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Identity and Date of Manufacture of S&W Revolvers

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Brian Williams, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. Radagast
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    Your Model 66-1 Combat Magnum Stainless was manufactured in 1981.
     
  2. OldTman

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    Thank you Radagast.
    OldTman
     
  3. asian_glockster

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    Here's mine. SW 640

    a) 38 spl
    b) 1.85 round butt
    d) 5rounds
    e) fixed
    f) BSE 3XXX
    g) 640 no dash
     
  4. Radagast
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    The Model 640 .38 Special Centennial Stainless was manufactured between 1989 & 1996. The nominal barrel length was 1.86 inches on the standard variant.
    Serial numbers in the BRFxxxx range shipped in August 1994, in the CAMxxxx range in January 1996, so 1995 seems likely.
     
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  6. Radagast
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    Shienhausser:
    The Model 66 no dash with round butt and 2.5 inch barrel was manufactured between 1974 & 1977. The number you have given is an assembly number, used to track parts in the factory. The serial number will have a K in the number and is located on the bottom of the grip frame. You will need to remove the grips to see it. Sometimes the serial number is also duplicated under the crane, but not always. If you post the serial number I'll give you the year.
     
  7. Shienhausser

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    ahhh sorry, it's


    8k993xx
     
  8. edwin41

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    hello
    fine thread you got here !
    mine is a smith & wesson
    the caliber is .38 spec / .357 magnum
    lenght of the barrel is 4 "
    the grips are square and of the type "wooden target " with the medallion s&w
    its a six shooter
    the sights are fixed front red ramp , adjustable at the rear
    the serial nr is bnp6113
    the model is 686-3
    thanks for the afford !
     
  9. KarenTOC

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    I'd appreciate any info you can give me on my newest

    a) .22lr
    b) 4"bbl
    c) square
    d) 6 shots
    e) front sight looks fixed; rear has a screw, so i guess it's adjustable
    f) K349469
    g) 18 (no dash)

    s&w 18 002.jpg .
     
  10. Radagast
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    KarenTOC:
    The Model 18 K22 Combat Masterpiece was produced from 1949 to 1985, then reintroduced in S&Ws Classic line in the last two years. The Model 18 is the .22lr understudy to the 4 inch barreled .38 Special Model 15 Combat Masterpiece, in the same way that the 6 inch barreled .22 lr Model 17 K22 Masterpiece was the twin to the six inch barreled .38 Special Model 14 K38 Masterpiece. It was and is manufactured on S&Ws K frame with a tapered barrel, adjustable rear sight and ramp front sight. In very good condition they will bring up to $550. I have one and it is my most used handgun.
    Your gun dates to 1958.

    edwin41:
    Your Model 686-3 Distinguished Combat Magnum was manufactured in 1993. The target stocks are sometimes refered to as Goncalo Alves after the timber tey are made from.

    Shienhausser:
    Your Model 66 Combat Magnum Stainless was manufactured in 1975.
     
  11. edwin41

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    thanks

    thank you for the effort , radagast.
    much appreciate it !
    greetings from holland.:D
     
  12. cyclopsshooter

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    Radagast- you do us a wonderful public service! We should get you on a government payroll :)

    A. 357
    B. 6"
    C. square
    D. 6
    E. Target adjustable
    F. s243803
    G. 28-2

    A. .22
    B. 6"
    C. square
    D. 6
    E. Target adjustable
    F. k4097xx
    G. 17 no dash
     
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    cyclopsshooter:
    Me on the govt. teat? Don't be insulting! :)

    Your Model 28-2 Highway Patrolman was manufactured in 1964 or 1965. Serial range for those years was S236000 to S257999.

    Your Model 17 K22 Masterpiece was manufactured in 1960. Serial range for that year was K386805 to K429894.
     
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    Greetings from Australia!
     
  15. slicksleeve

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    Ok, I've got another one.
    Model 49, no dash.
    Blued Steel.
    1 7/8" barrel.
    Serial number is J6525x
    Round butt.
    What year would this one have been made? Thanks in advance Radagast.
     
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    My new for me S&W

    I would appreciate any info you can give me on my newest acquisition a S&W stainless steel revolver:

    Caliber: 38 Special
    Barrel: 4 inch
    grips: square after market Pachmeyer
    # shots: 6
    type of sights: non-adjustable combaat style
    serial number: CCE4745
    model: 64-5

    many thanks in advance for any info.

    jimb
     
  17. KarenTOC

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    Thanks, Radagast. That info is much appreciated!!
     
  18. mesinge2

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    a) .357 mag
    b) 6"
    c) square
    d) 6
    e) Adjustable
    f) ------
    g) 66-2

    My357MagSWmodel66-23.jpg
     
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    mesinge2:
    1986 or 1987. Serial numbers in the AHCxxxx range shippe din January 1986. By July 1987 they were at AVBxxxx. Nice pic.

    jboller4:
    Your Model 64-5 .38 Military & Police Stainless was manufactured in late 1997, probably October or November, as guns in the CCExxxx range shipped in November of that year.

    slicksleeve:
    Your Model 49 Bodyguard was manufactured in 1969 or 1970. Serial range for those years was J1 to J999999.
     
  20. omcf

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    finally got the serial#

    Hello, hoping you can help with a j-frame 38 spl, pinned bodyguard airweight:

    a) 38, not +p
    b) bbl length = 1 7/8
    c) grips shape = round
    d) number of shots/cylinder bores = 5
    e) fixed sights.
    f) serial number = 914Jxx
    g) Model number = 38.
     
  21. mesinge2

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    Thanks again Radagast! Here's an interesting side note. I spent nothing on this gun I traded a friend a Taurus Judge and some 45 colt ammo for this 66-2.
     
  22. 357Shooter

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    Edit, Sorry this for a neighbor it's a 44!
    Great Thread!
    Mine is:
    a) 44 Magnum
    b) 6" Square, wood grips, presentation box
    d) 6 Rnd
    e) Adjustable
    f) N9119xx
    g) M 629-1
     
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  23. jboller4

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    many thanks on info for the 64-5

    Thanks for the info Radagast................. i appreciate it.......... today we go to the range........ can't wait to try that smooth trigger.....

    jimb
     
  24. superdigitllol

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    new to the revolver world

    a) caliber 32 long ctg
    b) bbl length 4"
    c) grips shape round
    d) number of shots/cylinder bores 6
    e) sights. fixed
    f) serial number, 212984
    thank you
    Patrick
     

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    .357Shooter: The N9xxxxxx range ran from 1982 to 1986, ending around N97xxxx, the 629-1 was produced from 1982 to 1988, so 1982 to 1986 is the know date range. Assuming roughly 15,000 N prefix guns per year over that period I guesstimate that your friend's gun is probably from 1983.
     

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