Smith & Wesson Forum

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


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-31-2010, 02:31 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Federal Way, WA
Posts: 157
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default J Frame Serial number question

Has anybody ever seen a 5 digit J frame serial number where the "J" is not the first character but the next to last, as in xxxJx? I have seen this recently on a Model 50, the target version of the Model 36.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-31-2010, 07:38 AM
US Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Ozarks of Missouri
Posts: 1,885
Likes: 537
Liked 561 Times in 262 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mel023 View Post
Has anybody ever seen a 5 digit J frame serial number where the "J" is not the first character but the next to last, as in xxxJx? I have seen this recently on a Model 50, the target version of the Model 36.
Yes, in 1971 and 1972 S&W used a "floating J" s/n format. With 3 digits preceeding the J it's likely a 1972 vintage.

Russ
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-31-2010, 11:27 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Federal Way, WA
Posts: 157
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks Lindie, I appreciate the tip. I couldn't find anything in the SCSW about this.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-01-2010, 12:22 AM
SWCA Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Monroeville, Ohio,USA
Posts: 897
Likes: 53
Liked 292 Times in 115 Posts
Default Mod 50 serial numbers

mel023, the mod 50 you mentioned was made between 1973-1977. The serial numbers are between 930Jxx and 936Jxx. There were 1132 mod 50s made in this time frame.
jcelect SWCA#LM723
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
j frame, scsw, swca

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present Thread, J Frame Serial number question in Smith & Wesson Revolvers; Has anybody ever seen a 5 digit J frame serial number where the "J" is not the first character but ...
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
22/32 Large frame serial number question Rapidrob S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 16 11-23-2011 05:44 PM
Serial number question mtgianni S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 4 09-06-2011 07:52 AM
686 serial number question Tim5700 S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 2 03-14-2011 03:58 PM
Question on Serial Number Stamped on Left Side of Frame Under Cylinder is it Factory? .460V & XVR Magnum Man S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 7 02-18-2011 07:00 AM
J Frame serial number question Ernie S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 0 07-27-2010 05:12 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 11:48 AM.


S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2013
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)