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Old 07-18-2017, 06:39 PM
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Can you tell me the year of manufacture of a S&W 637-2 with a DDM12XX serial number?
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... a S&W 637-2 with a DDM12XX serial number?
It's pretty new. It would of shipped in....

November - December 2016.

On the box label there will be a six-digit number, something like 112816. That is the precise ship date: month, day, year.
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It's pretty new. It would of shipped in....

November - December 2016.

On the box label there will be a six-digit number, something like 112816. That is the precise ship date: month, day, year.

Thank you for the quick reply. This was a used gun I picked up today in excellent but used condition at my local gun shop. Unfortunately there was no box or papers that came with it. I had time to run three cylinders full to test fire it late today. I think its going to be a good one.

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Old 07-19-2017, 08:51 AM
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I have a 19-5 I bought about 20 yrs ago. #ABA0035. Any idea when this gun shipped?

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I have a 19-5 I bought about 20 yrs ago. #ABA0035....
It would of left Springfield, Massachusetts in...

1983, to as late as January 1984.

S&W's name for this revolver was the Combat Magnum.
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Old 07-19-2017, 11:18 AM
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It would of left Springfield, Massachusetts in...

1983, to as late as January 1984.

S&W's name for this revolver was the Combat Magnum.
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Old 07-19-2017, 05:58 PM
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Hello everyone,
My name is Ezio, I am Italian and I live in Italy, yesterday I bought in Turin a beautiful S&W 686 6.
I asked the dealer info about date of manufacture, but he cannot help me. The serial number is: BJJ1747, someone can help me please? Sorry if I did some mistakes, but it is the first time in a forum for me. Regards
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Hi everyone. I'm looking for the ship date on a S&W 15-3 38spl nickel 2". The ser # is 5K90xxx. Thanks for the info. Ron.
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Your Model 15-3 dates to 1974 according to the SCSW.
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Old 07-25-2017, 10:59 AM
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Hope someone can give me a manufacture date for my 38 revolver. Serial is K749055

Thanks so much in advance
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.....a beautiful S&W 686 6”..... serial number is: BJJ1747...
It would of left Springfield, Massachusetts, on it's long trip to Italia in....
July or August of 1992.
You should start a new thread and post some pictures of in the main forum. More members will see it there. We always like to see S&W export guns and hear from a European brother. Often times your revolver will have special features and markings that we seldom see here in the States.
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New to the forum and S n W revolvers, just picked up a 629 classic with no manual or such, serial number CFK9972 looking for the ship date any help would be great thanks Peeps27

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Your serial# dates to about 1967.
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Hello every passionate people !

One of my friend have a S&W 586 and don't know when it was made. It serial number is AJK8105.

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Fellow shooters,

can you tell me the date of manufacture for a S&W model 66 with serial number 53K564*?

(I can't believe I gave away my Standard Catalog last year!)

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can you tell me the date of manufacture for a S&W model 66 with serial number 53K564*?

(I can't believe I gave away my Standard Catalog last year!)

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The serial# dates to about 1979.
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The serial# dates to about 1979.
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I just picked up a S&W model 10-7 with a 2 inch barrel. First question that I have is when was it made/sold SN AFB5961?

Second question is will it handle +p ammunition?

Last question What is the best personal defense ammunition to use in this firearm? I checked out alot of different gel test and do to the short barrel the projectile doesn't reach the velocity required to achieve full expansion. However I found that Speer Gold Dot "Short Barrel" ammo works as advertised. Are they they only ammo company that is currently developing ammunition specifically for snubby's?
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Hello. Trying to find the manufacture date on a Nickel Model 28 four inch with serial number W172381. Thanks in advance for any and all help.
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....S&W model 10-7 with a 2 inch barrel. .... SN AFB5961....
S&W called your M10 the Military & Police (M&P). Yours would of left the factory in....
1984.
It is safe to shoot +P ammunition in any all steel post WWII S&W revolver. Of course, to do so exclusively results in more wear and tear. Just as driving at 110 mph will put more stress on your car than tooling along at 55.

