Checking Age of Revolver?
How would one go about finding out how old their S&W revolver is? I've sold some used ones where I work and never know how to answer this question. Any help is appreciated.
There are at least three ways to find out this info. The easiest is to call the factory 1-800-331-0852. Or you can post on the S&W forum http://smith-wessonforum.com/eve or you can buy the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson.
What hberttmank said. While you can get a guesstimate from a table in standard Catalog or other book. the official word has to come from S&W either a verbal answer or a letter ( $30.00 from Roy Jinks S&W Historian) S&W did not send out or make guns in strict numerical order. I know one collector that has 2 guns with almost consective serial numbers but the letters say that they left the factory almost 10 years apart. In S&W anything is possible.