Identity and Date of Manufacture of S&W Revolvers

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

  1. Radagast

    Radagast Member

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    rcmodel:
    The 36-1 refers to a three inch heavy barrel variant. The Model 36 no dash continued in production until 1988.
    The pinned barrel was eliminated in 1982, but there was no -designation for this change.
    The flat latch was eliminated in 1966, so apart from a target trigger, it sounds like Nomad's gun is correct for a 1987 build and serial number.
     
  2. rcmodel

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    O.K., thanks Radagast!

    I should have delved into it deeper before going off half-cocked on the couch watching TV tonight!

    rc
     
  3. Nomad

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    Thanks RC - I am even more puzzled after your helpful response. I took out a very bright light and a 10X eye loop to see if I can see any hint of a dash and number. There certainly isn't anything. The other concern, albeit simple to change is, it is in perfect condition (like unfired) but has current day J frame grips.
     
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    Thanks Radagast - that is very helpful and makes sense.
     
  5. aacjr

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    s&w 52-2

    Could you please date 2 52-2s? Their serial #s are A483742 and TYR2972.
    Thanks.
    Allan
     
  6. saenzrich

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    19-5 4"

    Could you please date this S&W.
    19-5 4" blue SN# AUPO214
    thank you
     
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  7. Radagast

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    saenzrich:
    Your Model 19-5 Combat Magnum dates to early 1987.

    aacjr:
    The Model 52-2 .38 Master single Action was manufactured from 1971 to 1993.
    A483742 dates to 1978-79. serial range for those years was A4750001 to A565000, so 1978 seems likely.
    TYR2972 falls between 1991 (TVC7046) & 1993 (TZW9149, the last Model 52-2 produced).
     
  8. saenzrich

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    Radagast, Thank you sir.
     
  9. UpTheHill

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    just picked up a

    66-1
    4" barrel
    69K7643

    TIA, Dave
     
  10. saenzrich

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    In the future I will post a pic of the guns I need dated.
    It would be nice to see pics of all these nice Smith's. It otta be a must!
     
  11. Radagast

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    UpTheHill:
    Your Model 66-1 Combat Magnum Stainless was manufactured in 1980.
     
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    thanks for the info, here's a couple cell phone pics of my 66-1

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  13. ApacheCoTodd

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    Model 19-2 date confirmation please.

    Here's a new to me 19-2. Probably a former cop gun. Lots of carry wear, some perspiration and such. The action is beautifully tight and the internals show no sign of modification or repair that I can see. Bore and chambers are excellent.

    I think this one's a keeper for me. I recently deliberately sold off my "too pretty" S&W and Colt revolvers because I didn't have the discipline to leave them the hell alone and they could only get worse for my finger-fouling and maybe shooting of NIB sweeties. OK though as I have other beat looking revolvers to carry and shoot.

    This one... given the interior condition relative to the exterior is definitely a keeper - and shooter for me.

    So, the particulars as listed in the OP:

    a) .357
    b) 4 inch
    c) Square
    d) 6
    e) Adjustable
    f) K6575XX
    g) 19-2

    And a couple of photos...

    Any heads up on what I should pay as I'm setting my own value on a few firearms from a friend. I know these are currently below what I would think for the quality.

    Thanks for any input fellas.
     

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  14. Radagast

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    ApacheCoTodd:
    That Model 19-2 Combat Magnum was manufactured in 1965.

    As for value? A big caveat is that I am Australian, so the only indicator of current US prices I have is from reading discussions on THR.
    That said, Model 19s in 95% or better condition seem to go for $500-$550, with $650 the high end for a NIB with docs.
    A police trade in Model 10 or 64 will be around $280 and a high condition Model 10 around $350.
    So my guess is that the gun in your pics is probably worth around $400, plus or minus a bit depending on whether there is high or low demand for revolvers in your area.
     
  15. ApacheCoTodd

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    Thanks RADAGAST.

    I got 1965 as well but wasn't sure of the source. I appreciate the confirmation. I'm thinking it might be a blueing project gun for me then an open carry alternative to a couple others I use.
     
  16. UpTheHill

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    already got the date, but figured I'd share a recent purchase from an estate sale.

    they are

    10-5 S/N C856432 4" barrel - 1966
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    48-4 S/N 30K2664 8 3/8 barrel - 1978
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    48-3 S/N 8K99839 8 3/8" barrel - 1975
    48-3_zps75328fd6.gif

    18-3 S/N 8K26147 4" barrel - 191975
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    17 (no dash) K340006 6" barrel - 1958
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    S&W 10-5 year of manufacture

    I bought a S&W Model 10-5 from my LGS today for $300 out the door. Supposedly owned by a lady who had passed and had worked for the Arkansas State Police as a secretary for years and the troopers gave her this as a retirement gift according to her daughter who sold it to my LGS. Who knows ?

    Anyway, it appears to be fired very little, slight turn mark on cylinder. Blue on revolver is 95% +. No muzzle wear really either. Looks like it may have been stored in a nightstand drawer for years.

    It has a 4" inch tapered barrel with factory wood grips. There is a screw in the front of the grip and two screws on the right side of the frame.

    The serial number on the bottom of the grip is D2165XX
    "97254" and the letter "M" are stamped on the crane. 10-5 is stamped inside the frame

    Any info as to date of manufacture and approximate value would be greatly appreciated. Was $300 too much to pay for this revolver. I thought it was a decent price. Thanks in advance for your help.
     
  18. Radagast

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    UpTheHill:
    A lovely collection, the Model 48 and 18 are rather uncommon. Your Pics probably belong in the revolver picture thread of all time:
    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=338194

    kemper:
    Your Model 10-5 .38 Military & Police tapered barrel dates to 1969 or 1970. Serial range for those years was D90000 to D330000, so 1969 seems likely.
    The numbers stamped under the crane are assembly numbers, used to track parts in the factory. They have no meaning after the gun is completed.

    Police and security company trade ins usually go for $280 on Bud's Gun Shop, when available. You would then play your local dealer a transfer fee at your end. So you did well buying a 95%+ gun for the price of a 70% gun.
     
  19. djmiller574

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    45 colt identification

    a) 45 colt
    b) 4 inch
    c) square
    d) 6
    e) adjustable
    f) AJD8xxx
    g)(nothing there)

    Thanks very much, revolver came from my father to me after he passed. It is fun to shot though!

    Its single action, no thumb on hammer, assuming someone modified it
     
  20. Radagast

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    djmiller574:
    You have a Model 25-5 .45 Target Heavy Barrel manufactured in 1985. These use the large square butt N frame.
     
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    Thanks again
     
  22. star77

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    S&w 686

    Just picked this up today. Your help with DOM would be appreciated.

    a) .357
    b) 4" bbl
    c) square Hogue grips
    d) 5 shots
    e) adjustable rear
    f) ANE9625
    g) 686-1 (no M)

    Thanks in advance.

    Rick
     
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  23. Eureka40

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    Just picked up a 65-5. Serial # CBS37xx

    Any info would be much appreciated.
     
  24. Radagast

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    star77:
    Your Model 686-1 Distinguished Combat Magnum Stainless was manufactured in 1986. lack of an M stamp means it is subject to a recall. With some magnum ammo the primer can flow back into the firing pin bushing, locking the gun. S&W will pay shipping both ways and install a new firing pin and bushing.
     
  25. Radagast

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    Eureka40:
    Your Model 65-5 .357 Military & Police Heavy Barrel Stainless was manufactured in 1997.
     
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