Good luck with your purchase and post a picture if you buy it. Sadly most of my collection was stolen about 15 years back and I kind of got out of the hobby for a while. Most likely I'll be on the prowl for a model 66 before long.
Actually looking to do a trade, rather than a purchase. Serial number is 58004xx if one of you guys could date it for me, I'd appreciate it. It came with a combat grip with a State of Oklahoma badge on it.
Barrels of 2.5 inches (64 mm) are also known to have been made for special contracts. With this order, the Hand Ejector Model became known as the .38 Military and Police model.
In 1899, the United States Army and Navy placed orders with Smith & Wesson for two to three thousand Model 1899 Hand Ejector revolvers chambered for the M1892 .38 Long Colt U. That same year, in response to reports from military sources serving in the Philippines on the relative ineffectiveness of the new cartridge, Smith & Wesson began offering the Military & Police in a new chambering, .38 S&W Special (a.k.a.
Looks like this is the place to go with questions about S&W serial numbers. I have a couple of Model 10s and I'd like to know the year they were made.
Model 10-6 serial number D5792xx I've owned this gun for a while and it's the best shooting handgun I've ever owned. I'm going to look at a model 10-5 snubnose today at noon.
52-A -2 1971 Change of extractor 41 1957 start of model numbering system -1 1960 22 Short chambering (dash number not always stamped) 52 1961 introduced -1 1963 Single action only -2 1971 Changed extractor 52-A See model 39-1 59 1971 introduced, no dash numbers used during production 61 1970 introduced in March -1 May '70 Add magazine safety -2 Sep '70 Addition of barrel nut -3 1971 Forged Al frame 76 1968 introduced, discontinued 1974 no dash numbers used Small Frame Revolvers --------------------- Model 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 1957 Start of numbering system -1 1961 Change from I frame to J frame 36 -1 1967 Indicates 3" heavy barrel 37, 38, 40, 42, 43, 49, 63, 649, 650, 651 No dash numbers ued on above numbers 60 1965 Introduced -1 1972 Heavy barrel variation made in 1972, not marketed limited production only 5 screw: 4 screws on the side(one normally under the grips) is the original way to hold the side plate on.
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.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.I hope this helps, Hammer It Id=10504 Navy Joe, That's easy.Barrel lengths were 4, 5, 6, and 6.5 inches with a rounded butt.Serial numbers for the Military & Police ranged from number 1 in the series to 20,975.