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# 15604 -
S&W Serial Number CFW7510
Smith & Wesson -
Edward Reedsport Oregon 97467
What model of Smith & Wesson do I have my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Edward, according to the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson by Jim Supica
and Richard Nahas, serial number prefix ``CFW`` was used for the model 37-2 in April of 2003. The Model
37 Chiefs Special Airweight is similar to Model 36 Chiefs Special, except that it has an alloy frame and 1 &
7/8 inch barrel. Finish is either blue or nickel and barrels are marked ``Airweight``.
# 15552 -
This was my grandpaps gun. I`ve seen posts of guys getting info on their guns history. Where would I go
to find info on this gun. Not really looking for value as its not for sale. He hunted with it and used it as bush
gun for deer for years. I looked up the serial number. It was manufactured in 1903 that`s all I know.
Tom- Sorry, but there is no information at all on this
number, other than the approximate date of manufacture. Nearby numbers are all rifles, so this probably
had a 30 inch barrel when made, but may have been cut down for hunting use. That would destroy the
collector value but it still should have some sentimental value or as a shooter. John
# 15551 -
How Old And Price Today
Noumann Bros -
Double Barrel -
Stainless Steel -
Howard corner Brook no canada
''How old and price today
Howard- Sorry, I am guessing you
have some sort of double barrel percussion or early cartridge shotgun. These are generally not worth
much on this side of the border, and in Canada they may have more or less demand. John
# 15595 -
S&W .32 Safety Hammerless 2nd Model
MINTY WWI-era S&W 32 Safety Double
Caliber: .32 S&W (centerfire) -
Barrel Is 3 Inches In Length. -
Stainless Steel -
MINTY WWI-era S&W 32 Safety Double Action Revolver. The case colors are vibrant, the blue is deep and
shiny, the nickel is virtually complete and mirror-like. The markings are clear and legible. The grips and bore
are in fine condition. The action is excellent, glassy smooth and masterfully crafted. How much will MINTY
WWI-era S&W 32 Safety Double Action Revolver go sale (cost)? Because I`m looking to sale.
Donny, 78,500 S&W .32 Safety Hammerless 2nd Model revolvers were
manufactured between 1902 and 1909, the serial number range for this variation was from 91418 to about
170000. The revolvers were double-action-only and came with a 5-shot fluted cylinder. Standard barrel
lengths were 3`` or 3-1/2``, with 6`` and 2`` modles being rare. The gun has a round ribbed barrel, with
blue or nickel (not stainless steel) finish, checkered hard rubber grips with S&W monograms. The front
sight is pinned in the barrel rib and the rear sight is a notched raised portion of the barrel latch. Revolvers
have a top-break action, with round trigger guard. Barrels are marked “32 S&W CTG” on the left side and
the right side is blank. The grip safety is checked. The sideplate on the frame’s left side is held in place with
two screws while a small S&W trademark is on the frame’s right side. Prices for these revolvers range
from about $50.00 to over $500 depending on condition. Marc
# 15547 -
REMINGTON M1903 MANN ACCURACY BARREL
Engravings on barrel D7553795 F68-7029 No.633 WLKR I was wanting to know as much info as I can
about this rifle and what it`s worth. I know it was a test rifle in designing the 308 also that the receiver
was made in 1909. The barrel is 21'' in length and 1.25'' in diameter. Also know Mike Walker made it and
according to the number on the barrel it is #5 of 15 he made. Thanks for your time.
John- The details seem to be right, but the research information you have
found is mostly wrong.
The serial number and Remington manufacturer confirm that this was actually made in the summer of 1943
and the receiver should read U.S./ REMINGTON/ MODEL 03-A3 so it was originally made as a Model
1903A3, not M1903A1. This started in .30-06 caliber.
M1903 rifle actions have periodically been used to make special accuracy test guns, and for other special
needs such as pressure test guns. Accuracy rifles use carefully made barrel to precise specifications and
are used to test ammunition to ensure it meets the required accuracy standards. To eliminate all possible
excuses or errors caused by sighting, the barrels usually have two large circular collars secured around
the barrel, and these rest in a precision machined “V” groove test bench at a range with the necessary
distance (often 600 yards). Dr. Horace Mann, famed ammunition experimenter invented the fixtures used,
and these are often called Mann barrels or Mann rests. Round counts are carefully logged and sometimes
several accuracy rifles will be used and the results averaged. Ammunition which fails to perform
adequately is rejected. (See the excellent article at http://www.odcmp.org/1001/mann_inc.asp)
Your rifle was made with a Remington M1903A3 action, probably taken from a lightly used rifle. The barrel
was supplied by Walker, presumably related to Mike Walker who was connected with famed barrel maker
Clyde Hart, and Remington where he perfected their button rifling process. (Mentioned in the interesting
article on barrel making at
http://www.firearmsid.com/feature%20articles/rifledbarrelmanuf/barrelmanufacture.htm ) The barrel
marking (electric penciled on others we have seen) D7553795/ F68 are probably the drawing number and
contract or work order number. 7029 is probably the date it was made (Julian date 029 in year ending in 7,
probably 1967 or possibly 1977) and 633 is probably the serial number of the barrel. The stock assembly
normally found on these is just a small section of the original M1903A3 stock, cut off to be little more than a
convenient grip for handling the device or while firing.
