Click to enlarge Model numbers are based on finish, caliber, and whether the gun has fixed or adjustable sights. Many have the book and would have looked it up for you. It shows significant holster and carry wear but is in good shape. These mid-size revolvers have also been offered with long 6-inch barrels for target models, and 3-inch, 2. Most have fixed sights but a few have been offered with adjustable sights. There is Now Three volumes and they are reasonable. I think it just recently went up.
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. For those Smith Wesson with serial numbers, see the pictures below to find where to look. I have a friend with a Smith and Wesson 5 shot revolver chambered in. 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. Directory showing all pages on this website.
The standard location for the serial number is above the trigger guard. Black can refer to a matte black finish or a glossy blue finish. I have been pretty successful in finding dates for old Smiths. Almost every model has been offered in multiple barrel lengths at some point but availability varies. Come for the info, stay and make some friends. There have been several versions of the 386, each with its own name and features.
There is some dispute regarding the dates on some serial numbers and your gun may actually be a year off from what is listed. Consulting the Standard Catalog is the only accurate way to find the exact year of manufacture. The old guns without the serial numbers are the ones that can be a little trickier. These older guns will take a little more effort to find out their history. Join us to discuss firearms of all kinds, gun accessories, legal issues and more. If that doesn't work, then you could try to contact a gun shop and see if they can help you. That number looks to me to be composed of little dots as opposed to a stamped number.
They stole most of my guns, so I know they were heavily armed by the time they left! The ordered was never delivered, and a few thousand of these ended up in the general market. Hello Teacher And welcome to the Firing lLne forum. Usually indicates Scandium alloy frame. Caliber: For this post, all models are. Other alloy frame guns listed on the charts may have Sc frame or Ti cylinder variants that exist in addition to the standard aluminum or steel versions. 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. L-frames can hold six or seven shots depending on the model.
If you feel comfortable posting the serial no. Late 1949 — Early 1950 S75,000 — S80,499………. Don't know about the internet, but I have a book. Does anyone have anyway to lookup the serial, or is there a way for me to check on it? 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. Others are on the rear of the frame, above the gun's grip. I got both of these saturday, I am a sucker for vintage snubbies.
If the K frames had started with number one and then continued on, it would have been much easier to keep them in chronological order. It has a deep blue finish, shrouded ejector, and adjustable sights. The most significant omission is barrel length. By some estimates, fewer than 1000 were ever produced. This was essentially an alloy framed version of the 620.
As our membership continues to grow we look forward to reading your stories and learning from your experiences. The one in front of the trigger guard, the fifth screw retained the cylinder lock spring. After our house was robbed, she started carrying my heavy 357 around but wanted something lighter. You can also try a search here for the post. Is there anyone that I can send photos to that may be able to help me? The fixed sights are generally a ramp style front sight with a gutter in the top strap to form the rear sight.