. I have the original box but no paperwork. Prolly be back asking questions about that too! With articles appearing in various online publications, he has also contributed blogs for companies such as Granite Transformations and Blue Mile Cloud. She is dead on, if my eyes were better it would have been one inch at 50 yrds. There was also a run of 25 Florida Highway Patrol shiny nickel model 28 revolvers that the had F. It is possible the Highway Patrolman is pre model 28.
Nope, it's very clearly stamped. Tell me the caliber, identifying marks, serial number. By the way caliber would also help Unfortunately the pictures don't show up for me 5 shot 38spl is automatically a J frame Chief special but I don't remember them being 5 screw. The very noticeable change in this type is the addition of third pin to the top strap to limit the travel of the. Check for a serial number under the bottom section, written in white pen. Wesson built a prototype revolver with bored- through cylinders to fire the rimmed.
The serial number is on the bottom of the grip frame. I have the first edition of the book if it is something older than ten years ago, I'd be glad to look it up. Checking the dates it was made in the first year of production. This variation appears to be an attempt at economy as the final milling cut on the breech face was eliminated. There is one marking on the label that is spec ord 310, what meaning is this? Something stamped originally 15-2 with a 3 over the 2. That number assigned, normally to be found inside the frame cylinder crane recess, visible when cylinder swung open.
Reading the serial number is appealing for gun owners because the letters and numbers can reveal the year of manufacture and the rarity of the weapon. So I'm a bit confused on a production date. 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. The guys at the Smith and Wesson forum are great and always ready to help out. Wesson heard that a child had been injured by cocking the hammer and pulling the trigger of a conventional revolver.
Second one, a three inch barrel Chief Special of early seventies. I ended up with dads guns and gave the kit gun to my sister. The serial number is 3228 which is stamped above the model number on the side of the frame. Not looking for value as it is sentimental. Jacques Flobert patented that in France in 1.
Unless I am mistaken, all the Model 28s were stamped Highway Patrolman on the barrel. Be aware that the original box and wrapper increases the value. If the gun is an N-frame and has a checkered topstrap, then its a Model 27. It is a pre- model 36, Chief's Special, flat latch. 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. N Frame serial numbers ran from 1970 -1983.
All three assembly marks should match. A powerful and economical pistol. This device was costly to produce and was eliminated from the design in 1. White patent finally expired after some lengthy court conflicts in 1. We work hard to bring the best gun discussion! I am sure the die was changed prior to 5. A picture or two would help if you can manage it! Maybe it has 100 rounds through it. Basically the same as the first type, the extra grip retaining pin was dropped.
That a common error across the board, literally! In fact, it was stronger than it needed to be. I am pretty sure that is the one I called. Depending on what year it was made, the serial number could appear in various places, such as below the barrel on a revolver or on the bottom of the grip. Make sure you are researching the correct number Years ago someone posted about this on this forum. When I find out more I will let you know. I do realize they weren't good about keeping them in order and that a higher serial number doesn't always mean a later manufacture date. Despite the rapidly growing popularity of these polymer-framed striker.
It has different numbers stamped on the butt, the crane and in the ejector rod recess in the under barrel lug. The other numbers on the gun are all manufacting assembly or inspection codes. I have been told that they were intended for Standard Velocity ammo and that is all I have ever shot in them, but as well as they are made I fail to understand the limitation. Collectively, these guns had great and lasting influence. It is rewarding due to the new findings, the substantiating and documenting of theories, and the. Curtis A site devoted to research for an upcoming book. Seems like a quick internet search is all that's required to match a serial number to a manufacture date.
Any Info would be greatly appreciated! I guess we would really need to see pictures of the revolver to help you identify it. On your 41, possibly first year but most likely 1958 ship date - worth checking with Jinks. You'd have to know the dash number. These older guns will take a little more effort to find out their history. Nonetheless, if you read the whole thread several pages you'll have a pretty good idea. By the way this revolver is either brushed nickle or stainless and in very good condition. This type is the same as type 3 except for an increase in the size of the serial number stamps.