Smith and wesson revolver serial number lookup. 423 18 Terre Haute I just bought two model 10 Smiths. One is ...

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Smith and Wesson Serial Number Date of Manufacture J Frame Revolver Lookup For models 36, 37, 38, 49, 50 and pre model number versions. Year-wise Serial Numbers 1950 = start at 1 1952 = 7369 - 21342 1953 = 28916 1955 = 55050 - 75000 1957 = 117770 - 125000 1962 = starts at 295000 1969 = ends at 786544 J serial Prefix Serial Numbers Here we’ll look at how to use it to identify the model. First, go to Smith and Wesson’s website. There you can enter your serial number into their search bar. The site will generate a list of results that match your serial number. Scroll through the results until you find one that matches your gun’s description.How to find the model number of your Smith & Wesson Revolver. Swing out the cylinder , check behind the yoke on the frame for a MODEL NUMBER. Model numbers began in 1957-58. So if there is no model number then your revolver may be older than 1957-58. In this case we can possibly still find the part you need wiFeb 3, 2017 · The "alphanumeric" - letters followed by numbers - serial numbers began in 1980. The S&W L frames, your Mod 586, were the first S&W's produced with this type of serial number. Yours then was produced in 1980-81 with some of that serial number as late as Oct of 1982. It's is very nice 357, one of the first ones too. GGF Save. andy · #5 · Sep 8, 2010 (Edited) All Smith and Wesson revolvers (well, at least the hand ejectors) have a serial number on the butt. Newer S&Ws also have the SN inside the crane. It is possible the Highway Patrolman is pre model 28. If the gun is an N-frame and has a checkered topstrap, then its a Model 27.Some collectors call it the Pre-Model 27. It was S&W's flagship gun beginning in 1935 and some still consider it to be the premiere gun in S&W's lineup. It appears to be original except for the trigger shoe. If you take the grips off, a serial number, minus the "S" will be stamped on the back of the right panel.#1/206 Many people have questions about how to identify a S&W revolver and when was it made. I borrowed this from a thread on Highroad.org forum. http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=356710 It has a lot of info that might be of interest to many of you. Identifying features:Serial # 917605. Thanks yall. The number that counts-- the legal serial number-- is the one found on the base of the butt. (The same number will usually be found on the rear face of the cylinder and the underside of the barrel.) The other number you see is probably just a factory assembly number. Steve.Hardcover. $54.06 19 Used from $61.16 28 New from $49.33. The Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, 4th Edition is the ultimate S&W gun guide! In this highly anticipated, detailed revision is a fully annotated identification and price guide to the world of Smith & Wesson revolvers, semi-autos, shotguns, rifles, military arms and other …Per the SCSW, the first year of production for the model 60 was 1965, the R serial number series for the model 60 started in 1969, and s/n R1152xx shipped in 1974-75. Also per the SCSW, the model 60 shared an all-numeric s/n series with the Chief Special until 1969, when the R s/n's started. FWIW I recently bought two model 60's, both in pretty ...Welcome to the forum! Your gun appears to be a 32 Smith & Wesson Hand Ejector, 3rd model made between 1911 and 1942; serial number range, 263001-536684. After 1958 that model became known as the S&W Model 30.The finish is called as blue or blued and the grips look to be genuine mother of pearl (MOP)...very fragile and chip easily.Dating a Smith&Wesson pistol. Please note that this list is a general guide and not meant to be exact. There is some dispute regarding the dates on some serial numbers and your gun may actually be a year off from what is listed. The precise shipping date as "lettered" can be several years off depending on model.The .38-caliber serial number range is from 241704-1000000. A continuation of .38 M&P Hand Ejector series. Built from 1905 to 1906. Available in 4-, 5-, 6- and 6.5-in. barrels. Finished in blue or nickel, with round or square butt. The .38-caliber serial number range 62450-73250, with about 10,800 produced. Note: Prices for the following four ...The Victory Revolver was produced during World War II, it is a variation of the Military & Police Model of 1905, fourth change and had the following characteristics between 1942 and 1945: Barrel: 2, 4, 