My dad gave me a pistol that used to belong to my grandfather and I was wondering if there is a place where I can run the serial numbers to tell ne the year it was built in.
what type and model is it
It is a Smith&Wesson .38 special but I am not sure what model it is I think it is a J-frame.
A letter to S&W will work wonders. They may charge for the service, though.
A photo here will result in model identification, too.
The best place to ask would be a forum dedicated to the subject - S&W in this case. You might try asking this question at www.smith-wessonforum.com. If anyone would know, those guys would.....