Regarding "the best" ammunition you should start a new thread and ask that question in the main forum. This thread is primarily for ship dates. Only a handful of members even look at it. A new thread in the main forum will be seen by dozens or hundreds of members.
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I have a 38 S&W special CTG. I am trying to get some information on this gun. Serial # V 253386. It is a 5 screw and it has the lanyard on the butt.

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You have a WWII Victory Model that dates to 1943. Check the link for everything you want to know about them.

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I'm assuming you made a typo on the "W" in front of the serial# and intended to type "S". S172381 dates to about 1956-57. Check the link for the Ultimate Highway Patrolman Thread.

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I've not been able to figure out the approximate manufacture date of my .44 I recently purchased. Serial # AUH6697
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Than you for the fast response. 1986 was a good year.
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Thank you sir!
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Mod 686 no dash, 2.5" serial# AEZ6609
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This snubbie shipped in....

August - October of 1984.

I've seen a ton of these. They are highly desirable but not uncommon. It's been reported that 6,000 were made on special order for Lew Horton. Product code was 104212.

Contact LH and they will be send you a free provenance letter with details specific to your Smirh.

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Mod 29, 3", ser. # ALB4005, product code 101224, spec. order 5340
Based on the Spec. Ord. number, which is the a code for the ship date....

December 16, 1985.

This gun was called the Classic Magnum (some sources say Combat Magnum). Lew Horton had 5,000 made on special order. Contact them for a free provenance letter.
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Would like to date my grandfather's Smith Wesson model 10 serial AAY3XXX. thank you so much

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I saw a post about serial numbers for 686's asking about dates of manufacture. I happen to have one of those with the AAA prefix. From what I understand, Smith and Wesson began making the 586's in 1980. They started making these blued models, with AAA prefix and decided to try a few stainless models along the way. The serial numbers were not separated between the 586's and 686's and so if you have a 686 with AAA1018 and one with AAA0665, they could be number one and number 2 in production. Mine was listed as the lowest recorded number by the Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson until those reading it found theirs was lower. This info was through Roy Jinks to the author. Just sayin....

Actual 686 production began with the AAD prefix.

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I saw a post about serial numbers for 686's asking about dates of manufacture. I happen to have one of those with the AAA prefix. From what I understand, Smith and Wesson began making the 586's in 1980. They started making these blued models, with AAA prefix and decided to try a few stainless models along the way. The serial numbers were not separated between the 586's and 686's and so if you have a 686 with AAA1018 and one with AAA0665, they could be number one and number 2 in production. Mine was listed as the lowest recorded number by the Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson until those reading it found theirs was lower. This info was through Roy Jinks to the author. Just sayin....

Actual 686 production began with the AAD prefix.
My question was for a model 10 heavy barrel not a 586 or 686 sorry

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...Smith Wesson model 10 serial AAY3XXX....
Also known as the .38 Military & Police, this M10 most likely left Springfield in.....
....late 1982 to early 1983.
A gun lacking a pinned barrel would most likely be a 1983, or later, issue.
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I have a 6" barrel 686-5 that I picked up today. If someone could let me know when it was manufactured that would be awesome!

The serial number is CDA2XXX

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Also known as the .38 Military & Police, this M10 most likely left Springfield in.....
....late 1982 to early 1983.
A gun lacking a pinned barrel would most likely be a 1983, or later, issue.
Here's the pics. No pinned barrel. Thanks for the help guys

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If someone is willing to help out. Picked up this 10-5 this morning, SN is D314725

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October - December 1998.

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Early November most likely.
Thanks! I appreciate you looking that up for me.
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Please can someone help me look up the manufacture dates for my two magnums. 629-1 (AVT8xxx) 686-6 (CZW8xxx). Thanks.

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.... 629-1 (AVT8xxx)...
March - April 1987.
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....686-6 (CZW8xxx)....
June - July 2016.

If you had the box for either, I could nail the date down more precisely.
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