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?
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)