5, or 6 inch. (4 inch common in .38 special, 5 inch common in 38/200 or .38 S&W) Sights: Fixed Finish: Early sandblast blue, sandblast mid-night ...Second, what you have is a Model 629-1 .44 Magnum revolver in Stainless Steel. The only sure way to find the serial number is to remove the grips and you will find it stamped on the bottom of the grip frame. The 629-1 44 magnum Classic Hunter was manufactured in the mid 80's.The answer is yes. The serial number can tell you the range of dates that the gun was made, and the specific year. Once you’ve determined the model, go on the manufacturer’s website to find which year the gun was made, from the digits following the dash. In this instance, 331-12345 was manufactured in the year 2007Oct 2, 2016 · There are many, many other S&W revolvers not covered here. I'll add more if and when the mood strikes me. Pre-War N frame. Year/Beginning Serial 1908….. 1 1909….. 2050 1910….. 5000 1911….. 7050 1912….. 9100 1913….. 11150 1914….. 13200 1915….. 15250 1916….. 15500 1917….. 16000 1918-1919 None 1920….. 16200 1921….. 16300 1922….. 18400 1923….. 19600 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.You need to provide more of the serial number to get the date of manufacture. It was made in either 1912 or 1913. The last serial number in 1912 was 42850. its 4203x. Just a five digit serial number that matches the one under the grip. Shrek73 · #4 · Jun 30, 2020. It was made in 1912. 1.S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present. S&W Model 66 No Dash with a 1978-79 Serial Number. Jump to Latest Follow 27449 Views 11 Replies 4 Participants Last post by legelegel, Nov 28, 2017. legelegel Discussion starter · ... Enjoy banner ad-free browsing with Smith And Wesson Forums Plus. Learn more. Smith And Wesson Forums. A forum …Welcome to the forum. The # S172691 is the serial #. The # 82628 is the assembly #. The 7 below is just an inspector stamp. SERIAL # LOCATIONS: Here are the 6 (or 7 on Triple Locks) pre-war fixed sight frame serial # locations which are also the locations remaining after WW II thru ~1956 to...1 - 14 of 14 Posts. Trebor · #2 · Feb 25, 2014. Rasper said: Identified as Model 17, s/n K349919. If someone can identify the year of manufacture, I would really appreciate it. Thanks.The guns had a name and yours was know as the 38 Military & Police. Serial numbers beginning with an S were produced from 1945 until 1948. In 1945 they started with S811338 and went to 999999 in 1948. Based on your serial number yours was probably late 1947 to early 1948. In 1957 the 38 M&P became the model 10.This gun's serial number nominally puts it circa early 1947, possibly 1946. According to the Production Tables in the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, the first Post WW2 I-frame serial is 536,685 in 1946. Improved "I" Frame. This .32 Handjector is 574,833 from about 1949 and is a classic "Improved I Frame".The serial number will be on the bottom of the butt. Bottom of the grip frame, which may be covered by the grips. Psalms 144:1 Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. Sworn Member of The Ballistic Order of St John Moses Browning. Welcome to the forum!Yours has the mushroom knob so we now have production of your .22/32 bracketed between 1923 and 1927. The serial # 409XXX supports that because in my database, serial numbers of guns near yours with verified shipping dates indicate your gun likely shipped May 1925.If the "R" and "J" are in some other location then they were likely stamped by a previous owner/agency/etc. Quote: 32 (short) cal Smith & Wesson Lemon Squeezer, manufactured Springfield, lMass. serial num on butt: 2041xx. .32 Safety Hammerless 3rd Model. Serial numbers ran from 170000 in 1909 to 242981 in 1937.The Victory Revolver was produced during World War II, it is a variation of the Military & Police Model of 1905, fourth change and had the following characteristics between 1942 and 1945: Barrel: 2, 4, 5, or 6 inch. (4 inch common in .38 special, 5 inch common in 38/200 or .38 S&W) Sights: Fixed Finish: Early sandblast blue, sandblast mid-night ...i am trying to get information on manufacture dates relative to serial numbers. My interest is in .32 and .38 safety hammerless lemonsqueezer revolvers. welcome01 to the forums from the Wiregrass! There is a great reference book most of us use called the Standard Catalog of S&W, 3rd Edition, by Supica and Nahas.As of 2014, a Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum ranges in price from $1,079 to $1,559, depending on the model of the revolver. The most