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Wanting to date my grandfathers S+W revolver

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by EHPhoto, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. EHPhoto

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    I was just given what was my grandfather's S+W K-frame .22 revolver, which I believe he got in the 40's or 50's. Its serial number is K56xxx, and I was told that these first three characters of the serial number can be used to approximate the age of a S+W "if you have the right book". I don't.
    It's in beautiful shape - hoping to get out to the range and put some rounds through it soon.
    Anyone got any ideas? Thanks.
     
  2. Bruce M

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    Supica's marvelous Smith and Wesson book suggests that serial numbers K18732 through K73121 were made in 1948.
     


  3. EHPhoto

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    Thanks, Bruce. Much obliged for the info.
     
  4. Wanting to date my grandfathers S+W revolver

    And make sure ya open the doors for it and and take it to a nice restaurant afterwards! :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  5. Bruce M

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    Anytime :wavey:


    :rofl::rofl:
     
  6. JAS104

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    Lmao


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