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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. lunker

    lunker Member

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    Three S&W Revolvers

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    a) .357 Mag
    b) 4"
    c) square
    d) 6 shot
    e) adjustable
    f) Serial Number N1610XX. No other identifying numbers
    g) 28-2

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    a) .22 LR
    b) 6"
    c) square
    d) 6 shot
    e) adjustable target (partridge?)
    f) Serial Number K1970X on the bottom of the grip.
    g) K-22. Also says K9 on one line in the crane. It says 64913 underneath that.

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    a) .45 ACP
    b) 6"
    c) square (The gun came with Target grips but I have short fingers so I put on service grips)
    d) 6 shot
    e) adjustable target (partridge?)
    f) Serial Number N4499XX on the bottom of the grip.
    g) 25-2. There is also an E6 then a 86645 underneath that.


    Thanks for all the help!
     
  2. Geezer Glide

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    a) .357 Mag
    b) bbl length (from cylinder to muzzle) 4"
    c) grips shape square
    d) number of shots 6
    e) type of sights adjustable (RR/WO)
    f) serial number AUS4799
    g) Model number 686-1.
     
  3. Titan1313

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    DOB 38 S&W special ctg

    38special S&W ctg,4inch barrel,Round grips,6shot,non-adjustable sights,serial#14200 bottom of grip,serial#on bottom of barrel 22849
     
  4. Oro

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    Mat - the 10-6 is early '76. The 14 is 1959.

    Racing Jake the 686 is about 1984 I think. They started in 1980 at "AAA" and went up from there.

    103 - 1969.
     
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  5. Oro

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    Lunker: a) the 28 is from 1973 (assuming it's "N161xxx" - there are too many digits in your post).

    b) the .22 dates to 1948

    c) The 25 is from 1978.

    Nice set of irons.

    Geezer That's about 1987 I think.

    Titan - that's going to be very early, like about 1901 - first couple years of manufacture (the model started in 1899). It has been rebarreled as the barrel number reveals. The internal lockwork will be somewhat simpler than the post 1905 ones, but very similar.
     
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  6. Geezer Glide

    Geezer Glide Member

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    Thank you. I've got one more:

    a) .357 Mag
    b) bbl length (from cylinder to muzzle) 4"
    c) grips shape square
    d) number of shots 6
    e) type of sights adjustable
    f) serial number 54K7231
    g) Model number 19-4 Blue
     
  7. Oro

    Oro Member

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    GunsnHarleys - sorry yours was skipped. That is going to date to about 1918 +/- a year. Very nice it has the original grips, even if the finish is poor.

    Geezer - the 19 is from 1979. Nice gun - very handy. I'm still 8 or 10 years away from converting to a Geezer glide myself, but I do look forward to it - they are sweet over the distance!
     
  8. Titan1313

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    dob

    Hey Oro does the rebarreling of my gun take away from the value.
     
  9. Incrediblerod

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    Model 10-6

    A- 38spl
    B- 4 inch heavy
    C- Square Butt
    D- 6 Shot
    E- Fixed Sights
    F- D144xxx
    G- Model 10-6

    Thanks in advance.

    1969 - 1970
     
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  10. Oro

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    'rod - that is about 1970, pretty certainly that year.

    titan - yes, it does somewhat, but probably bigger detractors are going to be if it has original grips and if it has the original finish, and how much of that remains. The re-barrel was with a contemporary one, which offsets that a bit.
     
  11. tkoproductions

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    Help me date a S&W Model 10-5?

    a) .38 spl
    b) 4"
    c) square
    d) 6 Shot
    e) Fixed sights
    f) C818364
    g) Model 10-5
    1966

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  12. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

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    that is not the right serial number, look at the base of the grips, probably under them on the butt


    Moving to the DOB thread
     
  13. Schneider

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    This has been a real headache for me, so I definitely could use an answer here...

    a) .357 magnum
    b) 6"
    c) square
    d) 6 round
    e) fixed front, adjustable rear
    f) N1972xx
    g) 28-2

    About 1973
     
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  14. MomentsNotice

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    Appreciate any help with this one. :)

    a) .32
    b) 3"
    c) Round
    d) 6
    e) Fixed
    f) 758640
    g) 30-1
    around 1961
    Apologies for picture quality. My camera fails at low light photography.

