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      can anyone tell me the year of the gun

      im looking for the year this smith and wesson 38........the barrel say 38 s. odd letteriing w. speacial ctg....the handle reads c 55776......smith and wesson trade mark is on the right side of the revolver.....thanks all for info ahead of time

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      Senior Member TedDeBearFrmHell's Avatar
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      smith and wesson customer service will tell you, they are just a phone call away and free.

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      lol you know i didnt even think about that i was looking for the year for my father inlaw

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      Quote Originally Posted by Shorty_85 View Post
      lol you know i didnt even think about that i was looking for the year for my father inlaw
      if you are trying to find the age of your father in law, i suggest that you cut him in half and count the rings

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      lol...funny stuff...but i meant i was looking for the age of the gun for my father in law

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      OK, then cut the gun in half and count its rings.


      Failing that, phone S&W customer service.

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      My Standard Catalog of S&W lists the following for the "C" serial number prefix.

      Models: 10, 11, 12, 45, Aircrewman and their pre-model variations: C1-C223998 1948-1951

      Customer Service may be able to narrow that down, but they may also tell you to send them $50 for the history letter.
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      Thanks bruce for the info

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      customer service does give the exact year..... i have used them many times BUT thats the only thing you get for free, no date, no original purchaser..... just the year

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