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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. Shade00

    Shade00 Member

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    CajunBass: 1978-79. Model 19s aren't so common in nickel.
     
  2. CajunBass

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    Thanks Shade. 'preciate it. No pictures yet, but someday, maybe.

    My wife thought the S/N was kinda neat. :D
     
  3. Pa.Bill

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    Smith and Wesson .357 Combat 19
    6"barrel, Target grips-hammer-trigger-sights.
    Blue
    Serial # 35K9805
    Model# 19-4
    Date of Purchase 07/78

    ( In my opinion its a most outstanding firearm)

    ~THANK YOU~
    Bill---------------------------------------------->
     

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  4. Fergy35

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    New (to me) S&W 640

    I am curious about my new 640. Hopefully you will have some information on it.

    Model: as stated, 640
    Caliber: .357 magnum
    Serial #: CCT94**
    Finish: Stainless
    Barrel: 2-1/8"
    Stock: RB
    Box has a "Spec. Ord." number of 8156 on it.
     
  5. Shade00

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    Pa.Bill: It definitely is an outstanding firearm. That serial # puts it 1978-79.

    Fergy35: My guess is early-mid 1998.
     
  6. KarenTOC

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    Wow - my first day as a member and I get the the answer to the question that was my reason for joining in the first place!

    1) .38
    2) 2"
    3) square butt
    4) 6 shots
    5) fixed sights, assuming that means they're not adjustable
    6) sn D8074xx
    7) model 10-5

    hope i can find a similar thread for colts :)
     

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  7. Shade00

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    KarenTOC: Your Model 10-5 was likely built in 1974-75.

    Check www.proofhouse.com for Colt serial # information. The site does not contain serial #s for many newer models, but it is one of the best free resources.
     
  8. KarenTOC

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    Thanks, Shade00. Appreciate the info.
     
  9. -Buzz-

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    What a great thread. I've got two:

    .38 special
    1 7/8"
    round butt
    5 shot
    fixed sights
    serial number 5101xx
    model 36

    I inherited the above model 36 from my grandfather. It came with a blue S&W box and grips with the diamond. I think the box is close to the same period with the wrapper, but the S/N doesn't match the gun. I'd guess 1950's or 1960's, but don't really know.

    .38 special
    1 7/8"
    round butt
    5 shot
    serial number R762xx
    model 60

    I've had this one close to 20 years and I bought it used. It didn't come with a box.

    Thanks!
     
  10. Shade00

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    -Buzz-: Your 36 was produced somewhere in the mid-60s. To get anymore specific you would need a S&W letter. Your Model 60 was produced somewhere between 1970-73.
     
  11. -Buzz-

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    Awesome. Thanks for the info.

    That model 60 is older than I thought. Still... I have more carry time with it than any other gun I own.
     
  12. TurboJeff

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    .38 special
    1-7/8"
    Round grips
    5 shot
    Fixed sights
    591892 no alpha prefix
    Model 36 (may be 36-2)

    Thanks
     
  13. Shade00

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    TurboJeff: Your model 36 is not likely a 36-2. Serial number 591892 with no prefix would put its production in the mid-late 60s. The 36-2 designation as not used until 1988.
     
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    Chromed Victory info?

    38 S&W Special CTG
    4"
    square/Checkered S&W Medallion
    6 shot
    fixed
    V2414## With ordnance symbol before it
    I know that this is a Victory 38, but it's chromed, any info you can provide will be appreciated. It was my Grandfathers.
     
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  15. Brian Williams

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    Welcome to THR, moving to the DOB thread.
     
  16. bflobill_69

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    a) .38 special
    b) 6" bbl length
    c) round grips
    d) 6 slot cylinder
    e) fixed front and rear
    f) 82xx
    g) Looks like a K frame - but not sure

    Nickel Plated... listed on left side of barrel ".38special and US Service CTGS"

    Thats all I have - will try to get picture up in immediate future...

    I was told it was a correctional facility officers from the western PA (pittsburgh) area.

    Bflobill_69
     
  17. Shade00

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    Sorry guys, it's finals week, so I'm having a hard time keeping up with everything that needs to be done. I made law review though, so that's one good thing to come of this week. ;)

    jwood: A Victory model would have been manufactured between 1942-45.

    cwauth1: Gonna need more information to date this one. Number of rounds and other pertinent information from the first post will help immensely.

    bflobill 69: My guess is that your gun is a .38 Military & Police 1st Model, or the Model of 1899 Army-Navy. A 4-digit serial # puts production sometime between 1899 and 1902.
     
  18. Annie-O

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    Seeking S&W DOB

    Checking the DOB for my new "used" S&W model 640 .38stainless with 2" barrel DAO. ixed sight. FNumber under grip: 68456 Other numbers included: 1-40

    Appreciate anything you can tell me about it. Sure am happy with it!
     
  19. Annie-O

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    Seeking S&W DOB

    Checking the DOB for my new "used" S&W model 640 .38stainless with 2" barrel DAO. Fixed sight. Number under grip: 68456 Other numbers included: 1-40

    Appreciate anything you can tell me about it. Sure am happy with it!
     
  20. Shade00

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    Hi Annie-O. I don't believe the number you provided is the serial number. The 640 in .38 special was produced 1989-1996, and during that period, the first three characters of the serial number would be letters. To find the serial number you will need to take the grips off of the gun and look on the butt of the gun. Let us know what you find.
     
  21. Annie-O

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    Seeking S&W DOB

    Whoops - try this: BFV0099

    Really appreciate the help!
     
  22. jwood

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    Victory mod.

    Thanks!
     
  23. Shade00

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    Annie-O: BFV serial puts DOB somewhere around late 1990.
     
  24. Annie-O

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    Seeking S&W DOB

    Thanks for all the help!
     
  25. zinj

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    a) .357 Magnum
    b) 6" Barrel
    c) Square Butt
    d) Six Shot
    e) Adjustable Sights
    f) S2463XX
    g) 28-2 "Highway Patrolman"
     
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