Along with cosmetic changes and replacement of the frame fitting grip with the Magna stocks, the spring-loaded hammer block safety gave way to a cam-actuated hammer block that rode in a channel in the side plate Smith 1968. The first engineering change dash 1 was the same gun only with a lighter tapered barrel. I'll check the cylinder bore diameter and barrel bore. Not looking for value as it is sentimental. Metro Boston Not looking for value as it is sentimental.
The third digit indicates one of nine possible combinations of action type and frame size. I would never buy a gun from Mexico unless I was sure it was legal, in fact, I didn't know you you could buy a gun in Mexico and bring it into the States. Anyway, it appears to be fired very little, slight turn mark on cylinder. If you post a pic of the gun, I should be able to tell what it is. If it doesn't have a model number be on the frame and visible when the cylinder is opened , then pre-war gun. They can be easily spotted by their four-digit model numbers.
A 10-5 should have a serial number that starts with either a C or a D. The first version was just a model 10. Many thanks to jmichna and mvician. It has a pinned tapered barrel. I have always liked these revolvers, kinda nostalgic! These revolvers often had the front sights modified, but without examining the revolver, or seeing detailed photos I am shooting in the dark pun intended.
What other numbers appear in the crane area in addition to the Model number? The lock mechanism remained principally unchanged after this model. These older guns will take a little more effort to find out their history. Just looking at the condition of the gun I would not recommend using +Ps in it. However, the early guns pre model numbered should not be used with +P ammo. For those Smith Wesson with serial numbers, see the pictures below to find where to look.
Your dad was on the job at least 20 to retire yes? I borrowed this from a thread on Highroad. Our goal is to be a friendly community that welcomes enthusiasts of all makes and models! Will take it out and shoot it tomorrow. Late 1974 — Early 1975 D750,001 — D870,000………Late 1975 — Early 1976 D870,001 — D999,999………Late 1976 — Early 1977 2D00001 - 2D80,000………. It has a lot of info that might be of interest to many of you. After that I can't help you, however, there are many other websites where the year of manufacture can be determined, based on the serial number.
Shoot it and enjoy the K-frame 38 Special! Someone had fired it, and hadn't cleaned it, but other than that it's beautiful. This Model 10 never saw much use at all, but was very dirty when I got it with the original box and oiled paper. Is the front sight pinned to the barrel or is it the standard milled? Pictures would help confirm this, enjoy your revolver and it is fun getting these old gun lettered, so give that some consideration. If you had provided the gun's serial number, I would expect you would have an answer already. I personally wouldn't shoot a lot of plus P in it. I want to find out its age and also if the baby can fire +P ammo.
Sounds like stolen property to me. Telling you all this since my 'profile' sez I can't add 'attachments' as a newbie. Keep in mind that many Smith and Wesson guns produced before 1957 did not have a serial number stamped on them. It also has a screw on the frontal part between the grips, but it does not have any screws in front of the trigger guard. You can try to contact their customer support by phone and see if they would be willing to help you that way. There never was a heavy barrel with an odd dash number. Looks like it may have been stored in a nightstand drawer for years.
I'm guessing a 1916 ship date from the factory, but that's a wild guess only. You cannot have Hollow points at all. You will probably find aftermarket grips more comfortable than the stock factory wood ones. Can one then bring it back to the U. Is there any other place I can find the Serial Number on the weapon folks? The law allows you to own any revolver up to. I need to know what caliber it is and approximate mfg.
Thanks in advance for your help. The old guns without the serial numbers are the ones that can be a little trickier. After our house was robbed, she started carrying my heavy 357 around but wanted something lighter. Unless I am missing something here it seems that several federal laws have been violated. For one of my J frames that's the 125 gr.
Establishing the form factor that the third gen compacts would follow, these pistols had a 3. I think it's the heavy barrels that do the trick. It is noteworthy that early Victory Models did not always have the V prefix. The Model 65 was in production from 1972-1999. How many pistols are you allowed to own? Our chart covers most of the regular production models for the discontinued Smiths chambered in major service calibers. The thing could be from 1925 if the first retiring cop bought it when he went on the job -1945 if he got it just before retiring guesstimating from the first known purchaser.