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Old 09-13-2017, 04:35 PM
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This is a culmination of a list I found on the firingline forum and on other pages online. There may be a fee things that are incorrect, but I figured I'd just share it on here so if anyone wants to use the list they can. If you find anything wrong, please let me know so I can fix it on my own list. I didn't put new guns on here, except maybe a few of the stainless ones may be new. It's a little out of order, but I tried to put the stainless models after the regular models. If anyone has anything else that I could add to it let me know as well please. I didn't do the year they began or ended production.



Model 10: 6 shot K frame 38 spl
RB/SB (2", 3", 4", 5", 6"
barrel lengths) (few 2.5"
barrels made made for
special contracts) (RB &
SB) (Military & Police)

Model 10 HB: Model 10 with Heavy
barrel (2", 3", 4", 5", 6"
barrel lengths) (Military &
Police Heavy Barrel)

Model 64: Stainless Model 10 (2", 3",
4", very limited 6" barrels)
(heavy barrel & tapered
barrel) (RB & SB) (M&P
Stainless) (Also a variant
M&P DAO)

Model 11: 6 shot .38 S&W (Military &
Police)

Model 12: Airweight Model 10 (M&P
Airweight)

Model 13: Model 10 in .357 with 3"
or 4" heavy barrel (Model 10-6
Was the prototype for this model)
(357 Magnum M&P)

Model 65: Stainless Model 13 (357
Magnum M&P Stainless)

Model 14: Long barrel Model 15 (6" &
& 8 3/8" (with very
limited 4" and even less 5"
barrels)) (K-38
Masterpiece)

Model 15: Model 10 with Adjustable
Sights & Square Butt (even
on snub (snub has heavy
barrel)) (K-38 Combat
Masterpiece)

Model 67: Stainless Model 15

Model 16: 6 shot K frame .32 Long
with Adjustable sights
(K-32 Masterpiece)

Model 17: 6 shot K frame .22 lr with
adjustable sights (4" (few)
- 6" - 8 3/8" non-tappered
barrels) (K-22
Masterpiece)

Model 18: Model 17 with 4" tapered
barrel (K-22 Combat
Masterpiece)

Model 19: 6 shot K frame with
shrouded ejector rod .357
Mag (Combat Magnum)

Model 66: Stainless Model 19

Model 20: 6 shot N frame .38 spl with
shrouded ejector rod and
tapered barrel
(38/44 Heavy Duty)

Model 520: Model 20 in .357
(Originally only 3,000
made for NYSP but were
never put into service)
(This model was brought
back in 2005 but was a post-
buyout gun and looks very
different and not nearly as nice)

Model 21: 6 shot N frame .44 spl
with shrouded ejector rod
and tapered barrel
(1950 Model 44 Military)

Model 22: 6 shot N frame .45 ACP
with shrouded ejector rod
and tapered barrel
(1950 Model 45 Army)

Model 23: 6 shot N frame .38 spl with
shrouded ejector rod and
adjustable sights (38/44
Outdoorsman)

Model 24: Model 21 with adjustable
sights (1950 Model 44
Target)

Model 624: Stainless Model 24

Model 25: Model 22 with adjustable
sights (1955 Model 45
Target)

Model 625: Stainless Model 25

Model 26: Model 22 with light barrel
(1955 Model 45 Target:
Light Barrel)

Model 27: 6 shot N frame .357 mag
with adjustable sights
(.357 Magnum)

Model 627: Stainless Model 27

Model 28: 6 shot N frame .357 mag
with adjustable sights
(.357 Highway Patrolman)

Model 29: 6 shot N frame .44 mag
with adjustable sights
(N frame 44 mag version
of Model 19) (44 Magnum)

Model 629: Stainless Model 29

Model 30: 6 shot I/J frame .32 long
RB only (.32 Long version
of Model 36) (32 Hand
Ejector) (I frame on pre-
models only)

Model 31: Square butt Model 30 (32
Regulation Police)

Model 32: 5 shot I/J frame .38 S&W
RB only (.38 S&W version
of Model 36) (38 Terrior)
(I frame on pre-models only)

Model 33: Square butt Model 32 (38
Regulation Police)

Model 34: I/J .22 lr with adjustable
sights (4" barrel)
(.22/.32 Kit Gun)
(I frame on pre-models only)

Model 35: 6 shot I/J .22 lr with
adjustable sights (6" barrel)
(22/32 Target) (I frame on
pre-models only)

Model 63: Stainless Model 35

Model 36: 5 shot I/J frame .38 spl
(Chief's Special) (Limited
target versions made)
(I frame on pre-models only)

Model 60: Stainless Model 36
(Limited target versions
made)

Model 37: Airweight Model 36

Model 637: Stainless Model 37

Model 38: Model 37 with shrouded
hammer (Bodyguard) (RB only)
(Only AW to be produced
before full weight)

Model 638: Stainless Model 38

Model 39: 8 shot semi-auto in 9mm or
.40 S&W (4" barrel) (in
either Airweight or full
weight) (adjustable sights
(for windage only))
(9mm Double Action)

Model 639: Stainless Model 39

Model 40: Model 36 with
internal hammer and a
squeeze safety on the
handle (Centennial (aka
Lemon Squeezer))

Model 640: Stainless Model 40
(also available in .357 in
new models only)

Model 940: Model 40 in 9mm

Model 41: 10 shot .22 lr semi-auto
Large frame gun with
adjustable sights (5"
lightweight barrel, 5"/
heavy barrel, 5 1/2",7",
7 3/8") (22 Semi-
Automatic)

Model 42: Airweight Model 40
(Centennial Airweight)

Model 442: Model 42 with aluminum
frame and blued cylinder

Model 642: Model 42 with aluminum
frame and Stainless
cylinder

Model 43: 6 shot Airweight J frame
.22 lr with adjustable
sights (.22/.32 Kit Gun
Airweight) (3 1/2" barrel)

Model 44: Single action Model 39

Model 45: 6 shot K frame .22 lr (22
Military & Police)

Model 46: .22 lr (22 Semi-Auto)

Model 47: Experimental number used
on several guns

Model 48: 6 shot K frame .22 mag
with adjustable sights
(K-22 Masterpiece MRF)

Model 49: Full weight version of
Model 38

Model 649: Stainless Model 49 (also
available in .357 in new
models only)

Model 50: Model 36 with adjustable
sights (38 Chief Special
Target)

Model 650: Stainless Model 50

Model 51: 6 shot J frame .22 Mag
with adjustable sights

Model 651: Stainless Model 51 (22/32
MRF Kit Gun)

Model 52: .38 spl Semi-Auto
wadcutter

Model 53: 6 shot N frame .22 Mag
with adjustable sights and
A shrouded ejector rod
(22 Center Fire Magnum)

Model 54: Experimental Never Issued

Model 55: Experimental Never Issued

Model 56: 6 shot K frame .38 spl
with adjustable sights
(KTX 38) (Became Model
15 2" bl)

Model 57: 6 shot N frame .41 Mag
with adjustable sights and
shrouded ejector rod
(N frame .41 mag version
of Model 19) (41 Magnum)

Model 657: Stainless Model 57

Model 58: 6 shot N frame .41 mag
with fixed sights and
exposed ejector rod. (N
frame .41 mag version of a
Model 13) (41 Magnum
M&P)

Model 59: 14 shot .9mm semi-auto
(9mm Semi-Auto Alloy)

Model 659: Stainless Model 59

Model 61: 22 lr Semi-Auto (22
Escort)

Model 62: Experimental Never Issued

Model 68: 6 shot stainless K frame
.38 spl with adjustable
sights and shrouded
ejector rod

Model 69: Experimental Never Issued for older guns.
(It is a current release however as a stainless,
5 shot 44 mag.)

