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    Serial numbers

    Which is correct serial number. I have one one butt of grip and a different one on frame and cylinder frame that match.

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    On S&W revolvers the correct serial # is on the butt.
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    If I have one with number 408xxx in .38 special what model would the be

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    Welcome to the forum and pics will always help identify.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    If I have one with number 408xxx in .38 special what model would the be


    We need a lot more information: # of cartridges it holds, adjustable or fixed sights, etc. A picture would help a lot.
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    Older revolvers also had the serial number on the cylinder and on the flat spot on bottom of barrel, along with on the butt and a couple other spots. If the number on your cylinder and barrel match then they would have come from the same gun most likely

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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
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    Your #408xxx in .38 special is a ".38 Military and Police Model of 1905 - 4th Change" which left the factory between 1920 and 1928.

    The 2 #s in the yoke are ASSEMBLY (factory work) #s: These multi-digit numbers of 3 to 5 digits, are on the yoke at the hinge, in the ‘yoke cut’ on frame opposite the yoke near the hinge (usually accompanied with a stamped inspector letter, but not always), and inside of the sideplate, for the pre war and early post war period thru ~early 1958.

    After 1957 Model #s were assigned and stamped in the yoke cut. The serial # was soon after added in the ‘yoke cut’ as well and the assembly # moved to the left side of the grip frame parallel to the butt. Once the gun is shipped, the only use for the assembly # is to confirm the three parts it's stamped on, are original.


 

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