. I have been pretty successful in finding dates for old Smiths. The one in front of the trigger guard, the fifth screw retained the cylinder lock spring. 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 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. It has a deep blue finish, shrouded ejector, and adjustable sights. This improvement enables them to fire all. These older guns will take a little more effort to find out their history.
Once he buys them they are not for sale. Its pretty rusty but I believe salvagable. I think that the grips are older than the gun by a few years. The 686 was introduced in 1980. Just picked up a new to me Smith and Wesson Model 15. Fort Knox: I edited your post to remove the last three digits of your serial number.
For models 36, 37, 38, 49, 50 and pre model number versions. Older models with a blue finish were often also available with a shiny nickel plated finish. 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. I clicked on the thumb-nail from your other post on this pistol and got a good look at it. I've acquired an old pocket pistol and was curious as to the age. Directory showing all pages on this website.
Safety, New Departure or Lemon Squeezer Yours is a 1st Model which was manufactured from 1888 - 1902. I have had no luck with the sn either. Yours could have come from an agency armory, or been a civilian owned one. Recent developments in ammunition manufacture emphasize the production of. The common attributes are an alloy frame with a black finish and adjustable sights. For those Smith Wesson with serial numbers, see the pictures below to find where to look.
Thanks again for the information. You can send them a picture and they can find out more of the background on your gun along with the date manufactured. The serial numbers have no letters, it has a lanyard strap in the grip butt and Trade Mark is on the right side. They have fixed sights and no underlug or shroud around the ejector rod. Once you locate the serial number, then you are able to do some research and find out a little history on your gun. I was going to sell it and wanted to know more. 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.
There is some dispute regarding the dates on some serial numbers and your gun may actually be a year off from what is listed. The Lady Smith was really nice. Late 1949 — Early 1950 S75,000 — S80,499………. The Only True way to know when your gun was shipped from the factory is to apply for a Factory letter. It's possible that a large block of serial numbers that appear to be from 1954-55 were not actually used until 1957-58.
We think the robbers were still in the house when she came home and she was unarmed. Cylinder binding can result from a number of causes, including characteristics of an individual revolver or the use of ammunition, which does not conform to industry pressure specifications or is particularly fast burning. Value, well I'm no expert, but if it's in fine shape, don't let it go for less than four-Franklins. My father-in-law told me that he had bought this particular Model 19 as his first handgun forty years ago. If you had provided the gun's serial number, I would expect you would have an answer already.
Black can refer to a matte black finish or a glossy blue finish. Leave out the last couple of digits if you like, but include x's. The letters continue on through the alphabet, for pistols manufactured at later dates. Supica's book is my primary reference. Late 1974 — Early 1975 D750,001 — D870,000………Late 1975 — Early 1976 D870,001 — D999,999………Late 1976 — Early 1977 2D00001 - 2D80,000………. Usually accompanied by Scandium alloy frame. Mishandling a revolver while freeing the cylinder can result in accidental discharge.
A manufacture date of 1966 makes sense. The serial number of a Model 10 is found on the bottom of the grip frame. The model 68 — a special run for the California Highway Patrol — also includes a shrouded ejector rod. Thanks for the help with my questions. Not looking for value as it is sentimental.
Sometimes the serial number is here, especially in later models. You may have a bare metal spot when done but you can either touch it up or keep it well oiled. I'd say, in my non-expert opinion, that the finish is 90%+, and it honestly looks like a new gun, apart from some wear on the bluing near the muzzle. If that doesn't work, then you could try to contact a gun shop and see if they can help you. The same number appears in both places and there is no number on the bottom of the grip. This is a quandry with what we found.