expensive magnum is the Model 627 V-Comp, and the cheapest is Model 627.The .38-caliber serial number range is from 241704-1000000. A continuation of .38 M&P Hand Ejector series. Built from 1905 to 1906. Available in 4-, 5-, 6- and 6.5-in. barrels. Finished in blue or nickel, with round or square butt. The .38-caliber serial number range 62450-73250, with about 10,800 produced. Note: Prices for the following four ...When contacting customer service, please have the owner name, address, model and serial number available. The information will help the service representative to expedite your request. GENERAL CONTACT INFORMATION. By Telephone: (USA) 1-800-331-0852 Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:45PM EST (International) 1-413-781-8300 Monday-Friday …Apr 11, 2012 · 1. FlaRon Premium Member · #3 · Apr 12, 2012. Welcome to the forum. As grasshopper said pictures would help very much. Using that serial number and the fact that it is .32 cal and consulting the Standard Catolog of Smith & Wesson it may be a .32 hand ejector Model 30,31. Serial numbers 536685-712953 postwar 1946-1960. Regards, Manufacture Year by Serial Number "K" Frame Revolvers - 1899 to 1983: (Years/Serial Number Range) Pre-War Years: 1899-1902 ... Dating a Smith & Wesson Revolver: This list is merely a general guide and not meant to be exact. There is some dispute regarding the dates on some serial numbers.Choose whether your firearm is a handgun or a long gun, then click the corresponding link to access the lookup tool. Then, please search for the date your firearm was manufactured by entering its serial number. Alternatively, Smith & Wesson and ... How old is the .32 Smith and Wesson revolver? The 32 S w revolver is over 140 years old. It was first …Dating a Smith&Wesson pistol. Please note that this list is a general guide and not meant to be exact. There is some dispute regarding the dates on some serial numbers and your gun may actually be a year off from what is listed. The precise shipping date as "lettered" can be several years off depending on model.Save. hoya74 · #6 · May 22, 2020. Well-traveled S&W Victory 1943 shipped to USN Rosslyn, VA, likely the OSS Fowler Building. P proof on left upper frame and “W” marked butt. German post-war eagles and police marked “70 WB-S-HDBG” for Baden-Württemberg-Stadtkreis-Heidelberg on backstrap and left grip base. Wurttemberg Baden is a ...R. Medina on October 31, 2020: ttn intnl model 1878 s/n 4751. michael v ventimiglia on October 30, 2020: new england firearms ( N G 001039 ) model r22 ultra mini. Volunteer arms co. on October 29, 2020: 16 gauge serial number is 90524xe what would it be worth and how old is it. Joseph Farrell on October 27, 2020:When contacting customer service, please have the owner name, address, model and serial number available. The information will help the service representative to expedite your request. GENERAL CONTACT INFORMATION. By Telephone: (USA) 1-800-331-0852 Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:45PM EST (International) 1-413-781-8300 Monday-Friday 8:00AM-4:45PM EST ...127. on a S&W revolver, the true serial number, stamped on older or engraved on newer, is located on the butt of the revolver, the model number and may include a "dash" followed by the version (and sometimes a duplicate and/or partial serial number) is located on the inside yoke of the frame, the same area where inspection and recall ...Smith and Wesson Serial Number Date of Manufacture J Frame Revolver Lookup. For models 36, 37, 38, 49, 50 and pre model number versions. Year-wise Serial Numbers. 1950 = start at 1; 1952 = 7369 - 21342; 1953 = 28916; 1955 = 55050 - 75000; 1957 = 117770 - 125000; 1962 = starts at 295000; 1969 = ends at 786544; J serial Prefix Serial NumbersThe actual serial number is 837J98. We are able to look up some serial number set in the 4th or 5th edition of the S&W catalog. Nice pea shooter you have there. Regards, Gearchecker. Teach them the truth, and let them sort thru the cobwebs of liberalism that have infested their minds.