Model 75: Experimental Never Issued

Model 76: .9mm Automatic Machine
gun

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Old 09-13-2017, 04:36 PM
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I forgot to add round butt/square butt on almost all of these.
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What an effort. The one thing that struck me was the Model 13. Before it you identified the Model 10 HB which I liked. Then in the Model 13 you mentioned just the Model 10. I was expecting to see the Model 10 HB as the prototype for the Model 13 was the Model 10-6 HB.

A true nit but if I didn't know about the Model 10 HB it could confuse me when looking at any Model 10 and wondering how they got to the Model 13.

It is a format "nit" not a accuracy "nit".
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:06 PM
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True, I can see that. I didn't even think about that one. That's why I needed input though, so thank you. I was trying with several of them to kind of explain what it looks like based on other models like the 13 does looks like a 10 but I forgot the heavy barrel part (not sure if I put that it has a heavy barrel though). Like when I said the 29 looks like an N frame 19 in 44 mag to help describe what it looks like, but also by saying a model 10 in .357 it implied that it is a 6 shot K frame as well. There were several that I referred to as a model 36 with......juat to try and give a visual idea. Example: Model 39 is a Mod 36 with a shrouded hammer, but in round butt only. That way people (I had hoped) would assume it's a 5 shot .38 J frame right off the rip and then visualize that with a shrouded hammer. Plus it saved me from having to write the frame size, number of rounds and caliber on quite a few. The model 57 & 58 were another example. Mostly to give a visual to people, but you're right I should've said it's a model 10 HB in .357. I didn't catch that. Thank you for pointing that out. I'm sure there are other things as well that I'd like to know. I just found it hard to get a decent description of many of the old school revolvers in any good detail. I only found one list that didn't give number of rounds or try to paint a picture of what they look like so I attempted to do it myself.
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Okay, now that I looked at it again, I did say heavy barrel, but there is a lot of info on each gun that would've taken even longer than I already spent lol. I just wanted to describe a visual of all of them and give a few things about them. This is all the info I have had to find on my own because I wanted to learn all of these myself, so I wanted to save someone else months of digging like I spent. This list has taken some time. At least a couple months working on it here and there.
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I just hope it makes sense to other the way it does to me
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Also, I have no idea how the links got in there. I didn't put them there, it made them on its own.
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I hope you didn't take my comment as a negative in any way. I was just commenting on the format. Like I said I think it is a heck of an effort.

I think the forum software keys on "key" works and creates a link.
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Just a technicality but there weren't any I frames with model numbers. The J frame was in full production for all small frames before model numbers came into use.
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Way cool and I respect the work it took to get it put together.

Pictures would be a lot of work also, but nice.
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Great list

Model 39 was DA/SA, not DAO.
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Quite an undertaking. Especially when most/many of us do not likely even have a written descriptive list of our personally owned Smiths.
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I hope you didn't take my comment as a negative in any way. I was just commenting on the format. Like I said I think it is a heck of an effort.

I think the forum software keys on "key" works and creates a link.
No, definitely not. I wanted as much feedback as possible. I understood what you were saying. I had just read that the other day, but I just know if I started giving more detailed info like that on one, I'd end up doing it for all of them haha, it would be several more months before I finished. I appreciate feedback because I'd like to refine this list and repost it one day. Thanks again.
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Model 39 was DA/SA, not DAO.
Ah, thank you. I used Wikipedia for some of this and it said DAO, but it isn't always right. I think when I was the Model 44 was a single action 39,i just assumed what I saw about the 39 was true. Thanks for the feedback.
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Just a technicality but there weren't any I frames with model numbers. The J frame was in full production for all small frames before model numbers came into use.
Good catch! I knew that too, but I didn't even think about it at the time. This list on the firingline forum just had model numbers and they all said I/J so I wrote it down that way without even thinking about it. Good catch, thanks for the feedback. I guess in case someone wanted to know about premodels it would be helpful since I did put the model names on there too, but that wasn't how I intended it to be. I just threw the names on there for more info. I should've left the I frame off and I'm a little disappointed with myself for not catching that one lol.
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The model 69 is no longer experimental number and was issued to the stainless 5 shot 44 mag on an L frame. But, I am sure you know that.

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You show the model 38 as a shrouded version of the model 36. It is more appropriately a shrouded version of the model 37.
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The model 69 is no longer experimental number and was issued to the stainless 5 shot 44 mag on an L frame. But, I am sure you know that.

I love the list.
Thanks! Yeah, and even though I don't like the new revolvers much from them, I do like the 69, especially if it had magna grips on it. This was just for the old system. Thanks. For the input though.
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You show the model 38 as a shrouded version of the model 36. It is more appropriately a shrouded version of the model 37.
Great list.
Dang, another good catch, I missed that one too. Great point, thanks for the input. I'm gonna take all the input from everyone and correct my list. Maybe repost after it's fixed up.

I appreciate everyone fixing the little things on here. My OCD wants the list to be perfect haha.
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Great effort. One small thing, The model 19 is a "Combat Magnum", not a "Combat Masterpiece".
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Don't forget the Model 520, an updated Model 20 chambered in .357
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Great effort. One small thing, The model 19 is a "Combat Magnum", not a "Combat Masterpiece".
Dang it. I know that too, my autocorrect got me on that one. Thanks for letting me know, I gotta change that one. Funny thing is I own a Combat Masterpiece too, but I didn't catch that in the proofread. I appreciate everyone's input. I knew I'd have some stuff wrong, but a couple I'm embarrassed that I missed like the one about the model 38, and about the 19 and a couple others. Thanks y'all, keep the corrections coming please.

