Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Brian Williams, Jun 21, 2008.
You have a .38 British Service Revolver supplied under Lend Lease to the British Govt. late 1944 or early 1945.
I'm hoping to get the date of manufacture for my S&W 49
serial is BUB1979
Could you please tell me when this was made. Thank you!
Ser # 5D33294
Apparently in 1979, which was a good year.
This makes for three nice older S&W 357's now.
P.S. - sigsmoker, it appears you are using my picture in the above. Well, close.
.32-20 Hand Ejector 1st Model was manufactured between 1899 and 1902 in the serial range 1 to 5311.
Cylinders are not heat treated and early barrels were subject to bulging with high speed jacketed ammo. Stick to standard pressure lead hand loads or current factory loads only.
It predates the modern hammer block safety, if kept loaded I recommend treating it as a 5 shooter, with an empty chamber under the hammer.
Square butt, no diamond. What do you think about the manufacturing year?
b) bbl length 6"
c) grips shape square
d) number of shots Not sure its in the safe right now (6 I believe)
e) type of sights rear adjustable w/ orange front ramp
f) serial number N9346XX
g) Model number 629-1.
Thank you in advance for your help.
Your Model 629-1 .44 Magnum Stainless was manufactured in 1985.
Post '68 grips, post '66 thumb latch. So 1968 or 1969.
1 7/8" barrel
Between 1974 and 1977 the serial range was R100000 to R190000, so 1974 seems likely, with the possibility of early 1975.
WO Rear Sight, RR Front Sight
Appreciate any information you can provide.
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