Any information on decoding these numbers would be appreciated. If you had provided the gun's serial number, I would expect you would have an answer already. Keep in mind that many Smith and Wesson guns produced before 1957 did not have a serial number stamped on them. I got both of these saturday, I am a sucker for vintage snubbies. This was available with a 2 inch or 3 inch barrel and blued finish.
I think the cost now is about 50 bucks. I've been following the site for awhile and finally decided to join. Well, there is a problem with that serial number. But, if it was not fired for so long, that might be a concern too. I posted some pics to help clarify.
Okay, I'm trying to get a date from the serial number on the Model 36 I bought for my wife a few years ago. The revolver is stamped with model 36 inside the hinge which I see means after 1957. If someone has access to serial numbers for smith and could date it For me I would appreciate it. Also, from what I understand - I can legally sell it face to face to a Texas resident as long as I reasonably believe they are eligible to own a handgun, is that correct? The gun on the right is a 66-2 that was made in 1985. That would put yours around 03-04? You can send them a picture and they can find out more of the background on your gun along with the date manufactured. When I find out more I will let you know. As for value, that depends a lot on condition.
For those Smith Wesson with serial numbers, see the pictures below to find where to look. Is there anyone that I can send photos to that may be able to help me? For years its only competition was the Colt Detective Special. Can anyone provide any info about this gun? I was going to sell it and wanted to know more. It was made in 1975, so its got a little age on it. By the way, some Smiths have a lot of numbers on them. N Series N Frames: N1 — N60,000…………. Would it decrease the value anymore by having it reblued? Once you locate the serial number, then you are able to do some research and find out a little history on your gun.
Come for the info, stay and make some friends. This variant had a 3 inch full lug barrel with adjustable sights and a blued glass finish. 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. Unlock additional features, and fewer ads while browsing. I found A reference dating the debut of Square butt at serial 28,000 in 1953, but that is all I can come up with.
Assuming steady production levels from the start of the 36 in 1951, That would put mine at '57 or '58. Hellstrom instructed his engineers to turn the Terrier into something that could handle the more potent. Join us to discuss firearms of all kinds, gun accessories, legal issues and more. Be sure to check out our gun classifieds, political, and hometown sections. Directory showing all pages on this website. He says, in post 4, that the number on the bottom of the grip is in the 400,000s.
You may have to remove the grips tp see it. This was produced with a blued finish, imitation ivory grips, and 24k gold plate engraving. The gun is; I believe a 2 screw? Hammer Dowwn, I found out a little more information on the model 36. I'm getting differing opinions as to where the serial number is. I need to know how many digits in the serial number to do this right.
Many have the book and would have looked it up for you. Late 1947 — Early 1948 S72,000 — S72,499………. I don't know how old it is but have the serial number. It features a nickel-plated or and either wood or rubber grips. For the Model 36, they sought to design a weapon that could fire the more powerful round in a small, concealable package.
Something does not jive with what you are saying. I have a 36 that by this was made in 1957. Please recheck the serial number. I was told it was made sometime in the 80's but the previous owner couldn't pin it down any more than that. The gun on the left is a 66-1 that was made in 1980. I don't think Smith would stamp a model number on a gun sent in for repair.