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merlin186 12-01-2009 05:11 AM

serial number
I have my grandfathers s&w 38. serial number s22123 might anyone know the year it was made or how i can find out? thanks


Mark F 12-01-2009 12:38 PM

You need to contact Smith & Wesson...

robocop10mm 12-01-2009 08:39 PM

S prefix puts it pre-1965. That's about all I can tell you. Does it have a model number? How many side plate screws? Does it have a screw in the front of the trigger guard?

S&W can tell you a lot more for a nominal fee.

hunter Joe 12-04-2009 07:13 PM

- .38 S&W Special and .38 Military cal., civilian guns and standard models are barrel 2-line marked ".38 S&W SPECIAL & U.S. SERVICE CTG´S" with the "Maltese Cross" emblem stamped both before and after the caliber, 6 shot, fluted cylinder, 4, 5, 6, and 6 1/2 in. barrels, blue or nickel, "S&W" monogram checkered hard rubber or checkered walnut grips. 12,827 mfg. 1902-03. Serial range 20,976-33,803.

I hope this is what you are looking for.

diggsbakes 12-04-2009 07:19 PM

Well hell. You impressed me encyclopedia Joe. I'm looking at used Smith's now so I might drop you a PM before I buy if you don't mind.

hunter Joe 12-05-2009 01:25 PM

Diggs, anytime bro, anytime. Joe

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