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When the editing is finished, this needs to be made a sticky for the forum. It would be an invaluable assistant, especially to new users trying to figure out what grandpa's gun is....
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When the editing is finished, this needs to be made a sticky for the forum. It would be an invaluable assistant, especially to new users trying to figure out what grandpa's gun is....
Thank you, I appreciate you appreciating my efforts. I didn't know until this morning that I could edit it. Keep the suggestions coming. I could add the new ones in too, but I don't care for most of the new ones, and I'm sure more info is available for them anyhow. I would like to add in all the dash numbers for all of them as well, but I didn't start that yet. I'd like to add them in eventually though.
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Don't forget the Model 520, an updated Model 20 chambered in .357
I had to look that one up. Nice addition. I saw the new one and was like hell no, but I saw the old school ones, that is nice. I'll throw that in too. I'm glad people are actually looking at this and helping me out because for so long I wanted a nice list with all these on here. I know most of them off the top of my head now, but it took quite a while to figure out. Keep the suggestions coming please.
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S&W revolver names before World War II
Name Caliber Frame
.22 Hand Ejector Ladysmith 22 Long M
.22/32 Target 22 Long Rifle I
.22 Outdoorsman 22 Long Rifle K
.32 Hand Ejector (round Butt) 32 S&W Long I
.32 Regulation Police (Square Butt) 32 S&W Long I
.32-20 Hand Ejector 32-20 Win. K
.38 Military&Police 38 Spl K
.38 Hand Ejector (same as above, with
adjustable sights)
.38 Regulation Police (Square Butt) 38 S&W I
.38 Terrier 2" Round Butt 38 S&W I
.38/44 Heavy Duty (fixed sights) 38 Spl N
.38/44 Outdoorsman (Adj. Sights) 38 Spl N
.357 Magnum 357 Mag N
.44 HAnd Ejector Military Model 44 Spl N
.44 Hand ejector Model 1926 44 Spl N
(shrouded extractor rod)
.45 U.S. Army Revolver, Model 1917 45 ACP N
.455 Hand ejector British Service 455 Mark II N

Letter designations assigned S&W Revolvers 1900-1930
32 Double Action R
32 Safety Hammerless G
38 Single Action S
38 Double Action D
38 Safety Hammerless Y
44 Double Action L
22 Hand Ejector M
32 Hand ejector I
38 Military and Police K
44 Hand Ejector N
38 Double Action Perfect P
22 Perfect Single Shot T
35 Automatic A
32 Regulation Police B
38 Regulation Police E
22/32 Heavy Frame Target V

Factory Model/caliber designation begun in 1930s
22/32 Target IT22 Square Butt
22/32 Kit Gun IT22 Round Butt
K-22 Masterpiece KT22
32 Hand Ejector I32 Round Butt
32 Regulation Police I32 Square Butt
K-32 Masterpiece KT32
38 Regulation Police I38 Square Butt
38 S&W Terrier I32 Round Butt
38 Military & Police K38
38/44 Heavy Duty N38
K-38 Masterpiece KT38
38/44 Outdoorsman NT38
357 Magnum NT357
1926 Model 44 Military N44
1926 Model 44 Target NT44
1917 Army N45


S&W Model Listing
Model year year Frame Caliber Name
intro Discon Size
10 1899 K 38 Spl Military & Police
10 HB 1960 K 38 Spl Military & Police Heavy Barrel
11 1936 1965 K 38 S&W Military & Police
12 1953 1986 KA 38 Spl Military & Police Airweight
13 1974 K 357 Mag 357 Magnum M&P
14 1947 1982 KT 38 Spl K-38 Masterpiece
15 1949 KT 38 Spl K-38 Combat Masterpiece
16 1947 1973 KT 32 S&W Long K-32 Masterpiece
17 1946 KT 22 LR K-22 Masterpiece
18 1949 1986 KT 22 LR K-22 Combat Masterpiece
19 1955 KT 357 Mag 357 Combat Magnum
20 1930 1966 N 38 Spl 38/44 Heavy Duty
21 1908 1966 N 44 Spl 1950 Model 44 Military
22 1917 1966 N 45 ACP 1950 Model 45 Army
23 1931 1966 NT 38 Spl 38/44 Outdoorsman
24 1908 1966 NT 44 Spl 1950 Model 44 Target
24 1984 1984 NT 44 Spl 7500 units reintroduced
25 1955 1983 NT 45 ACP 1955 Model 45 Target
25-3 1977 1977 NT 45 Colt 125th Commemorative
25-4 1977 1977 NT 45 Colt 125th Delux Comm
25-5 1978 NT 45 Colt 45 Colt
26 1950 1966 NT 45 ACP 1950 45 Target Light Barrel
27 1935 NT 357 Mag 357 Magnum
28 1954 1986 NT 357 Mag 357 Highway Patrolman
29 1955 NT 44 Mag 44 Magnum
30 1896 1976 I&J 32 S&W Long 32 Hand Ejector
31 1917 I&J 32 S&W Long 32 Regulation Police
32 1936 1974 I&J 38 S&W 38 Terrier
33 1917 1974 I&J 38 S&W 38 Regulation Police
34 1936 I&J 22 LR 22/32 Kit Gun 4" barrel
35 1911 1973 I&J 22 LR 22/32 Target 6" Barrel
36 1950 J 38 Spl 38 Chief Special
37 1952 JA 38 Spl 38 Chief Special Airweight
38 1955 JAC 38 Spl Bodyguard
39 1954 1981 Auto 9mm 9mm Double Action
both alloy and steel
39-1 1960 1960 Auto 38 AMU Commonly called M-52A
alloy
40 1952 1974 JS 38 Spl Centennial
41 1952 Auto 22 LR 22 Semi-Automatic
41-1 1960 1972 Auto 22 short 22 Short Semi-Auto
42 1953 1974 JAT 38 Spl Centennial Airweight
43 1954 1974 JAT 22 LR 22/32 Kit Gun Airweight
44 1954 1959 Auto 9mm 9mm Semi, Single Action
alloy
45 1936 1965 K 22 LR 22 Military & Police
46 1959 1968 Auto 22 LR 22 Semi Auto
47 Experimental number used on several guns
48 1959 1986 KTM 22 WMRF K-22 Masterpiece MRF
49 1959 JC 38 Spl Bodyguard Steel Frame
50 1955 1975 JT 38 Spl 38 Chief Special Target
51 1960 1974 JTM 22 WMRF 22/32 MRF Kit Gun
52 1961 Auto 38 Spl 38 Chief Special Target
Steel
52-A See Model 39-1
53 1961 1974 KTC 22 Jet 22 center fire magnum
54 Experimental never issued
55 Experimental never issued
56 1962 1963 KT 38 Spl KTX 38 Became Mod 15 2" bl.
57 1964 NT 41 Mag 41 Magnum
58 1964 1978 N 41 Mag 41 Magnum Military& Police
59 1971 1981 Auto 9mm 14 shot 9mm Semi-Auto
Alloy
60 1965 J 38 Spl 38 Chief Special Stainless
61 1970 1973 Auto 22 LR 22 Escort
62 Experimental never issued
63 1977 JT 22 LR 1977 22/32 Kit Gun Stainless
64 1970 K 38 Spl 38 Military&Police Stainless
65 1974 K 357 Mag 357 Mag M&P Stainless
66 1971 KT 357 Mag 357 Combat Mag Stainless
67 1972 KT 38 Spl 38 Combat Masterpiece Stainless
68 1976 1976 KT 38 Spl California Highway Patrol
Model Stainless
69/75 Not officially assigned -- used experimentally
76 1968 1974 Auto 9mm Machine Pistol
77 1970 1978 22 cal Air rifle
78 1971 1978 22 Cal CO2 Pellet Pistol
79 1971 1978 177 Cal CO2 Pellet Pistol
80 1975 1978 177 BB CO2 Semi Auto Rifle


