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S&W Question

JunkballerJunkballer Member Posts: 8,593 ✭✭✭✭
edited May 2016 in Ask the Experts
What do the following letters / numbers......06XA2, LGGGR, BO, SF, SI, FS, CS and ZS....under "Features" on the label of a S&W revolver box mean?

I'm having a brain-fart and can't make heads or tails. [:(!]

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  • JunkballerJunkballer Member Posts: 8,593 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Can anyone tell me what is meant when someone describes a S&W revolver as having a "recessed" cylinder? BT

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  • JunkballerJunkballer Member Posts: 8,593 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Is there any particular reason why S&W stamp their Brand Logo on both the right side of the frame or the left side under the thumb latch ? I've seen the same models stamped both ways so apparently models aren't the deciding factor. I don't think I've ever heard or read an explanation as to why this is......just curious.

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  • JunkballerJunkballer Member Posts: 8,593 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I picked this up today. Trying to figure out what model it is and when it was made. The serial number is D432XXX. The barrel is 4" long. The barrel is also pinned. The cylinder does not look like it's been recessed. Any help would be welcome. Thanks.


    BTW it's a .38 special.
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  • JunkballerJunkballer Member Posts: 8,593 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I also posted this in the GD forum.

    Was at the local hardware store this past weekend and happened to come across a beautiful looking like-new S&W .44 Mag. The tag said it was a "Deer Hunter". Can't remember the model(if it even said), but it had a 8" bbl. and light wood grips. Could anybody give me any information on this? I may get a chance to go back tomorrow and look, but wanted to see if I could find any info on it first, like reviews, model, value, etc. Normally not looking to spend that much on something like that, but I currently have no S&W guns, have been wanting a .44 Mag, and this one really caught my eye.

    Jon

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  • JunkballerJunkballer Member Posts: 8,593 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    A freind has a S&W Model 13-1, blued, 4" barrel - I'll be kind & give it about 80% condition- can't find much to compare it to om auction list- I told him it probbaly was'nt worth more than a couple hundred, told him i'd check with the more knowedgeable here-
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  • JunkballerJunkballer Member Posts: 8,593 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Actually 2 questions. Where is a site that will tell me what the varation number for any given model means? Also, does the same varation number mean the same thing for all models. For example,629 is P&R, 629-1 is not. Would, say a 686 be P&R and 686-1 not be?

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  • JunkballerJunkballer Member Posts: 8,593 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I have a 38 S&W Pistol. It is marked on the top strap:
    U.S. PROPERTY G.H.D. I need to know what the G.H.D.
    STANDS FOR..THANKS...

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  • JunkballerJunkballer Member Posts: 8,593 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Hi there,
    I am looking at a nice S&W breaktop revolver, .38, 5 shot cylinder. I think it is a 38DA (4th?) nI am not sure serial number is 536652. trying to decide if it is collectible and what I should pay for it. it is blued and has about 90-95% of the finish bore is good everthing it tight, black hard rubber grips. any information or recomendations are appreciated. thanks, Ed.

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  • SP45SP45 Member Posts: 1,754 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Depends on when it was made. They changed the placement and size of the logo at different times. I have never heard a reason probably just because someone thought it looked better or was easier
  • charliemeyer007charliemeyer007 Member Posts: 7,348 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Be a great question for S&W to address.

    https://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Category4_750001_750051_757826_-1_757814_757812_image

    Thanks for the update. Always nice to get the answer from the source.
  • JunkballerJunkballer Member Posts: 8,593 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by charliemeyer007
    Be a great question for S&W to address.

    https://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Category4_750001_750051_757826_-1_757814_757812_image
    Thanks for the link, I tried but they're off-line....said to contact during business hours, which I'll do. [;)]

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  • JIM STARKJIM STARK Member Posts: 1,107 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    On presentation revolvers that had a logo or crest on the sideplate,the logo was placed on the left side under the thumblatch.. There may be other reasons, but that was (is) one...
    JIM................
  • TxsTxs Member Posts: 18,801
    edited November -1
    Except for a specific period when their guns were shipped with no frame logos at all, by all indications there was no hard and fast standard. It's possible to see two of the same model and produced in the same rough time period with the company logo on one or both sides.

    The most logical explanation I've heard for this randomness is that this was (is?) just a result of production cost efficiency.

    As has been stated, S&W produced some sideplates with no logo for use on guns intended to be engraved. However, in not unheard of S&W mix/match fashion, if they got in a bind and sideplates for non-engraved guns were needed they reached back into their stock of blank sideplates and the production line carried on until more logo'ed sideplates became available.
  • yoshmysteryoshmyster Member Posts: 19,561 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Maybe the owner was a lefty and wanted the S&W logo to be shown off in the holster
  • JunkballerJunkballer Member Posts: 8,593 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Finally got a reply which was......S&W always had 2 stamping machines, designed for each side. One was always a backup in case one machine broke down, needed servicing or repair, then the other stamp machine was put into service. Other than that, no rhyme or reason to model or collectability........manufacturing decision only.

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