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Old February 6, 2013, 06:35 PM   #4801
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Model 10-7 Pinned Pencil BBL 4"

Stepped front sight, serrated trigger, blue, service grips, ser # 5D002XX.

Year of manufacture please?

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Old February 7, 2013, 07:58 AM   #4802
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Serial number is probably 2D0410x, which makes it a 1977 Model 10 .38 Military & Police.

rswartsell:
1979.
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Old February 8, 2013, 10:14 PM   #4803
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Just picked this one up today. Hoping you guys can help me date it.

A) .38 spcl
B) 4"
C) Square butt
D) 6-shot
E) Fixed sights
F) D5620XX (on butt of grip)
G) Model 10-5
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Old February 9, 2013, 03:45 AM   #4804
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1973.
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Old February 9, 2013, 08:02 AM   #4805
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1973.
Thanks a lot! How do you go about dating it?
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Old February 9, 2013, 01:32 PM   #4806
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I just purchased a Model 28-2 4" pinned barrel , recessed cylinder, s/n N18XXXX, could you give me the details , thank you very much.
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Old February 10, 2013, 10:15 AM   #4807
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The Standard Catalog of S&W buy Supica & Nahas has an appendix listing serial numbers and date ranges. In addition for a $50 fee S&W will research the shipping history of a firearm. Often members will post the dates they get back from S&W. I note these down when I can and use them to give a closer date.

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Your Model 28 Highway Patrolman was manufactured in 1973.
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Old February 10, 2013, 11:13 PM   #4808
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13-3 nickel d.o.b

I just got a nice 13-3 nickel 3'' barrel sn#17DO6xx would like the dob thank you much...
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Old February 11, 2013, 09:29 PM   #4809
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A 38 spl.
B 3 in.
C round but I think they are aftermarket
D 5
E fixed front and rear
F 93xxx
G 36-1
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Old February 12, 2013, 05:26 AM   #4810
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Your Model 13-3 .357 Magnum Military & Police Heavy Barrel was manufactured in 1982.

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The Model 36-1 Chiefs Special 3 inch Heavy Barrel was introduced in 1967. The serial number should be greater than 400000 or have a J prefix, such as J111111. Just to confuse things, there was also a floating J such as 222J22.
It looks like you have quoted an assembly number from under the crane. The serial number is sometimes duplicated under the crane, but is always found on the bottom of the grip frame. This may be covered by the grips, if so you will need to take them off to see the serial number.
Get back to me with the correct number and I'll give you a year.
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Old February 12, 2013, 02:20 PM   #4811
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Thank you Radagast !!
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Old February 19, 2013, 03:34 AM   #4812
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serial numbers/date of manufacture

Hello,

Could somebody help me ?
I am looking for the date of manufacture of a S&W model 41.
Serial numbers are vcj 8846.

Thanks in advance.
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Old February 20, 2013, 08:13 AM   #4813
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Between 1994 (VAMxxxx) & 1998 (VHNxxxx). If I had to guesstimate, I would say 1994/5.
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Old February 20, 2013, 12:46 PM   #4814
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Radagast ==>serial numbers/date of manufacture

Thanks a lot for your answer.

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Old February 21, 2013, 12:26 PM   #4815
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38 Special - How Old is This One?

I just ran across an old revolver with the following characteristics:

Caliber: 38 Special
Cylinder: 6 shot
Barrel: 5 inches
grip: oval wood
Sights: Fixed
Frame: 5 screw (including grip screw)
Mfg: "Made in Spain" stamped on right side rear of frame
Barrel Stamp (left side): "For 38 special and US service CTG"
Cylinder release: Round button that swivels
Butt Serial #: 45300
Model #: none
Finish: blue is completely gone

No other marking or numbers on gun

Condition: "Poor to junk" condition. Unless worth refurbishing I will likely use as a wall mounted display depending on what my research uncovers.

Question: How old? Any historical significance or worth?

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Old February 21, 2013, 07:27 PM   #4816
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1910 to 1930 or there about.
Spanish pot metal or cast iron gun most likely. These were common copies of the S&W design, hence Marcas Registradas being stamped on S&Ws after WWII.
Do not fire, it may be unsafe. I would eactivate so no one else can fire it.
No value at all.

Pretty much sums it up.
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Old February 23, 2013, 03:46 PM   #4817
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I just traded for a nice model 67 4" 38 special S/N 3K998XX can you give me some details, thank you
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Old February 24, 2013, 04:32 AM   #4818
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Your .38 Combat Masterpiece Stainless should have been manufactured in 1978, but the switch to the Model 67-1 occurred in 1977. My guess is old parts were used up in making your gun or it was incorrectly stamped. It is a stainless steel variant of the K frame Model 15.
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Old February 24, 2013, 06:07 AM   #4819
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It is stamped just model 67, thanks
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Old February 26, 2013, 02:53 PM   #4820
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I have aquired two S&W revolvers from family members:
1. 22/32 - 22 cal., round grip, 6 shot blue in finish, adjustable rear sight #827X
2. 38 special - .38 cal., round grip, 5 shot, chrome, fixed rear sight # 456JXX

Not sure of barrel lenghts but hopefully the picture will help.
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Old February 26, 2013, 05:40 PM   #4821
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The .38 special is nickel finish. It is either a Model 36 Chiefs Special or a Model 37 Chiefs Special Airweight. The barrel will be marked Airweight if a model 37.
Either way, that gun was manufactured in 1971 or 1972. If I had to guess I would say late 1971.
The Model of 1953 .22/32 Kit gun dates to 1954 or early 1955.
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Old February 26, 2013, 07:06 PM   #4822
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Thank you Radagast!

You are correct - nickel finish. And again after further infestigation it does say Mod 36 on it. The 38 has all kinds of other markings on it. What is the 22/32 kit gun? What does teh 32 stand for?
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Old February 26, 2013, 07:11 PM   #4823
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38 Special other markings.
Hoefully I will soon get use to how this sight works - so pardon my many post I do appreciate the information.
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Old February 26, 2013, 07:19 PM   #4824
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I need to sell these as part of the estate. With the little bit you have seen can someone put a market value on them? A starting point?
Thanks again for all your help.
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Old February 27, 2013, 04:47 AM   #4825
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.22/32 refers to a .22 caliber chambering using a .32 caliber frame.
The .22/32 Kit Gun was originally built on the small I frame used for the .32 Regulation Police and .32 Hand Ejector models. In 1961 the I frame was deleted and the small frame .22 & .32 caliber models migrated to the .38 special sized J frame used for the Model 36.
Kit Gun refers to a gun you would throw in a Kit Bag. These days it might be called a tackle box gun, a tool to take when fishing, camping, etc.

The other markings are known as assembly numbers or process numbers, they are used to track parts in the factory and have no meaning after the gun is completed.

As for price, I can't help[ you as I am in Australia and I don't follow current prices in the USA. Check completed sales on gunbroker or armsamerica to get an idea of the going rate.
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