New Model Numbering System
--------------------------
147-A 1979 1979 9mm 14 shot DA steel frame Model 59
325PD 2003 N 6 shot 45 ACP, 2.5" barrel, Scandium Frame
329PD 2003 N 6 shot 44 Magnum, Scandium Frame, Stainless Brl, Ti Cylinder
340 J 5 shot 357 Magnum, Scandium Frame, shrouded/internal hammer
396 L 5 shot 44 Special, 3-1/8" barrel, Aluminum alloy frame
439 1979 9mm 8 shot DA Semi Auto Alloy
459 1979 9mm 14 shot DA Semi Auto Alloy
469 1983 9mm 12 Shot DA Semi Auto Alloy
500 2003 X 5 shot 500 S&W Magnum
520 1980 1980 N 357 Mag, Fixed Sights
539 1980 1983 9mm 8 shot DA semi auto Carbon Steel
547 1980 1985 K Steel 9mm Military & Police
559 1980 1983 Auto 9mm 14 shot DA Semi Auto Carbon Steel
581 1980 L 357 Mag Distinguished Service Magnum
586 1980 L 357 Mag Distinguished Combat Magnum
610 N 10 mm, 6 shot, stainless
624 1985 1986 NT 44 Spl 1985 Target Stainless
625 N 45 ACP and 45 Colt Stainless
627 N 357 Magnum, Stainless
629 1979 NT 44 Mag Stainless
629 Classic N 44 Mag, Stainless, full underlug
639 1982 Auto 9mm 8 shot DA Semi Auto Stainless
645 1985 Auto 45ACP DA Semi Auto Stainless
649 1985 JC 38 Spl Bodyguard Stainless
650 1982 JM 22 WMRF Service Kit Gun Stainless
651 1982 JTM 22 WMRF Target Kit Gun Stainless
657 N 41 Magnum, 6 shot, Stainless
659 1982 Auto 9mm 14 shot DA semi Auto Stainless
669 1985 Auto 9mm 12 shot DA Semi Auto Stainless
681 1980 L 357 Mag Distinguished Service Mag Stainless
686 1980 L 357 Mag Distinguished Combat Mag Stainless
686+ L 357 Mag, 7 shot cylinder, Stainless
SW1911 2003 45 ACP 1911


Model and Dash numbering system
--------------------------------
Model 10
-1 1959 Heavy Barrel
-2 1961 Changed extractor rod thread to LH on standard barrel
-3 1961 Same as above, for heavy barrel
-4 1962 Screw in front of trigger eliminated
-5 1962 1/10" to 1/8" front sight, on standard barrel
-5 1962 Screw in front of trigger guard eliminated on
heavy barrel model
-7 1977 Change to put gas ring from yoke to cylinder
-8 1977 Change to put gas ring from yoke to cylinder
on heavy barrel model
Model 12 1957
-1 1962 Change extractor rod to LH thread, eliminate
screw in front of trigger guard
-2 1962 Front sight changed from 1/10" to 1/8"
-3 1977 Gas ring on yoke to cylinder
-4 1984 Change frame thickness to same as all K frames
Model 13 No designation used to avoid confusion with air force model
13 air crewman
Model 13
-1 1974 Introduced
-2 1977 Change back to gas ring on cylinder
-3 1982 eliminate cylinder counterbore
Model 14,15,16,17,18,48,53 (all start without dash in 1957)
-1 1959 Change to LH extractor rod thread
-2 1961 Cylinder stop changed, hole in front of trigger
guard eliminated
-3 1967 Relocation of rear sight leaf screw
-4 1977 Changed gas ring from yoke to cylinder
19 All of the above changes and
-5 1982 Eliminate cylinder counterbore

N-Frame Model Blue
------------------

Model 20,21,22,23,24,25 (except 25-5) 26,27,28,29
-1 1960 Change to LH thread
-2 1961 Cylinder stop changed, hole in front of trigger
guard eliminated
-3 1982 Eliminate cylinder counterbore (magnums only)
-4 2004 Thunder Ranch 44 Special, fixed sight
Model 57 1964 Introduced
-1 1982 Eliminate cylinder counterbore
Model 629 1980 Introduced
-1 1982 Eliminate cylinder counterbore
Model 25-5 1978 -5 means 45 Colt caliber
125'th anniversary model, -3 (standard) -4 (delux)
both of these used a shorter than standard cylinder.
-7 1985 45 Colt, 5" barrel, unfluted cylinder
K-Frame Stainless Models
------------------------
64 1970 Introduced
-1 1972 Heavy barrel
-2 1977 2" standard barrel, gas ring from yoke to cylinder
-3 1977 Same as above, for heavy barrel
65 -1 1974 introduced
-2 1977 gas ring from yoke to cylinder
-3 1982 Eliminate cylinder counterbore
66 1971 introduced
-1 1977 Gas ring from yoke to cylinder
-2 1982 Eliminate cylinder counterbore
67 1972 introduced
-1 1977 gas ring from yoke to cylinder
39 1957 start of model numbering system
-1, 1961 Made in 38 AMU cartridge for military 87 made.
52-A -2 1971 Change of extractor
41 1957 start of model numbering system
-1 1960 22 Short chambering
(dash number not always stamped)
52 1961 introduced
-1 1963 Single action only
-2 1971 Changed extractor
52-A See model 39-1
59 1971 introduced, no dash numbers used during production
61 1970 introduced in March
-1 May '70 Add magazine safety
-2 Sep '70 Addition of barrel nut
-3 1971 Forged Al frame
76 1968 introduced, discontinued 1974 no dash numbers used

Small Frame Revolvers
---------------------
Model 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35
1957 Start of numbering system
-1 1961 Change from I frame to J frame
36 -1 1967 Indicates 3" heavy barrel
37, 38, 40, 42, 43, 49, 63, 649, 650, 651
No dash numbers ued on above numbers
60 1965 Introduced
-1 1972 Heavy barrel variation made in 1972, not marketed
limited production only


SCREWS
5 screw:
4 screws on the side(one normally under the grips) is the original way to hold the side plate on.
The one in front of the trigger guard, the fifth screw retained the cylinder lock spring.

4 screw;
One of the screws holding the side plate on was dropped in the late 50's making a 4 screw S&W a

3 screw;
The screw in front of the trigger guard was dropped in 1962 making all later guns 3 screw.

Pre-War N frame.

