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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. ArchAngelCD

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    It looks like your M57 left the factory in 1973.
     
  2. Bandit67

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    Thanks, ArchAngelCD!
     
  3. S&W RevolverMan

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    OK
     
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  4. Bandit67

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    Thanks
     
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  5. ArchAngelCD

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    Guys, this isn't a discussion section, please try not to clutter it up which makes it more difficult to see all the requests and answers.

    Thank you...
     
  6. Bbear

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    a) caliber - 41 Mag
    b) bbl length (from cylinder to muzzle) - 6"
    c) grips shape (round or square) - square
    d) number of shots/cylinder bores - 6
    e) type of sights.- adjustable rear (for windage & elevation)
    f) serial number, and if there is a letter in front of or anywhere near the s/n on the bottom of the grip - N 346056
    g) Model number if it is under the crane. - 57
     
  7. ArchAngelCD

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    1975 - 1976. My sources aren't exact on this revolver but do get you close, sorry.
     
  8. Carlos Henrique

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    I go to the forum to try to identify this S & W 38 MEP
    , 6 fires,
    bbl length 4"
    it has a number if series 672xxx in the square butt, the cilinder and the Drum but it does not have letter before 6 digits.
    The ID of the internal part is 10774
    as recorded made in usa on the side.
    nickel model,
    but what surprised me most was this apparently gold and ruby cord grip. I did not find anything similar and I do not know if it is a special series or if it was made to order by a gunsmith. Can anyone help me with this. follow the photos to understand what I'm talking about. Thank you in advance.
     

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  9. Japle

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    Just picked this up last week - NIB.

    .357 Magnum
    2 ½”
    Round butt
    6 shot
    Adjustable sights
    BPC30XX
    M66-2

    Thanks.
     
  10. Eddietruett

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    Something is not right. BPB and BPD shipped in 1993 so BPC probably in same time frame. Problem is the dash 2 was from 1982-86. A dash 2 should have a prefix starting with letter A or some of the early dash 2's had 3 numbers then a K then 3 more numbers as example 262K059 is a dash 2 I have that shipped in 1982
    Can you post a picture of the label on end of box?
     
  11. Japle

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    You're right. I misread the model number. It's a 66-3.

    Thanks.
     
  12. Eddietruett

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    That makes sense. The Dash 4 was introduced in 1994 so yours was probably one of the last dash 3's
     
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    Any help on dates?
     
  17. ArchAngelCD

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    4 posts to ask a question were really not needed. The first 2 posts have no information at all and why do we need pictures of brown boxes?

    N609253 - 1979

    N476158 - 1978
     
  18. mavracer

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    M36 SN is J147800 the M28 SN is N190081, the 28 is also marked CPD any idea on which C's PD IMG_20190202_150029709.jpg
     
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    Crazybuldr, Unopened, as in never opened after being shipped from S&W?

    And if so, why?
     
  20. jdh

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    a) caliber. 45 Colt
    b) bbl length (from cylinder to muzzle) 4"
    c) grips shape (round or square). Square
    d) number of shots/cylinder bores 6
    e) type of sights. Adjustable
    f) serial number, N824670
    g) Model number if it is under the crane. 25-5

    TIA
     
  21. ArchAngelCD

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    The M36 left S&W in 1973

    The M28 is also a 1973 revolver.
    As for the CPD markings, my information tells me there was no special order leaving S&W with CPD markings. They were probably bought from a distributor and marked by the armorer. Sorry I couldn't pin it down further.
     
  22. ArchAngelCD

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    1980 or possibly early 1981.
     
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  23. mavracer

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    That's cool I appreciate the info, thank you.
     
  24. Kizney

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    Hi guys!
    got a new(to me) toy today. I'm hoping it dates to my birth year!

    a) .357 mag
    b) 6"
    c) square
    d) 6
    e) adjustable
    f) 45K89XX
    g) 19-4 in nickel


    thanks!!
     
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  25. Crazybuldr

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    Sorry I will not bother you folks again
    I could not figure hoe to post the first time
     
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