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  15. lunker

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    a) .38 special
    b) 6"
    c) square
    d) six
    e) adjustable
    f) Serial #K302169 (on the bottom of grip frame). 5502 on the crane
    g) K-38
    Sometime around 1957, just before the start of model marking
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  16. WesM

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    a) .38 Spl
    b) 1 7/8"
    c) round butt
    d) 5 shot
    e) Fixed sights
    f) serial number = 479434 (no letter); Number on cylinder yoke: 92953
    g) Model 60 (no dash)

    I have been told this dates between '65 and '68. Can you tie it down to a specific year for me? Thanks!

    Nope, they were numbered with the other Blue Steel Chief specials until 1969 and the is no good listing between 65 and 69
     
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  17. rswartsell

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    Smith and Wesson

    a) .38 S&W (short)
    b) 3"
    c) round butt
    d) 5 shot
    e) fixed sights
    f) serial # 16880
    g) no model #

    Some where between 1885 and 1892, a little bit more info would be needed to place it better.It looks like a S&W safety Hammerless 2nd model

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  18. Rodentman

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    I just got this one today!

    .38/.357 Model 28-2
    6" bbl
    square butt (?)
    6 shot
    adjustable sights
    S/N N2632XX
    Sometime around 1974 and 1977

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  19. j4gold

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    Help determining age and model of .38 SP Revolver

    Dear Sirs,

    Please let me know what you can about this fine weapon handed down to me by my Grandfather.

    a) .38 SPC
    b) 5 inches
    c) square but, with checkered design, no ring or ring fill in present
    d) 6 shot
    e) fixed (half moon front, notch in rear)
    f) under the barrel is B 3932xx, the number also appears on the cylinder, and bottom of square grip.
    g) the yoke has the number 15883

    FYI, the top of the barrel has "Smith & Wesson, Springfield, MASS USA patented Oct 8,01, Dec17,01, Feb 6, 06, Sept 14, 09, and Dec 28, 14.

    I have had the gun 10 years and finally fired it a few days ago. It is a fine weapon and I enjoyed taking it the range.

    thanks,

    Mr. Gold

    After looking at some other post with similar guns I have learned a few things

    1) Serial number indicates a model 1905 4th Change made from 1915 to 1942

    2) Mush room shaped ejector rod indicates the revolver would be made prior to 1930

    3) Absence of "Made in USA" stamp on right hand side of gun" indicates it is prior to May 1922

    Can anyone confirm or deny if this info is correct or "internet BS"

    ThanksYou have found about all I can tell you it was made prior to 1922.
     
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  20. deanadell

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    Here's one I just bought, any help appreciated

    a. 38 Spl
    b. 2"
    c. Square
    d. 5
    e. fixed
    f. AAU4245
    g. 36
    Sometime around Oct 1982
     
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  21. julie23

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    .38special ctg
    6" barrel
    6 shot
    sights adjustable
    model 14-3
    k934xxx
    grip shape square

    1969
     
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  22. pkjeff

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    a) caliber = 32 LONG CTG (marked on side of barrel)
    b) bbl length = 3" (if I measured correctly)
    c) grips shape (round or square) = not sure
    d) number of shots/cylinder bores = 6
    e) type of sights = fixed
    f) serial number = 5926XX (on grip and on cylinder)
    serial number = N 5926XX (on underside of barrel)
    g) Model number (not found anywhere on gun)

    Thanks for any help you can provide.
    Jeff

    Sometime around 1946 to 1960, closer to 46 as the range was 536685 to -712953
     
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  23. whitecoyote

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    Need help with DOB.
    S&W
    model 66-1
    .357 mag
    4" barrel
    Stainless finish
    serial #70K049x
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    Thanks.

    1980
     
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  24. jmsrdlf

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    i guess i'm second

    S&W 28-2 highway patrolman 357
    6 inch barrel
    round grip
    6 shot
    serial number N95925
    1973

    357
    on barrel has ctg below 357 as displayed

    new to this stuff, so any insult to intelligence was not purposeful
    Semper Fi
    James
     
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  25. cobra2411

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    a) .44 Mag
    b) 6"
    c) Hogue monogrip
    d) 6
    e) Adj
    f) BAS5898
    g) M 629 -1

    1988
     

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