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Old 09-07-2018, 09:40 PM
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Thank you for the info.
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Thanks again for the quick response. Any idea what model this gun would be? I'm trying to get a value on it.
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.... Any idea what model this gun would be? ......
Open the cylinder and swing it out. Look at the frame where the barrel comes thru the frame. The model number will be inscribed there along with the dash number. The serial number might be there as well. Ignore any markings on the yoke (the thing the cylinder is attached to).

What is the model number and dash number?
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Just picked up a 337-1 Target, CDPxxxx. I think these were only made from 99-02, but I'm curious if the book is more specific.


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Can someone date this Model 296 ti, #CDH27XX?

How many were made from 1999-2002?
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.... Model 296 ti, #CDH27XX? ....
It would of shipped in.....

March - April of 1999.

S&W doesn't often disclose how many of a particular model they make. Probably because they don't like giving that info to their competitors. If I had to guess I'd say they made somewhere between 1,000 and 3,000. Which is not very many.
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It left the Mothership in.....

September - December of 1999.
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September - December of 1999.
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March - April of 1999.

S&W doesn't often disclose how many of a particular model they make. Probably because they don't like giving that info to their competitors. If I had to guess I'd say they made somewhere between 1,000 and 3,000. Which is not very many.
So this is likely a product of the first year model run?

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Lucked into a very nice small collection of Smith's and Colts. Have a few more but haven't wrote down info.
What are the dates, product #'s, and is there any other helpful info? If pictures would help I can take some. Thanks!!!

*66-3 2.5" BKY680x

*66-2 3" AFZ406x - Would these have come with normal or combat grips?

*629-1 3" ANA897x

*686 no dash 8-3/8" AFF477x
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....*66-3 2.5" BKY680x
Give or take, it would of most likely shipped in....

December 1991 - January 1992.
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....*66-2 3" AFZ406x
January - May of 1988.

It would of left the factory with wood service stocks, also called Magna stocks.
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....*629-1 3" ANA897x
March of 1986.
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....*686 no dash 8-3/8" AFF477x
September of 1984 to June of 1985.

Mostly likely in late 1984.

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Old 09-15-2018, 11:09 AM
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New to this Forum - How can I find the manufacture date for a .38 S&W Special CTG with serial number 927343?

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I have a 686-6 plus with 2.5 inch barrel. My serial number is CJH7078. Could I get the date it was built?
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July - August of 2005.

Product code for the most common standard 7-shot production gun was 164192.
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AEV6412 model 60 no dash 3" this is all I know, was hoping someone could educate me
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I found the box. I wasn't sure if you would see it in my "new to me 27-7" thread.
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AEV6412 model 60 no dash 3" .....
Your revolver left the factory in.....

1984.

If it is a square butt, it's likely one of 1,000 made for the famous police supply company - John Jovino in New York City.

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S&W 640-3
Trade-in bought from Kings Firearms this month.

Serial # DJK0084
Inside the crane "988" is laser engraved with the outline of the numbers only, rather than a character that is completely filled. Any thoughts? Does S&W engrave assembly numbers, or more likely a rack/badge number?
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Hi,
I have just purchased a 60 Lady Smith model 60-14 with s/n CNW41xx
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S&W 640-3.... Serial # DJK0084
Inside the crane "988" ...
It would of left the Mothership in.....
September of 2017.
Any markings on the yoke can be ignored. They serve no purpose outside of the factory.
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It would of shipped in.....
May - July 2010.
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I just bought a model 10-14 38 spl+P with serial number DAT09XX, I'd like to know mfg date. Thanks
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Hello all,
given the support from this community I was able to track the manufacturing date of my 617. I now know i have 2000AD gun

But I have yet another request - my shooting buddy is willing to buy a 6" highly sporterized (target grips, additional weight for under the barrel, adjustable front sight) 686-4.

We both wonder what can be deduced from its serial number. The seller does not know its history, and the gun is sold as is, without the box.

Serial: BSC7814
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.... a 6" highly sporterized.... 686-4..... Serial: BSC7814
It would of left the factory in....

August - September of 1994.

There is nothing unusual or special about that serial number. Over the years S&W has used thousands of different three letter prefixes.

You'd have to post pics for me to tell you which features might be factory and what's aftermarket. Base on that we could determine the product code. (Sort of like the guns VIN number). If you do, start a new thread in the main forum. Not many eyes are on this thread.
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Thank you for the date!

If my buddy buys the gun, I will put its pictures on this forum. Even I got curious, whether all changes to it were aftermarket, or not

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Looking for the manufacture date of a 19-3 I picked up recently. The serial number is K33999. Thanks in advance.
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K33999 (5 numbers) dates to 1948. The .357 Combat Magnum (pre-Model 19) wasn't produced untill 1955. The Model 19-3 production and engineering change occurred in 1967. Something isn't right...
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Could you help with dates for my 3 Smiths
Model 610-3, 3 7/8” Barrel, Serial # CHR9xxx
Model 686-6, 4” Barrel, Serial # CPR4xxx
Model 629-6, 5" Barrel, Serial # DJS7xxx
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...Model 610-3, 3 7/8 Barrel, Serial # CHR9xxx
June - August 2004.
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Model 686-6, 4 Barrel, Serial # CPR4xxx
November 2010.
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October - November 2017.
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K33999 (5 numbers) dates to 1948. The .357 Combat Magnum (pre-Model 19) wasn't produced untill 1955. The Model 19-3 production and engineering change occurred in 1967. Something isn't right...
You're correct it's 7K33999. Sorry for the confusion.
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You're correct it's 7K33999. Sorry for the confusion.
Thanks again
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Hi everyone,

I am looking to date my Smith & Wesson revolver. It is a 586-3 .357 magnum with the serial no. BFH6466. The numbers "243" are engraved inside the yoke.

Any info regarding it's manufacturing or shipping date would be very much appreciated!

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.... a 586-3 .357 magnum with the serial no. BFH6466...... .
It would of shipped in......

November of 1990.

Give or take. Product code was 104224.

For a detailed discussion on your Distinguish Combat Magnum, start a new thread in the main forum with pictures. More members will respond. This thread, for ship dates, is only followed by two or three.
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June - August 2004.
November 2010.
October - November 2017.
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November of 1990.

Give or take. Product code was 104224.

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Oooooh I wanna play....

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Serial Number: ALA1782

Yoke number: 13162

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Serial Number: ALA1782....
July - November 1985.

Disregard any markings on the yoke. They have no meaning after assembly. Loosen one screw and the yoke can be separated from the gun. Even swapped with another yoke. Making the yoke a poor location for key information.
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Can you tell what year this was made just from what I have provided?

Mod-27 S# S198211

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what source did you use to determine the shipping date on the 170316 Thunder Ranch Revolver. Serial # pre-fix TRD? cramsey
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The serial# dates to about 1959




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.... 170316 Thunder Ranch Revolver. Serial # pre-fix TRD...
They shipped beginning in....

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I know because I've seen one in its factory box. There's a date code on the label.
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Not being a gun expert it looks pretty nice for being that old.
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Hello, new to the forum as I have just acquired my first S&W. It is super nice of everyone here to take the time to look up all these requests and I am about to make my own

I picked up a Model 60-7, serial number BNN6889. I am guessing from other posts through searching that it is in the 1990 to 1994 range, can someone narrow that down?

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It would of left the Mothership in.....

September - December of 1992.
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September - December of 1992.
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I just bought a used 686-3 6 inch barrel.

Somebody can help me with the shipping date ?

I already read that the -3 was produced between 89 and 93.

The serial number is : BHC3832

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