Year/Beginning Serial

1908….. 1-------------1926….. 25000
1909….. 2050----------1927….. 28500
1910….. 5000----------1928….. 29500
1911….. 7050----------1929….. 30000
1912….. 9100----------1930….. 34000
1913….. 11150---------1931….. 36000
1914….. 13200---------1932….. 38375
1915….. 15250---------1933….. 41200
1916….. 15500---------1934….. 43350
1917….. 16000---------1935….. 45500
1918-1919 None--------1936….. 47200
1920….. 16200---------1937….. 48700
1921….. 16300---------1938….. 52000
1922….. 18400---------1939….. 57200
1923….. 19600---------1940….. 59000
1924….. 20800---------1941….. 62350
1925….. 22000---------1942-1945 None

Post-War S Series N frames:

S62,489 – S67,999……..1946 - Early 1947
S68,000 – S71,999……….Late 1947 – Early 1948
S72,000 – S72,499……….Late 1948 - Early 1949
S72,500 – S74,999……….Late 1949 – Early 1950
S75,000 – S80,499……….Late 1950 – Early 1951
S80,500 – S85,999……….Late 1952 – Early 1952
S86,000 – S94,999…….…Late 1952 – Early 1953
S95,000 – S102,999…….Late 1953 – Early 1954
S103,000 – S139,999……Late 1954 – Early 1955*
S140,000 – S149,999….Late 1955 – Early 1956
S150,000 – S175,999……Late 1956 – Early 1957
S176,000 – S181,999……Late 1957 – Early 1958
S182,000 – S194,499……Late 1958 – Early 1959
S194,500 – S206.999……Late 1959 – Early 1960
S207,000 – S219,999……Late 1960 – Early 1961
S220,000 – S227,999……Late 1961 – Early 1962
S228,000 – S231,999……Late 1962 – Early 1963
S232,000 – S235.999……Late 1963 – Early 1964
S236,000 – S257,999……Late 1964 – Early 1965
S258,000 – S261,999……Late 1965 – Early 1966
S262,000 – S289,999……Late 1966 – Early 1967
S290,000 – S304,999……Late 1967 – Early 1968
S305,000 – S329,999……Late 1968 – Early 1969
S330,000 – S333,454……Late 1969 – Early 1970


*Note that a number of S frames with serials in the S138000-S140000 range (and the range may be wider either way) are seen that were shipped much later than the serial would suggest should be the case. In one known example a gun with serial S136431 was not shipped until June of 1958. It's possible that a large block of serial numbers that appear to be from 1954-55 were not actually used until 1957-58. It at least one case a gun has a 5-screw serial and was built as a 4-screw gun.


N Series N Frames:

N1 – N60,000………….......1970-72
N60,001 – N 190,000…...1972-74
N190,001 – N430,000…...1975 – 77
N430.001 – N 550,000…..1978
N550,001 – N580,000….. 1979
N580,001 – N790,000…...1980
N790,001 – N932,999...…1980-83

Post-War S Series K Frames:

S811,120 – S999,999…….1946 – 48

C Series K Frames: (Fixed Sight Models)

C1 - C233,999………….....1948 – 52
C236,004 – C261,483…….1953
C277,555 – C314,031….…1954 – 56
C402,924 – C405,018…….1957
C405,019 – C429,740…..1958 – 59
C429,741 – C474,148…….1960
C474,149 – C622,699…….1961 – 62
C622,700 – C810,532…….1963 – 65
C810,533 – C999,999…..1966 – 67

D Series K Frames: (Fixed Sight Models)

D1 – D90,000…………….....1968
D90,001 – D330,000……..1969 -70
D330,001 – D420,000………1971 – Early 72
D420,001 – D510,000………Late 1972 – Early 73
D510,001 – D659,901………Late 1973 – Early 1974
D659.902 – D75000………..Late 1974 – Early 1975
D750,001 – D870,000………Late 1975 – Early 1976
D870,001 – D999,999………Late 1976 – Early 1977
2D00001 - 2D80,000……….1977
2D80,001 – 2D99,999………1978
4D00001 – 6D10,000……….1979
6D10,0001 – 7D10,000……1980
7D10,001 – 9D44,500…..1981
9D44,501 – 17D8,900………1982
17D8,901 – 21D0883……….1983

K Series K Frames (Adjustable Sight Models)

K101 – K614……………......1946
K615 – K18,731…………....1947
K18,732 – K73,121……..…1948
K73,122 – K84,149……..…1949
K84,150 – K104,047…...1950
K104,048 – K136,690...1951
K136,691 – K175,637...1952
K175,638 – K210,095...1953
K210,096 – K231,255...1954
K231,256 – K266,154...1955
K266,155 – K288,988...1956
K288,989 – K317,822...1957
K317,823 – K350,547...1958
K350,548 – K386,804...1959
K386,805 – K429,894...1960
K429,895 – K468,098...1961
K468,099 – K515,478...1962
K515,479 – K553,999....1963
K555,000 – K605.877....1964
K605,878 – K658.986....1965
K658,987 – K715,996....1966
K715,997 – K779.162....1967
K779,163 – K848,781....1968
K848,782 – K946,391....1969
K946,382 – K999,999....1970
1K1 – 1K39,500.........1970
2K1 – 2K22.037.........1970
1K39,501 – 1K999,999...1971
2K22,038 – 2K55,996....1971
3K1 – 3K73,962.........1971
2K55,997 – 2K99,999....1972
3K31,280 – 5K6,616.....1972
4K1 – 4K1,627..........1972
4K1,628 – 4K54,104.....1973
5K6,617 – 5K73,962.....1973
4K54,105 – 4K99,999....1974
5K73,963 – 6K58,917....1974
7K1 – 7K26,043.........1974
7K26,044 – 7K70,577....1975
6K98,918 – 8K20,763....1975
8K20,764 – 9K1.........1975
8K20,000 – 9K100,000...1975
9K1,001 – 9K99,999.....1976
10K001 – 24K9,999......1977
25K001 – 56K9,999......1978 – 79
57K001 – 91K6,800......1980
91K6,801 – 124K000.....1981
125K000 – 269K9,999....1982
270K000 – 311K273......1983

1980 Three-Letter Prefix Series Begins at AAA000

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That is the list I used for a lot of my information actually. I got it off the firingline. There is other stuff 9n there that I didn't use, but it was not what I wanted. It leaves out visual details, doesn't tell how many rounds either. I was more interested in knowing the amount of rounds that the years it was made. That list is where I got most of the gun names from though too. I assumed T meant target, but there were a few I found that didn't have adjustable sights so I wasn't completely sure.
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Especially the dash numbers were confusing. I couldn't see how that many models had the exact same dash numbers so I didn't use that. I want to add dashes into my list eventually, but I'm going to do it under each gun. Even if they do have the same features in their dashes, I want to visually display it under each one. In fact that list was my inspiration for making my own.

