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629 date of manufacture question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by scandiumcannon, Nov 12, 2006.

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  1. scandiumcannon

    scandiumcannon Member

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    I just picked up a S&W 8" 629 on an impulse buy. I had actually planned to buy a 6.5" barrel in a few months, but found a used gun in great shape & jumped on it. In any event, I was wondering how old this .44 mag is, if it can handle hot mags like new 629's, if this gun has a warranty like new S&W's and if it's safe to dry fire. The only numbers that I can find on the frame are:
    BKD 93xx
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    MOD 629-3
    Any information will be very appreciated.
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. P95Carry

    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    M629-3 is between 1990 and 1994.

    Not sure re the BKD - but the SN should be on grip frame base ... check with grips off. Post the first few letters and numbers.

    IIRC this gun will be metallurgically sound, tho I still hesitate to put uber hot stuff (still safe loads I might add!) thru like I might in a Ruger. Gun won't burst but might loosen quicker over time with sustained heavies.
     
  3. scandiumcannon

    scandiumcannon Member

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    Thanks P95CARRY

    Just popped off the grips & found the numbers:
    9037 6xx
    Thanks again
     
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    P95Carry Moderator Emeritus

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    Hmmm - red face!

    Checked to see if I could link that SN to dates but in SC of S&W could not find anything for N frames beyond the N numbered ones.

    Maybe Fuff or Jim Watson can help on this.
     
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