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S&W date?

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Anyone have one of the S&W book/manuals that lists when a gun was produced? I just picked up a nice little Model 34-1 without the the letter prefix. It's simply 117452, and I know that beginning in 1969 is when they began using the M Prefix.

Thanks in advance.

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After more research... I've determined that it was definitely manufactured in 1968. In 1968, S&W did away with the diamond grip on this little gem, and in 1969 is when they included the M prefix.

Just to be sure, I removed the grips to make sure they were numbered to the gun.

 

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I might look it up for you in The Standard Catalog if you post a picture of the whole thing without that Ruger abomination in the background.  :lol:

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Pretty sure that it's 1968, but please see what you can find out. I don't know how that Ruger got in there... they have a way of multiplying in my house too. Sometimes they get a little jealous.

 

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1 hour ago, gregintenn said:

I expect you already know, but that is quite a desirable little kit gun. 2 or 4 inch barrel?

I didn't really know for sure until after I bought it. Wasn't looking to buy a gun at the time, but it walked into my office  and I love j-frames... so....

 

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1965 was 108087, 1969 was 135464. 

The Diamond insert grip was deleted in 1968 and the M serial prefix started in 69. So if those are the original grips I would say its 68/69. If they aren’t the original grips it could be earlier, but between 65/69.

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