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Old 10-06-2017, 06:12 PM
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Gentlemen. I have been a member here for a long time but do not post a lot. I had a list of the born on date of 4 S&W revolvers I have. but some how it has disappeared over the years. I tried to search for old posts of mine that would have this info but found nothing. I was hoping someone could help me get these dates so I can finish my records.
The 4 Revolvers I have are:
1. Model 36 no dash, 3" barrel with a flat latch in Blue SN# 1657** no prefix just the 6 numbers.
2. Model 38 no dash, 1 7/8 " barrel with flat latch in nickle SN# 1138** no prefix just the six numbers.
3. Model 66 no dash, 6" barrel P&R Stainless Steel SN# 9K109**.
4. Model 17 dash 4, 6" barrel Blue SN# 33K86**.
Any help you all could provide would be much appreciated.
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Old 10-06-2017, 06:26 PM
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Hi

Someone else will have to help you with the J frames.

For the two K frames, here are the build years (shipping could be a year later):

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Model 66 no dash, 6" barrel P&R Stainless Steel SN# 9K109**
1976.

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Model 17 dash 4, 6" barrel Blue SN# 33K86**
1979.
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Old 10-06-2017, 07:09 PM
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This is what I found in SCSW #4 for J frames:

1955 ended with 75000

1957 ended with 117000

1962 ended with 295000

Hope this helps a bit and I'm sure the experts will be along who can pin it down even closer.
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Thank You gentlemen. It seems like the K frames are easier to pin point the dates on. I am guessing that means the J frames were built sometime in 1956 up to just before the end of 1957 depending on how many were made per year correct?
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I can pin it down a little closer for the J-frames.
1265xx shipped in 7/58 (so 1138xx probably shipped 4-6 months earlier, and would have been manufactured in 1957.)
1650xx shipped in 9/59 and was probably manufactured in 1959.

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Thank you all for the help. No I don't post much at all. I was a member of the site before it changed and did a little more posting then but I just don't have the knowledge to share that some of you all do. I am getting ready to pass my firearms on to may son so I wanted to get some information so he would know what it is he is getting. Thank you gentlemen it has been a pleasure absorbing all the knowledge you had to impart.
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