old May 14, 2009, 12:56 AM   #926
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That would likely be 1943. Hard to say without a letter or another more detailed reference like Charlie Pate's book. They made about 3/4 million of them (2/3 British 38 S&W models and about 1/3 US 38 Spcl models) during the war.
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Old May 14, 2009, 04:06 AM   #927
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DOB for a 25-2

Have an N frame 25-2, heavily modified. Blued, adj rear sight, sq butt, ser# N6721xx . Ser # is crooked like someone hammered in on by hand.
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Old May 14, 2009, 05:38 AM   #928
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Old May 14, 2009, 07:09 PM   #929
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Any help with mine? 4" Pencil Barreled Model 10, Serial number D7228xx.
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Old May 14, 2009, 07:30 PM   #930
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Thanks, Radagast!
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Old May 14, 2009, 09:01 PM   #931
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Old May 14, 2009, 09:05 PM   #932
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Excellent, thank you very much!
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Old May 15, 2009, 12:44 AM   #933
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a) 357 mod 65-3
b) 4inch
c) square butt
d) 6shot
e) fixed
f) S/N AUA20XX
g) mod 65-3

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Old May 15, 2009, 04:03 AM   #934
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cyclopseshooter: Sometime between January 1986 & July 1987. Serial ranges for those months were AHCxxxx & AVBxxxx.
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Old May 15, 2009, 05:52 AM   #935
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Hi Radagast,



Model 10-6

4 inch, Heavy Barrel

Blue

Serial # C917735



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Old May 15, 2009, 10:08 AM   #936
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Old May 16, 2009, 12:11 AM   #937
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Cool...


Thanks Radagast!



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Old May 16, 2009, 05:40 PM   #938
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Quote:
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.
Gun has the Early grips. I found that makes it possibly prior to Feb 1942. Is marked 38 S&W Special. Not the 38 S&W that I would have expected from that early of a date.
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Old May 16, 2009, 08:38 PM   #939
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Are the grips numbered to the gun? S&W would have continued production of the .38 special, selling them to police departments, etc, so even with a V prefix it could be a commercial gun. If it has US property/acceptance marks then it would be a government contract piece.

I really need to get the specialist book on M&Ps, I was hoping to get a copy at the gun show yesterday, but no luck. I consoled myself by buying a 95% model 18 from 1977.
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Old May 16, 2009, 08:42 PM   #940
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Well, I will have to let you know later. It is currently inbound. Just bought it today.
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Old May 17, 2009, 01:20 AM   #941
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Who did you order from?
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Old May 17, 2009, 01:31 AM   #942
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What is the 'specialist Book on M&Ps'..?


Sounds interesting!
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Old May 17, 2009, 04:06 AM   #943
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http://xavierthoughts.blogspot.com/2...right-arm.html

I'll need to find an internet book seller that will ship OS.

There is another reference book that IIRC Oro or Saxon Pig referred to by an author named Pike. I've been trying to find the post without luck.
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Old May 17, 2009, 07:14 PM   #944
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wanting to see when this S&W was made.

mod 15-2
4" bbl
adj sights
target hammer and trigger
pin bbl
ser # K6807XX
sq butt

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Old May 17, 2009, 07:27 PM   #945
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Thanks a lot Radagast.
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Old May 17, 2009, 07:49 PM   #947
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one more question, is it safe to shoot + P ammo in this one ?
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Old May 17, 2009, 08:13 PM   #948
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Yes. S&W do not recommend using Plus P in steel framed guns made prior to 1958.
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Old May 17, 2009, 08:57 PM   #949
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Again ... thanks. Just what I needed to know.
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Old May 17, 2009, 10:54 PM   #950
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a) .38 special
b) 6"
c) square butt
d) 6 shot
e) fixed
f) C119XXX
g) M&P

a) .44 mag
b) 6 1/2"
c) square butt
d) 6 shot
e) adjustable
f) N768XXX
g) 29-2

a) .38 special
b) 4" HB
c) square butt
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e) fixed
f) C564XXX
g) 10-3

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