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Smith&Wesson Manufacture Date?

SP45SP45 Member Posts: 1,758 ✭✭✭
edited May 2008 in Ask the Experts
I bought an early model 15, 4 screw. I am out of state and don't have my reference material available. Can anyone tell me the year for K 103150. Thanks.

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    SP45SP45 Member Posts: 1,758 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Early top break 32 cal 5 shot. Last patent date on the top is Jan 3, 82. Serial # 97466. Thanks
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    peabopeabo Member Posts: 3,098
    edited November -1
    Don't have the info with me right now, but if it is a 4 screw, it was between 1957 and 1960 I believe. If it is a 4 screw, the model number will not be stamped in the yolk, unless it is a model 53.


    Thanks---Peabo
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    dg101windg101win Member Posts: 751 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    K84150-K104047= 1950.
    Model# stamping started in 1957 about ser# K288989.
    Are you sure it is not a 5 screw? Upper sideplate screw was there until 1955. Trigger guard screw deleted in 1961.
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    peabopeabo Member Posts: 3,098
    edited November -1
    I have a 4 screw s/n K 298746 that was made in 1957. I believe it to be a pre-model 17. There is no model number in the crane. I always believed the 4 screw was made from '57 to '60.
    I have a model 53, 4 screw, s/n 442241 made in 1961 that has the s/n and model number stamped in the crane. I believe it to be a first year production model 53.


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    Thanks---Peabo
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    dg101windg101win Member Posts: 751 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    The Pre-17 started life in 1946 as a 5 screw,upper side plate screw deleted in 1955,trigger guard screw in 1961.
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    SP45SP45 Member Posts: 1,758 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Just when I was about to come out with a caustic reply I checked the gun again to make sure of the facts. This is what happens when you have to wear reading glasses and take a quick glance.

    1, Yes it is a 5 screw, do I feel stupid.
    2, there is no model number on the crane.
    3, A 1950 gun makes it even better.

    I bought several collections of a variety of guns for resale. Most of them were extremely dirty and I have been spending several days cleaning them for resale. Not being at the shop I have very limited resources.. Thank All. Tom
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