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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. dolphman

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    Thanks so much! This is helpful...
     
  2. jscott479

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    This is a fantastic service!! Thank you very much. Would you check on another gun I have?
    A 9mm
    B 3"
    C Round Butt
    D 6 Shot
    E Fixed sights
    F 16D1600
    G Model 547

    Thanks again, Jeff
     
  3. Radagast
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    jscott479:
    That's a rare one. The S&W Model 547 9mm Military & Police was produced from 1980 to 1985. There were 6486 3 inch round butt guns produced during that time. Yours dates to 1982.
    There is a high degree of interest in these as both a collectible and a carry gun. If you ever need to sell it, don't just trade it at a gun shop. An advert on here or the S&W forum will probably bring you better money.
     
  4. jscott479

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    Thank you very much!!
     
  5. Playloud78

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    Would love some Info:

    A .38 Special
    B 2in.
    C Round
    D 5 Shot
    E Fixed
    F 781858
    G Mod.36
     
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    Playloud78:
    Your Model 36 .38 Chiefs Special was manufactured in late 1968 or early 1969.
     
  7. Playloud78

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    Thank you sir. That follows what I was told about the firearm. It was the one thing I chose from my Grandfathers estate. I love it and would never let it go.
     
  8. Radagast
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    Good for you.
     
  9. oneshott

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    Glad to be a new member. . Awesome site

    . 357
    b. 4"
    C. Square
    d. 6 shot
    e. Adjustable
    F. 14 19th
    g. Model 19-5 nickel plated
     
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  10. rcmodel

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    F. That Isn't a serial number.

    Try again.

    The actual serial number is stamped on the grip frame under the target grips.

    rc
     
  11. oneshott

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    Thanks .. I'll check
     
  12. oneshott

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    Lol auto correct..
    141k963 ?
    would like to know year made and value. . I'd say it's in about 85% condition
     
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  13. rcmodel

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    1982.

    rc
     
  14. oneshott

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    Thanks rc
     
  15. wford

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    I would like my new smith dated and a value if possible
    A 357
    B 2.5 inch
    C square butt
    D 6 shot
    E adj sight's
    F 216k739
    G Model 66-2
    Thank you in advance
     
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    wford:
    Your Model 66-2 Combat Magnum Stainless was manufactured in 1982. Value is dependent on condition, and could be in the $450 to $650 range. Check completed auctions on sites such as Gunbroker and compare prices and condition to your gun t get a more accurate idea.
     
  17. Ex-MA Hole

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    Howdy Y'all....I've been looking for an old 36 for a while, can't find one that isn't beat...This one has been sitting in the case for months and months, the guy asked me how many more times I was going to look at it before I bought it. I told him he was right so I brought it home. It appears unfired...how old is it, please?

    a) caliber- 38
    b) bbl length (from cylinder to muzzle)- 1 7/8ish
    c) grips shape (round or square)- Round
    d) number of shots/cylinder bores- 5
    e) type of sights- Fixed notches
    f) serial number- BBA29XX
    g) Model number if it is under the crane- It's a model no dash 49 J-Frame

    Thanks!
     
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    Ex-MA Hole:
    Your Model 49 Bodyguard was manufactured in 1988.
     
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    Thanks!!!
     
  20. JAMNIM

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    serial number search

    age of my:
    38 snubnose
    serial #611xx
    5 shot
     
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  21. StrawHat

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    Two ages please,

    First S&W m25-2 serial # N459xxx
    and
    S&W m25-5 serial # N843xxx

    Thank you.
     
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    JAMNIM:
    If the caliber is .38 S&W, then you have a .38/32 Terrier (Postwar) manufactured around 1951. Guns in the 58000 serial range shipped in late 1950. This model uses the small I frame designed for the .32 cartridge, hence .38/32.
    If the caliber is .38 Special, then you have a .38 Chiefs Special manufactured between mid 1952 (serial number 36000) & 1955 (serial number 75000). This model uses the .38 sized J frame.
     
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    Strawhat:
    The Model 25-2 dates to 1977 or 1978, with 1978 more likely.
    The Model 25-5 dates to the period 1980-1983. Iif it has a pinned barrel the 1980-82, if no pin, then 1982-83.
     
  24. StrawHat

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    Thank you.
     
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    Busy Man you are.

    Model 1905 Hand Ejector 4th Change
    In 32-20 with a 5" barrel. No "Made in USA" mark. The last Patent Date on top of the barrel is 1914.
    #96441

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