Smith dates, model numbers and SNs.

Discussion in 'Smith & Wesson Club' started by G33, Feb 15, 2008.


  1. Hey chuck! A friend of mine just picked up a "new to him" model 36 and he was wanting to know it's DOB.

    Serial #BNE96xx

    Thanks in advance! :thumbsup:
     

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  2. Hey Chuck - here's you another one to look up.

    Smith & Wesson 4 inch model 65-1, pinned & recessed, serial #D8015xx.

    Also, it has a strange marking on it. The "&" in the "Smith & Wesson" on the left side of the barrel, is shaped like a rounded "E" or maybe even a backwards "3" :dunno: I've never seen this before on any other S&W revolver. I mean, I've seen the standard "&" and the big ol' fat ones on model 27's and 28's, but I've never seen one like this before.

    Damn! I wish I had a camera!
     

  3. Per the SCSW 3rd. ed., possibly Feb-March 1993.
     
  4. Per the SCSW3, the Model 65 is the .357 Military & Police Heavy Barrel Stainless. That s/n puts its DOB at somewhere around 1975-76.
     
  5. What about the strange "&" symbol, Chuck? Can you tell me anything about that? :dunno:
     
  6. rkrk

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    I am looking for the date on my K 22 (I am pretty sure it is a post war gun)

    SN K44xxx
     
  7. RussP

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    Hi Chuck, I picked up a Model 15-3 4" today. SN# 6K848XX.

    I also have the backwards 3 as the & in Smith & Wesson.

    The seller says it is former LE service piece but doesn't know the dates.

    Help!!
     
  8. Per the SCSW3, that date of manufacture is 1948.

    And that date should be 1975.

    Those are both fine guns!
     
  9. rkrk

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    thanks chuck17

     
  10. RussP

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    Thank you very much.
     
  11. TNT

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    I have a S&W model 65-3 serial number AHJ4XXX. Would like to know the date of manufacture. Thanks.
     
  12. Berto

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    It'd be the early half of 1986:wavey:
     
  13. Here's another one that needs to know his birthday!

    Smith & Wesson model 49 NO DASH, serial #11J38x
     
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  14. Hello? Chuck? Are you awake?
     
  15. G33

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    Do not see a: 11J...
    M49 intro 1959.
    J began 1969.
    -1 starts 1988.
     
  16. G33

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    1J1...
    Could be 1972, 1973 or 1983.
     
  17. Hmmm...nope, I have the little guy in my hot little hands right now.

    Serial number 11J38x...it has a pinned barrel, regular (not flat latch) cylinder release...it has the regular ampersand on both sides of the barrel, but the LAZY ampersand on the right side of the frame below the cylinder. It also has the wooden grips that are numbered to this little guy, but they are NOT diamond models...just plain ol' checkered.
     
  18. Can you check a Mod 19-4: 56K5xxx

    THP 50th anniv .357 Mag
     
  19. deadite

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    Hello,

    Anyone know the birthday of a Model 29-2, blue, 8 3/8th's barrel, with a #N4877XX?

    Thanks so much!

    deadite
     
  20. Berto

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