Once you locate the serial number, then you are able to do some research and find out a little history on your gun. We work hard to bring the best Glock Forum! You can also try a search here for the post. Others are on the rear of the frame, above the gun's grip. They stole most of my guns, so I know they were heavily armed by the time they left! It's a great place with very knowledgable participants. 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.
If the gun is an N-frame and has a checkered topstrap, then its a Model 27. This improved hammer block is still utilized in today's commercial Smith and Wesson revolvers. Thankfully, most people will probably have a newer gun with the serial numbers, and it should be relatively easy to get more background information using that number. Production dates begin in 1974 for the Model 13 and end upon discontinuation in 1999. The Only True way to know when your gun was shipped from the factory is to apply for a Factory letter.
Do have a digital camera and the software for the computer but just haven't fooled with it yet. These older guns will take a little more effort to find out their history. The Navy also applied a Property mark on the left side plate on some revolvers; these were filled in with red paint. A picture is a great help, as minor features changed over the years pinned vs. On later Navy revolvers, ordered through the Army they will be found with the more typical Army G.
The other numbers on the gun are all manufacting assembly or inspection codes. I'll work on getting some pics posted this evening. The big white box end label is applied right when the box is sealed for shipment, and it has a 4-digit code after the serial number. Its pretty rusty but I believe salvagable. . Late 1950 — Early 1951 S80,500 — S85,999……….
A powerful and economical pistol. I am purchasing a Victory model. Late 1947 — Early 1948 S72,000 — S72,499………. From approximately V300000 to end of production G. Now I did say generally, there is a few exceptions. Over its long production run it has been available with barrel lengths of 2 in 51 mm , 3 in 76 mm , 4 in 100 mm , 5 in 130 mm , and 6 in 150 mm. About the Author Based in southern New Jersey, Mike McNez has been writing since 2010.
Jaime may be indicating the same serial number used, again, on another frame during repair. And finally a parkerized finish. The company's first offering was a lever-action repeating pistol. I have been pretty successful in finding dates for old Smiths. They provide every spec about the gun, who is was shipped to, when it was shipped, and even how many other firearms were shipped at the same time as yours. Consulting the Standard Catalog is the only accurate way to find the exact year of manufacture.
Late 1952 — Early 1952 S86,000 — S94,999……. The Model 19 is 1976 production. It's an old 5 screw model - 32 Long caliber. They didn't assemble or sell any of these until 1966 plus the steel frame Model 39s fall into three different serial number ranges. The top strap and rib is not checkered however the rear sight top strap has a wavy pattern. The weapon was chambered in the 9mm Luger caliber, instead of.
Keep in mind that many Smith and Wesson guns produced before 1957 did not have a serial number stamped on them. 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. With articles appearing in various online publications, he has also contributed blogs for companies such as Granite Transformations and Blue Mile Cloud. Another excellent book written by the factory Historion Roy Jinks is also shown and I have it as well and I highly suggest it as a Great choice. A manufacture date of 1966 makes sense. Come for the info, stay and make some friends.
Make sure you are researching the correct number Years ago someone posted about this on this forum. Help The A suffix usually indicates it went back to the factory for repairs in which it may have had the frame replaced. The has also used the Model 10 in the past. In one known example a gun with serial S136431 was not shipped until June of 1958. Firearm Dates by Serial Number. Victory models have also been produced with out property marks, these revolvers were probably delivered by the U. Unless I am mistaken, all the Model 28s were stamped Highway Patrolman on the barrel.