Most of these accuracy barrels were apparently assembled in the 1960s or 1970s, and were unused
when turned over to the CMP program. This is a really neat oddball device to add to any M1903 Springfield
collection, or even to a M14 or Vietnam era collection. While a handful turned up in very advanced
collections in the past, these were almost unknown except for brief mention in Brophy’s book until the Army
transferred all remaining inventory of them (a few hundred) to the CMP program around 2004. It seems that
most were in 7.62 x 51mm NATO, some in .30-06, some in .30 carbine and a dozen or so in .22 Hornet.
CMP has been sold out of these since 2012 and they are seldom found on the collector market. These
were made long after the .308 cartridge (or 7.62 x 51mm NATO) was developed, and it is believed that
Walker made a lot more than 15 barrels. John Spangler.
# 15605 -
Beretta 418 Bantam
418 Bantam -
2 Inch -
Paul, Montgomery Village, MD
Chrome, Mother-of-Pearl grips, not engraved. Pistol is marked 1953 and is in the original blue and white box.
Purchased at J.L.Galef & Son, 85 Chambers Street, NYC. Box contains original manual and Italian certified
hang-tag. I assume it has collector value.
Paul, the Model 418
was a .25 caliber pistol with fixed sights, loaded chamber indicator and grip safety. Most 418 pistols had
steel frames but some frames were made of an aluminum alloy. Beretta manufactured about 178,000 Model
418 pistols from 1937 to 1961. Serial numbers on later guns like yours are suffixed with the letters A, B,
and C. You did not mention condition but if the pistol is in the original box with the original papers, I will
assume the condition to be like new. Although .25 caliber pistols are less popular with collectors, if the
pistol is in new in the box condition, there will be some collector interest, although not allot of value. The
blue book lists values for this model between about $100 to about $250 depending on condition.
# 15624 -
Connie China spring tx
What is the year model
# 15544 -
Mind Reading Test
22 7/8 -
Dennis Hamiltom, Oh USA
Hard to read markings. No trigger guard. Hex barrel. Single shot. Not sure of manufacturer. Barely read it.
Old gun What is gun worth Good cond other than one screw
Dennis- Sorry, I cannot even begin to guess on this one. John
# 15618 -
? Baby Hammerless -
FEB 2, 1892 ONLY NUMBERS -
Art Orrville Ohio
Pearl Handled, excellent shape My late Father was a gunsmith, and I found this in his estate inventory--how
do I find its value and fair resale price? Thanks Art
references indicate that Baby Hammerless was a name given in general to "Saturday Night / Suicide -
Special" type revolvers manufactured by Henry M. Kolb of Philadelphia form 1892 to about 1930. Most baby
hammerless revolvers were 5 shot models chambered in .22 short caliber with a folding trigger and a
Several models of Baby Hammerless revolvers were produced including the models 1910, 1918, 1921 and
1924. The model 1910 was offered in .32 as well as .22 short caliber. In about 1930, Kolb became R. F.
Sedgeley & Co.
There is not much collector interest in this type of firearm. Values for Baby Hammerless revolvers usually
fall in the $75.00 range, I don't think that the caliber will make much difference.
# 15611 -
200th Year Of American Liberty 10-22 Ruger Carbine
10/22 Carbine -
22. LR -
Made in the 200th year of American Liberty Can you tell me if this gun was indeed made in 1976 and if so
does this make it more of a collectors item. Any ideal of value, Thank You. Marv
All Ruger firearms that were manufactured in 1976 have "Made in the 200th
Year of American Liberty" stamped on their barrels. While surfing the Internet one sometimes hears about
urban legends, a Ruger urban legend says that 200th year models which are unfired and in the original box
will bring a premium. This is one urban legend that I can refute from personal experience, I have never had
any success in getting anyone to pay more for a 200-th year model but I do plan to keep trying. Value for
10-22 carbines is in the $250 to $350 range. Marc
# 15542 -
Old Cold? [Colt?]
Original Navy Cold -
Don`t Know -
Jim, Neenah, WI 54956
what year was it manufactured? What value might it have?
