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A SMITH WESSON 38 pistol is currently worth an average price of $650.19 new and $484.27 used . The 12 month average price is $645.56 new and $490.76 used. The new value of a SMITH WESSON 38 pistol has risen $119.54 dollars over the past 12 months to a price of $650.19 . The used value of a SMITH WESSON 38 pistol has fallen ($42.78) …I will leave the other thread with photos there for reference, rather than re-posting the whole thing. I think it is a .38 S&W Chiefs special model 36 with 3" barrel. I cannot find any info on the serial number to determine the age of the gun. Serial #:ATF-2600-xxx on the butt. Condition seems pretty good to me, but I know little of such things.S. SW15-32021 Discussion starter. 2 posts · Joined 2021. #1 · May 21, 2021. I have recently inherited a S&W Model 15-3 due to the death of a relative. Can anyone help decode the serial number? 6K232XX. Gun is in great shape, but will need new grips.Post pictures here including the serial number on the butt of the gun and someone will look up the shipping date. All we really need is the triple alpha serial prefix. With good, well lighted and sharp pictures, we can give you some idea of what it might be worth. S&WCA LM#2629 | Ex-Navy Vietnam Vet.10384 posts · Joined 2012. #2 · Mar 14, 2018. Welcome to the forum from Texas! The.38 Hand Ejector M&P serial range 700000 to 1000000 spanned 1940-1945. Being yours is so high in that range, I'd say 1945 ship date. the D-number is an assembly number. Guns were assembled by hand-fitting, then blued.Jan 16, 2016 · 16 posts · Joined 2014. #2 · Jan 16, 2016 (Edited) Use the number on the bottom of the grip frame (or, in your parlance, the bottom of the handle). That is the one consistent place S&W put the serial #. The other numbers can be, and usually are, simply assembly numbers that have no meaning after leaving the factory. admin and Oldgungeezer. Mar 31, 2016 · Serial Number Lookup. Greetings, I'm brand new here. I'm hoping to get as much information as I can about my Smith & Wesson .38 special revolver. It is a 5 shot and the cylinder swings out. The serial number BDV8437 is marked underneath the butt of the hand grip. It has a 2" (or slightly less) barrel. The serial number is on the heel of the grip frame. It's a pinned and recessed K-38 (pre model 10) probably made in the 1940's. Someone with the Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson can verify closer dates. It could use some light maintenance, including oiling and removing the rust that is forming. Use well oiled 0000 fine steel or bronze wool ...Since 1852 we’ve been an industry leading manufacturer of pistols, revolvers, rifles, and shooting accessories. We continue to bring innovative firearms to market that meet the needs of every shooter and deliver on exceptional …Mar 30, 2022 · Post pictures here including the serial number on the butt of the gun and someone will look up the shipping date. All we really need is the triple alpha serial prefix. With good, well lighted and sharp pictures, we can give you some idea of what it might be worth. S&WCA LM#2629 | Ex-Navy Vietnam Vet. Nov 22, 2011 · Hello, I have just been given this model 38 airweight by my grandpa as a birthday gift. He told me he bought it new in box roughly 15-20 yrs ago. I would like to know if anyone can offer some assistance on dating this gun because I do not have much knowledge of the S&W brand. Serial number from the bottom of the handle is 929XXX. 357 MAGNUM. $ 1269. View. Since 1852 we’ve been an industry leading manufacturer of pistols, revolvers, rifles, and shooting accessories. We continue to bring innovative firearms to market that meet the needs of every shooter and deliver on exceptional quality with a brand you’ve learned to trust.Dec 23, 2015 · Serial Number Lookup. I apologize if this info is on the forum. I did look there and the internet and can't find anything. I believe this is a Model 14 pinned 6" barrel and non recessed cylinders. The serial number appears to be: 6K91971. Help with some info would be appreciated before I buy this gun. Thanks. Originally Posted by RBruce. I just found this on the Smith & Wesson Forum. I guess that makes mine October of 1942 or early November 1942. "I just received my factory letter and it confirms that Victory revolver number V158896 was shipped on November 20, 1942 to the US Navy, Oakland, CA. This is a standard 4 inch barrel Victory revolver in 38 ... Smith & Wesson used overlapping serial number ranges until the 1950’s and 1960’s, when serial numbers started to include letters. It wasn’t until the 1980’s that serial numbers became unique across the entire company. To correctly identify your firearm, the best source of information is the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson. Malta is set to reopen to most U.S. travelers on June 17, following the addition of 38 states, Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico to the country's "amber" list. Malta is set to reopen...I'm considering buying a different Smith & Wesson Model 15 (K-38 Combat Masterpiece) with a 6" barrel, in .38 S&W Special Caliber. Target 5 Screw Frame. Barrel is Ribbed & Pinned and on the right side is marked “.38 S&W SPECIAL CTG.” Grips are Smith & Wesson Diamond Walnut. The serial number (K 841XX) is on the Frame, …I think it is a .32 caliber with an 1880 patent printed on the top of the barrel. I have one that looks just like this S/N 83670 and I believe it is the Third Model .32 d.a. (1880-1919) which differed only slightly from the Second Model, except that the side walls of the trigger were made to cover the rear sear and cylinder stop.The .38/44 Heavy Duty was the only S&W revolver qualified to safely handle the new loads. It was introduced in 1930 with a fixed sight, 5-inch barrel, blued or nickeled finish, and walnut stocks ...19 posts · Joined 2012. #1 · Apr 6, 2012. Hello all, I just purchased my first revolver from J&G Sales. It is a Smith & Wesson model 64 in .38 special. As it is used I was curious if anyone knew when it was manufactured? I believe you can tell by the serial number if i've heard correctly. The serial number is CEM3832.Post pictures here including the serial number on the butt of the gun and someone will look up the shipping date. All we really need is the triple alpha serial prefix. With good, well lighted and sharp pictures, we can give you some idea of what it might be worth. S&WCA LM#2629 | Ex-Navy Vietnam Vet.www.tacostactical.comAre you in the market for a new Kenmore appliance? Or perhaps you’ve inherited one and want to know its history? Whatever your reason may be, performing a Kenmore serial number loo...Nov 22, 2011 · Hello, I have just been given this model 38 airweight by my grandpa as a birthday gift. He told me he bought it new in box roughly 15-20 yrs ago. I would like to know if anyone can offer some assistance on dating this gun because I do not have much knowledge of the S&W brand. Serial number from the bottom of the handle is 929XXX. Serial Number Lookup. I apologize if this info is on the forum. I did look there and the internet and can't find anything. I believe this is a Model 14 pinned 6" barrel and non recessed cylinders. The serial number appears to be: 6K91971. Help with some info would be appreciated before I buy this gun. Thanks.Smith & Wesson Performance Center Model 642 Enhanced Action 38 Special Revolver. $556.49. As Low As $506.49 After Rebate. Add to Compare. (4) Smith & Wesson Model 642 Airweight Stainless with Crimson Trace Laser 38 Special Revolver. $686.99. As Low As $636.99 After Rebate. Add to Compare.Post pictures here including the serial number on the butt of the gun and someone will look up the shipping date. All we really need is the triple alpha serial prefix. With good, well lighted and sharp pictures, we can give you some idea of what it might be worth. S&WCA LM#2629 | Ex-Navy Vietnam Vet.Smith and Wesson Serial Number Date of Manufacture J Frame Revolver Here is an Auction for a Model 60 without a J prefix. The Model 60 came out in the mid 60's I think. Smith & Wesson Model 60 Chiefs Special Here is an engraved Model 36 without a J prefix.(says made before 1969) Engraved Smith & Wesson Model 3638 Special CTG Model 14-3 info. ... S&W serial lookup showed no results. Reactions: TTSH. Save Share. Like. Show more replies. 0 Reply. tomjimmy00. 1517 posts ... A forum community …The Kindle version is around $15. As Shaun says, likely 1983...or later. Around that time, S&W switched to a three alpha, up to 4 numeric numbering system like BBBxxxx Here's the lookup table. J Serial Prefix Models: 36, 37, 38, 49, 50.model 37 airweight serial number. Jump to Latest Follow. 10K views 8 replies 6 participants last post by 95Bravo Aug 9, 2022. W. wncshooting Discussion starter. 2 posts · Joined 2011. #1 · Oct 8, 2011. I just aquired a S&W model 37 airweight and I would like to find the date of manufacture. The serial number on the butt of the gun is 77J953 ...Many people look in the yoke cutout and provide the numbers found there. Except on relatively new guns, this usually is not the serial number and is unhelpful in identifying the handgun. Prior to WWII, S&W revolvers had no letter in front of the serial number. Beginning in 1942, some of them did.Jan 25, 2024 · 130 posts · Joined 2018. #2 · Jan 25, 2024. It looks like a Mod M&P 38 Hand Ejector. That S/N would have shipped from the factory 1906-1909. It appears to have been refinished but not by S&W at some point. A good cleaning and treatment for any rusting and it should make a good shooter. I have received an old Smith and Wesson 38 special pistol which was passed to me from my grandfather. I have no documentation on the gun and would like to know how old it is and any details the serial number might tell. The