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I recently acquired 2 Smith Wesson semi auto target pistols. Just wondering how to find out when they were built. Thanks
Model 52 TCS 16XX
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Your Model 52 was most likely from 1988. If you have the box, the actual date of manufacture is coded on about 99% of the end labels

If there is no A before the Model 41 serial number, it is most likely from 1969 or 1970
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91 88 at bottom right of label. Thanks
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Look for a 4 digit number under the heading "SPEC ORD" on the computer printed end label

99%+ of the time that is the last digit of the year of manufacture. The remaining three digits are the day of manufacture in Julian format
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So, with 91 88, year would be 1989, and 188th day?
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So, with 91 88, year would be 1989, and 188th day?
If the 4 digit number under the heading "SPEC ORD" is 9188, then your Model 52 was manufactured on July 7th of 1989
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