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Old 05-15-2018, 04:39 PM
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Default Chiefís Special Year

My dadís EDC. What year was it produced?

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Old 05-15-2018, 04:47 PM
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59159 probably shipped in 1955. I have SNs listed which are either side of yours which did. It is also in the 1955 production SN range (55050 – 75000).
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Awesome. Thank you. Itís a pretty sweet shooter. I donít he realizes itís older than he is!
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An early 38 Chiefs Special Model of 1953 New J frame with 4 screw side plate; a pre model 36.
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Welcome aboard from Wyoming.

Very cool to have your dad's edc! Fantastic.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

I have 59221, which shipped in April '55. For clarification, the factory doesn't track production dates, only the date it shipped the gun. It's possible to get a letter from the S&W Historical Foundation ($75) that will tell you the ship date and to where the gun was shipped, likely a distributor or shop.
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