S-W .357 Double Action ~ Want to identify the model and date of manufacture

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  1. UZIxSUICIDE

    UZIxSUICIDE
    Oregon City, Oregon
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    I want to identify a S-W .357 5D331xx on butt 4875C on hinge 4" blue walnut grip 3 screw non adjustable rear sight double action. Looks like a Model 27 or 28 but I think there should be an N prefix in the serial from what I understand..

    I took off the grips and found more numbers that didnt help me..

    There is more information and pictures on this webpage.

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    *** ADDED *** Thanks for the replies.. I have it for sale here now.. ***

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  2. taroman

    taroman
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    It is a K-Frame Model 13.
    Dates to 1979.
     
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  3. Papercidal

    Papercidal
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    If you open the cylinder the model number will be stamped on the frame just above the crane.
     
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  4. UZIxSUICIDE

    UZIxSUICIDE
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    Thanks for the replies..

    I have it for sale here now..

    I bought it from my roomates dad and he told me it was a Model 26,
    but I found that model is a .44 and I didnt want to misrepresent it
    when I put it up for sale.
     
  5. TINCANBANDIT

    TINCANBANDIT
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    I hope you didn't over pay based on him claiming it to be a model 26

    The model 26 is an N frame in 45 ACP, an evolution of the old model 1950, there was also a 26-1 variant made in 45 Colt. They are quite rare and an original model 26 (no dash) is worth upwards of $5000...

    Good luck with your sale
     

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