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I have this 1917 in fine condition but it's a little confusing because there are 2 serial numbers stamped on the cylinder.
The 109XXX on the left matches the butt, barrel, frame, and stock grip panels. For some reason there is a second 6 digit s/n stamped on the right.
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the 109 is the serial number the other is an assembly number used in the factory.
 

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Welcome to the forums from the Wiregrass! S&W only used serials beginning with 0 for club guns. These were guns made up in the service shop from spare parts that were donated to shooting clubs. Does your gun have the standard US Army 1917 serial on the butt? Is there a star stamped somewhere on the butt? Is there a diamond or box stamped somewhere on the frame or parts?
 

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I have this 1917 in fine condition but it's a little confusing because there are 2 serial numbers stamped on the cylinder.
The 109XXX on the left matches the butt, barrel, frame, and stock grip panels. For some reason there is a second 6 digit s/n stamped on the right.
View attachment 471249 Any thoughts?
Might be but I can not recall ever seeing a six digit assembly number. It could be though as I have never seen a S&W revolver with zero as a cirst number in the serial.

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Welcome to the forums from the Wiregrass! S&W only used serials beginning with 0 for club guns. These were guns made up in the service shop from spare parts that were donated to shooting clubs. Does your gun have the standard US Army 1917 serial on the butt? Is there a star stamped somewhere on the butt? Is there a diamond or box stamped somewhere on the frame or parts?
Here the pix I have handy. The barrel, butt, frame, extractor, wood stocks, and cylinder all have the same serial #s. There's just that extra number on the cylinder.
 

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Well, it looks like an unmodified or serviced 1917 Army. As for the 2nd serial, some mysteries are never solved.
 

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My first thought would be that at some time the cylinder was replaced, and someone decided to stamp it with the matching serial # to try to pass it as "all-original".
 
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