serial number is a five digit number on the bottom of the gun between the two sided hand grip. The number is " …357 MAGNUM. $ 1269. View. Since 1852 we’ve been an industry leading manufacturer of pistols, revolvers, rifles, and shooting accessories. We continue to bring innovative firearms to market that meet the needs of every shooter and deliver on exceptional quality with a brand you’ve learned to trust.Your family has a Model of 1899, 1st Model Military & Police, Army & Navy revolver from 1902. This revolver was designed specifically for the .38 Special cartridge …If you lose your savings bonds, or if you receive them as an inheritance and you're not sure if they've been redeemed, the U.S. Treasury offers different options for you to track t...At a minimum give us the serial number, or at least the 3 letter prefix that forms part of the serial, from the bottom of the metal grip frame, the model number from inside the yoke cut with the cylinder …Question model 38 airweight age and serial number. I recently purchased a model 38 airweight I belive it is a nickle finish not sure though. The serial number is J644118 what information does the …Oct 14, 2012 · Ok, so I recently acquired a Smith and Wesson .38 special hand ejector and have spent the better part of 5 hours trying to date it. So, I'm going to be as specific as I can. Serial number 6688**. (That's right - 6 digits) Says "Smith & Wesson" on left side of barrel, ".38 S&W Special ctg." on the right side. I would love to know when it was made (when I bought my used Browning Hi-Power I used Browning website/serial number and got it's build date easily) but couldn't find same on S&W official website. Anyway, its Stainless Steel, 4" barrel and has '38 S&W. SPECIAL CTG. stamped on right side of barrel, walnut grips and is in great shape.Feb 17, 2024 · Yes, Smith & Wesson provides an online database on their official website that can help you determine the manufacturing year using the serial number. 6. Can a Smith & Wesson revolver have its serial number removed or altered? Tampering with the serial number of a firearm is illegal, and it is important to keep the serial number intact for ... I would love to know when it was made (when I bought my used Browning Hi-Power I used Browning website/serial number and got it's build date easily) but couldn't find same on S&W official website. Anyway, its Stainless Steel, 4" barrel and has '38 S&W. SPECIAL CTG. stamped on right side of barrel, walnut grips and is in great shape.25255 posts · Joined 2012. #2 · Jan 22, 2014 (Edited) welcome01 to the forums from the Wiregrass! Your CM shipped in 1972. So, it should have a Mod. 15-? stamp inside the yoke in front of the cylinder. If it is a CM, it will have either a 2" or 4" barrel with adjustable rear sight and ramped front sight.Mar 24, 2017 · 4 posts · Joined 2017. #1 · Mar 24, 2017. I have a Smith & Wesson 38 Special CTG revolver that was my grandfathers. I was told that he bought it from a local police department when they switched over to 9MM. Any help in getting some more information on this gun would extremely grateful. Details - It's blued, with a 6 shot swing out cylinder ... Model 686-5 5" (Hi-Viz 7-shot) 686-5 6- and 7-Shot Model 686-5 Plus Mountain Gun 4" (1998 Pre-Lock) 📷. Model 686-6 VR UF Model 686-7 .38 Super Performance Center. 📷. Model 686 Plus (With Lock) Model 686 Plus Pro Series Model 686 CS1 U.S. Customs Service Model 686 SSR PRO Model 696 3".Serial bonds (or installment bonds) describes a bond issue that matures in portions over several different dates. Serial bonds (or installment bonds) describes a bond issue that ma...The serial number on the bottom of the butt is 6 digits and is 2515XX (the x's of course being substitutes for the numbers upon this forum's advice in a sticky). Serial numbers in and around the chamber also match. End of barrel to face of chamber is 4". Left side of barrel reads 38 S. & W. CTG.Jan 16, 2016 · 16 posts · Joined 2014. #2 · Jan 16, 2016 (Edited) Use the number on the bottom of the grip frame (or, in your parlance, the bottom of the handle). That is the one consistent place S&W put the serial #. The other numbers can be, and usually are, simply assembly numbers that have no meaning after leaving the factory. admin and Oldgungeezer. Kenmore is a well-known brand in the world of home appliances. With a wide range of products, including refrigerators, washing machines, and dishwashers, Kenmore has established it...Mar 14, 2008 · According to the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, the Model 60 was first produced in 1965 and shared serial number with the other Chief's Special models starting at about serial number 401754. In 1969 they changed to "R" prefix serial numbers beginning with R1. Please confirm the serial number on the bottom of the butt and we can go from there. Almost a million of these .38 caliber revolvers were made during