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Old 01-26-2021, 06:33 PM
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Default Searching for history of a 360 j

Recently purchased a used S&W 360 J. Serial # CYP9163. Curious about the history you can find for it. If itís only the ship date, thatís fine.

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Old 01-27-2021, 08:11 AM
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Recently purchased a used S&W 360 J. Serial # CYP9163. Curious about the history you can find for it. If itís only the ship date, thatís fine.

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Do you have the original box with paper end label? Fired cartridge envelope? If so, the production date is included on the envelope and on the box end label. It will be a 6 digit code MMDDYY (Month/Day/Year)
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I finally bought a S&W 41, no UAF 6124, guess itís a fairly recent production?

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I finally bought a S&W 41, no UAF 6124, guess itís a fairly recent production?

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Whats the barrel length?
UAF=1997ish
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Whats the barrel length?
UAF=1997ish

Thanks Robert. Been a long time coming. Itís a run of the mill 5 1/2 inch.
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I checked my Model 63. It is my first S&W. The Model No. on yoke is: 63-5 and the s/n is: czk6546. this matches the s/n on bottom of grip.
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1. What does the "dash number" mean?
2. What was ship date?
If ya'll could help me out, it would be much appreciated.
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I checked my Model 63. It is my first S&W. The Model No. on yoke is: 63-5 and the s/n is: czk6546. this matches the s/n on bottom of grip.
Two questions:
1. What does the "dash number" mean?
2. What was ship date?
If ya'll could help me out, it would be much appreciated.
Thanks.
The - (dash) number refers to a production and engineering change of the firearm. The Model 63's are not in my wheelhouse so I can't tell you what it represents. I believe the CZK serial# prefix dates to about 2004.
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Hello and greetings from Europe. I recently acquired a S&W Mod .500 and I would really appreciate if someone could help me determine its date of shipping or manufacturing. The serial number is BCE2784
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Hello everyone,
I just got my hands on a 681-1 and would like to know the manufacture date ( or I guess I should say the shipping date) the serial number is AUV1144. Can anyone help me out? Thanks in advance.
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I just got my hands on a 681-1 and would like to know the manufacture date ( or I guess I should say the shipping date) the serial number is AUV1144. Can anyone help me out? Thanks in advance.
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Default model 64-5 serial number CBP9073

I picked this up a few months back. Can anyone help me with date and or history please
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Default Request lookup DOB & dash of 586 6Ē blued

S/n is AJK2560

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Default Shipping date for my MG

Hi all,

My favorite...629-4 MG in .44. BSS 54XX. Trying to id the ship date. Can someone give me a hand? Had it for years and we've put on a lot of miles, but it is my go to...I was a ruger guy until this firearm came into my life...now...
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My favorite...629-4 MG in .44. BSS 54XX. Trying to id the ship date. Can someone give me a hand? Had it for years and we've put on a lot of miles, but it is my go to...I was a ruger guy until this firearm came into my life...now...
Hope you all are good out there.

Thanks in advance,

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Thanks 824tsv!! Really appreciate it. Looking forward to picking fun the S&W book as my collection increases.

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Hello and greetings from Europe. I recently acquired a S&W Mod .500 and I would really appreciate if someone could help me determine its date of shipping or manufacturing. The serial number is BCE2784
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Can anyone help me pease
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I'm guessing no one has responded because the information doesn't make sense. A revolver with a BCE serial# prefix dates to 1988. The 500 wasn't produced until 2003. Something isn't right.
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I'm guessing no one has responded because the information doesn't make sense. A revolver with a BCE serial# prefix dates to 1988. The 500 wasn't produced until 2003. Something isn't right.
Thank you very much for your response!
That is very strange indeed, because to me all looks genuine (see attachment). I have checked the number on the bottom of the grip, it corresponds with the one from the photo. There are additional markings on the lower end of the grip: on the lefthand side of the grip "C7" which looks stamped, and on the righthand side of the grip an 8-digit number which looks manually stippled and the first three digits correspond with the number on the crane visible in the attached image ...
Who might be able to help me? qa@smith-wesson.com did not react to my inquiry.
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I would first pose my question in the Forum underneath this area in the normal threads area. If you don't receive a response then it's up to you to do the work.
The only real way to determine its shipping date is via a S&W Historical Society letter of Authenticity. It's not free, costs $100 U.S. Here's the link if you decide to do it. If me, I would scan the auctions from the various auction sites and look for a similarly serialized example and see if I could gleen any information from the auction descriptions and/or use my google-foo looking at the hundreds of pictures that are posted on line to see if I can find a website that would explain the serial numbering on these. It would appear that it's going to take either money or amatuer detective work to find out.
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I would first pose my question in the Forum underneath this area in the normal threads area. If you don't receive a response then it's up to you to do the work.
The only real way to determine its shipping date is via a S&W Historical Society letter of Authenticity. It's not free, costs $100 U.S. Here's the link if you decide to do it. If me, I would scan the auctions from the various auction sites and look for a similarly serialized example and see if I could gleen any information from the auction descriptions and/or use my google-foo looking at the hundreds of pictures that are posted on line to see if I can find a website that would explain the serial numbering on these. It would appear that it's going to take either money or amatuer detective work to find out.
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I was unaware of the "Historical Society letter of Authenticity" option, thanks for pointing out.
Scanning the auctions is a brilliant idea, I will consider this. Using google I already found some results pointing towards being a very early one ~2003.
If I find more specific results I will post them here for future reference.
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Brand new/old purchase. My first S&W. MY wife has a .38.
Can you please help me with value on this 29-5.
There is no box. S/N bhf97xx Think it was 90?
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Can you please help me with value on this 29-5.
There is no box. S/N bhf97xx Think it was 90?
The serial# dates to 1991.
I would suggest checking completed listings on the auction sites to get a handle on value.
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Hello forum

