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The serial number includes information related to the date and location of the weapon`s manufacturing. Additionally, if the weapon is stolen, it can help link the firearm to the original owner when the government places the serial number into a national database.
Revolvers – The official serial number is located on the bottom of the butt of the frame. Some revolvers also have the serial number located on the inside of the frame, in the yoke area. Pistols – The serial number is located on the side of the frame.
38 Special was designed and entered production in 1898 as an improvement over the . 38 Long Colt which, as a military service cartridge, was found to have inadequate stopping power against the charges of Filipino Muslim warriors during the Philippine–American War.
Have it Back incorporates nearly all freely available serial numbers. Utilizing this database, you can verify before or after purchasing an item if said object has been marked as missing or stolen.
A serial number (SN) is a number assigned to each individual product in order to distinguish that product from all others. The serial number is sometimes used only for warranty control and sometimes used for both warranty control and for version control.
With a few very rare exceptions, all Smith & Wesson firearms have the serial number stamped on the bottom or the front of the grip. This is the most authoritative place to check the gun`s serial number. On some S&W revolvers, other numbers can be seen when the cylinder is swung out of the frame.
The ultra rare Smith & Wesson Model 320 was a revolving rifle produced by Smith & Wesson in the late 19th century. The Smith & Wesson Model 320 Revolving Rifle is one of Smith & Wesson`s rarest products.
I can tell you that perhaps the most valuable Smith & Wesson revolver is the Registered Magnum. In 1935 when Smith & Wesson introduced it and the . 357 Magnum, these revolvers set the standard for quality.
The Original Smith & Wesson 9mm: Model 39.
38mm Special offers low recoil when compared to the 9mm Luger. Bothe these cartridges have lesser recoil as compared to other cartridges like .
There`s usually some difference between technical and commercial denominations of cartridges, and the . 38 Special was called “Special” to underline how it was better than the previous cartridges.
To Determine Manufacture Date Based on Serial Number: The 1st three numbers of your serial number will always provide your manufacture date. The 1st number is the YEAR of manufacture; the 2nd & 3rd numbers indicate the MONTH of manufacture.
Most serial numbers have at least six or seven characters, and some serial numbers have twenty or more.
An International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) is an eight-digit serial number used to uniquely identify a serial publication, such as a magazine. The ISSN is especially helpful in distinguishing between serials with the same title.
Serial number: Often abbreviated to S/N, this number is a unique hardware identification number chosen by a company and given to each device or appliance produced. The number is used to match a product to its customer, so that the company has a record of possession.
The Model 19 was produced from 1957 (first model number stampings) to November 1999. The Model 66 was produced from 1970 until 2005.
Serial numbers are often located on the butt, but may also be located on the side of the frame. Some older single action revolvers have a serial number located on the frame just in front of the trigger guard. Some older top-break revolvers have serial numbers located on the top strap, beneath the cylinder.
A. The Federal Gun Control Act of 1968 requires that serial numbers be stamped on all firearms manufactured for sale in the United States since 1968. (1) A factory-assembled pistol normally will have a serial number. When a factory- assembled pistol does not have a number, the number probably was eradicated.
Guns made 1968 and after must have unique serial numbers, but only unique within each manufacturer. Guns made before 1968 may have repeating serial numbers, or no serial number at all, and this is permitted because there was no legislation in force that prohibited such practice prior to 1968.
The Smith & Wesson M&P15 is an AR-15 style semi-automatic rifle by gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson. Introduced in 2006, the firearm is designed for police use and consumer markets.
The Smith and Wesson M&P 15- 22 handgun is considered a restricted firearm because the barrel length exceeds 105 mm. Smith and Wesson produces 25 and 10 shot magazines that can be used in both the M&P 15-22 rifle and the M&P 15-22 pistol.
The Cabot Guns Big Bang Pistol Set is a pair of matching handguns that were crafted from a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite. The pistols are made from the Gibeon meteorite, which is estimated to have crashed to Earth in Namibia over 30,000 years ago. The set was sold at auction in 2019 for a record-breaking $4.5 million.
The Sigma series pistols were so similar to the competing Glock pistols that Glock sued Smith & Wesson for patent infringement. The case was settled out of court in 1997, with S&W agreeing to make alterations to the Sigma design and pay an undisclosed amount to Glock.
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The 9mm round is the single most popular handgun round in the world, including in the U.S. and is used by everyone from federal, state and local law-enforcement agencies to competition shooters.

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ANSWER : These may help:
The best source is : http://smith-wessonforum.com/s-w-revolvers-1980-present/222977-new-members-looking-date-manufacture-info-how-find-your-serial-number.html
These may help too:
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=356710
http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=277680
http://www.northeastshooters.com/vbulletin/threads/68254-How-to-Identify-Date-a-S-amp-W
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I have the serial # on my smith and wesson. I want to find out the manufacture date
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I need data re: a Smith & Wesson .38 Special. I hve the serial # and want to know the year of manufacture, etc.
ANSWER : Try this website, if need be good to customer service they can tell you what you seek. http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Category4_750001_750051_757815_-1_757814_757812_image

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Trying to find out the age of a Smith & wesson revolver, mod. 10 , serial # C463197
ANSWER : What I do is look for it on ebay,,if its there Im sure the info on it is there,,,if that dont work,,Do a Google search on the gun and most likely alot of forums will come up for you to look for the answer on there ,,these forums are full of gun collectors that are fanatical at best.

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Winchester Serial Numbers
ANSWER : Http://www.winchesterguns.com/ would suggest you start there. The people there should be able to help you with more information. You could also try some of the websites for gun fans and shooters. Some of them will be old enough to remember and might be able to help you.

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I have a Smith and Wesson 38 special CTG. The serial number is 152653. How can I find out age and possible source for replacement handles?
ANSWER : You will need to contact a gun shop for this question.

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