Quantcast
Identity and Date of Manufacture of S&W Revolvers - Page 92 - THR
THR  

Go Back   THR > Tools and Technologies > Handguns: Revolvers

Welcome to THR
You are currently viewing our site as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have, access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!


If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit the help section.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old August 5, 2010, 01:17 PM   #2276
mikelj
Member
 
 
Join Date: December 27, 2009
Location: SW, MO
Posts: 13
Thanks Radagast!

Radagast, the info you provided is very helpful and appreciated...thanks! It sounds like I wouldn't be committing any "sin" by shooting the proper ammo and enjoying this gun, right?
__________________
Give me Liberty or give me....No, just give me liberty dammit!
mikelj is offline  
Old August 5, 2010, 01:28 PM   #2277
Sniper X
Member
 
 
Join Date: January 3, 2007
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 2,635
Thanks Radaghast!

Mine is pre 81 then because it does have the S&W logo on the right side.
__________________
"Those who hate guns and gun owners will be the first to cower behind us, begging for protection when the time comes."
Sniper X is offline  
Old August 7, 2010, 05:34 AM   #2278
Radagast
Contributing Member
 
 
Join Date: December 24, 2002
Location: Australia/OZ
Posts: 5,177
Mikelj:
I'm a firm believer that tools should be used. Go ahead and shoot it.
__________________
$25 a year to keep The High Road on line AND block adds? Bargain!
Become a contributing member today!
http://www.thehighroad.org/payments.php
Radagast is online now  
Old August 7, 2010, 08:24 PM   #2279
Junebug56
Member
 
 
Join Date: December 7, 2007
Posts: 16
I'd appreciate production dates for these: 1) Model 66-2 Ser.# 200xx...And 2) Model 17-2 Ser. # K607xxx. Thank you in advance.
Junebug56 is offline  
Old August 7, 2010, 10:48 PM   #2280
XxWINxX94
Member
 
 
Join Date: July 3, 2009
Location: C(r)ook County, Illinois
Posts: 754
Hello again!
My grandfather has a little Smith & Wesson model 30-1 that I would like to date.

Its a model 30-1 Serial Number: 79637X
Blued-In EX condition
Double-action
.32 S&W Long
about 1'' barrel
pretty small little thing





Also has 2 weird markings, one looks like an "E" and I can't make out the other, they are in picture #2.

Any kind of info would be great!
__________________
Gary Johnson 2012
XxWINxX94 is offline  
Old August 8, 2010, 12:34 AM   #2281
Radagast
Contributing Member
 
 
Join Date: December 24, 2002
Location: Australia/OZ
Posts: 5,177
XxwinxX94:
Your Model 30-1 .32 Hand Ejector was manufactured between 1961 (Serial number 7129540) & 1970 (serial number 826977).
Because it has the concave thumb piece and there is no uncheckered diamond around the grip screws I can refine it down further, to the period 1968-1970.

Prior to 1961 these were built on the smaller Improved I frame. After 1961 S&W consolidated their smaller guns on the .38 special sized J frame. The dash-1 represents the change to the J frame. Any modern J frame round butt grip should fit the gun.

The markings in the frame cut out are called assembly numbers, used to track parts in the factory. They have no meaning after the gun is assembled. If you remove the grips you may find more assembly numbers on the flats of the grip frame.
__________________
$25 a year to keep The High Road on line AND block adds? Bargain!
Become a contributing member today!
http://www.thehighroad.org/payments.php
Radagast is online now  
Old August 10, 2010, 01:49 PM   #2282
VirginiaHam
Member
 
 
Join Date: October 3, 2009
Location: Springfield VA
Posts: 24
DOB Model 36 Chiefs Special flat latch

Please
DOB: S&W 38sp Model 36 Chief Special
) caliber
b) 2 inch barrel
c) square[/LIST]d) 5 shot cylinder
e) standard
f) 265660
g) Model 36 Flat Latch[LIST=1]


Just purchased. UIB, has owners manual and S&W tools. Looks like it has been fired less than 100 rounds. What a find! Got it for mid-400s. :-)

Thank You

Last edited by VirginiaHam; August 10, 2010 at 02:15 PM.
VirginiaHam is offline  
Old August 10, 2010, 02:15 PM   #2283
VirginiaHam
Member
 
 
Join Date: October 3, 2009
Location: Springfield VA
Posts: 24
pic of m Chiefs Special
http://s284.photobucket.com/albums/l...8spModel36.jpg
VirginiaHam is offline  
Old August 10, 2010, 09:10 PM   #2284
Radagast
Contributing Member
 
 
Join Date: December 24, 2002
Location: Australia/OZ
Posts: 5,177
VirginiaHam:
Best I can give you is between 1957 (serial 125000) & 1962 (serial 295000).
1961 or 1962 seems likely.
__________________
$25 a year to keep The High Road on line AND block adds? Bargain!
Become a contributing member today!
http://www.thehighroad.org/payments.php
Radagast is online now  
Old August 10, 2010, 10:58 PM   #2285
VirginiaHam
Member
 