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. ... Smith & Wesson has improved its American Guardians® program to ...It's a great place with very knowledgable participants. firebug085, The serial number range that contains your model 60 is 1974 to 1977: R100000 to R190000. I can extrapolate to guess that yours was late 1974 to early 1975, but that's a WAG. Others may have better information. The Following User Likes This Post:The .38-caliber serial number range is from 241704-1000000. A continuation of .38 M&P Hand Ejector series. Built from 1905 to 1906. Available in 4-, 5-, 6- and 6.5-in. barrels. Finished in blue or nickel, with round or square butt. The .38-caliber serial number range 62450-73250, with about 10,800 produced. Note: Prices for the following four ...Smith & Wesson 940 3 inches - Serial PKN0135. Smith & Wesson 940 3 inches - Serial BKR6263. BSJ = 1994/95. The others are 1991 and I assume PKN is BKN. serial number N443xx. Serial numbers ran from N1 in 1969 to N99999 in 1972. Jim. CalebJns. March 7, 2013, 08:04 PM.This diminutive hand gun was also well received and was sold to 22,172 customers who wanted a revolver on the premises and weren’t particular about its lethal qualities. Beginning with serial number 25,001 and continuing to 119,000, the Second Model double-action .38 was manufactured with no alteration except in the side-plate.Hi all, doing a little research on a pistol which my wife's uncle is handing down to our son. Its a S&W, 6 shot 22 LR revolver, the right side of the barrel reads "22 LONG RIFLE CTG." All the serial numbers on the underside of the barrel, bottom of hand grip, and backside of the cylinder all match. The SN is: K210537.Oct 10, 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. The 25-2 would have had factory Goncalo Alves checkered target stocks. Basically N Frame versions of the stocks on your 14-4. Nice collection. 1980, 1997, 1980, and 1996. It looks like all but the 25-2 are sporting their original stocks. The 25-2 would have had factory Goncalo Alves checkered target stocks.The serial number of your gun is on the bottom of the grip on the butt. A Model 29-2 serial number should start with a "N" prefix - example: N 68337. Double check and list the correct serial number. Also, photo's help a lot too. Welcome to the forum PB. Duty then is the sublimest word in the English language.Smith & wesson serial number lookup. How to tell when a smith and wesson was made. ... Smith & Wesson revolvers are some of the most popular handguns in the world. The company has been making firearms since 1852, and it has produced millions of guns over the years. Smith & Wesson is one of the largest gun manufacturers in the United …Serial numbers ran from 263001 in 1917 to 536684 in 1942. Heat treating on this model started at SN. 321000 in 1920 so yours pre dates that. To get an actually shipping date would require a letter from S&W. Grips would be black rubber with the S&W monogram or walnut with a diamond around the screw escutcheon.Hello, I need help finding the year of when my model 17 22 long rifle revolver was made. Serial number inside the front of the trigger on the inside frame, visible only when you swing open the chamber, is K 73088. The number on the butt is K65038; and the number located on the bottom of the barrel where the extractor arm is, is K65038 also.Smith & Wesson Transition 22/32 image courtesy invaluable.com. During the depths of The Depression—1936—Smith & Wesson introduced a 22/32 revolver with a 4" barrel. Christened the Kit Gun, it ...Dec 22, 2021 · The serial number is on the heel of the grip. Model is 66-2. Other marks are probably production marks used to coordinate operations within the factory. There is considerable hand work on these revolvers. Others may have more specifics about the production coding. The pre-world war 2 Single Action Army started with one and went to 357,859. It didn't matter if it was a flat top, Bisley, Sheriff Model or Frontier Six Shooter, they were all in the same serial number series. Smith & Wesson on the other hand tended to number each variation of the same basic type revolver in its own series.A wartime version of the original Model 10, the Smith & Wesson Victory model is a class WWII collectible. How To Know It's A S&W Victory Model: They have a “V” prefix in the serial number. U.S.-purchased guns have “US Government Property” roll-marked on the topstrap. As well as the flaming bomb ordnance mark and the inspector’s …Here's what the SCSW says about them: The .45 Hand Ejector U.S. Army – Model 1917. Caliber: .45 ACP or .45 Auto Rim. Double-action revolver built on the square butt N frame with five screws; 5-1/ 2” round pinned barrel, blue finish. Fixed sights consisting of a 1/ 10” forged round blade front sight, rear sight is a notch cut into the ...S&W made a lot of different models that chamber .38 Special and until 1968 or so, they could have the same serial number. The most common of the revolvers is the .38 Military & Police model that later became the Model 10. Most of the pre-WWII guns have a 6 digit serial number. S&W has made over 6 million of them since 1899.S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present. I can only guess that you guys get sick of this question but it appears that S&W serial number lookup resources are just non-existent. I can easily find the date of manufacture for my other guns but not my S&W. Oh well, I'll play the newbie card and lets see how hard I get trolled.First, if it's an older S&W and it's shiny, it's nickel finish, not stainless. 