Smith & Wesson is excited to announce a new partnership with the Smith & Wesson Historical Foundation (S&WHF). The S&WHF will now be providing the Smith & Wesson letter of authenticity.A letter of authenticity can help bring new insight about the age, make and model of your firearm.To order a letter, please click the link below to visit the Smith & Wesson Historical Foundation Your serial number dates your Smith and Wesson model 59 to the years 1977-1978. ... I can say that the smith and wesson model 19-3 was made from 1967-1976.maybe if you contact smith and wesson ... Aug 10, 2016 · Today, Smith & Wesson is mostly known for revolvers and their growing line of M&P pistols. Despite the rapidly growing popularity of these polymer-framed striker fired semi-auto pistols, there’s also a lot of buzz around the former metal-framed S&W pistols that were discontinued a few years ago.
Feb 21, 2007 · 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. I have a smith and wesson model 65-3 with the serial # XXXXX and I would like to know the year of manufacture. I would also like to know if the barrel is pinned. If not pinned how do I get the barrel out? Do I just turn it?
The Model 60 and its variations have remained in the Smith & Wesson line, and although the original Model 36 was discontinued in 1999, it was brought back in 2008 as part of the company's Classics ... 1975 SMITH & WESSON MODEL 28 OR 28-2 HIGHWAY PATROLMAN .357 MAGNUM 4" BLUE REVOLVER. Serial number "N2551XX" and all matching. N- frame with pinned barrel. 100% of the original fact ...Click for more info 1972-1974 I keep this list in my computer to help out when buying guns online at auction. 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.
Firearm Recalls & Warnings Index . SMITH & WESSON MODEL 581, 586, 681, 686, or 581-1, 586-1, 681-1, 686-1 & 686CS-1, REVOLVERS. RECALL: Reports have been received from the field where the combination of a SMITH & WESSON L-FRAME 357 MAGNUM REVOLVER and some .357 Magnum ammunition has resulted in unacceptable cylinder binding. I just recently acquired a beautiful Smith and Wesson model 645. My friend went to a local gun store to pick up his .30-06 rifle, and I just happened to spot this in the case. So, I came back the next day to trade in my model 5906 and went home with the 645 instead. Here's a few photos of the 645. Sep 06, 2012 · I did some gun trading today and I traded for a Smith&Wesson old school model 66 (stainless, 4" tube, K-frame, .357 magnum)with the hammer mounted firing pin. The gun is in amazingly good shape, and has seen limited use. It's marked model 66-l (66 and a simple vertical line.
Oct 24, 2013 · 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. The Smith & Wesson Model 1 was the first firearm manufactured by Smith & Wesson, with production spanning the years 1857 through 1882.It was the first commercially successful revolver to use rimfire cartridges instead of loose powder, musket ball, and percussion caps. According to "The Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, 2nd Edition", serial numbers from N1 to N60000 were manufactured in 1970-1972. Pinned barrels and counterbored ("recessed") cylinders were eliminated with the introduction of the 27-3 in 1982. Dec 27, 2017 · The last Smith & Wesson Victory model revolver, serial number VS811119, was produced in August of 1945. When Smith & Wesson resumed commercial production of the Military & Police model in late 1945, as the war had been won and the letter “V” was dropped from the serial number prefix.
Sep 06, 2012 · I did some gun trading today and I traded for a Smith&Wesson old school model 66 (stainless, 4" tube, K-frame, .357 magnum)with the hammer mounted firing pin. The gun is in amazingly good shape, and has seen limited use. It's marked model 66-l (66 and a simple vertical line. A HALF-CENTURY OF THE MODEL 29. BY JOHN TAFFIN By 1950, the .44 Special Smith & Wesson reached its climax with the 1950 Target Model. This final .44 Special would be removed from production in 1967 and then resurrected for a short time in the 1980s as the Model 24-3 in blue and Model 624 in stainless. The S&W Model 19 is a revolver produced by Smith & Wesson on its K-frame. The Model 19 is chambered for .357 Magnum.The K-frame is somewhat smaller and lighter than the original N-frame .357, usually known as the S&W Model 27 Smith and Wesson .38 Caliber Safety Third Model Double-Action Revolver, serial no. 83097, with Case ca. 1890–93 Smith & Wesson American This is one of nine revolvers custom-decorated by Tiffany & Co. for display at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893.
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. 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.