Wanting to date my grandfathers S+W revolver

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

  1. 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.

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

  4. Thanks, Bruce. Much obliged for the info.
  5. 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:
  6. Anytime :wavey:

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