I have a Model 60-9 357 mag, serial number CYA0566. Please give me the production years for the -9 and the year this one was made.

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Any information on a 686 no dash

ADY 3529
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Found it to be a 2005

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I have a Model 617 10-shot 22LR that I would be very appreciative if anyone might be able to help me identify the ship date for, as well as possible insight into a related question that I have. The SN is CTF6808. Additionally, it is marked as a 617-6 underneath the SN on the frame and marked "108" on the crane. Does this mean that it was originally a 6-shot that has been converted into a 10-shot by a previous owner? Thanks for taking the time to read my post and I would be thankful if anyone had any insight!
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Curious about approximate age of my Mod 36 and if itís safe for +P loads

serial number is AAZ4776
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I have a .38 Special +P model 637-2 Airweight. The serial number is: DAA8073. Can someone please share with me any dates or other info they might have on this gun? It is also all black, not stainless. Thanks!
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The model number of my gun is actually a 37-2, NOT 637-2.
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The model number of my gun is actually a 37-2, NOT 637-2.
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A revolver with a serial# prefix of DAA is a fairly recent serial#. You can refer to this linked thread which will give you an idea of what you have and possible build year or you could call S&W Customer Service and they will tell you.

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How about my 8 3/8” 629-1. AFZ3020 please.
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How about my 8 3/8Ē 629-1. AFZ3020 please.
A revolver with a serial# prefix of AFZ=1984
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I am new to this forum. And have a question about a serial number for a gun I have been offerd to buy. Serial number K494712. Can anyone give me some information about the age and modell of this gun?
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I inherited this 686 from an estate. Any help with date on this serial # CBY1154 would be appreciated. Thanks
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Bought a M41 today new in box UEJ9976.
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4” 629-1 AEN 0459 please.
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Would please like some information for a 60-15 I recently purchased. Date of manufacture if possible. Thanks very much.
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K494712=1962
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I inherited this 686 from an estate. Any help with date on this serial # CBY1154 would be appreciated. Thanks
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CBY=1996
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Bought a M41 today new in box UEJ9976.
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The UEJ serial# prefix looks to be from 1997
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4Ē 629-1 AEN 0459 please.
The serial# prefix of AEN dates to 1984
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Would please like some information for a 60-15 I recently purchased. Date of manufacture if possible. Thanks very much.
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The later serial#s are not really covered very well in the Standard Catalog. I believe that DKA=2003 but I'm not 100% sure.
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I have a S&W 29-3 6.0" length in nickle. Serial # AZB 3895. Best I can tell it's around 1988 as the AZB preface is not listed in my 4th. Edition catalog.

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I have a S&W 29-3 6.0" length in nickle. Serial # AZB 3895. Best I can tell it's around 1988 as the AZB preface is not listed in my 4th. Edition catalog.

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Short of obtaining a S&W Historical Letter, 1988 is a s close as you are going to get. You have to "read into" the information contained in the serial# tables in the Standard Catalog to form a conclusion. Even though AZB isn't specifically posted, serial# prefixes around it is, and they date to 1988.
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Maybe picking up a flat latch model 36 no dash and looking for year. 2740xx

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Serial# information in the Standard Catalog is seriously lacking for these J frames. The serial# tables indicate 295000 is from 1962. Very little information on either side of that. I would figure 1961, but thats only a guess based off the 1962 number.
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This registered magnum is coming up at an auction next month. Serial number S 164126. Any idea when it was made ? TIA

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