I never saw those a second time. I have been pointed towards this video which was on American Rifleman. You gun dates roughly 1966 I hope this Helps, Hammer It Thank you for the help. This was a nostalgia purchase. We work hard to bring the best gun discussion! Is this is one of the first 66's made? Late 1950 — Early 1951 S80,500 — S85,999……….
The standard location for the serial number is above the trigger guard. Metro Boston Not looking for value as it is sentimental. Model 41 Serial Number Question. The big white box end label is applied right when the box is sealed for shipment, and it has a 4-digit code after the serial number. Quote: The number you listed for the 10-5 is the assembly number, which is arbitrary and basically meaningless.
The Only True way to know when your gun was shipped from the factory is to apply for a Factory letter. He has maintained it beautifully. N Series N Frames: N1 — N60,000…………. My mom wouldn't let me have it! Depending on what year it was made, the serial number could appear in various places, such as below the barrel on a revolver or on the bottom of the grip. There is Now Three volumes and they are reasonable.
Follow the on-screen installation instructions. And don't feel bad, we all make mistakes like these from time to time. I am trying to determine the year because the revolver came with black rubber grips and I would like to replace them with vintage wood grips from the correct era as some of the grip designs did change over the years. 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. I remember thinking how big and heavy that gun was. Serial Number Lookup He's dead now so I can't ask. That is a god-awfully beautiful N-frame! 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.
It has never been fired since I have owned it. My father-in-law told me that he had bought this particular Model 19 as his first handgun forty years ago. There is some dispute regarding the dates on some serial numbers and your gun may actually be a year off from what is listed. 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. 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. 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.
Our members are from diverse backgrounds; this improves discussions by providing unique exchanges. Some serial numbers are located underneath the frame in front of the trigger guard. The serial number of a Model 10 is found on the bottom of the grip frame. I remember when my Uncle Jerry was visiting from Ireland my Dad was showing him all these little guns, which I now know were derringers. Furthermore, some internet forums are filled with helpful and knowledgeable people that would be happy to help try to interpret the serial number on your handgun.
Can anyone tell me when it was made? Hello Ballbearing Not to Tinkle on your Corn Flake's here, but they made a Boat Load of Model 66's. . I'd say, in my non-expert opinion, that the finish is 90%+, and it honestly looks like a new gun, apart from some wear on the bluing near the muzzle. Keep in mind that many Smith and Wesson guns produced before 1957 did not have a serial number stamped on them. Consulting the Standard Catalog is the only accurate way to find the exact year of manufacture. I am pretty sure that is the one I called.
That wasn't the original title of the thread. Directory showing all pages on this website. Unlock additional features, and fewer ads while browsing. For Larger Pictures, click on the gun Pictures below. The other number was from the yoke, 84946 with E18 under it. I have not owned one of these antiques since 1985! How did you find the number if you don't still have it? I borrowed this from a thread on Highroad.
For example, pre-World War Two models have only numbers, while later models can include letters. I think he sold all his guns when he got sick and never told me. Which would be the serial number. You may have a bare metal spot when done but you can either touch it up or keep it well oiled. The copper is soft enough it won't hurt the finish.
About the Author Based in southern New Jersey, Mike McNez has been writing since 2010. I only hope I can take care of mine as well as you have taken care of yours. There were a lot of them, or it seemed a lot to a 9 year old. There is nothing on the internet that I'm aware of. 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. These models can begin with the prefix S, N, C, D or K.