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:Some revolvers also have the serial number located on the inside of the frame, in the yoke area. Pistols - The serial number is located on the side of the frame. Sigma series - The serial number is located on the frame under the front of the handgun. SW99 - The serial number is located on the frame at the rear of the pistol.Smith & Wesson 940 3 inches - Serial PKN0135. Smith & Wesson 940 3 inches - Serial BKR6263. BSJ = 1994/95. The others are 1991 and I assume PKN is BKN. serial number N443xx. Serial numbers ran from N1 in 1969 to N99999 in 1972. Jim. CalebJns. March 7, 2013, 08:04 PM.M&P SHIELD® EZ® PISTOL IMPORTANT SAFETY RECALL NOTICE FOR PISTOLS MANUFACTURED BETWEEN MARCH 1ST, 2020 AND OCTOBER 31ST, 2020. Smith & Wesson has identified two M&P Shield EZ Pistols on which the hammers manufactured by our supplier were cracked. In those firearms, the hammer failed to fully engage the sear, …Save. andy · #5 · Sep 8, 2010 (Edited) All Smith and Wesson revolvers (well, at least the hand ejectors) have a serial number on the butt. Newer S&Ws also have the SN inside the crane. It is possible the Highway Patrolman is pre model 28. If the gun is an N-frame and has a checkered topstrap, then its a Model 27.Second, what you have is a Model 629-1 .44 Magnum revolver in Stainless Steel. The only sure way to find the serial number is to remove the grips and you will find it stamped on the bottom of the grip frame. The 629-1 44 magnum Classic Hunter was manufactured in the mid 80's.The Smith & Wesson Model 10, previously known as the Smith & Wesson .38 Hand Ejector Model of 1899, the Smith & Wesson Military & Police or the Smith & Wesson Victory Model, is a K-frame revolver of worldwide popularity. In production since 1899, the Model 10 is a six-shot, .38 Special, double-action revolver with fixed sights. Over its long …Welcome! It looks like your 686 shipped in 1985, probably 'twixt July and November. My Oath, taken in 1973, to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, stands. If you don't mind, I would love to know the manufacture date of my new-to-me 686 (no dash).Model 1917 Identification help. My Grandfather was in WWI and it was said that this was his service revolver. He was also a local policeman and chief in the 50's. The serial number on the butt is obscured and the strap ring has been filed off. The serial number on the cylinder is also obscured. The serial number on the under side of barrel is ...Does anyone have or know of a website or link for S&W pistol serial number lookup? As I've got a 686-4 I'm looking for date of manufacture on as well as potential value. Save Not open for further replies. 1 - 20 of 56 Posts 1 2 3 Next Wiregrassguy Premium Member · #2 · Mar 30, 2022Mar 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. Apr 11, 2012 · 1. FlaRon Premium Member · #3 · Apr 12, 2012. Welcome to the forum. As grasshopper said pictures would help very much. Using that serial number and the fact that it is .32 cal and consulting the Standard Catolog of Smith & Wesson it may be a .32 hand ejector Model 30,31. Serial numbers 536685-712953 postwar 1946-1960. Regards, ... serial number, which is always located on the bottom of the grip. The following serial number tables can be used to further estimate the gun's age. Please ...How to find the model number of your Smith & Wesson Revolver. Swing out the cylinder , check behind the yoke on the frame for a MODEL NUMBER. Model numbers began in 1957-58. So if there is no model number then your revolver may be older than 1957-58. In this case we can possibly still find the part you need wiAug 9, 2019 · They list the 1D numbers starting in 1976 but the model 64 started in 1970. Now , the picture of the ser# appears to have two numbers scrubbed out. If that is the case it would date to 1973-1974. The tapered barrel was discontinued in 1973 so it is possibly a very early 1973 gun. Hicks1842 said: So I recently got my hands on a smith and wesson .32 DA 4th model and was trying to find a year of manufacturing its serial number is 67xxx. Forester said: 1883-1909 4th 43406-282999. Yes but I am trying to find a year that this individual was manufactured to tell if I needed to register it. Reply.The number you listed for the 10-5 is the assembly number, which is arbitrary and basically meaningless. The serial number of a Model 10 is found on the …Feb 2, 2021 · The 25-2 would have had factory Goncalo Alves checkered target stocks. Basically N Frame versions of the stocks on your 14-4. Nice collection. 