 
Join Date: October 3, 2009
Location: Springfield VA
Posts: 24
Radagast

thanks for the info. I kind of had it guessed around 1960....
hopefully will get a response which can nail it down a bit more
specifically.

all in all, thanks very much for the info.

by the way: it has the original box, manual, safety poop sheet, registration card and ....oh yeah: cleaning tools. looks like it probably has had less than 100 rnds through it! amazing
VirginiaHam is offline  
Old August 11, 2010, 04:49 AM   #2286
BurninBrass
Member
 
 
Join Date: August 11, 2010
Posts: 2
I would like to know the age of my newest addition. Thanks in advance!

a) 357 Magnum
b) 4"
d) 6 shot
f) 2K42xxx
g) Model 19-3





BurninBrass is offline  
Old August 11, 2010, 05:39 AM   #2287
Radagast
Contributing Member
 
 
Join Date: December 24, 2002
Location: Australia/OZ
Posts: 5,177
BurninBrass:
Your Model 19-3 Combat Magnum dates to 1971.

VirginiaHam:
That is pretty amazing for a 50 year old gun. Unfortunately, unless another member has had S&Ws historian Mr Roy Jinks research their model 36 from that period you aren't likely to get a more precise response. For a fee of $50 Mr Jinks will go through the original shipping dockets until he finds your gun, then send you a letter stating the shipping date, specifications and shipping address. This won't add any value to a fairly common firearm, unless it shows a connection with a famous person or incident, but if you have the cash to spare it will satisfy your curiosity.
__________________
$25 a year to keep The High Road on line AND block adds? Bargain!
Become a contributing member today!
http://www.thehighroad.org/payments.php
Radagast is online now  
Old August 11, 2010, 07:10 PM   #2288
cru
Member
 
 
Join Date: August 11, 2010
Posts: 1
Hello,

Was referred here by another member.

a) 357 Magnum
b) 4"
d) 6 shot
f) 7K54xxx
g) Model 66

I have pics if needed
cru is offline  
Old August 12, 2010, 02:35 AM   #2289
jcgrant2
Member
 
 
Join Date: August 12, 2010
Posts: 9
'Nother New Guy in Town

So, hello, from the old, new guy. First rattle out of the box, and I have my hand out.
My new old Smith is my second revolver; the first being a Ruger .22 Single Six from 1971. Today's un-birthday gift to me is an almost pristine 4" .38, model 10-7. Sometimes life is good....sometimes. Obviously, my hand is out for the new, old revolver's birth date.

A) .38 Special
B) 5" Barrel
C) Square K frame
d) 6 Shot
e) AAV0550
f) 10-7

If it helps; in the area of the crane is E17 and the numbers 81161.

Thanks in advance for your trouble,
jc
jcgrant2 is offline  
Old August 12, 2010, 04:59 AM   #2290
Radagast
Contributing Member
 
 
Join Date: December 24, 2002
Location: Australia/OZ
Posts: 5,177
jcgrant2:
Your Model 10-7 .38 Military & Police tapered barrel was probably manufactured Between October & December 1982. The Standard Catalog of S&W noted serial AAFxxxx shipping in October & ABLxxxx in December.
The other markings under the crane are assemby numbers, used to track parts in the factory. They have no meaning after the gun is assembled.


cru:
No need for pics. Your Model 66 Combat Magnum Stainless was manufactured in 1975.
__________________
$25 a year to keep The High Road on line AND block adds? Bargain!
Become a contributing member today!
http://www.thehighroad.org/payments.php
Radagast is online now  
Old August 12, 2010, 01:39 PM   #2291
jcgrant2
Member
 
 
Join Date: August 12, 2010
Posts: 9
Radagast,

Thanks for your time. It is appreciated.

jcgrant2
jcgrant2 is offline  
Old August 12, 2010, 05:53 PM   #2292
rromeo
Member
 
 
Join Date: March 18, 2010
Location: SW, VA USA
Posts: 403
A. 38 Spl
B. 1 7/8"
C. round
D. 5 shot
E. fixed
F. CAP24XX



Thanks a lot.
G. 642-1
rromeo is offline  
Old August 13, 2010, 10:43 AM   #2293
Radagast
Contributing Member
 
 
Join Date: December 24, 2002
Location: Australia/OZ
Posts: 5,177
rromeo:
Your Model 642-1 .38 Centennial Airweight Stainless was manufactured between January & September 1996.
__________________
$25 a year to keep The High Road on line AND block adds? Bargain!
Become a contributing member today!
http://www.thehighroad.org/payments.php
Radagast is online now  
Old August 13, 2010, 10:59 AM   #2294
rromeo
Member
 
 
Join Date: March 18, 2010
Location: SW, VA USA
Posts: 403
Thank you. I presume the month could be narrowed down with more digits of the serial number?
rromeo is offline  
Old August 13, 2010, 06:59 PM   #2295
Radagast
Contributing Member
 