Jim- Too much conflicting or missing information to help much with this one.
I assume this is a Colt, not a Cold. The lack of caliber information (usually stamped on the left side of the
trigger guard) hinders identification a lot.
The Model 1861 was a “Navy” model with 7.5 inch barrel, and the Model 1851 Navy also had the 7.5 inch
barrel. The Model 1860 was the .44 caliber “Army” model, and those had 8 inch (or sometimes 7.5 inch)
Guessing that this is actually a Model 1860 .44 caliber with 8 inch barrel, with serial number 48329, this
would have been made in 1862, and guns in that range were in the field with Union troops by the summer
of 1863. Given the uncertainty of the identification, I won’t even guess at value which will also depend a lot
on condition. John Spangler
# 15610 -
Luger Assembly Problems
Byf 41 -
4 -A- Inches -
Pistol was put back together wrong with toggle feeding mechanism behind rather than in front of the
loading spring. How to remedy this?
Scott, this is not an
unusual thing to have happen. When it happens to me, I turn the Luger upside-down, slide the barrel
extension (upper receiver) forward a little and give the Luger a shake. When you shake the Luger, the
coupling link will usually fall free, you can often hear a small "tink" sound when it does. When the coupling
link is free, you can slide the barrel extension (upper receiver) forward and remove it. When you put your
Luger back together make sure to watch the coupling link to verify that it mates with the hooks on the recoil
lever properly. Hope this helps, let me know if you would like to sell, I would be happy to purchase the
Luger assembled or disassembled. Good Luck - Marc
# 15541 -
Ballard Carbine Parts
20.25 To The Breech -
Blake, Cedar Rapids, IA
No. 44 on top of breech before hammer I am missing the barrel band from this and want to find an original. I
am wondering if there are any other bands (ie. Springfield, Enfield) that will fit this gun? Thank you greatly
for your help.
Blake- The Ballard carbines appeared late in the
Civil War and never received the fame of the Sharps, Spencer, Smith or Burnside carbines, but were
mechanically sound and went on to be a successful commercial product under the Marlin company.
We do not have any experience with parts for these, but from photos it looks like the bands are pretty
similar to those on Sharps carbines.
The fine folks at S&S Firearms (http://ssfirearms.com) have a good selection of original and repro parts for
most Civil War era small arms, including Ballards. More important, they know a lot about them and can tell
you what might or might not work as a substitute. Another source for Civil War parts is Lodgewood
(http://lodgewood.com). In many cases original parts are simply not available and
you may have to go with the high quality reproduction parts. John
# 15613 -
Bargain Colt Cobra
38 Special -
2 inches -
115163 LW -
Lance, Rockland, Idaho
None I just made a really good purchase. Went to look at a Sig P229. To motivate me to buy, the seller threw
in the Colt Cobra. Got everything for $400.00. The Colt is easily 90% with only some minor bluing wear. I
am curious about the year of manufacture and the value of the revolver. Thanks.
Lance, the 'Cobra' is really the `Detective Special' with an alloy frame, thereby
reducing the weight from 22 oz to l5 oz. A government contract for an aircrew protection pistol,
incorporated an alloy cylinder as well, though Colt never used this feature for commercial sales. Unlike the
'Detective Special', the 'Cobra' is made in .22 caliber, although the majority were sold in .32 and .38 caliber.
Cobra's were manufactured from 1950 to 1981.
There is a Colt link in the `Manufacture Dates` section of the menu that runs up and down the left hand side
of all of the pages at our site OldGuns.net. This link will take you to the Colt`s official web site. Colt
indicates that serial 115163 LW was manufactured in 1961. Blue book values for Cobra's range from
$120.00 to about $800.00 depending upon condition and exact model.
# 15537 -
BENTLEY & SON SHOTGUN
Bentley & Son -
Don`t Know -
Robert, Appomattox, Va. USA
London, Bird, Double action hammer, fancy engravings Where can I find out what this gun is, not sure if it`s
a shotgun, definitely black powder, has a short ramrod with a screw tip.
Robert- Without some good photos it is hard to be sure what you have.
I do not have a listing for “Bentley & Son” in London, and suspect that may be a bogus name applied by an
unscrupulous Belgian maker on a low quality export gun in hopes of fooling some American farmer into
thinking they got a better quality gun.
Or, it may relate to “Bentley & Son” of 12 South Castle Street in Liverpool at least circa 1846-1854 and
possibly into the 1870s when percussion guns faded from the market as breechloaders became readily
Another option would be “Bentley & Sons” (plural) of 40 Lime Street in Liverpool circa 1851, but that is less
likely a match. John Spangler
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