They didn't assemble or sell any of these until 1966 plus the steel frame Model 39s fall into three different serial number ranges. Will take it out and shoot it tomorrow. Perhaps you have an odd or unusual serial number for a 10-5. Someone had fired it, and hadn't cleaned it, but other than that it's beautiful. 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.
Late 1948 - Early 1949 S72,500 — S74,999………. You can send them a picture and they can find out more of the background on your gun along with the date manufactured. It shows significant holster and carry wear but is in good shape. But I can't find any information at all. Ads listed in discussion areas are prohibited. As our membership continues to grow we look forward to reading your stories and learning from your experiences. Not looking for value as it is sentimental.
It started in 1959 as a pencil barrel. 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. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Directory showing all pages on this website. The old guns without the serial numbers are the ones that can be a little trickier. The guys at the Smith and Wesson forum are great and always ready to help out.
A 10-5 should have a serial number that starts with either a C or a D. Bastiat The further society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it George Orwell Crux Sacra Sit Mihi Lux Tu Ne Cede Malis, Sed Contra Audentior Ito. Late 1952 — Early 1952 S86,000 — S94,999……. The video is slightly less specific about the Victory Model but is interesting. The serial numbers have no letters, it has a lanyard strap in the grip butt and Trade Mark is on the right side.
It didn't matter if it was a flat top, Bisley, Sheriff Model or Frontier Six Shooter, they were all in the same serial number series. I was buying them for 50 bucks each or 60 bucks for hand picked. You can try to contact their customer support by phone and see if they would be willing to help you that way. I do recall seeing the same info in a similar format so maybe the author of that chart made a mistake when transcribing it. You can ask a member at smith-wessonforum. It surely seems to be a great site -- but, as stated, I can't seem to get access. And the tapered barrel has nothing to do with the +P rating.
Seems like a quick internet search is all that's required to match a serial number to a manufacture date. What was the shape and how much were they asking? It has never been fired since I have owned it. Some serial numbers are located underneath the frame in front of the trigger guard. In one known example a gun with serial S136431 was not shipped until June of 1958. Please feel free to email me it that is easier. If not, pm me and I'll give it a try that way. This is a quandry with what we found.
There never was a heavy barrel with an odd dash number. I borrowed this from a thread on Highroad. A powerful and economical pistol. It at least one case a gun has a 5-screw serial and was built as a 4-screw gun. Make sure to read the threads first, however before asking your question. We work hard to bring the best Glock Forum! That was followed by a model 10 dash 1. There is something amiss for the model 10 listings and there's a gap in the dates for the model 10; so that info's is a bit suspect.
Others are on the rear of the frame, above the gun's grip. The one in front of the trigger guard, the fifth screw retained the cylinder lock spring. For those Smith Wesson with serial numbers, see the pictures below to find where to look. Sometimes the serial number is here, especially in later models. Serial Numbers on Smith and Wesson Firearms If you own a Smith and Wesson handgun, you might be interested in finding out some more information on your particular gun. Is there anyone that I can send photos to that may be able to help me? It has a lot of info that might be of interest to many of you. Once you locate the serial number, then you are able to do some research and find out a little history on your gun.
These older guns will take a little more effort to find out their history. 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. There is some dispute regarding the dates on some serial numbers and your gun may actually be a year off from what is listed. If that doesn't work, then you could try to contact a gun shop and see if they can help you. However, the early guns pre model numbered should not be used with +P ammo.