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not sure how old my s&w mod 10 is can u help?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by bigger jon, May 28, 2006.

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  1. bigger jon

    bigger jon Member

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    hi ive had this gun for along time now and i dont konw how old it is, i think it was made in the 20s just because it said it on the box, if you know how to tell the age please give me some info. the sn# starts with 6066xx no letters thanks for the help big jon,,
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  2. BADSBSNF81

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    Post here: http://smith-wessonforum.com/eve. Someone will be able to give you the date. BTW, since it was made before model numbers were used a(@ 1957) it's just called a S&W Military&Police what variation it is will depend on the SN.
     
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    I think I can say with almost certainty that your revolver was made between 1917 and 1929 by the plain checkered grips and mushroom ejector knob. In fact, I believe we can state it was made between 1927 and 1930. The Texas State Prison system procured guns during that time period, and their serial numbers range from 500000 to 630000. Your serial falls within that range as well.

    It's a nice revolver you have there. This one is #5446XX. I approximated it's date in the same manner.

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    A M&P serial 679000 was shipped in July of 1939. Shows the effect of the Great Depression on gun sales. S&W sold 130,000 K frames between 1927 and 1930 and in the next nine years sold only 49,000. That's about 40% of the sales volume in 300% the time span. I bet the bulk of the sales in that 1927-30 period were before 1930, too. I bet sales plummeted after October of 1929.
     
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    BTW, if that's the original finish, it's in phenomenal shape...
     
  6. bigger jon

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    thanks everyone

    the gun has is original finish,and i have the box too, ive been using this gun for hunting for years it has taken 50+ hogs countless rabbits,yotes,squriels its been a all time favoret of mine, and i just got done loading another 500 rounds for monday, thank you all for all the info big
     
  7. ugaarguy

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    Big Jon,

    Very nice M&P, and nice taste in cigars too :D . Sounds like your old wheel gun has been a good hunting partner, and I hope it continues to have many succesful trips with you.
     
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