the 1942-1945 period. Near the end of that run, an internal change was made in the lockworks, which was designated by an ‘S’. So late war Victory models …Dec 23, 2015 · Serial Number Lookup. I apologize if this info is on the forum. I did look there and the internet and can't find anything. I believe this is a Model 14 pinned 6" barrel and non recessed cylinders. The serial number appears to be: 6K91971. Help with some info would be appreciated before I buy this gun. Thanks. Smith and Wesson Model Specific. S&W Revolvers 1857 to 1945 38/44 HD date and value ... and what it's approximate value is. The gun has a 5 inch barrel, and serial numbers for the cylinder and grips match the frame. It has the model 10 type rear sight and a half moon front sight. ... Well the gun was built on the heavy 44 caliber frame …Apr 6, 2015 · The grips are definitely 1920's versions and if the SN inside the right panel matches, the gun shipped between 1928 and 1930. The .38 M&P with a 4" barrel was the military revolver of WWII, AKA the Victory model. It was identical to your GF's gun except for barrel length and finish. Feb 18, 2024 · 38 S & W Special CTG identity. I have recently received a 38 special revolver which was an older relative of mines gun and he passed away and left it to me. I am trying to get any information I can on it. It has model 36-1 just in front of the cylinder and a number 28277 with a D10 under it. The serial number on the butt of the frame is J8000xx. S. SW15-32021 Discussion starter. 2 posts · Joined 2021. #1 · May 21, 2021. I have recently inherited a S&W Model 15-3 due to the death of a relative. Can anyone help decode the serial number? 6K232XX. Gun is in great shape, but will need new grips. FIREARM HISTORY REQUEST. Smith & Wesson is excited to announce a new partnership with the Smith & Wesson Historical Foundation (S&WHF). The S&WHF will now be providing the Smith & Wesson letter of authenticity. A letter of authenticity can help bring new insight about the age, make and model of your firearm. To order a letter, please click the ... Nov 2, 2012 · Originally Posted by RBruce. I just found this on the Smith & Wesson Forum. I guess that makes mine October of 1942 or early November 1942. "I just received my factory letter and it confirms that Victory revolver number V158896 was shipped on November 20, 1942 to the US Navy, Oakland, CA. This is a standard 4 inch barrel Victory revolver in 38 ... Advertisement ­Intense study in the field of serial murder has resulted in two ways of classifying serial killers: one based on motive and one based on organizational and social pa...Feb 26, 2014 · Waidmann. The Colt's Official Police was born in 1905 as the Army Special, the name change to Official Police took place in 1926. The smaller piece is the Police Positive Special (essentially a stretched .32 frame). The larger one is the New Service. All three were offered in .38 Special. 10384 posts · Joined 2012. #5 · Nov 30, 2018. Welcome to the forum from Texas! "CTG" is just an abbreviation for "cartridge"". Your .38 Special looks to be on the cusp of when S&W started using model numbers and not names. In 57-58 timeframe all those M&_ Hand Ejectors became Model 10s.I would love to know when it was made (when I bought my used Browning Hi-Power I used Browning website/serial number and got it's build date easily) but couldn't find same on S&W official website. Anyway, its Stainless Steel, 4" barrel and has '38 S&W. SPECIAL CTG. stamped on right side of barrel, walnut grips and is in great shape.How to Identify/Date an S&W Serial Number. In most cases, a Smith & Wesson revolver’s serial number is engraved on the trigger guard, the crank, or the cylinder of the pistol. You can contact Smith & …The serial is also stamped on the breech face of the cylinder and under the barrel on the extractor rod flat. If all those serials match, it is in its original configuration. These guns are fun to shoot if you can find .38 Special ammo anywhere. It'll eat any pressure commercial ammo available out there so find some and take it to the range. The M prefix was used exclusively on the .22/32 line of revolvers. These would include the Models 34, 35, 43, 51 and 63 (all of those except the Model 35 were Kit Guns). The M prefix came into use in 1969 and remained the sole sequence for this line of revolvers until the three-alpha numbers replaced them in 1983. At a minimum give us the serial number, or at least the 3 letter prefix that forms part of the serial, from the bottom of the metal grip frame, the model number from inside the yoke cut with the cylinder …Jul 2, 2021 · Serial number 271016. I have a 38 special from my grandfather. I thought it might be from when he was a police officer in the late 50s and early 60s. But after looking at serial number I believe it is pre war. 271016 is the serial number on the bottom of the handle. On the side of handle under grip it