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Old February 9, 2010, 10:38 AM   #1751
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blacksmokin:
.32 Winchester CTG is commonly known as .32-20. These guns are known to suffer from bulged barrels when fired with high speed jacketed rounds, so look for lead ammo that is rated as pistol, not rifle. Your gun lacks modern heat treating for the cylinder and should not be fired with high pressure ammo.It also lacks even the early hammer block safety introduced in 1915, so it should be kept loaded with the hammer down on an empty chamber.
476xx is the serial number. Your gun is a .32-20 Hand Ejector Model of 1905 3rd Change Manufactured between 1909 & 1915.
16095 & B476xx are assembly numbers used to track parts in the factory. You can ignore them once the gun is assembled.

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Old February 10, 2010, 05:42 PM   #1752
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I just acquired an LAPD stamped Model 15 in very good condition.

Model 15-2
4 inch barrel
S# K8090xx
38 Special Ctg.
Square Butt
Original Grips


Thanks in advance . . . .
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Old February 10, 2010, 07:01 PM   #1753
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When you get a chance,

a) .38 Special
b) 4" bbl
c) square butt
f) BFT4xxx
g) Model 64-5

Thanks!

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Old February 11, 2010, 10:34 AM   #1754
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Okay so I hope I did this right:

Model 17-2

a) .22lr
b) 6"
c) square butt
d) 6 shot
e) adjustable

f) Edit: Okay so serial is K652081, here's the what I wrote before, keeping it incase it helps:
Quote:
lettering on side of grip frame says 54959, lettering on the bottom of the grip frame says K652081.
The same number is found further up on the frame when swinging out the cylinder, there is also lettering there thats says "MOD 17-2".
The crane itself also has numbering, it is 54959 again, there is also some other numbering there, looks like an 8, some triangle mark with a ball on top and a 2
g) 17-2

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Old February 11, 2010, 05:34 PM   #1755
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His Divine Shadow: The serial number of your M17-2 is K652081.
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Old February 12, 2010, 11:37 AM   #1756
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a) .357
b) 4"
c) square
d) 6
e) adjustable
f) aet15xx
g) 66-2
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Old February 12, 2010, 06:08 PM   #1757
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a) .38 special b) 3" c) square butt d) 5 shot e) notch rear,ramp front f) 694J46 g) 36-1
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Old February 12, 2010, 10:12 PM   #1758
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a) .38 spl
b) 6in
c) square
d) 6
e) adjustable
f) K764XXX
g) 14-2
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Old February 15, 2010, 08:11 AM   #1759
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Just bought Model 65-5 .357 and cannot find the manufacture year in S&W Standard Catalogue

a) .357 Brushed nickel
b) 3 inch
c) round black synthetic handle w square butt
d) 6 shot
e) Fixed front site
f) 8SL98XX
g) Model number 65-5
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Old February 15, 2010, 08:31 AM   #1760
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Model 36, 2" RB pinned barrel, J525xxx Thanks !
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Old February 15, 2010, 07:35 PM   #1761
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Looking to buy a revolver:

a) .38 SPL+P
b) 1 7/8
c) black rubber
d) 5
e) fixed
f) BKP3465
g) Model 640

Date/year of mfg?
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Old February 15, 2010, 08:21 PM   #1762
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S&W 32-20 revolver

Smith & Wesson 32-20 pistol
5 inch barrel
6 shot revolver
serial # 122080
model # ???
attached photo
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Old February 16, 2010, 01:08 AM   #1763
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Thanks in advance-

#1-
.38 S&W Spl
3" bll
square
5 shot
rear adj- fr fixed pinned in place
J756313
36-1

#2-
.38 S&W Spl
2"
round
5 shot
fixed
BKP0885
MOD.042

#3-
.38 S&W Spl
2"
round butt
5 shot
fixed
L1084
MOD. 40

#4-

32 LONG CTG
6" bll
black rubber rb
6 shot
fixed
243312
no mod stamp

Thanks!
Love my S&W's!!!!!! Sweet actions!!!!!!!
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Old February 16, 2010, 07:55 AM   #1764
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Here's another.
Smith & Wesson mod 37 Airweight
Pinned barrel
2" Barrel
No dash
Wood grips
Serial # 3J3131
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Old February 16, 2010, 11:40 AM   #1765
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Mod. 36 Chief's Special

.38 Special S&W

1 7/8 barrel

Sq. Butt

5 shot

Fixed sights

Ser. Number 527350

Model 36 no dash

Blue
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Old February 17, 2010, 11:34 AM   #1766
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a) .357
b) 4"
c) square
d) 6
e) adjustible
f) 4K877XX
g) Mod 19-3

Thanks in advance!
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Old February 17, 2010, 10:12 PM   #1767
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tonkawa,

Your Model 15-2 was made in 1968.

wlewisiii,

You 64-5 DOB was between Aug 1990 and Jan 1991.

HisDivineShadow,

You 17-2 DOB was 1965.

WVMountainBoy,

You 66-2 DOB was between Jan and Nov 1984.

rctiny,

Does the S/N on your 36-1 by any chance begin with a "J" - check the butt of the gun for the true S/N.

FIVETWOSEVEN,

Your 14-2 DOB was 1967.

vthokie83,

Check your S/N again. Are you sure that the "8" isn't a "B"? Did you get it off the butt?

joe_security,

Your 36 DOB was between 1976 and 77.

OldCavSoldier,

That 640's DOB is between Aug '91 and Jan '92.

Londo,

While I am far from certain (others please verify this, as I am NOT very familiar with pre-war 32-20s, this appears to be a 32-20 Hand Ejector 1905 4th Model dating sometime between 1915 and 1940.
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Old February 17, 2010, 10:19 PM   #1768
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obed_ned,

36-1 = 1979 - 1980

042 = Aug 91 - Jan 92 (but I'm not 100% on this one)

40 = 1971 - 1974

For #4 on your list, could you post a pic or three?

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Old February 17, 2010, 10:28 PM   #1769
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I just picked up a S&W Model 64-3. It has an inventory tag that shows that it was once used by the TDCJ, which I think is the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Here are the important details:


a) .38 spl
b) 4 in.
c) square butt
d) 6 shot
e) fixed sights
f) AJB0XXX
g) 64-3

Thanks in advance for your help on this; it is truly appreciated.
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Old February 17, 2010, 11:53 PM   #1770
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Thanks!
'obed_ned,

36-1 = 1979 - 1980
042 = Aug 91 - Jan 92 (but I'm not 100% on this one)
40 = 1971 - 1974
For #4 on your list, could you post a pic or three?'

Here's some but I'm not the greatest gun photographer.
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Old February 17, 2010, 11:56 PM   #1771
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Here's two more- Thanks again for the info- Oh, yeah, I replaced the rubber grips with target ones- still have the originals, though.
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Old February 18, 2010, 03:44 AM   #1772
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The s/n on the butt of this 36-1 is 694J46
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Old February 19, 2010, 12:15 PM   #1773
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Mgr date

Your gun was made in 1971 or 1972. The serial number range for these years is 1J1 - 999J99.
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Old February 19, 2010, 12:41 PM   #1774
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Just picked up a Smith 15-2.

.38 spec
2" bbl
square butt
6 shot
adj. sights
ser# k7350xx
15-2

Thanks for the info!
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Old February 19, 2010, 01:34 PM   #1775
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Here are my specs. Appreciate DOB info
a. .22
b. 6"
c. square
d. 6 shot revolver
e. adj. rear sight
f. 17-3
g. 3K3929
e.
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