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S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 All 5-Screw & Vintage 4-Screw SWING-OUT Cylinder REVOLVERS, and the 35 Autos and 32 Autos


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Old 12-09-2012, 10:17 PM
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I know that there are various lists posted for looking up S&W serial numbers and production dates, etc., but is there a book (small handbook?) that can be purchased somewhere? I would like to keep it in my truck so if I happen upon a possible early hand ejector find, I can just look it up in the book.
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'Fraid not. S&W kept track of shipping dates, not production dates. And then to really mess things up, the company didn't ship guns in order. The guns were stored in a vault and many times, it was last in, first out. I have a commercial 1917 that shipped many years later than similar guns with higher serial numbers.
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Here is the book (with the SN reference table in back):

Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson (Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson): Jim Supica, Richard Nahas: 9780896892934: Amazon.com: Books

And now the secret...photocopy the table and take it with you (shhhh) .
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The scsw is also available as an ebook and can be with you on your smart phone.
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I told "Santa" I wanted a Kindle HD for just that purpose.
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