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I know, I want to buy one, but I started making a list of the ones that I liked, and it turned into a list of all the old school ones because I wanted to learn what each one was, and by typing it all out I know most of them off the top of my head now. At that point though I figured why not post it. I never normally start a thread but I figured someone may find it useful. Especially for peoxjust getting into the old Smiths who don't know that the book exists and don't want to spend 30-50 bucks to find out about one single gun they came across or inherited. I would get a lot of use out of the book, I'd read it cover to cover, but I'm sure many people don't care enough about these old guns to buy it.
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S&W revolver names before World War II
Name Caliber Frame
.22 Hand Ejector Ladysmith 22 Long M
.22/32 Target 22 Long Rifle I
.22 Outdoorsman 22 Long Rifle K
.32 Hand Ejector (round Butt) 32 S&W Long I
.32 Regulation Police (Square Butt) 32 S&W Long I
.32-20 Hand Ejector 32-20 Win. K
.38 Military&Police 38 Spl K
.38 Hand Ejector (same as above, with
adjustable sights)
.38 Regulation Police (Square Butt) 38 S&W I
.38 Terrier 2" Round Butt 38 S&W I
.38/44 Heavy Duty (fixed sights) 38 Spl N
.38/44 Outdoorsman (Adj. Sights) 38 Spl N
.357 Magnum 357 Mag N
.44 HAnd Ejector Military Model 44 Spl N
.44 Hand ejector Model 1926 44 Spl N
(shrouded extractor rod)
.45 U.S. Army Revolver, Model 1917 45 ACP N
.455 Hand ejector British Service 455 Mark II N

Letter designations assigned S&W Revolvers 1900-1930
32 Double Action R
32 Safety Hammerless G
38 Single Action S
38 Double Action D
38 Safety Hammerless Y
44 Double Action L
22 Hand Ejector M
32 Hand ejector I
38 Military and Police K
44 Hand Ejector N
38 Double Action Perfect P
22 Perfect Single Shot T
35 Automatic A
32 Regulation Police B
38 Regulation Police E
22/32 Heavy Frame Target V

Factory Model/caliber designation begun in 1930s
22/32 Target IT22 Square Butt
22/32 Kit Gun IT22 Round Butt
K-22 Masterpiece KT22
32 Hand Ejector I32 Round Butt
32 Regulation Police I32 Square Butt
K-32 Masterpiece KT32
38 Regulation Police I38 Square Butt
38 S&W Terrier I32 Round Butt
38 Military & Police K38
38/44 Heavy Duty N38
K-38 Masterpiece KT38
38/44 Outdoorsman NT38
357 Magnum NT357
1926 Model 44 Military N44
1926 Model 44 Target NT44
1917 Army N45


S&W Model Listing
Model year year Frame Caliber Name
intro Discon Size
10 1899 K 38 Spl Military & Police
10 HB 1960 K 38 Spl Military & Police Heavy Barrel
11 1936 1965 K 38 S&W Military & Police
12 1953 1986 KA 38 Spl Military & Police Airweight
13 1974 K 357 Mag 357 Magnum M&P
14 1947 1982 KT 38 Spl K-38 Masterpiece
15 1949 KT 38 Spl K-38 Combat Masterpiece
16 1947 1973 KT 32 S&W Long K-32 Masterpiece
17 1946 KT 22 LR K-22 Masterpiece
18 1949 1986 KT 22 LR K-22 Combat Masterpiece
19 1955 KT 357 Mag 357 Combat Magnum
20 1930 1966 N 38 Spl 38/44 Heavy Duty
21 1908 1966 N 44 Spl 1950 Model 44 Military
22 1917 1966 N 45 ACP 1950 Model 45 Army
23 1931 1966 NT 38 Spl 38/44 Outdoorsman
24 1908 1966 NT 44 Spl 1950 Model 44 Target
24 1984 1984 NT 44 Spl 7500 units reintroduced
25 1955 1983 NT 45 ACP 1955 Model 45 Target
25-3 1977 1977 NT 45 Colt 125th Commemorative
25-4 1977 1977 NT 45 Colt 125th Delux Comm
25-5 1978 NT 45 Colt 45 Colt
26 1950 1966 NT 45 ACP 1950 45 Target Light Barrel
27 1935 NT 357 Mag 357 Magnum
28 1954 1986 NT 357 Mag 357 Highway Patrolman
29 1955 NT 44 Mag 44 Magnum
30 1896 1976 I&J 32 S&W Long 32 Hand Ejector
31 1917 I&J 32 S&W Long 32 Regulation Police
32 1936 1974 I&J 38 S&W 38 Terrier
33 1917 1974 I&J 38 S&W 38 Regulation Police
34 1936 I&J 22 LR 22/32 Kit Gun 4" barrel
35 1911 1973 I&J 22 LR 22/32 Target 6" Barrel
36 1950 J 38 Spl 38 Chief Special
37 1952 JA 38 Spl 38 Chief Special Airweight
38 1955 JAC 38 Spl Bodyguard
39 1954 1981 Auto 9mm 9mm Double Action
both alloy and steel
39-1 1960 1960 Auto 38 AMU Commonly called M-52A
alloy
40 1952 1974 JS 38 Spl Centennial
41 1952 Auto 22 LR 22 Semi-Automatic
41-1 1960 1972 Auto 22 short 22 Short Semi-Auto
42 1953 1974 JAT 38 Spl Centennial Airweight
43 1954 1974 JAT 22 LR 22/32 Kit Gun Airweight
44 1954 1959 Auto 9mm 9mm Semi, Single Action
alloy
45 1936 1965 K 22 LR 22 Military & Police
46 1959 1968 Auto 22 LR 22 Semi Auto
47 Experimental number used on several guns
48 1959 1986 KTM 22 WMRF K-22 Masterpiece MRF
49 1959 JC 38 Spl Bodyguard Steel Frame
50 1955 1975 JT 38 Spl 38 Chief Special Target
51 1960 1974 JTM 22 WMRF 22/32 MRF Kit Gun
52 1961 Auto 38 Spl 38 Chief Special Target
Steel
52-A See Model 39-1
53 1961 1974 KTC 22 Jet 22 center fire magnum
54 Experimental never issued
55 Experimental never issued
56 1962 1963 KT 38 Spl KTX 38 Became Mod 15 2" bl.
57 1964 NT 41 Mag 41 Magnum
58 1964 1978 N 41 Mag 41 Magnum Military& Police
59 1971 1981 Auto 9mm 14 shot 9mm Semi-Auto
Alloy
60 1965 J 38 Spl 38 Chief Special Stainless
61 1970 1973 Auto 22 LR 22 Escort
62 Experimental never issued
63 1977 JT 22 LR 1977 22/32 Kit Gun Stainless
64 1970 K 38 Spl 38 Military&Police Stainless
65 1974 K 357 Mag 357 Mag M&P Stainless
66 1971 KT 357 Mag 357 Combat Mag Stainless
67 1972 KT 38 Spl 38 Combat Masterpiece Stainless
68 1976 1976 KT 38 Spl California Highway Patrol
Model Stainless
69/75 Not officially assigned -- used experimentally
76 1968 1974 Auto 9mm Machine Pistol
77 1970 1978 22 cal Air rifle
78 1971 1978 22 Cal CO2 Pellet Pistol
79 1971 1978 177 Cal CO2 Pellet Pistol
80 1975 1978 177 BB CO2 Semi Auto Rifle


