dating a sw j frame?

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by cgersty, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. cgersty

    cgersty New Member

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    Does anyone have a link or know the way to date a model 60 38 special, I just got it today and would like to know when it was made, its in great shape.



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  2. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    I don't know much about the J frames, but I know that some early models have a pinned barrel, which yours has.
     

  3. Renegade44

    Renegade44 New Member

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    Need the numbers?
     
  4. cgersty

    cgersty New Member

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    I sent ya a message with the serial number renegade. Thanks in advance.
     
  5. cgersty

    cgersty New Member

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    And it says 38 special, Can this shoot +p ammo, guy gave me a box of asst ammo including some +p just don't wanna hurt myself or the gun.
     
  6. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    If you don't have a manufacture date yet, you can PM me your serial and I'll look it up in my book. I'm also curious what the variation number is if any.
     
  7. cgersty

    cgersty New Member

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    Here are the pics of the number, behind the strap, and under the grips the numbers match.

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  8. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    The title had me going there for a bit.

    I never dated a j frame. Most of the girls I dated could be called "A" frame. Little at the top........ :)
     
  9. cgersty

    cgersty New Member

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    Sorry to get your hopes up, but this j frame is like a woman, she just feels right in your hand lol
     
  10. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    I've been having a fling with a "N" frame.

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  11. cgersty

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    This thread is getting a little weird isn't it lol.

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    So hard not to fall in love with a girl like this though!
     
  12. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    I THINK you are between 1965 and 1969.
     
  13. cgersty

    cgersty New Member

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    Sweet, I sent smith and Wesson an email about it too, but I'm just curious to see how old she is. Thank you!
     
  14. CA357

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    I'm having a devil of a time trying to date it. The 1x*** serial has to make it very early in the run. My Standard Catalog doesn't have any reference to that low a serial number or a 1x prefix. I would guess maybe the first year 1965, but it bugs me to have to guess.
    I checked over on the S&W forum, but no joy there so far. I'm going to keep at it.
     
  15. cgersty

    cgersty New Member

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    Thanks for all your digging, like I said I contacted smith about it but haven't heard back yet.
     
  16. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Are the chambers recessed?
     
  17. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    cgersty, empty your inbox. It's full and won't accept messages.
     
  18. cgersty

    cgersty New Member

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    Cleared em out.
     
  19. CA357

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    I'm an idiot! What's the number on the bottom of the butt?