also has a stamp of a 653, almost over ... How to Identify/Date an S&W Serial Number. In most cases, a Smith & Wesson revolver’s serial number is engraved on the trigger guard, the crank, or the cylinder of the pistol. You can contact Smith & … The M prefix was used exclusively on the .22/32 line of revolvers. These would include the Models 34, 35, 43, 51 and 63 (all of those except the Model 35 were Kit Guns). The M prefix came into use in 1969 and remained the sole sequence for this line of revolvers until the three-alpha numbers replaced them in 1983. In the world of data analysis, having the ability to access and interpret information quickly and accurately is crucial. One powerful tool that can aid in this process is the “look...Smith and Wesson Model Specific. S&W Revolvers 1857 to 1945 Help Identifying a S&W ... I only own a Taurus 38 special revolver and I'm not the biggest fan of it, it's not the best shooter ... 6-shot, the Serial number is 14298X and the SN is stamped on the butt of the gun, the barrel, and the drum. All match.Smith and wesson serial number lookup revolver. 38 S&W Regulation Police pre Model of 1953 I frames. *NOTE: The one TRUE place you can be sure of reading the original …I have a friend's Model 64, not blued, with wooden handle with a 4" barrel and am wondering if it's possible to date it based on Serial number. The SN starts with D5414.. It also has another number (57363) engraved in the same area where the model number is, as well as some other mark that I can't make out (doesn't look like letters or numbers).Where is my gun's serial number? And what are the other numbers stamped on it? If I give you the serial number of my gun, can you tell me what model / caliber it is? Is there a …AFAIK S&W has not made any factory SS revolvers chambered in .38S&W. Second, S&W made 3 different models of .38S&W revolvers with different serial number ranges. We need to determine the model first. The candidates are: 1) .38/32 Terrier aka Model 32: 1-7/8" barrel, round butt, I-frame or J-frame (small) w/ 1-1/4" long 5-shot cylinder.Smith & Wesson Model 37 Airweight revolver, 3 inch PINNED barrel, with Pachmyer grips. Serial number 22J45x. Page 6- Smith and Wesson serial number search Handguns: . 37, 38, 49, 50 and pre model number versions. . This smith & wesson revolver is a .38 special caliber 1159b5a9f9. Bande dessinee Gil Jourdan 16 Albums …Smith & Wesson 38 S&W SPECIAL CTG Year and Approximate Value. By David, 5 years ago on Smith & Wesson. 74,884. I inherited a Smith and Wesson 38 S&W SPECIAL CTG, MOD 64. The Serial # is D583872. It belonged to my mother and I believe my father bought it for her in the late 60s or early 70s. For the last 30 years it has been wrapped up in a …This smith & wesson revolver is a .38 special caliber. The serial number is S 8551XX. Here are the pictures, in one of these you can see the serial number, in the cylinder. Ahh. You are correct. Pictures help alot. That would be a post war 38 Military and Police (K frame pre model 10) made between 1945 and 1948. Jim.It is chambered for the .38 S&W Round, and has a 3 3/16" barrel. The only serial number I can find is on the bottom of the grip but of the revolver. The number has only four digits, 36xx. The revolver is in very good mechanical condition with a clean up-pitted barrel. It locks up tight and appears to work well in both DA and SA modes.. Check in to getting a Curio & Relic FFL license f25255 posts · Joined 2012. #2 · Jan 22, 2014 (Ed Feb 19, 2011 · Wiregrassguy. welcome01 to the forums from the Wiregrass, David! Your gun is a .38 M&P Model of 1905 or a .38 Hand Ejector, 3rd Model depending on whether the butt is square or round. It would have been made in 1905-06. S&W made millions of these guns. In the condition you describe, it is worth between $200-300. The serial number on the bottom of the butt is 6 digits and is 2515XX (the x's of course being substitutes for the numbers upon this forum's advice in a sticky). Serial numbers in and around the chamber also match. End of barrel to face of chamber is 4". Left side of barrel reads 38 S. & W. CTG. 19 posts · Joined 2012. #1 · Apr 6, 2012. Hello all, Model 37: The .38 Chiefs Special Airweight. Caliber: .38 S& W Special. Double-action revolver built on the J alloy frame with five screws, 5-shot fluted alloy cylinder with a nominal length of 1.53”, originally built with an alloy frame and an alloy cylinder weighing 10-3/ 4 oz., later built with steel cylinder. Prefix V. Smith Wesson used the V (victory) prefix from April 1942. A million of the 38 caliber revolvers were made during the 1942-1945 period. Here are some of the serial numbers that utilized the V prefix: Prefix SV. The inside of the lock works, denoted by an ‘S,’ was altered in 1945. Later Victory models were given the ‘SV’ designation. Aug 24, 2005 · Identifying features: Th...

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