New Model Numbering System
--------------------------
147-A 1979 1979 9mm 14 shot DA steel frame Model 59
325PD 2003 N 6 shot 45 ACP, 2.5" barrel, Scandium Frame
329PD 2003 N 6 shot 44 Magnum, Scandium Frame, Stainless Brl, Ti Cylinder
340 J 5 shot 357 Magnum, Scandium Frame, shrouded/internal hammer
396 L 5 shot 44 Special, 3-1/8" barrel, Aluminum alloy frame
439 1979 9mm 8 shot DA Semi Auto Alloy
459 1979 9mm 14 shot DA Semi Auto Alloy
469 1983 9mm 12 Shot DA Semi Auto Alloy
500 2003 X 5 shot 500 S&W Magnum
520 1980 1980 N 357 Mag, Fixed Sights
539 1980 1983 9mm 8 shot DA semi auto Carbon Steel
547 1980 1985 K Steel 9mm Military & Police
559 1980 1983 Auto 9mm 14 shot DA Semi Auto Carbon Steel
581 1980 L 357 Mag Distinguished Service Magnum
586 1980 L 357 Mag Distinguished Combat Magnum
610 N 10 mm, 6 shot, stainless
624 1985 1986 NT 44 Spl 1985 Target Stainless
625 N 45 ACP and 45 Colt Stainless
627 N 357 Magnum, Stainless
629 1979 NT 44 Mag Stainless
629 Classic N 44 Mag, Stainless, full underlug
639 1982 Auto 9mm 8 shot DA Semi Auto Stainless
645 1985 Auto 45ACP DA Semi Auto Stainless
649 1985 JC 38 Spl Bodyguard Stainless
650 1982 JM 22 WMRF Service Kit Gun Stainless
651 1982 JTM 22 WMRF Target Kit Gun Stainless
657 N 41 Magnum, 6 shot, Stainless
659 1982 Auto 9mm 14 shot DA semi Auto Stainless
669 1985 Auto 9mm 12 shot DA Semi Auto Stainless
681 1980 L 357 Mag Distinguished Service Mag Stainless
686 1980 L 357 Mag Distinguished Combat Mag Stainless
686+ L 357 Mag, 7 shot cylinder, Stainless
SW1911 2003 45 ACP 1911


Model and Dash numbering system
--------------------------------
Model 10
-1 1959 Heavy Barrel
-2 1961 Changed extractor rod thread to LH on standard barrel
-3 1961 Same as above, for heavy barrel
-4 1962 Screw in front of trigger eliminated
-5 1962 1/10" to 1/8" front sight, on standard barrel
-5 1962 Screw in front of trigger guard eliminated on
heavy barrel model
-7 1977 Change to put gas ring from yoke to cylinder
-8 1977 Change to put gas ring from yoke to cylinder
on heavy barrel model
Model 12 1957
-1 1962 Change extractor rod to LH thread, eliminate
screw in front of trigger guard
-2 1962 Front sight changed from 1/10" to 1/8"
-3 1977 Gas ring on yoke to cylinder
-4 1984 Change frame thickness to same as all K frames
Model 13 No designation used to avoid confusion with air force model
13 air crewman
Model 13
-1 1974 Introduced
-2 1977 Change back to gas ring on cylinder
-3 1982 eliminate cylinder counterbore
Model 14,15,16,17,18,48,53 (all start without dash in 1957)
-1 1959 Change to LH extractor rod thread
-2 1961 Cylinder stop changed, hole in front of trigger
guard eliminated
-3 1967 Relocation of rear sight leaf screw
-4 1977 Changed gas ring from yoke to cylinder
19 All of the above changes and
-5 1982 Eliminate cylinder counterbore

N-Frame Model Blue
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Model 20,21,22,23,24,25 (except 25-5) 26,27,28,29
-1 1960 Change to LH thread
-2 1961 Cylinder stop changed, hole in front of trigger
guard eliminated
-3 1982 Eliminate cylinder counterbore (magnums only)
-4 2004 Thunder Ranch 44 Special, fixed sight
Model 57 1964 Introduced
-1 1982 Eliminate cylinder counterbore
Model 629 1980 Introduced
-1 1982 Eliminate cylinder counterbore
Model 25-5 1978 -5 means 45 Colt caliber
125'th anniversary model, -3 (standard) -4 (delux)
both of these used a shorter than standard cylinder.
-7 1985 45 Colt, 5" barrel, unfluted cylinder
K-Frame Stainless Models
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64 1970 Introduced
-1 1972 Heavy barrel
-2 1977 2" standard barrel, gas ring from yoke to cylinder
-3 1977 Same as above, for heavy barrel
65 -1 1974 introduced
-2 1977 gas ring from yoke to cylinder
-3 1982 Eliminate cylinder counterbore
66 1971 introduced
-1 1977 Gas ring from yoke to cylinder
-2 1982 Eliminate cylinder counterbore
67 1972 introduced
-1 1977 gas ring from yoke to cylinder
39 1957 start of model numbering system
-1, 1961 Made in 38 AMU cartridge for military 87 made.
52-A -2 1971 Change of extractor
41 1957 start of model numbering system
-1 1960 22 Short chambering
(dash number not always stamped)
52 1961 introduced
-1 1963 Single action only
-2 1971 Changed extractor
52-A See model 39-1
59 1971 introduced, no dash numbers used during production
61 1970 introduced in March
-1 May '70 Add magazine safety
-2 Sep '70 Addition of barrel nut
-3 1971 Forged Al frame
76 1968 introduced, discontinued 1974 no dash numbers used

Small Frame Revolvers
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Model 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35
1957 Start of numbering system
-1 1961 Change from I frame to J frame
36 -1 1967 Indicates 3" heavy barrel
37, 38, 40, 42, 43, 49, 63, 649, 650, 651
No dash numbers ued on above numbers
60 1965 Introduced
-1 1972 Heavy barrel variation made in 1972, not marketed
limited production only


SCREWS
5 screw:
4 screws on the side(one normally under the grips) is the original way to hold the side plate on.
The one in front of the trigger guard, the fifth screw retained the cylinder lock spring.

4 screw;
One of the screws holding the side plate on was dropped in the late 50's making a 4 screw S&W a

3 screw;
The screw in front of the trigger guard was dropped in 1962 making all later guns 3 screw.

Pre-War N frame.

