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How to date a S&W

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Carbon_15, Aug 22, 2006.

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  1. Carbon_15

    Carbon_15 Member

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    Is there an easy way to find the date of a S&W revolver.
     
  2. GUNKWAZY

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    First of all, you want to ask it nicely.:D

    Seriously, Ask us here, we'll all help, or you buy a copy of the Standard catalog of Smith & Wesson.

    Jeff (GUNKWAZY)
     
  3. Desk Jockey

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    First a compliment and a pleasant conversation. THEN you can ask nicely. It's important to always be polite. Those S&W's can turn nasty if you get on the wrong side of one. :D
     
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    You guys are too funny and you beat me to the punch! :what:

    Post the first 3 or 4 numbers of the serial number (A158xxx) and some one can help look it up. Generally it is called a born on date to keep the hecklers at bay. ;)
     
  5. Carbon_15

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    So there isnt an internet repository of serial numbers and date codes for S&W like Browning has....

    The ones I am curious about are:
    27-2 n493xxx

    19-3 7k1x

    67-1 95k75xx
    this one seems odd to me because its pinned but not recessed

    Thanks
    Jason
     
  6. Lucky Derby

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    The 67 is a .38 special. Only magnums were recessed.
     
  7. GUNKWAZY

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    27-2 n493xxx..... 1978

    19-3 7k1x........1974

    67-1 95k75xx....1981
    FYI: in 1982 they (S&W) deleted the pinned barrel.

    Jeff (GUNKWAZY)
     
  8. Ala Dan

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    BORN ON DATES

    Smith & Wesson model 27-2: 1978
    S/N range for that period ran from N430001-N550000

    Smith & Wesson model 19-3: 1974
    S/N range for that period ran from 7K1-7K26043

    Smith & Wesson model 67-1: 1981
    S/N range for that period ran from 91K6801-124K000

    Source: Standard Catalog Of Smith & Wesson
    2nd edition, by Supica & Nahas
     
  9. Carbon_15

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    thanks so much guys. I'm picking up that book at the next gunshow. Does it tell you in there why Vintage S&W's are so damn addictive. I just picked up a 629 today thinking its my last Smith for a while...but I also need a 4inch .357...and on it goes

    got a few more for ya

    629-3
    SPL55xx (not 100% sure of the first letter, could be a B S or 5)

    10-6 heavy barrel
    626xx

    10-7 thin barrel
    67xxx ( the first 2 x's are not x'ed out, thats how it appears.
     
  10. Croyance

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    Try Proofhouse for your Colt/S&W dating needs.
     
  11. EddieCoyle

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    Where are the S&W serial numbers on this site? I see only Colt and Browning.
     
  12. Sistema1927

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    The 3rd edition of the SCSW will be out in a couple of months. You might want to hold off buying one unless you can find a good deal on a used 2nd edition.
     
  13. Croyance

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    Oops, my mistake. That's what happens when you keep stuff in your brain - the relations get mixed up. Sorry.
     
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