serial number

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by merlin186, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. merlin186

    merlin186 New Member

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    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

    Vince
     
  2. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    You need to contact Smith & Wesson...
     

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    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.
     
  4. hunter Joe

    hunter Joe New Member

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    .38 MILITARY & POLICE SECOND MODEL (MODEL OF 1902)
    - .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.
     
  5. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    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.
     
  6. hunter Joe

    hunter Joe New Member

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    Diggs, anytime bro, anytime. Joe