Dating smith and wesson revolvers
On #3167 only the back or the G in Springfield is broken out.
By #41812, the S, M, I, and T in Smith, 0 in Wesson, I, C, I, E, L, and D in Springfield and M, A, S in Mass, are partially broken and some others are thin in places.
Once you locate the serial number, then you are able to do some research and find out a little history on your gun.
Below you will find some visual examples of where to look for the serial number on your S&W handgun.
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The frustration is in the difficulty of securing enough data to make positive conclusions.
Certain special features cannot be attributed to the factory.
Smith Wesson Bodyguard Bodyguard 380 auto & .38 revolver.This assembly mark may be numbers, letters, or a combination of both. A large number of special markings are found on the Model No. These include both factory and non-factory markings.