Dating firearms serial number
The state probably has the info but I'd like to find out before 2015.
(Including Models 1881, 1888, 1889, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 18.) Note that records are chaotic as all models were numbered in a single serial number range, and numbers are often duplicated, and the dates recorded are apparently shipping dates, not dates of manufacture.
The eagle and 37 on the right rear of the receiver indicates that it was made in 1937.
That's about all I've got except that it appears to be in really great condition.
Did you get a holster with it or any back ground history?
It's unusual to see that much straw color on the trigger & extractor after this much time unless it's spent it's life in a holster and not being used. Regards Dan Thanks for the information on manufacture date; much appreciated.
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The Taurus Model Number Lookup System will help you find detailed information about your Taurus Gun.Once you've located the serial number, then you can try to contact Smith and Wesson and see if they can give you an information about your particular gun like date of manufacture or other specific details.You can try to contact their customer support by phone and see if they would be willing to help you that way.Brophy studied the records and came up with the following as dates of manufacture.Marlin Model 336 and Models 39-A and 39-M manufactured from 1948 to 1968: A one or two letter code was used to designate the year of manufacture.