I know when I bought mine and I have a vague idea of when my uncle bought his. How did you find the number if you don't still have it? If all else fails I will join and seek the info on the S&W site above. Id=10504 By Telephone: 1-800-331-0852 (USA) Mon-Fri AM-PM Eastern Time The number is from the link above. I had an early J frame I wanted to convert to a 32HR so I called...
I know when I bought mine and I have a vague idea of when my uncle bought his. How did you find the number if you don't still have it?
Id=10504 other than that, ive heard its hard to date a s w exactly due to them using a strange numbering system. Why don't you reline the barrel and make a new cylinder??? I ended up with dads guns and gave the kit gun to my sister. My daughter (13) shot it a few times then it went back to its owner.
If all else fails I will join and seek the info on the S&W site above. It is possible I got in contact with the custom shop...
The corporate headquarters are in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Founded in 1852, Smith & Wesson's pistols and revolvers have become standard issue to police and armed forces throughout the world, in addition to their popularity among sport shooters.
This new design, known as the Smith & Wesson Model 3, was adopted by the US Army as the first cartridge-firing revolver in US service (most other pistols were black powder at that time).