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Old 08-08-2018, 12:00 PM
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I have a mod 14-3 that was sold to me as a 1966 production. The serial # is 3K253xx. From what I can tell, the model 14 switched to 14-4 in 1967 but the serial # would suggest a 1972 build date. What am I missing?
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Your not missing anything 1966 production would mostly be a 14-2 and the ser# you gave would be 1971-72.
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Old 08-08-2018, 12:22 PM
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Just checked the S&W 4th edition, there doesn't seem to be any numbers in front of the K prior to 1970
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Production of the 14-3 started in 1967 and ended in 1977 according to the 4th edition.
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I have a mod 14-3 that was sold to me as a 1966 production. The serial # is 3K253xx. From what I can tell, the model 14 switched to 14-4 in 1967 but the serial # would suggest a 1972 build date. What am I missing?
FWIW The 14-3 ship dates, in my database, run from April 1969 to September 1977. Your serial number falls around May/Jun 1972.

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Thanks gentlemen,
Didn’t realize that the 14-3 model continued into the 1970’s. It appears I have a ‘72
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My 14-3 is 10K (1977) There are no pictures, so I could not resist. Bob
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If we must have pics...

My 14-2, 1966
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I just brought a 14-3 home today.
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Any idea of the year of mine?
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1969 K848782-K946391

Supica, Jim; Nahas, Richard. Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson (Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson) (Kindle Location 16893). F+W Media. Kindle Edition.
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So a model 14-3 with serial number 4K81xxx is a 1974 model?
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