Year/Beginning Serial

1908….. 1-------------1926….. 25000
1909….. 2050----------1927….. 28500
1910….. 5000----------1928….. 29500
1911….. 7050----------1929….. 30000
1912….. 9100----------1930….. 34000
1913….. 11150---------1931….. 36000
1914….. 13200---------1932….. 38375
1915….. 15250---------1933….. 41200
1916….. 15500---------1934….. 43350
1917….. 16000---------1935….. 45500
1918-1919 None--------1936….. 47200
1920….. 16200---------1937….. 48700
1921….. 16300---------1938….. 52000
1922….. 18400---------1939….. 57200
1923….. 19600---------1940….. 59000
1924….. 20800---------1941….. 62350
1925….. 22000---------1942-1945 None

Post-War S Series N frames:

S62,489 – S67,999……..1946 - Early 1947
S68,000 – S71,999……….Late 1947 – Early 1948
S72,000 – S72,499……….Late 1948 - Early 1949
S72,500 – S74,999……….Late 1949 – Early 1950
S75,000 – S80,499……….Late 1950 – Early 1951
S80,500 – S85,999……….Late 1952 – Early 1952
S86,000 – S94,999…….…Late 1952 – Early 1953
S95,000 – S102,999…….Late 1953 – Early 1954
S103,000 – S139,999……Late 1954 – Early 1955*
S140,000 – S149,999….Late 1955 – Early 1956
S150,000 – S175,999……Late 1956 – Early 1957
S176,000 – S181,999……Late 1957 – Early 1958
S182,000 – S194,499……Late 1958 – Early 1959
S194,500 – S206.999……Late 1959 – Early 1960
S207,000 – S219,999……Late 1960 – Early 1961
S220,000 – S227,999……Late 1961 – Early 1962
S228,000 – S231,999……Late 1962 – Early 1963
S232,000 – S235.999……Late 1963 – Early 1964
S236,000 – S257,999……Late 1964 – Early 1965
S258,000 – S261,999……Late 1965 – Early 1966
S262,000 – S289,999……Late 1966 – Early 1967
S290,000 – S304,999……Late 1967 – Early 1968
S305,000 – S329,999……Late 1968 – Early 1969
S330,000 – S333,454……Late 1969 – Early 1970


*Note that a number of S frames with serials in the S138000-S140000 range (and the range may be wider either way) are seen that were shipped much later than the serial would suggest should be the case. In one known example a gun with serial S136431 was not shipped until June of 1958. It's possible that a large block of serial numbers that appear to be from 1954-55 were not actually used until 1957-58. It at least one case a gun has a 5-screw serial and was built as a 4-screw gun.


N Series N Frames:

N1 – N60,000………….......1970-72
N60,001 – N 190,000…...1972-74
N190,001 – N430,000…...1975 – 77
N430.001 – N 550,000…..1978
N550,001 – N580,000….. 1979
N580,001 – N790,000…...1980
N790,001 – N932,999...…1980-83

Post-War S Series K Frames:

S811,120 – S999,999…….1946 – 48

C Series K Frames: (Fixed Sight Models)

C1 - C233,999………….....1948 – 52
C236,004 – C261,483…….1953
C277,555 – C314,031….…1954 – 56
C402,924 – C405,018…….1957
C405,019 – C429,740…..1958 – 59
C429,741 – C474,148…….1960
C474,149 – C622,699…….1961 – 62
C622,700 – C810,532…….1963 – 65
C810,533 – C999,999…..1966 – 67

D Series K Frames: (Fixed Sight Models)

D1 – D90,000…………….....1968
D90,001 – D330,000……..1969 -70
D330,001 – D420,000………1971 – Early 72
D420,001 – D510,000………Late 1972 – Early 73
D510,001 – D659,901………Late 1973 – Early 1974
D659.902 – D75000………..Late 1974 – Early 1975
D750,001 – D870,000………Late 1975 – Early 1976
D870,001 – D999,999………Late 1976 – Early 1977
2D00001 - 2D80,000……….1977
2D80,001 – 2D99,999………1978
4D00001 – 6D10,000……….1979
6D10,0001 – 7D10,000……1980
7D10,001 – 9D44,500…..1981
9D44,501 – 17D8,900………1982
17D8,901 – 21D0883……….1983

K Series K Frames (Adjustable Sight Models)

K101 – K614……………......1946
K615 – K18,731…………....1947
K18,732 – K73,121……..…1948
K73,122 – K84,149……..…1949
K84,150 – K104,047…...1950
K104,048 – K136,690...1951
K136,691 – K175,637...1952
K175,638 – K210,095...1953
K210,096 – K231,255...1954
K231,256 – K266,154...1955
K266,155 – K288,988...1956
K288,989 – K317,822...1957
K317,823 – K350,547...1958
K350,548 – K386,804...1959
K386,805 – K429,894...1960
K429,895 – K468,098...1961
K468,099 – K515,478...1962
K515,479 – K553,999....1963
K555,000 – K605.877....1964
K605,878 – K658.986....1965
K658,987 – K715,996....1966
K715,997 – K779.162....1967
K779,163 – K848,781....1968
K848,782 – K946,391....1969
K946,382 – K999,999....1970
1K1 – 1K39,500.........1970
2K1 – 2K22.037.........1970
1K39,501 – 1K999,999...1971
2K22,038 – 2K55,996....1971
3K1 – 3K73,962.........1971
2K55,997 – 2K99,999....1972
3K31,280 – 5K6,616.....1972
4K1 – 4K1,627..........1972
4K1,628 – 4K54,104.....1973
5K6,617 – 5K73,962.....1973
4K54,105 – 4K99,999....1974
5K73,963 – 6K58,917....1974
7K1 – 7K26,043.........1974
7K26,044 – 7K70,577....1975
6K98,918 – 8K20,763....1975
8K20,764 – 9K1.........1975
8K20,000 – 9K100,000...1975
9K1,001 – 9K99,999.....1976
10K001 – 24K9,999......1977
25K001 – 56K9,999......1978 – 79
57K001 – 91K6,800......1980
91K6,801 – 124K000.....1981
125K000 – 269K9,999....1982
270K000 – 311K273......1983

1980 Three-Letter Prefix Series Begins at AAA000
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I read through the rules and didn't find an offense referenced. But as they say "open to interpretation"
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Y'all are free to share my list any time as often as you want wherever you want.
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One thing I don't like about the other list (and incidentally why I didn't use that list for dash numbers) is that it's not complete. The Model 10 has more than 8 dashes and the Model 15 has more than 5, the Model 60 has up to 18 dashes and the Model 36 has up to a - 10 and that doesn't even count the current one in the Classics line. I'm sure there are more but, that's just at a quick glance. It's a good list, and has some stuff mine doesn't have, but it's lacking a lot.
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I think it has something to do with a friend of his being an author of something called The Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson.

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Is it that particular list that the other guy shared or is it if anyone puts up any list?
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Starting to think I should remove the dashes
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