Please feel free to email me it that is easier. I have pictures but never have much luck posting them on most forums. Some serial numbers are located underneath the frame in front of the trigger guard. But it's really bulky my hands are a little small to function on it properly. Tell me the caliber, identifying marks, serial number.
The other numbers are assembly and inspector stampings. That's why I say check the older ones closely. I gave most un-fired to my children and grandchildren with verbal warnings on misusing the revolver. By the way, some Smiths have a lot of numbers on them. The Endurance Package was the factory fix to that problem. N4xxxxx range ran from 1977 to 1978. The model 34 was the same gun but with a shorter barrel.
These letters are very good investments in the Smith collecting world. That wood grip was just too slick to rely on while hunting in grizzly country. Late 1974 — Early 1975 D750,001 — D870,000………Late 1975 — Early 1976 D870,001 — D999,999………Late 1976 — Early 1977 2D00001 - 2D80,000………. Unless I am mistaken, all the Model 28s were stamped Highway Patrolman on the barrel. 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. Once you locate the serial number, then you are able to do some research and find out a little history on your gun. We have an old thread on posting pictures,.
They are usually in different depth and type face than the inspection numbers and you may need a magnifier. In one known example a gun with serial S136431 was not shipped until June of 1958. A picture is a great help, as minor features changed over the years pinned vs. We think the robbers were still in the house when she came home and she was unarmed. I've acquired an old pocket pistol and was curious as to the age.
Identifying features: This is where to look for the model number not used until around 1957. Edited October 23, 2010 by gregintenn For a nominal fee, Roy Jinks will write you a letter on Smith and Wesson letterhead, giving all the information available for your revolver; including shipping date, where it was shipped, and in what original configuration it was shipped. Ghosting your own post will get you a timeout. I was shooting hand-loads mostly but I don't think I was loading them too awful hot. Others are on the rear of the frame, above the gun's grip. 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. N Series N Frames: N1 — N60,000………….
The one in front of the trigger guard, the fifth screw retained the cylinder lock spring. I got it for my wife in about 1992. Thanks in advance if you can help with the year made. Nonetheless, if you read the whole thread several pages you'll have a pretty good idea. Is there any advantage to the Classic? Do have a digital camera and the software for the computer but just haven't fooled with it yet. Quote: I found this at our Family Civil-War farmhouse that was my wife's Grandmothers and now is ours.
I'll work on getting some pics posted this evening. 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. If you own more than a couple of Smith and Wessons, and have more than a passing interest in them, it would be money well spent to purchase the book: History of Smith and Wesson by Roy G. It has never been fired since I have owned it. A powerful and economical pistol. Didn't it used to be much less? Is there anyone that I can send photos to that may be able to help me? Serial Numbers ran from 19426 in 1904 to 51126 in 1906.
First of all, I want to introduce myself. The serial number is on the front of the strap and is 586xxx, I am guessing that makes it somewhere in the mid 50's but who knows. Which model of the 629 is supposed to be the best? I guess we would really need to see pictures of the revolver to help you identify it. Is there any real difference between shooting the 629 and the 629 Classic? It is possible the Highway Patrolman is pre model 28. The standard location for the serial number is above the trigger guard.
Until now I really had no need to know which one was the serial number. Metro Boston Not looking for value as it is sentimental. Late 1949 — Early 1950 S75,000 — S80,499………. Any information on decoding these numbers would be appreciated. Thank you for all or any of your help! I also have a box of Cor-Bon 200gn flat-nosed rounds. Any Info would be greatly appreciated! Yes, I use bear spray as my primary defense. Late 1948 - Early 1949 S72,500 — S74,999……….