 
Join Date: December 24, 2002
Location: Australia/OZ
Posts: 5,177
rromeo:
Nope. The Standard Catalog of S&W doesn't have month by month serial ranges. It has serial number ranges that can range from a couple of months to decades, depending on the model and age. Your gun just happened to fall into one of the smaller ranges.
The SCSW is a private venture, I'm guessing the date ranges are based on individual guns they or other collectors have paid the $50 to have Roy Jinks at S&W supply a factory letter.
You could pay the $50 for a letter yourself and get the shipping date and address, but it wouldn't add to the value of the gun, just help satisfy your curiousity.
__________________
$25 a year to keep The High Road on line AND block adds? Bargain!
Become a contributing member today!
http://www.thehighroad.org/payments.php
Radagast is online now  
Old August 13, 2010, 10:24 PM   #2296
rromeo
Member
 
 
Join Date: March 18, 2010
Location: SW, VA USA
Posts: 403
That's good enough for me. Thanks again.
rromeo is offline  
Old August 14, 2010, 10:51 PM   #2297
content
Member
 
 
Join Date: July 27, 2009
Location: South Carolina, born in Valley Forge Pa.
Posts: 2,014
Hello friends, neighbors,Radagast // Went to see the Remington truck today very cool. Afterward I stepped inside the store to pick up some 10% off Rem. ammo, sunglasses... and found this nice little S&W. S&W M&P .38s&w GOOD.jpgS&W 38lft.jpg

.38 S. & W. SPC CTG
2" (tapered barrel )
ROUND BUTT DIAMOND
6 SHOT
FIXED SIGHTS
C 3460XX under butt, barrel and on rear of cylinder

# ON CRANE IS ----R over 61 61 over 2 ,,, (I believe this is a tracking code on the production floor)

PICS//S&W 38.jpgS&W38cylinder.jpg

Also is a--- 5 SCREW---- has a SERVICE HAMMER -----SERRATED OR GROOVED TRIGGER---PINNED BARREL---RAISED THUMB LATCH--- BLUED even across top between the sights
No box to give me a clue this time/// Thanks for any info content
__________________
Strengthen the Arm of Liberty

" Would someone PLEASE start producing .32RF"

Last edited by content; August 15, 2010 at 01:55 AM.
content is offline  
Old August 15, 2010, 12:35 AM   #2298
Radagast
Contributing Member
 
 
Join Date: December 24, 2002
Location: Australia/OZ
Posts: 5,177
content:
Your .38 Military & Police, the pre model 10, was manufactured between 1954 to 1956, serial range for those years was C277555 to C402923.
__________________
$25 a year to keep The High Road on line AND block adds? Bargain!
Become a contributing member today!
http://www.thehighroad.org/payments.php
Radagast is online now  
Old August 15, 2010, 01:23 AM   #2299
content
Member
 
 
Join Date: July 27, 2009
Location: South Carolina, born in Valley Forge Pa.
Posts: 2,014
Radagast, You are appreciated, thanks again.

always a pleasure // content
__________________
Strengthen the Arm of Liberty

" Would someone PLEASE start producing .32RF"
content is offline  
Old August 15, 2010, 11:06 AM   #2300
slicksleeve
Member
 
 
Join Date: September 1, 2009
Location: Fort Payne/Lanett, Alabama
Posts: 374
I have two to learn about. The first is a Model 31-1. It has a 4" barrel, square butt grip, 6 shot cylinder, fixed sights, and blued finish. The serial # on the grip is H27578. The caliber is 32 Smith and Wesson long. What would be an approximate age?

Second is marked 32-20 ctg. on the barrel. It has a 5" barrel, and a square butt grip. It has fixed sights, and is a six shot. The serial # on the grip is 117550. The number on the yoke/crane is 91298. It has been re-nickle plated, as the hammer and trigger are both nickle. I know that it would be a hand ejector model, but what change number and what would be an approximate year of birth for this one. Any help appreciated, thanks, Joe.
__________________
I'm not a hillbilly, I'm an Appalachian American.

Last edited by slicksleeve; August 15, 2010 at 11:20 AM. Reason: Forgot to add caliber to the first one.
slicksleeve is offline  
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:44 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise.
This site, its contents, Shooting Reviews, and its contents are Copyright (c) 2010-2013 Firearms Forum, Inc.
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER
Although The High Road has attempted to provide accurate information on the forum, The High Road assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. All information is provided "as is" with all faults without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Neither The High Road nor any of its directors, members, managers, employees, agents, vendors, or suppliers will be liable for any direct, indirect, general, bodily injury, compensatory, special, punitive, consequential, or incidental damages including, without limitation, lost profits or revenues, costs of replacement goods, loss or damage to data arising out of the use or inability to use this forum or any services associated with this forum, or damages from the use of or reliance on the information present on this forum, even if you have been advised of the possibility of such damages.