1980, 1997, 1980, and 1996. It looks like all but the 25-2 are sporting their original stocks. The 25-2 would have had factory Goncalo Alves checkered target stocks. If you will list a partial serial number I will look it up in the Catalog. The 32-1 revolvers began in 1961, so it's at least 59 years old. If the grips have a diamond around the grip screw it would be dated prior to 1966. I think production ended in 1974, but I would have to recheck that.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. The answer is yes. The serial number can tell you the range of dates that the gun was made, and the specific year. Once you've determined the model, go on the manufacturer's website to find which year the gun was made, from the digits following the dash. In this instance, 331-12345 was manufactured in the year 2007Smith and Wesson Serial Number Date of Manufacture J Frame Revolver Lookup For models 36, 37, 38, 49, 50 and pre model number versions. Year-wise Serial Numbers 1950 = start at 1 1952 = 7369 - 21342 1953 = 28916 1955 = 55050 - 75000 1957 = 117770 - 125000 1962 = starts at 295000 1969 = ends at 786544 J serial Prefix Serial NumbersFrom "Smith and Wesson 1857-1945" by Neal & Jinks, your 38 is a 5th Model made from 1907 to 1940. Probably mid 1920s to early 1930s since final serial number in series was 261,000 range and they started with 220,000 range. Your .32 is a 2nd model made between 1902 and 1909. Probably earlier in the range because serial numbers were 91,000 ...The left sid eof the barrel states " 38 S & W SPECIAL U.S. SERVICE CTG'S" The top of the barrel reads " SMITH & WESSON SPRINGFILED MASS USA PAT'D APRIL 9, 89 MARCH 27, 94 MAY 21, 96 JULY 16, 95 AUG 4, 96 DEC 22, 96 OCT 4, 98 OCT 8, 01 DEC 17, 01" The only other marings on the gun are the five digit serial number on the …This diminutive hand gun was also well received and was sold to 22,172 customers who wanted a revolver on the premises and weren’t particular about its lethal qualities. Beginning with serial number 25,001 and continuing to 119,000, the Second Model double-action .38 was manufactured with no alteration except in the side-plate.With a few very rare exceptions, all Smith & Wesson firearms have the serial number stamped on the bottom or the front of the grip. This is the most authoritative place to …TIP-UP REVOLVERS NIGHT GUARD SERIES REVOLVERS TARGET PISTOLS ENHANCED SIGMA SERIES TOP-BREAK REVOLVERS SAFETY HAMMERLESS .22 CALIBER .32 CALIBER .32-20 CALIBER .38 CALIBER .357 MAGNUM .44 CALIBER .45 CALIBER NUMBERED MODEL REVOLVERS SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOLS 1911 SERIES CHIEF'S SPECIAL SERIES SD SERIES SIGMA SERIES MILITARY & POLICE (M&P) SEMI-AUTO...#1/206 Many people have questions about how to identify a S&W revolver and when was it made. I borrowed this from a thread on Highroad.org forum. http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=356710 It has a lot of info that might be of interest to many of you. Identifying features:. The following information on Smith & WessTIP-UP REVOLVERS NIGHT GUARD SERIES REVOLVERS TARGET PISTOLS ENHANCED Smith & Wesson moved to the three-letter prefix on serial numbers starting in 1980 with the (then brand new) L-frame revolvers, of which yours obviously is. The 681 is the fixed sight version of the far more popular 686, and produced in WAY less numbers.Revolvers - The official serial number is located on the bottom of the butt of the frame. Some revolvers also have the serial number located on the inside of the frame, in the yoke area. Pistols - The serial number is located on the side of the frame. S&W Revolvers 1945 to Present. I can on Save. hoya74 · #6 · May 22, 2020. Well-traveled S&W Victory 1943 shipped to USN Rosslyn, VA, likely the OSS Fowler Building. P proof on left upper frame and “W” marked butt. German post-war eagles and police marked “70 WB-S-HDBG” for Baden-Württemberg-Stadtkreis-Heidelberg on backstrap and left grip base. Wurttemberg Baden is a ... 144 new pages for a grand total of 528 pag...

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