I'll check the cylinder bore diameter and barrel bore. Thankfully, most people will probably have a newer gun with the serial numbers, and it should be relatively easy to get more background information using that number. It shows significant holster and carry wear but is in good shape. The third digit will tell you if a given model is the standard size, mid-size, or compact. I need to know what caliber it is and approximate mfg. Bastiat The further society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it George Orwell Crux Sacra Sit Mihi Lux Tu Ne Cede Malis, Sed Contra Audentior Ito. As Jinks notes, however, the changeover was sporadic, and between 1957 and 1958 guns marked both.Next
Any information on decoding these numbers would be appreciated. All that was needed was a handgun capable of handling the cartridge. Establishing the form factor that the third gen compacts would follow, these pistols had a 3. If that doesn't work, then you could try to contact a gun shop and see if they can help you. I have been pretty successful in finding dates for old Smiths.Next
The video is slightly less specific about the Victory Model but is interesting. Sometimes the serial number is here, especially in later models. He convinced Remington to manufacture it, but not before lengthening the. Don't know about the internet, but I have a book. The air and pellet gun line included the models: 77A, 78G, 79G and 80G. The final digit in the model number indicates the frame material and finish. And to further set the record straight, although the first guns used were N-frames, in the final three films the Model 29s used were all N-frames rented from Ellis Mercantile, a well-known Hollywood prop house no longer in business.Next
I kind of think Dirty Harry would agree. If you had provided the gun's serial number, I would expect you would have an answer already. But television and movies aside, the real story of the Model 29 began during the late 1930s with a group of big-bore revolver aficionados, including such luminaries as Elmer Keith, P. It is possible the Highway Patrolman is pre model 28. Thus, Milius lent, gave or brought the details vary, depending on who you ask two 6½-inch Model 29s to the studio. There is only a handful of motion pictures in which a specific gun played a starring role. The third digit indicates one of nine possible combinations of action type and frame size.Next
They can be easily spotted by their four-digit model numbers. If you want more detailed information on any of these models, I highly recommend picking up the which was a huge help in verifying the info for the chart. N Frame serial numbers ran from 1970 -1983. But first some tweaking had to be done, which included lengthening the cylinder to close up the barrel-cylinder gap and incorporating recessed chambers. Late 1949 — Early 1950 S75,000 — S80,499………. Value, well I'm no expert, but if it's in fine shape, don't let it go for less than four-Franklins.Next
However I'm planning on going up there this weekend and will take a look at it personally. It also has the number 116 engraved on the yoke. They are pretty honest about the value. It is recommended that you insure the defective products to be returned. It still can be a little tough to nail down a specific year without a factory letter, because Smith did not always produce guns in serial number order. Please feel free to email me it that is easier. Tell me the caliber, identifying marks, serial number.
If you are uncertain, contact your ammunition supplier for verification. Late 1950 — Early 1951 S80,500 — S85,999………. Interestingly, both starred Jimmy Stewart. I'd estimate your gun was produced towards the end of the 1st Models which might put it out-the-door around 1901-02? Other notable gunwriters also received 6½-inch-barreled versions. Needless to say, the gun was an instant success, with about 3,100 made that year. The target grips cover this on the K-38, so I have to remove them to see it. That's a nice snubbie you have.Next
The guys at the Smith and Wesson forum are great and always ready to help out. Once you locate the serial number, then you are able to do some research and find out a little history on your gun. At 50 yards, it hit with more than 750 ft. This revolver has probably been refinished since leaving the factory as there are only 5 known satin nickel Model 28 revolvers. That frame was already set up for the heavy barrel that was going on the.
Then in 1971, it became one of the most famous and desirable handguns of all time. Identifying features: This is where to look for the model number not used until around 1957. I borrowed this from a thread on Highroad. It has a lot of info that might be of interest to many of you. Its pretty rusty but I believe salvagable.