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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. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

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    coolbarrelbill
    4K253XX = 1973


    nubbin
    1028xx = somewhere between 1906(73251) and 1909 (146899)


    jomomma
    4958xx = 1955


    rswartsell
    1508XX = somewhere between 1909(146900) and 1915 (241703)


    Jered
    104887 = somewhere between 1948 (54475) and 1967 (122678)


    oneounceload
    C132XXX = 1948 thru 1951

    statelineblues
    207xx = somewhere between 1952 and 1971


    ProShooter
    7D96993 = 1980



    TT
    R313249 = 1982 and it is probably a 60-1
     
  2. ProShooter

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    Thank you so much Brian!
     
  3. TT

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    Thanks very much!
     
  4. coolbarrelbill

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    a) caliber -.357 Magnum
    b) bbl length- 4"
    c) grips shape- Square.
    d) number of shots/cylinder bores - 6
    e) type of sights- Fixed.
    f) serial number- 1D460**
    g) Model number- 65-2
     
  6. rswartsell

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    Thhxx Brian
     
  7. Elmer

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    Proshooter, your Model 65 was born in 1981, at least according to my Supica book....
     
  8. Elmer

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    Geronimo45, 1979-1980
     
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    Is there a difference in the gun between 1980 and 81?
     
  11. Brian Williams

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    misread, it is 1981
     
  12. ProShooter

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    Thank you again! One year younger! I wish it were that easy for me.
     
  13. jimk66

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    S&W Revolver dob

    Hi Brian, Thanks in advance.
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    a)22LR
    b) 4" brl
    c) Grips = square I think
    d) 6 Shot
    e) Adj Rear and a ramp front sight
    f) Model= MOD 34-1
    g) I'm confused here because there are two sets of numbers and I'm not sure which is the serial number and what the other one is for.
    Under the model number is 2x124 and directly under that is C20
    On the gripe is M127866

    SW34-1.jpg
    Thanks again,
    JimK
     
  14. nubbin

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    thank u very much
     
  15. Brian Williams

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    late 1979

    and it is a round butt.
     
  16. BRachum

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    32 long ctg

    I am trying to find the approximate age of this revolver. It was my father's gun and has been in storage since before he passed away in 1981.

    a: S&W 32 long
    b: 3 1/4" barrel
    c: square walnut grip
    d: 6 shots
    e: fixed rear sight, blade front.
    f: serial number #: 367586
    g: no model number on the frame.

    It has on the top of the barrel the patent dates of: Feb 6, 06, Sept 14, 09, Dec 22, 14. and the patent date on the bottom of the grip June 5, 1917.

    Thank you for your help,



    Bruce
     

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    Thanks for taking the time to do this. I'm a new member and really appreciate it.


    a) 38 Special
    b) 4" heavy barrel
    c) Square
    d) 6 shot
    e) fixed
    f) On the crane - A9 - 61109 Bottom of the grip is 4D58XXX (There's a lot of other stamps near the bottom of the grip too. Very weird.
    g) 10-8

    (I hope the information was good enough. I just put the Hogues on it. It came with the original wood grips.)


    [​IMG]

    Thanks!
     
  19. Freak Show

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    Need Help with DOB of My M&P

    Background:

    I picked up a Smith & Wesson .38 Special back in 1984. It was described to me at that time as a 1956 Model 10. However, I have since learned that is not the case. When I purchased it it had fake antler (plastic) handgrips on it--obviously not the originals. I replaced them with Pachmayr grips, but am planning on restoring this beauty to it's original configuration.

    Info:

    I have what appears to be a 1948-1952 S&W M&P. It has a half-moon shaped front sight; on the left side of the barrel is stamped, "SMITH & WESSON"; on the right side of the barrel is stamped, "38 S. & W. SPECIAL CTG."

    Serial number is C143XXX. I have verified the serial number is the same on the underside of the barrel, the bottom of the handguard, and the back of the cylinder.

    It has a 4" barrel, fixed rear sight, and a six round cylinder. It's in good condition (my father had it for the last 18 years and pretty much ignored it, so it needs some TLC), but will be in great condition soon.

    I figured with the serial number I have, it is probably from '49, but that is just a guess. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    I'll post pictures soon.
     
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  20. SaxonPig

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    Probably 1950-1951.

    It's a 4" Military & Police Model. Assigned Model 10 in 1957 when model numbers were issued.
     
  21. Freak Show

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    Thanks for the reply. I ran the serial number again through my basic math calculations and I would guess (all things being equal, even though we know they aren't) that it would actually be a 1950 make.

    However, instead of just going by the odds, I would like to get a more precise date on this. Does anybody (and I know you're there!) own a 1948-1952 S&W M&P that would like to share your year and serial #? That way I could more likely narrow it down.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  22. Brian Williams

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    The best way would be to get a letter from S&W, it will cost $50.
     
  23. Brian Williams

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    sometime around 1979
     
  24. Freak Show

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    '79? I already know that is entirely NOT possible--the serial number puts it between 1948 and 1967. The front sight post puts it as pre-1952.
    Therefore the only range is '48-51.

    How did you come up with '79?

    EDIT: NM--I just noticed the threads were merged.
     
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  25. mayoke

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    Thanks Brian!
    Greatly appreciate your time.
     

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