Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > Smith & Wesson Revolvers > S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980
Forum Register Expert Commentary Members List


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-27-2012, 11:40 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 2
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Help with Date of Manufacture.

I originally signed up because of a concern over a difference between the number on the crane and the frame of a Model 12-3 which was a wonderful and unexpected Christmas present from my wife. However in searching the forum I pretty much found the answer. The numbers should not match since the crane number is an internal manufacturing number and the frame number is the actual serial number. (If that is wrong, please straighten me out.)
However, if someone would be willing to identify the year of manufacture of this gun it would be appreciated. The SS is 4D89xxx. The gun is mint and appears unfired. The box was pristine and the cleaning tool was present as well as the factory literature. I intend to carry and use it though, because that is how I enjoy my guns.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-27-2012, 11:47 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: VA
Posts: 1,580
Likes: 112
Liked 333 Times in 205 Posts
Default

Your 4D is a 1979 birthday. You are correct that the butt number is the serial number and other numbers mean nothing.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-27-2012, 12:22 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 2
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thank-you ken158. There was a 1979 dated receipt in the box from a pawn shop. I assumed that was a subsequent sale. Maybe it was the original sale after all.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980 Thread, Help with Date of Manufacture. in Smith & Wesson Revolvers; I originally signed up because of a concern over a difference between the number on the crane and the frame ...
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Manufacture Date? Wiregrassguy S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 9 08-24-2012 12:49 PM
Date of Manufacture Hurryin' Hoosier S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 2 02-21-2012 04:21 PM
Date of manufacture...M41 BDH Smith & Wesson Semi-Auto Pistols 3 02-20-2012 01:34 PM
Manufacture date and fired case date indymike Smith & Wesson Semi-Auto Pistols 13 01-23-2011 04:22 PM
M19-3 Manufacture date rz10 S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980 2 09-03-2010 08:55 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:32 PM.


S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2015
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)