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M&P serial numbers question

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Vladimir Berkov, Jun 5, 2003.

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  1. Vladimir Berkov

    Vladimir Berkov Member

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    Does anybody know when these two M&P's were made?

    The first is 100xxx the second 555xxx.
     
  2. FPrice

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    Vladimir...

    Are there any letter prefixs to either gun?

    If not (assuming they are .38 Special):

    .38 Special Hand Ejector M&P:

    100xxx dates to 1906-1909 (serial number range 73251-146899).

    555xxx dates to 1915-1942 (serial number range 241704-700000).

    To get more specific you would have to write to Roy Jinks at S&W. I hope this helps.
     
  3. Old Fuff

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    100,000 = 1906-09

    555,000 = Middle 1930's

    If you want the exact dates and other information related to these particular guns you will need to get a factory letter from Roy Jinks at Smith & Wesson. Cost for each letter is $30.00
     
  4. Johnny Guest

    Johnny Guest Moderator Emeritus

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    Speaking of coincidences - - -

    Just yesterday, I did some research for one of our Assistant Chief Deputies and wrote the following for him- --

    Further inf, p. 103 - - 36 M&Ps shipped to US Secret Service in 1935, in the 651500 S/N range. This tends to confirm the above; that 555XXX was likely made in 1928 or 29.

    You know, if we keep chipping at this one, we're apt to determine the exact month and maybe day. Morning or afternoon might be a bit difficult, though.
    :D

    Best,
    Johnny
     
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