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I am trying to determine the year of an older S&W revolver.

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I am trying to determine the year of an older S&W revolver. Serial Number 5423. Caliber is 44 special

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6 inch barrel, six shot revolver caliber noted above trying to get the model number

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Hi, my name is Bill.

Is there a letter prefix on the serial number? Can you please open-up the cylinder and look on the frame, behind the cylinder crane, and tell me what is stamped there? Please let me know and I will get right back to you with the year of manufacture. I just need to verify these things before I can give you a definite answer.

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Bill

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Hi,

To maybe save some time of interaction here. If there is no letter prefix on the serial number itself, then the serial number of 5423 says it was manufactured in mid to late 1900.

Please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.

Thank you,

Bill

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Bill,, I will run down and look at the letter prefix

OK. Thanks.

Bill

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