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Help with S&W Model 10 2 INCH barrel

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by MagnunJoe, Feb 6, 2013.

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  1. MagnunJoe

    MagnunJoe Member

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    Dear fiends, I'm being offered a S&W Model 10-5 2 INCH barrel SN# 76486
    Besides wondering the DOB, I was wondering what "D 15" engraved under the serial number means.
    So 3 things in the crane read like this:

    Model 10-5
    76486
    D 15

    Emphasis on the D 15

    Thanks.
     
  2. burrhead

    burrhead Member

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    It's an assembly number. Doesn't mean anything now but was used by the factory to keep certain parts together while the gun was being built.
     
  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    +1

    Assembly number, or assemblers/fitters number.

    It means nothing if you didn't work at S&W in 1962.

    Your 10-5 SN# 76486 is incomplete or is another assembly number.

    The real serial number is stamped on the steel frame butt.
    It should start with a C and be in the + half million range..

    rc
     
  4. SaxonPig

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    The 10-5 should have either a C prefix (1962-67) or a D prefix (1968-77).

    It's not impossible the D15 is the serial as they stared with D1.

    Look here for the correct serial:


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  5. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Good'n SaxonPig!
    I never even thought of that!!


    I have never seen too many S&W serial numbers like that.
    And it might be.

    If thats what it says on the butt too.

    rc
     
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    Numbers in the crane mean nothing to you - those are assembly numbers. As shown, the serial is on the bottom of the grip/frame. Older guns can have them on the barrel, cylinder as well - but those are typically pre-WWII
     
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