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Old October 10, 2009, 06:04 PM   #1326
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Any help with info would be appreciated.

44 Mag
29-3
3" Barrel
Round Butt
6 Shot
serrated trigger
Adj sights - red insert font and white outline rear
Serial # : ALB5352
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Old October 11, 2009, 01:04 PM   #1327
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Can anyone help me out with info on the above mentioned revolver?
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Old October 11, 2009, 01:29 PM   #1328
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ALB5352 = November 1985.

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Old October 11, 2009, 01:46 PM   #1329
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Old October 12, 2009, 07:57 AM   #1330
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Still waiting for info on my model 31

32 S & W long
3"
Square
Non -Adjustable
30-1
7984XX
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Old October 13, 2009, 05:58 AM   #1331
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mrpabst1: 1961 to 1969, serial range was 712954 to 826977 for those years.
If the cylinder release is flat then it was manufactured in 1966 or earlier. If concave 1966 or later.
If the grips have an uncheckered diamond aroudn the grip screws then it was made in 1968 or earlier. If the checkering runs to the screws then 1968 or later.
The Model 31-1 is built on the J frame, originally known as the Regulation Police, it was manufactured on the smaller I frame until 1961.
Production of the model 31 ended in 1991.
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Old October 13, 2009, 06:08 AM   #1332
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Driver Higgs: Yes, the US Property markings mean it was made for the Lend Lease program. The .38 S&W CTG markings & five inch barrel means it was manufactured for the British government or one of the Commonwealth countries that issued the .38 S&W cartridge. This makes it a S&W K200 or British Service Revolver. These were manufactured on the K frame and are a variant of the .38 Military & Police model of 1904 4th change with a five inch barrel and .38 S&W chambering. The serial number range ran to 999999 and then started over at V1 in 1942, so your gun was made between 1940 & 1942.
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Old October 13, 2009, 06:18 AM   #1333
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brandoncra: You have a S&W Victory Model revolver manufactured for the US government between 1942 & September 1944. This was a wartime finish variant of the S&W Military & Police Model of 1905 4th change. It shared the same serial range as the British Service Revolver made for the Commonwealth forces during WWII. The main difference was caliber, with the Victory Model being .38 Special, and barrel length, with the Victory Model having a 4 inch barrel.
The number stamped on the crane is an assembly number, used to track parts in the factory and has no relevance once the gun is assembled. I don't know what the S on the cylinder signifies, my 1970s manufactured Model 66 also has it.

Note that a fatality occurred in 1944 when a Victory model was dropped on it's hammer, causing it to fire. This lead to the introduction of the hammer block safety still used by S&W. It may be prudent to keep your hammer down on an empty chamber if using the gun.
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Old October 13, 2009, 06:24 AM   #1334
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wrs840: The model 14 was manufactured between 1977 and 1981 when the model 14 was discontinued, your particular gun was manufactured in 1978 or 1979. Originally introduced in 1946 as the as the K38 Target Masterpiece, the model 14 designation was introduced in 1957.
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Old October 13, 2009, 06:31 AM   #1335
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Virgina Ham:
Your K22 Masterpiece serial number K7688 was manufactured in 1947.
Your 17-3 was manufactured in 1975.
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Old October 13, 2009, 06:38 AM   #1336
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BamaBob: the 60-7 was manufactured between 1990 & 1996. The H210xx serial range was used for the Model 30, 31 & 32 in 1969-1970. To find the serial number you will need to remove the grips if they cover the bottom of the frame and look on the bottom of the grip frame. Numbers stamped on the flat of the grip frame or on the inside of the crane (cylinder hinge) are factory assembly numbers used to track parts and are irrelevant. the serial number may also be duplicated on the frame where the model number is stamped.
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Old October 13, 2009, 10:18 AM   #1337
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Many thanks for your help with this revolver...its greatly appreciated.
when it was deactivated the rivet holding the firing pin into the hammer was removed,I'd like to replace it.(I'm not trying to reactivate the weapon..just for cosmetic reasons and to make sure the firing pin doesnt leave the hammer),could you tell me please who the best person to ask is or the best place to go?

many thanks.....again!
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Old October 13, 2009, 06:00 PM   #1338
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Mod 14-4
8 5/8" bar
38
Tar grips& Tar trigger
Ser# 93K98##
What year?
Thanks, Oscar
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Old October 13, 2009, 06:55 PM   #1339
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driver higgs: I can't help you with your question, it depends on which country and which state you are in. Your best bet is to contact a firearms dealer and ask them. If they can't do the work they should be able to recommend someone.
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Old October 13, 2009, 06:56 PM   #1340
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rimmer 1: 1981. The barrel should be pinned on your gun.
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Old October 13, 2009, 10:06 PM   #1341
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Thanks. I'll have to look.
thanks again.
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Old October 13, 2009, 10:13 PM   #1342
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Thanks Radagast I found it BP j8998
anything special about those years i should know?

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Old October 13, 2009, 11:12 PM   #1343
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BamaBob: November or December 1993. The main change for the 60-7 was a different sight width and a change to the heat treatment of the steel. I assume this means it is safe with PlusP, but you should phone S&W to check.
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Old October 15, 2009, 02:54 PM   #1344
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Help identify please

38 Cal
6" barrel
grip round
6 shot
Non adj sights
SN 166134

first patent date Mar.27,94 last one appears to read Sept.14,08(could be 09 also not real clear)
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Old October 15, 2009, 05:15 PM   #1345
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CDPSR: You have a .38 Military & Police Model of 1905 -3rd change, manufactured between 1909 & 1915.
Your gun has been refinished, the nickel hammer and trigger are the signs, as these were always color case hardened from the factory. Because of this it will have no added collectors value.
You need to be aware that heat treating of cylinders began in the 1920s, so only standard velocity lead ammunition should be fired through older guns such as yours.
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Old October 17, 2009, 08:42 AM   #1346
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18-4 Born?

Model 18-4
Pinned and Recessed
Square Butt
6 shot
.22 Cal
4 inch bbl
Adjustable Rear sights
Red Ramp Front
SN 29K52**





Sorry for the poor cell phone pictures...I couldn't locate the digital camera.
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Old October 17, 2009, 09:06 AM   #1347
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Joshuaaw: 1978-1979. The K22 Combat Masterpiece / Model 18-4 was produced from 1977 to 1985. It was the training gun to go with the Model 15 Combat Masterpiece, with the skinny barrel, ramped front sight and adjustable rear sight of the model 15.
The model 18 was replaced by a four inch heavy barreled version of the model 17 K22 Target Masterpiece. The model 18 is now back in production in the S&W Classic series.
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Old October 17, 2009, 10:09 AM   #1348
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DOB of K-22 Model 17-6

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If I could ask your assistance one more time.
K-22
22 caliber
Model 17-6
6 inch barrel
6 shot
Serial # BDZ6090
square grip

thank you once again.
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Old October 17, 2009, 01:10 PM   #1349
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Thank you

Many thanks, again for the assist.

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Old October 17, 2009, 02:24 PM   #1350
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S&W 586 4" Bbl

Looking for DOB and any additional info on my recent purchase of a S&W 586.

a) .357
b) 4" Bbl
c) Sq grips
d) 6 shot
e) Target (rear adj, front fixed)
f) AJC0063 (crane & butt)

Beautiful blue finish. Gun looks like it has never been fired (very clean bore/rifling and cylinders). Came w/after market wooden grips.

If photos needed will post them Monday.

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