Any Info would be greatly appreciated! The standard location for the serial number is above the trigger guard. 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. A picture is a great help, as minor features changed over the years pinned vs. They have saved me from some costly mistakes such as a gun that looked great but was not correct due to a wrong front sight. Hello Ballbearing Not to Tinkle on your Corn Flake's here, but they made a Boat Load of Model 66's. Some serial numbers are located underneath the frame in front of the trigger guard.
The copper is soft enough it won't hurt the finish. . I guess we would really need to see pictures of the revolver to help you identify it. But I can't find any information at all. Leave out the last couple of digits if you like, but include x's. You may have to remove the grips to see it. N Frame serial numbers ran from 1970 -1983.
The gun is in amazingly good shape, and has seen limited use. For Larger Pictures, click on the gun Pictures below. They stole most of my guns, so I know they were heavily armed by the time they left! If it's something else let me know and I'll take another look. Model numbers are on the frame under the crane. It has different numbers stamped on the butt, the crane and in the ejector rod recess in the under barrel lug. I'll work on getting some pics posted this evening. That wasn't the original title of the thread.
Nah, I'm just going to shoot it. Jim read the numbers to me over the phone. 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. Unlock additional features, and fewer ads while browsing. Consider upgrading your membership for less than a box of bullets! I'm technology challanged when it comes to posting pics.
I think that is a very early Highway Patrolman Mid-1950s. The company's first offering was a lever-action repeating pistol. Unless I am mistaken, all the Model 28s were stamped Highway Patrolman on the barrel. I need to know what caliber it is and approximate mfg. I think site management changed it, for what reason.
Safety, New Departure or Lemon Squeezer Yours is a 1st Model which was manufactured from 1888 - 1902. It's marked model 66-l 66 and a simple vertical line. I need to know how many digits in the serial number to do this right. There will most likely be a sizable gap between the letter and the numbers, but it is still part of the serial number. They are pretty honest about the value. By the way this revolver is either brushed nickle or stainless and in very good condition. The revolver should have an S in front of the serial number if it's an N frame from that period.
Others are on the rear of the frame, above the gun's grip. It has a serrated trigger, the old school cylinder catch, oversize Goncalo Alvez grips, and the chambers are countersunk which is cooler than the frozen level of hell! It is possible the Highway Patrolman is pre model 28. You may have a bare metal spot when done but you can either touch it up or keep it well oiled. The serial number is on the bottom of the grip frame. Your gun would have been manufactured in 1980. Ads listed in discussion areas are prohibited.
That number looks to me to be composed of little dots as opposed to a stamped number. The letters continue on through the alphabet, for pistols manufactured at later dates. I'll take the camera, shoot some pics and try to post 'em. Hello Teacher And welcome to the Firing lLne forum. Which would be the one we use trying to determine the manufacture date? Hello Ballbearing Not to Tinkle on your Corn Flake's here, but they made a Boat Load of Model 66's. Seems like a quick internet search is all that's required to match a serial number to a manufacture date. If you had provided the gun's serial number, I would expect you would have an answer already.
Thanks, Don Edit: Here are the pics he sent me. All sorts of references -- oldguns. 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. He has maintained it beautifully. Nonetheless, if you read the whole thread several pages you'll have a pretty good idea. You can ask a member at smith-wessonforum. That would put yours around 03-04? There is nothing on the internet that I'm aware of.