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Old 02-18-2017, 11:41 AM
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I picked up a very nice Model 10-6 HB and was wondering if anyone could help with date of Mfg. Serial # AHZ 8435
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Old 02-18-2017, 11:52 AM
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Best I can tell sometime after 1986 according to the standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson 3'rd edition. Welcome to the forum.

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I picked up a very nice Model 10-6 HB and was wondering if anyone could help with date of Mfg. Serial # AHZ 8435
Something isn't right here. The Model 10-6 ended in 1977, being replaced by the 10-8, and cannot have that kind of serial number. Please re-check letters and digits.
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Old 02-18-2017, 08:53 PM
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I checked again and it is stamped 10-6
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I checked again and it is stamped 10-6
If that's the case and you did indeed get that serial number off the butt of the grip frame, my wisdom is at an end. The only letter that can be in a 10-6 serial is a D. As raisenin99 said, AHZ8435 is a serial number pattern that was adopted in the 1980s, by which time no 10-6's were made.
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That serial number should mean it shipped in 1985 or 1986, approximately of course.

The Model 10-8 was still in production then, so I would wonder if what looks like a 6 was a poorly struck 8. Or someone at the factory goofed and used the wrong stamp.
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10-6 or 10-8 - the only way to tell for sure is to locate the gas ring. If it is on the cylinder and not on the yoke, it is a dash 8. The serial number would make it highly unlikely to be a dash 6.
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I have a 10-6 ser# C915354 am trying to find the MFG date if anyone can help, would appreciate the help. It was my fathers City of Miami PD service pistol and they gave it to him when he retired. Thanks!
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Here is my 10-6 on the right. (10-5 on the left)
My 2nd edition says the D prefix started in 1967.
So, I believe my high D SN was made in 67 or 68.
It's a heavy barrel.
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I have a 10-6 ser# C915354 am trying to find the MFG date if anyone can help, would appreciate the help. It was my fathers City of Miami PD service pistol and they gave it to him when he retired. Thanks!
I would guess sometime between 1962 and 1967
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I have a 4" Mod10-6 No. D555X63. Does anybody know what year she may have been manufactured?
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I have a 4" Mod10-6 No. D555X63. Does anybody know what year she may have been manufactured?
With relative certainty in 1973, possibly early 1974.

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