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    Question Date of manufacture from serial number?

    I recently acquired a Smith and Wesson 38 Special CTG with a serial number C770410 stamped on the bottom of the handle.
    Can anyone tell me the year of manufacture and the approximate value of this revolver?
    Thanks in advance for your help,
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    1963-1965
    If you open the cylinder and look at the frame, it will have a model number, 10 or 12, that makes a difference in value. So does condition, original box, docs and tools, deduct some for nonoriginal stocks (grips)
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    Hey Mick, thanks for the info...
    I opened the cylinder and found a "Mod. 10-5" stamped into the frame... I assume that's the "10" you are referring to.
    And my kid is already grown but I raised him with gun control: "Always point the little end at the perp."....

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    Cool! Value is going to be tricky on your, depending on if it's a heavy barrel (I'm thinking it is) or a tapered barrel. I would guess by the serial that the gun does not have a trigger guard screw (front of the trigger guard). S&W has made millions of them (still in production) starting in 1899. A picture would help with value but depending on location and condition, $250-$400
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    A 10-5 heavy barrel should have the trigger guard screw and the sight width went from 1/10" to 1/8" on tapered barrels.
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    Recently Aquired Model 65-2

    I recently purchased my first S&W Revolver, a stainless Model 65-2. It has a trigger that's smooth as glass and is very accurate. The salesman said the trigger is so smooth because there is no safety bar in the mechanism. I was wondering if someone could ball park a manufacture date for me from the serial number or point me in the right direction. It is serial number 7D06462 . Thanks for your help!

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    to the forums from the Wiregrass! I read it as 1981. We love the pictures so how about posting some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SOF_ET View Post
    I recently purchased my first S&W Revolver, a stainless Model 65-2. It has a trigger that's smooth as glass and is very accurate. The salesman said the trigger is so smooth because there is no safety bar in the mechanism. I was wondering if someone could ball park a manufacture date for me from the serial number or point me in the right direction. It is serial number 7D06462 . Thanks for your help!
    Your gun shipped in 1980.


 

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