Based on how you describe the guns history and service it's too bad it can't speak. They are pretty honest about the value. I told him that i didnt have any idea what he should do with it. Tell me the caliber, identifying marks, serial number. Join us to discuss firearms of all kinds, gun accessories, legal issues and more. My dad has the info from when he bought it, and it came from a ncsd in the mid 70's when my dad was a constable. Sorry to hear about your Dads passing.
It is my understanding the tapered barrel Models 10-4 and 10-5 were both introduced in 1962 the first of the 3 screw models , and the 10-7 was introduced in 1977. If that doesn't work, then you could try to contact a gun shop and see if they can help you. The shop that resold it to me indicated that it was an Australian Police Turn-in. I have seen Smiths that shipped years after they were produced. That would put yours around 03-04? It has three screws on the right side of the frame and one on the front of the trigger guard.
Gunshows in this area often have guys that sell these things alongs with grips, boxes, original tools and you could check local gunstores, I know of a couple that keep boxes of old brochures. Round Butt Grips Serial Number Inside. Keep in mind that many Smith and Wesson guns produced before 1957 did not have a serial number stamped on them. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. I didnt mean to hijack the thread, just thought this was a neat story for you guys. Is that revolver the actual gun he used as his service revolver? Safety, New Departure or Lemon Squeezer Yours is a 1st Model which was manufactured from 1888 - 1902. I need to know what caliber it is and approximate mfg.
I just bought a police turn in model 10-8. So, any Model 10-4 was manufactured prior to 1962, but that a 10-7 might be from anywhere from 1962 to 1977? We work hard to bring the best gun discussion! You may have to remove the grips to see it. Sometimes people think a gun is 'old' when it was made in my lifetime. I should have said produced along side. Also, take the grips off to see if there is a date or any other additional markings on the grip frame under the grips. Metro Boston Not looking for value as it is sentimental. I really like the 38 special and.
Tell me the caliber, identifying marks, serial number. I borrowed this from a thread on Highroad. I've acquired an old pocket pistol and was curious as to the age. Have a Smith and Wesson model 36 I recently inherited that has ties to al capone's brother who was the cop, and I think it was a police issued gun, but I. The dash number would have changed on production frames in 1962 with changes 4 and 5. In the episode 'Rock Star in the House', Wilfred is very strict about London's behavior when it comes to celebrities. The company's first offering was a lever-action repeating pistol.
You can buy smith and wesson model 41 with confidence from thousands. I suspect it was shooting high initially, and someone not knowing what they were doing, did the exact wrong thing and lowered the blade in hopes of lowering the point of impact. My Dad was a survivor of the '60s riots, black outs and Black Panther ambushes at the 40th in the South Bronx. It is still relatively easy to determine model and vintage at least approximately from serial number and other identifying characteristics such as caliber. Open the cylinder and look on the frame first, for a model designation. This may yet be another example of London's ignorance, or a continuity error or that the Tiptons have not owned it for some time and he bought it back. The first engineering change dash 1 was the same gun only with a lighter tapered barrel.
For models 36, 37, 38, 49, 50 and pre model number versions. There is some dispute regarding the dates on some serial numbers and your gun may actually be a year off from what is listed. I only have a Lee single stage press but I can really crank them out to feed my revolvers. It can be a fun little detective puzzle. So your dad bought itas a recruit from a retiring officer, who bought it as a recruit from a retiring officer.
I am hoping a gunsmith can fix this for me. Our dream was to write a book on the model number 2 Army. Supica's book is my primary reference. Serial Numbers on Smith and Wesson Firearms. My wife purchased a model 36 before.
Your gun would have been manufactured in 1980. The date associated with a dash-mod is when the change was implemented. There is a screw in the front of the grip and two screws on the right side of the frame. Supposedly owned by a lady who had. Besides a little info on this revolver, I would also like to know if it is safe to fire +P ammo through it? The serial number is usually on the bottom of the grip frame.