The smith has a 423,5xx number on the but of the grips but has the matching 78,xxx number under the grips on the same piece of metal. Carefully remove all three screws and take note of the head size. I think it just recently went up. The Navy also applied a Property mark on the left side plate on some revolvers; these were filled in with red paint. The I-frame was a 5-shot hand ejector double action revolver. Victory models have also been produced with out property marks, these revolvers were probably delivered by the U.
Grips: Checkered walnut with medallion until early 1942, post February of 1942 they are smooth American Walnut with out medallions. The Terrier became the Model 32, and so on. Metro Boston Not looking for value as it is sentimental. In 1952, at serial number 21,342, a square-butt option was offered. I have been pointed towards this video which was on American Rifleman. I thought these were neet examples of classic snubbies from the 60's.
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. The one on the right doesn't have a pin. Membership is free and we welcome all types of shooters, whether you're a novice or a pro. I was going to sell it and wanted to know more. I don't think Smith would stamp a model number on a gun sent in for repair. It at least one case a gun has a 5-screw serial and was built as a 4-screw gun. Not looking for value as it is sentimental.
Numerous minor changes were made through the years, including the switch from a flat to a contoured cylinder-release in 1966. For models 36, 37, 38, 49, 50. Late 1949 — Early 1950 S75,000 — S80,499………. You can send them a picture and they can find out more of the background on your gun along with the date manufactured. Serial numbers are located on Inside right grip, frame butt, Cylinder, extractor star, and bottom of barrel.
Late 1955 — Early 1956 S150,000 — S175,999……Late 1956 — Early 1957 S176,000 — S181,999……Late 1957 — Early 1958 S182,000 — S194,499……Late 1958 — Early 1959 S194,500 — S206. If someone has access to serial numbers for smith and could date it For me I would appreciate it. Uderstand puh-lease, I am not dissing the resident authorities - but those guys over there would feel slighted if they didn't get thhis question about once an hour or so. This was produced with a blued finish, imitation ivory grips, and 24k gold plate engraving. Since the older I-frame was not able to handle this load, a new frame was designed, which became the J-frame. The serial numbers have no letters, it has a lanyard strap in the grip butt and Trade Mark is on the right side. As far as the grips; there is not a diamond around the screw.
Both are a 100% mechanically and the smith is 85% cosmetically with the colt cobra being 70 to 75%. The plate will magically pop out and can be removed. In response, introduced the large frame. A pre-Model 36 is a Chiefs Special made before 1957. If you look at about a half inch past where the barrel meets the frame, you'll see a small pin on the gun on the left. She arrived filthy dirty, but not from gunpowder residue, rather from dust as if the firearm had been stored on top of a dresser for years. Part of this contract was cancelled, resulting in a large number of these being sold to a wholesaler, who then re-sold them for civilian use.
While the all steel early models will probably stand up to a limited amount of +p, they were not designed to handle it. The stainless and alloy Airweights are still chambered in. I have had no luck with the sn either. East Alton, Illinois: Western Cartridge Company. This was available with 2 in 51 mm or 3 in 76 mm barrel and blued finish.
We work hard to bring the best Firearms Forum has to offer! Late 1950 — Early 1951 S80,500 — S85,999………. Come for the info, stay and make some friends. 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. The gun on the right is a 66-2 that was made in 1985. Use a screwdriver which is made for that size screw to not scratch or otherwise affect the value of the gun. Serial number 337 was shipped to and is engraved with his name.
The aluminum cylinders proved to be problematic and were abandoned in favor of a steel cylinder. D acceptance mark was moved from the butt to the left top strap with the property mark. The Chiefs Special was the first 5-shot J-frame. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Assuming steady production levels from the start of the 36 in 1951, That would put mine at '57 or '58. I am confident it is an early model, but things are not adding up. From approximately V300000 to end of production G.
The revolver is stamped with model 36 inside the hinge which I see means after 1957. The number inside the hinge which some references that I found say that this is the serial number is 61479. The safest course with the Model 36 is to stick with standard pressure loads if you choose to shoot it. The guns were blued, with case-hardened hammers and triggers, or nickeled. The new Airweights, the Model 637-1, 638-2 and 642 are rated for +p and will handle it without damage to the gun.