After our house was robbed, she started carrying my heavy 357 around but wanted something lighter. A manufacture date of 1966 makes sense. Hello Teacher And welcome to the Firing lLne forum. But, the pearl grips may be quite valuable. It is still relatively easy to determine model and vintage at least approximately from serial number and other identifying characteristics such as caliber. Leave out the last couple of digits if you like, but include x's.
A powerful and economical pistol. For the rust on your triggerguard, soak the area in Kroil penetrating oil for an hour or so to loosen the rust. I gave the man my serial number and he told me the year 1967 mine was made. Late 1947 — Early 1948 S72,000 — S72,499………. There is Now Three volumes and they are reasonable. Late 1950 — Early 1951 S80,500 — S85,999……….
Some models are not as fast selling as others and although a reference book shows serial numbers and list's years when they shipped, it can only be considered a general idea of that model as I have seen some that shipped several years after these books show them to due to a less Popular status or demand for them. You may have a bare metal spot when done but you can either touch it up or keep it well oiled. Safety, New Departure or Lemon Squeezer Yours is a 1st Model which was manufactured from 1888 - 1902. That would put yours around 03-04? Consulting the Standard Catalog is the only accurate way to find the exact year of manufacture. They stole most of my guns, so I know they were heavily armed by the time they left! I have been pretty successful in finding dates for old Smiths.
Smith Wesson Model 10 Military and Later, the same revolver was assigned the model number 10, when S W stopped The serial number is stamped on the. I don't know if this gives my nickname so its: michael10sley I don't know if this gives my nickname so its: michael10sley Hi Michael, welcome to the forum. McNez holds a Bachelor of Science in international business management from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Presuming that the revolver is a 6 shot hand ejector cylinder opens to the side , your gun is approximately 100 years old. The serial numbers have no letters, it has a lanyard strap in the grip butt and Trade Mark is on the right side. You would also need to include the model of Smith and Wesson along with the serial number to get the correct answer to your question.
Wait, found an entry on page 399 of the standard catalog. For those Smith Wesson with serial numbers, see the pictures below to find where to look. Could anyone help me with this? You can try to contact their customer support by phone and see if they would be willing to help you that way. 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. There is nothing on the internet that I'm aware of. These models can begin with the prefix S, N, C, D or K.
He has maintained it beautifully. Models 36, etc serial number blocks with no letter prefix to the serial numbers. If the model number or name is not marked on the gun, I'd suggest getting a copy of the Standard Catalog of Firearms from your library and trying to identify it there. Sometimes the serial number is here, especially in later models. You can send them a picture and they can find out more of the background on your gun along with the date manufactured. Late 1948 - Early 1949 S72,500 — S74,999………. Supica's book is my primary reference.
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. We think the robbers were still in the house when she came home and she was unarmed. The company's first offering was a lever-action repeating pistol. 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. Is there anyone that I can send photos to that may be able to help me? I've acquired an old pocket pistol and was curious as to the age. If you had provided the gun's serial number, I would expect you would have an answer already.
Ends up my gun was made before they started saving serial numbers on. Locate the serial number on the. To remove it, use a copper Chore-boy brand scrubber pad to remove the rust. Quote: The number you listed for the 10-5 is the assembly number, which is arbitrary and basically meaningless. The only thing I can think of is that you have a gun that has some parts from more than one gun. It shows significant holster and carry wear but is in good shape.
I'll check the cylinder bore diameter and barrel bore. If that doesn't work, then you could try to contact a gun shop and see if they can help you. 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. I'd estimate your gun was produced towards the end of the 1st Models which might put it out-the-door around 1901-02? I haven't seen it, he sent me a pic but it didn't come out so I asked for another. Here is a direct link to the Factory letter I spoke of and the Excellent reference book the Poster before me mentions that can be ordered from your computer and shipped to your front door. Any Info would be greatly appreciated! As Mike says, it is likely a Model 1905, 3rd change which was manufactured between 1909 and 1915 with serial numbers that range from 146900 to 241703. You will have to wait for someone more knowledgeable than me about this.
The copper is soft enough it won't hurt the finish. Forum Jump Similar Threads Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post J. N Series N Frames: N1 — N60,000…………. It's possible that a large block of serial numbers that appear to be from 1954-55 were not actually used until 1957-58. Unlock additional features, and fewer ads while browsing.