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I've recently acquired 3 new wheel guns and I'm trying to get an idea of date of manufacture and general value.
1. SW Model 32 serial number 844XX
2. SW Model 36 serial number 3961XX
3. SW MOdel 10-6 serial number D5937XX

The Model 32 and 10-6 were from my father in law who was a police officer for 35 years before he retired in 1993. The model 32 was his ankle holster back up gun and the 10-6 may have been a duty gun. Both are in decent shape. Show some holster wear and a couple scratches but not bad

The model 36 was my Dad's who got it in the mid to late 1960's from a former police officer who had it as his off duty gun.

Not looking to sell them, they have too much sentimental value (both have both passed on) but am curious as to what they might be worth.

No boxes for any of them.

I appreciate any help you can give.
 

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Welcome to the forum!

If I am reading the catalog correctly

Model 32 is 1949-69
Model 36 is 1950-89
Model 10 is 1973-74

It can be pretty hard to give a value without being able to see the condition for myself.
 
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Welcome to the forum! Congrats on your new acquisitions. Any pics?
 

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Also all are in need of a good cleaning. Probably been 20 years on the Mods 10-6 and the 32. 8 or 9 years on the Mod 36. As I said before the 10-6 and 32 have some holster wear along with a bit cylindar wear from rotation. The mod 36 has the least wear.
Also forgot to mention I have a model 10-5 serial number D2322XX that was awarded to my father in law for Officer of the Year 1970 in Carrollton TX. This one is priceless as far as I'm concerned.
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Welcome to the forums from the Wiregrass!

Are the hammer and trigger blued on the first two guns? They appear to be very dark but it may be the lighting in the picture. If so, that is a tell-tale that they were refinished which really kills any collector value. Even so, they are only worth around $350-450, IMO. Your dad's gun, however, is priceless to you and maybe $500-700 to a police collector.
 

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Neither hammer has been blued. Any way to get a more specific date of manufacture? A 20 year range on the mod
32 and basically a 40 year range on the 36 is kind of a wide range.
 

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You can get the exact shipping date from the S&W historian for $100 per letter. There are sticky posts with links to the request form. OR....you can interpolate from this: Model 32 serial 82845 was shipped in March 1959. Yours was probably later that year. AND, Model 36 serial 391831 was shipped from the factory in February 1966, but Model 36 serial 400848 was shipped in December 1965. S&W didn't ship in SN order so your guess is as good as anyone's.
 

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You can get the exact shipping date from the S&W historian for $100 per letter. There are sticky posts with links to the request form. OR....you can interpolate from this: Model 32 serial 82845 was shipped in March 1959. Yours was probably later that year. AND, Model 36 serial 391831 was shipped from the factory in February 1966, but Model 36 serial 400848 was shipped in December 1965. S&W didn't ship in SN order so your guess is as good as anyone's.
Thanks for all the help. That was pretty much what I was looking for. At least I know they are all around 59 to 66 or so.

That means we are pretty much 'orignial' owners (thru passing down thru the family) with the exception of the model 32

I didn't think any of them would be rare or highly collectable but wanted to get a reasonable value for insurance purposes. Besides, I really never sell anything, just keep adding to the collection

Again thanks.
 
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