Model 66 | Smith & Wesson
I began collecting and shooting Smith & Wesson revolvers some 45 years . an oz., Scandium-frame Magnum that I carry quite often today. most powerful handgun cartridge to date, the Smith & Wesson Mag. Many people have questions about how to identify a S&W revolver J 5 shot Magnum, Scandium Frame, shrouded/internal hammer. The S&W Model 19 is a revolver produced by Smith & Wesson on its K-frame. The Model 19 is chambered for Magnum. The K-frame is somewhat smaller and lighter than the original N-frame, (later designated Model 19), with the first serial-number gun (K,) presented to Jordan on November 15,
I'm not sure what model it is. Any info would be great. Your gun is known as a "5-screw" because there are 4 screws holding on the side plate one hidden under the left-hand grip and an additional screw in front of the trigger guard. Model 27s and especially the pre-model. The serial is close enough to that I'd bet it were made in December, and I was born in December of that year.
I'd like to figure out how many were produced during the year so I could get a per day average and see how close it is to my birthday. It was given to him years ago by the wife of an ex police officer.
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She had it several years after his death and then passed it on to dad. I was trying to date it and find out what I could. Left side of the barrel Thanks FlyFish January 5, Serial numbers that year ran from 9D to 17D - I have no idea if each sequence was fully used, i. Further complicating the issue is that the same serial number sequence was being used simultaneously for about 7 different revolver models.
However, I think your logic is pretty sound, so if it were me I'd say the revolver was made in the same month I was born - i. I do not believe that the factory letter will give you an actual production date.
It may give the exact date that the gun was shipped, but that's obviously not the same thing.
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FlyFish January 5, Almost certainly a Model 10, also known as the. The gun dates fromand will have the model number stamped on the part of the frame that's exposed the "yoke cutout" when you swing the cylinder out.Smith & Wesson 66-2 1981 Date Code 357 Magnum
I think you'll find that it's a Model 10 or same gun with tapered barrel or heavy barrel, respectively. There is an additional "S" after the SN where it is stamped under the barrel. The number ends too close to the edge of the bottom of the grip to be included there. They;ll give you the DOB over the phone for free.
The symbol and markings identify it as a model 28 Highway Patrolman. Your serial number does not fall within the range for the nickel plated versions so it was done aftermarket. Serial numbers ran from S in to S in I see Dave already caught it. Jim tmas May 1, I believe he carried it concealed.
It is a 38 Special, the barrel is about 2" and has no markings on it. I believe it is a K-Frame, has a hand ejecter. There is 3 numbers marked on it.
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The first is just behind the trigger gaurd on the inside of the corner, "Y". Maybe to be carried concealed easier? I have a picture i can try to figure out how to post it. Thanks in advance for any help!
The barrel appears to be from a 2" Colt python. The serial number assuming there was not a letter prefix makes it a. Serial numbers ran from in to in That said, there's no telling what all has been changed out on it for more modern parts.
I really can't help you much more on it. I had a hunch the barrel was not factory. Interesting that it came off a Colt. There is no letter prefix on the serial number, so it must be from the time period you mentioned.
Here is a picture of another revolver he modified. My grandmother has it, my dad made it for his dad who was a life-long prospector, always traveling and panning for gold. I hope it inherit it someday. This is a very nice looking revolver that has matching numbers on the frame, cylinder, Rare union metallic cartridge co count box of 22 cal No 1 pistol cartridges. The new model number three target revolver was built from to SN is a model No 1 2nd issue built is a better than average example.
This piece shows strong remnants of original blue on the left side of the barrel and rod. The right side shows This stainless J-frame revolver has only traces of wear on metal, and a very faint turn-ring on the cylinder.
This versatile revolver features a Scandium alloy frame with matte stainless cylinder and barrel. This massive revolver exhibits very little evidence of use on the stainless steel surfaces.
The revolver has a Hi-Viz fi The revolver has a Hi-Vi This handsome revolver has matching numbers on the frame, cylinder, extractor, yoke, and barrel with the metal retaining ab