Standard catalog of smith and wesson is the bible and source book of s&w's the serial number on s&w wheel guns is found on the bottom butt strap of your gun all s&w's wheel gun serial numbers are found there off the top of my head, your gun was made sometime after 1982, but i'll check my catalog for you when i get home from work. Smith & wesson serial numbers reveal the product's year of manufacture and can also reveal the rarity of the product, if applicable the most accurate method of determining information from a smith & wesson serial number is to look up the full number in the standard catalog of smith & wesson. Smith and not meant to be the model 10 military police dept purchased it by serial number dating a date they put their date range for verification open the model number is some serial starts with these classic revolvers - ca compliant archive: model 10 military and wesson model 15-4 snubnose, 2009.
I've acquired a smith and wesson model 10 and would like to find out the date of manufacture or shipping date i'd like to know how old it is not about how old it is it's a model 10-5 and know that it was made sometime between 62 and 77 but i'd love to when exactly. I understand smith & wesson used some different numbering practices that make it difficult to date a weapon the serial number on this piece is m2####, it has the 65 barrel, mahogany case w/red velvet lining, cleaning rod, swab and screwdriver. I thought it was going to stay with me, that is when i called smith i just wanted a little more power out of it i really like the 32 great kids gun, makes bigger holes than a 22 impresses the kids more. Quote from history of smith and wesson by roy jinks: on april 24, 1942, smith & wesson's serial numbers on the original 38 m&p series reached 1,000,000, and a new series was started having a v prefix beginning at serial number v1 this series was nicknamed the victory model to signify the company's hope for a quick victory in world war ii.
Smith & wesson date of manufacture by serial number i purchased my swmp40 in april, on the case it came in the born-on date actually appears on the box label next to the serial number in the form yjjj where y is a single digit representation of the year, eg 6 = 2006, 7 = 2007, etc and jjj is a three digit day-of-year date. Dan wesson serial numbers, dating a dan wesson revolver, smith & wesson revolver manufacture dates, smith wesson serial numbers manufacture date click on a term to search for related topics thread tools: show printable version email this page. Technically, the codes underneath the serial number are not date codes you can guesstimate the age of your smith by the type of model number if it has one however, the most accurate method of dating your smith is by contacting smith & wesson directly and asking them this may not entail purchasing a historical letter good luck. It has no markings except the s&w logo on the sideplate, and the serial number 16500 stamped on the butt i think is is a victory model, but i am not sure does anyone know how i could go about dating it by the serial number. Dating a smith & wesson model 66 discussion in 'smith & wesson' started by ballbearing, sep 6, 2012.
Note that a number of n frames with serials in the s138000-s140000 range (and the range may be wider either way) are seen that were shipped much later than the serial would suggest should be the case. The dash number would have changed on production frames in 1962 with changes 4 and 5 the only true way to know when the frame was made is a letter from s&w the next best way to walk a thin line of legality is to use the serial number for dating the standard catalog of smith and wesson is a good place to date serial numbers. Dating a smith & wesson revolver: this list is merely a general guide and not meant to be exact there is some dispute regarding the dates on some serial numbers.
S&w year of manufacture smith&wesson, serial numbers for smith an wesson model 686, smith 686 serial numbers tell when manufactured, smith and wessom product 104198, smith and wesson 104198, smith and wesson 686 serial numbers. For modern smith and wesson revolvers, the serial number is located on the butt of the revolver often the grip will cover the number the serial number can also be found on the frame behind the yoke for some models for most post-1980 revolvers the serial number will be in an abc1234 format. Is that the number from the bottom of the grip is it stamped mod-10 under the yoke (crane) after looking at the s/n appendix in the scsw (standard catalog of smith & wesson), 559y53 doesn't appear to be a serial number for a model 10, victory model, or a pre-model 10 the y in the middle is uncharacteristic of a model 10 s/n. The only 38 spl smith and wessons in that serial number range were produced in 1903 and 1904 as the smith and wesson 38spl hand ejector m&p they look like model 10's, and are very similar, but predate the model 10 by over 50 years. N frame serial numbers ran from 1970 -1983 the guys at the smith and wesson forum are great and always ready to help out make sure to read the threads first, however before asking your question.
Pistols - the serial number is located on the side of the frame sigma series - the serial number is located on the frame under the front of the handgun sw99 - the serial number is located on the frame at the rear of the pistol. Dating a s&w please note that this list is a general guide and not meant to be exact there is some dispute regarding the dates on some serial numbers and your gun may actually be a year off from what is listed the precise shipping date as lettered can be several years off depending on model. Smith and wesson serial numbers database hello to all smith and wesson 686 serial number database i have received an old smith and wesson 38 special pistol which was passed to me from my grandfather. The serial number is a7149 thanks in it only took 1 call to smith and wesson and they told me what year it the smith and wesson model 41 first came on the market in pass up all the 41s made after the a serial number prefix as thats when smith started cutting smith wesson serial numbers & date manufactured.
Smith wesson serial numbers - pistols there are some exceptions to the locations shown above for certain s&w pistols on the sigma series and the sw99 models, you will find the serial number in the locations shown in the pictures below. Smith and wesson used the same serial numbers in different models over the years, and although a frame was made in one year , it might not have left the factory until a year or two later, so narrowing down the year can be difficult, if you really want to know more about your pistol, you could get in touch with smith&wesson, roy jinks is the s&w. No serial number = no way to answer i can say that the model 10-6 was made from 1962-1976the serial number with a d prefix was started in 1967,so i would assume that your smith and wesson model. Technically, the codes underneath the serial number are not date codes you can guesstimate the age of your smith by the type of model number if it has one however, the most accurate method of dating your smith is by contacting smith & wesson directly and asking them.
A date code on it smith and wesson serial number databasesmith and wesson serial number search have a copy of the standard catalog of smith & wesson digit code after the serial number this is a date code date of manufacture by serial number lookup. S&w owners seeking info should have the scsw (standard catalogue of smith & wesson) as it's a fact filled book on most any s&w the revolvers don't have generations per say as the semi-autos they do have dash (-) numbers signifying engineering changes.