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tankwilson 06-21-2013 03:51 AM

s&w date info needed
 
Hey guys looking to do some trading

Need to know a date on a s&w 638-3 revolver.

I think the serial number is crm62XX

Can anyone give me and idea? Also what does the -3 mean?

Thanks

JW357 06-21-2013 07:30 AM

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Originally Posted by tankwilson
Hey guys looking to do some trading

Need to know a date on a s&w 638-3 revolver.

I think the serial number is crm62XX

Can anyone give me and idea? Also what does the -3 mean?

Thanks

I'll call up my LGS tomorrow. He has a book with serial numbers in it. I'm sure he'll look it up for me.

In the meantime, I found this on the S&W forums. Might help:

638 introduced in 1989
638-1 with minor changes also in 1989
638-2 with magnum frame in 1996
638-3 with internal lock in 2002 (current version)

DrumJunkie 06-21-2013 07:34 AM

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Originally Posted by tankwilson (Post 1282189)
Hey guys looking to do some trading

Need to know a date on a s&w 638-3 revolver.

I think the serial number is crm62XX

Can anyone give me and idea? Also what does the -3 mean?

Thanks

When they make a change to the design they add a -#

THe info JWSchramm seems about as good as inf can be without getting a letter form Smith.

tankwilson 06-21-2013 03:38 PM

Thanks for the info. Gonna go look at it tonight. Thinkn bout trading my Winchester 1300 shot gun for it.

JW357 06-21-2013 05:05 PM

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Originally Posted by tankwilson (Post 1282494)
Thanks for the info. Gonna go look at it tonight. Thinkn bout trading my Winchester 1300 shot gun for it.

I wouldn't be able to tell you if that's a good trade. If you prefer the revolver over the shotty then I suppose it is. I recommend trying to find the approximate, even if its MSRP, monetary value of each before making the trade.

JW357 06-21-2013 07:38 PM

Sorry, my LGS can't help. The book he has doesn't deal with such new Smiths. Must be a little dated. You can try calling up S&W and get the manufacture date from them.

tankwilson 06-22-2013 02:13 AM

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Her she is. Like new.

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JW357 06-22-2013 02:45 AM

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Originally Posted by tankwilson
Her she is. Like new.

So she's yours now? You did the trade? If so, congrats. She's a beaut. And I bet she'll be a sweet shooter.

tankwilson 06-22-2013 02:51 AM

Yea it was my buddies. He prob got the better end but im happy. Havent shot it yet.

tankwilson 06-22-2013 07:57 PM

Update. Just put 20 rounds through it. Nice little gun. Shoots great. Although I guess im not much of a revolver guy. Will prob sell/trade it for something else. Or just load it up and put in the glove box.

Thanks for all the info


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