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S&W model 65-2

cbxjeffcbxjeff Member Posts: 16,288 ✭✭✭✭
edited November 2018 in Ask the Experts
I'm looking at a really nice .357 and wonder about it's age. I realize that the model 65 is the stainless version of the model 13 and with no "N" prefix to the s/n (776XX) it must be pre-1969. Any thoughts guys?
Thanks,
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  • 11b6r11b6r Member Posts: 16,725
    edited November -1
    Jeff- coffee not working, and I am confused. What model is the gun- 13 or 65?

    65-2 production started in 1977 and continued until the 65-3 was introduced in 1982.
  • cbxjeffcbxjeff Member Posts: 16,288 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    11b6r, I'm confused most all the time! It's a 65-2 and thanks for the info.
    It's too late for me, save yourself.
  • rufe-snowrufe-snow Member Posts: 18,649 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by cbxjeff
    I'm looking at a really nice .357 and wonder about it's age. I realize that the model 65 is the stainless version of the model 13 and with no "N" prefix to the s/n (776XX) it must be pre-1969. Any thoughts guys?
    Thanks,



    According to SCSW. Production of the Model 65, started in 1976. All had alpha numeric prefixes. From "1D" to "21D". If the serial number you have given, has a "1D" prefix, it dates to 1980.
  • nmyersnmyers Member Posts: 16,757 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Are you looking at the bottom of the grip frame?

    Neal
  • cbxjeffcbxjeff Member Posts: 16,288 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    OK folks I now have the REAL s/n: 1D95107. Hope this helps and my apology of the earlier bad info.
    It's too late for me, save yourself.
  • rufe-snowrufe-snow Member Posts: 18,649 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by cbxjeff
    OK folks I now have the REAL s/n: 1D95107. Hope this helps and my apology of the earlier bad info.



    Per SCSW, 1980.

    Real strange? Model 65's with "2D" to "6D", serial number prefixes, were made between 1977 & 1979.
  • cbxjeffcbxjeff Member Posts: 16,288 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Thanks again everyone for the info.
    It's too late for me, save yourself.
  • toad67toad67 Member Posts: 11,450 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Glad some people still have eyes good enough to see those grinding marks that they call sights...[:D]
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