Is there a letter prefix to the serial number on the butt such as V, C, K, or D? You can send them a picture and they can find out more of the background on your gun along with the date manufactured. A powerful and economical pistol. Furthermore, some internet forums are filled with helpful and knowledgeable people that would be happy to help try to interpret the serial number on your handgun. So getting an exact year may not be possible. Sometimes the serial number is here, especially in later models. Without having to buying it, if you have a Barnes and Nobles in your area they usually stock a copy that you can look at. Make sure to read the threads first, however before asking your question.Next
Thank you for anyone with this knowledge. As to value, few here will venture to give an opinion on that point without at least seeing a photo or two posted. What are the stampings on the barrel? These letters are very good investments in the Smith collecting world. They are pretty honest about the value. Most have fixed sights but a few have been offered with adjustable sights. Ads listed in discussion areas are prohibited.Next
It would be nice to have a pic of the other side right side. Black can refer to a matte black finish or a glossy blue finish. Caliber: For this post, all models are. There have been several versions of the 386, each with its own name and features. Late 1949 — Early 1950 S75,000 — S80,499………. N Frame serial numbers ran from 1970 -1983. Practical Machinist is the easiest way to learn new techniques, get answers quickly and discuss common challenges with your peers.Next
In one known example a gun with serial S136431 was not shipped until June of 1958. The nicknames still remained in many cases, but they could refer to a family or series of revolvers with similar characteristics. Sights: Sights can be fixed or adjustable. These older guns will take a little more effort to find out their history. They made a few in nickel which brings a premium.Next
Is there anyone that I can send photos to that may be able to help me? First off, welcome to the forum. They include a hammer shroud with a small protrusion that allows the user to cock the hammer for single action shots. Stainless can refer to the polished or matte stainless steel revolvers, or alloy revolvers with a silver matte finish that mimics the stainless steel look. I have been pointed towards this video which was on American Rifleman. I hope to get a date this was manufactured and possibly a rough value. I have had no luck with the sn either. A few J-frame models started out as being offered in only.Next
For models 36, 37, 38, 49, 50. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Didn't it used to be much less? Consider upgrading your membership for less than a box of bullets! Stick around awhile and join in. This is a quandry with what we found. If that doesn't work, then you could try to contact a gun shop and see if they can help you. Late 1947 — Early 1948 S72,000 — S72,499……….Next
Holster rash will make it a great shooter, don't need to worry about keeping it a collector. The fixed sights are generally a ramp style front sight with a gutter in the top strap to form the rear sight. Just too many variables with respect to condition and originality that need to be taken into account. Serial Numbers on Smith and Wesson Firearms If you own a Smith and Wesson handgun, you might be interested in finding out some more information on your particular gun. They feature a full barrel underlug, steel frame, and adjustable sights. Later entry: But the problem is.Next
These mid-size revolvers have also been offered with long 6-inch barrels for target models, and 3-inch, 2. Usually indicates Scandium alloy frame. Then you can pass it down to your grandkids. Smokey, looks like a good looking Chiefs Special, enjoy it. I gave the man my serial number and he told me the year 1967 mine was made.
There have been three major series of. Other alloy frame guns listed on the charts may have Sc frame or Ti cylinder variants that exist in addition to the standard aluminum or steel versions. Click to enlarge Model numbers are based on finish, caliber, and whether the gun has fixed or adjustable sights. The only thing I can think of is that you have a gun that has some parts from more than one gun. Both of these 8-shot N-frames have been offered with various features and barrel lengths. Very neat and unique snubbie you have Tiny! There is a small chance it was born in early 1986, but I am sticking with 1985; But I have been wrong before.Next
If it checks out, times fine, don't hesitate. You will have to wait for someone more knowledgeable than me about this. The later models added a full underlug to the barrel. If you spot one, be sure to let me know. Usually accompanied by special grips and engraving. Late 1952 — Early 1952 S86,000 — S94,999…….