It still can be a little tough to nail down a specific year without a factory letter, because Smith did not always produce guns in serial number order. Why would they mark it as such? The gun on the right is a 66-2 that was made in 1985. Highway Patolman which appears to be a Model 27 without being identified as so. I have been pointed towards this video which was on American Rifleman. Someone could outbid you in the final seconds of the auction if your Max Bid isn't high enough. The person I bought it from believes the original owner was an armorer for his department and he believes a custom trigger was also installed.Next
There is some dispute regarding the dates on some serial numbers and your gun may actually be a year off from what is listed. After receiving the gun and scouring the web I finally located information which will help date many of these old J Frame revolvers. Do have a digital camera and the software for the computer but just haven't fooled with it yet. She arrived filthy dirty, but not from gunpowder residue, rather from dust as if the firearm had been stored on top of a dresser for years. Not to mention what I would of spent to buy a Glock G27 or equivalent if I went that route.Next
Your gun would have been manufactured in 1980. They have since then been withdrawn from active carry, but they are still all being kept in the General Police Headquarters in Floriana. Since then it has collected dust in our department safe until this past week when I purchased it. It features a nickel-plated or and either wood or rubber grips. Please feel free to email me it that is easier.Next
I got both of these saturday, I am a sucker for vintage snubbies. I will be gettin factory grips for the smith. The dash numbers, after the model number, i. That was a lot of great info, especially the load recommendations as I would have more than likely made the mistake of using an improper round. Model numbers are on the frame under the crane.Next
Approximately 615 Model 36-6 Target variations were produced. That number looks to me to be composed of little dots as opposed to a stamped number. I dated it to 1964 with my limited resorces. Those pre 36's and 36's are pretty neat little guns. Kamerer, Thank you very much for your time and the detailed reply. Late 1974 — Early 1975 D750,001 — D870,000………Late 1975 — Early 1976 D870,001 — D999,999………Late 1976 — Early 1977 2D00001 - 2D80,000……….Next
The one behind the trigger also has a rounded head while the one underneath the grip panel has a flat head. The company's first offering was a lever-action repeating pistol. This was available with 2 in 51 mm or 3 in 76 mm barrel and blued finish. Greatest Handguns of the World Krause Publications, Inc. I have had no luck with the sn either. Thank you again for your help. Identifying features: This is where to look for the model number not used until around 1957.Next
Join us to discuss firearms of all kinds, gun accessories, legal issues and more. Assuming steady production levels from the start of the 36 in 1951, That would put mine at '57 or '58. Any information on decoding these numbers would be appreciated. My dad has the info from when he bought it, and it came from a ncsd in the mid 70's when my dad was a constable. If someone has access to serial numbers for smith and could date it For me I would appreciate it. The Lady Smith was really nice.
I have been pretty successful in finding dates for old Smiths. I have a 36 that by this was made in 1957. The one on the right doesn't have a pin. I guess we would really need to see pictures of the revolver to help you identify it. The gold color was actually titanium nitride.Next