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Old 09-19-2013, 05:14 PM   #1
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Hey guys. I picked up a beautiful piece this morning. It is a model 10. I am looking for some smith junkies to help me date the thing. It has a pinned barrel and hammer mounted firing pin but no recessed cylinders. It is also after smith scrapped the screws in front of the trigger guard and on the top of the side plate. SN is c587xxx. Any info that you have is greatly appreciated.

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Old 09-19-2013, 05:51 PM   #2
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All I've got on it is they were originally introduced in 1902. Obviously being a dash 4 yours isn't that old.
In 1944 they introduced an improved hammer block if That's any help.
You could probably call s&w and get the answers you're looking for or purchase their guide.

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Nice gun. Congrats on the purchase. Call up a gunsmith in your area and ask if he has a book to date them. Mine does, but he's a busy guy so I won't be bothering him unless its my gun. Sorry.

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I believe late 70's.

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I came across a great reference on northeastshooters.com. The guy had a list of sn ranges for each model and the years they were in production. My gun was produced between 61-62. I wish I would have bookmarked the page because I am having a hard time finding it to re-post it here.

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Yep. They made the change to 10-4, and almost immediately went to 10-5.

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Thanks c3. Correct me if I am wrong here but the only difference between the -4 and the -5 is the front sight?

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I came across a great reference on northeastshooters.com. The guy had a list of sn ranges for each model and the years they were in production. My gun was produced between 61-62. I wish I would have bookmarked the page because I am having a hard time finding it to re-post it here.
That would be fantastic.
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I came across a great reference on northeastshooters.com. The guy had a list of sn ranges for each model and the years they were in production. My gun was produced between 61-62. I wish I would have bookmarked the page because I am having a hard time finding it to re-post it here.
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That would be fantastic.
For sure--I've never been able to find a actual online reference for S&W numbers/DOM
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Model 10
-1 1959 Heavy Barrel
-2 1961 Changed extractor rod thread to LH on standard barrel
-3 1961 Same as above, for heavy barrel
-4 1962 Screw in front of trigger eliminated
-5 1962 1/10" to 1/8" front sight, on standard barrel
-5 1962 Screw in front of trigger guard eliminated on
heavy barrel model
-7 1977 Change to put gas ring from yoke to cylinder
-8 1977 Change to put gas ring from yoke to cylinder
on heavy barrel model

And for all looking for an on-line resource for S&Ws-
http://www.handloads.com/misc/Smith.Model.Changes.asp

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