Can anyone help me figure out how old this Model 10-5 is? I keep finding conflicting information online.

Can anyone help me figure out how old this Model 10-5 is?
I keep finding conflicting information online.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    are you hoping to get it down to the decade, or to a year specifically?

    you will need to look up the serial # in a reference book, or S&W might have a serial lookup feature somewhere online. The serial number will be stamped on the bottom of the grip.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      The serial number has unfortunately been removed. I was hoping based on its visual appearance a guess could be made.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        How do you know it's a 10-5 then? The model number and serial are stamped under the crane

        Standard catalog of smith wesson (you can find pdfs online) has chart of serial number dates

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Model number and production number are on the crane.
          Serial number is only on the bottom side of the grip.

          post multiple images
          scribble a physical timestamp
          try not to dox your NC CCW paperwork

          I will when i get home. Give me an hour.

          it is a felony to possess a firearm with a defaced serial number

          most "removed" serials are easily restored, not a huge issue

          If the serial number has been removed then you're in deep shit. If you really don't know where the serial number is on smiths, check the base of the grip, on the crane or near the crane, or under the grips on the frame.

          Should I call the gunstore that sold it to me? I had assumed it was re-serialized or something to that effect.

          post multiple images
          scribble a physical timestamp
          try not to dox your NC CCW paperwork

          Its a general info pamphlet. Worst it reveals is the state that I may or may not reside in.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Should I call the gunstore that sold it to me? I had assumed it was re-serialized or something to that effect.
            What serial did they put on the 4473?

            Defaced serial = federal felony

            18 USC 922 (k)
            >(k) It shall be unlawful for any person knowingly to transport, ship, or receive, in interstate or foreign commerce, any firearm which has had the importer's or manufacturer's serial number removed, obliterated, or altered or to possess or receive any firearm which has had the importer's or manufacturer's serial number removed, obliterated, or altered and has, at any time, been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.

            So your FFL did committed a felony unless theyre massachusetts and are 100% certain the gun never left masschusetts. But mass has laws against serial defaicng too so then it would be a state felony

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              The serial number they wrote down was 35199 that is stamped on the crane, however I’ve been led to believe this a model/production number and not the true serial number.

              [...]
              What he could do is report it to the ATF then potentially get a bag off of it, right?

              A bag you say?

              https://i.imgur.com/MkOFu5F.jpg

              >it is a felony to possess a firearm with a defaced serial number

              Firearms can be re-serialized in the event of damage to the serial number. I am unsure if it has to be the same number though. If anyone can confirm if the number stated lines up with s&w production. It would be greatly appreciated.

              woah watch out everyone, we got a real boogaloo boy over here. Careful, I bet he's on all kinds of watchlists and would totally shoot an ATF agent!

              Lol

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Forgot pic

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous
              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                10-5 were made starting 1962 and may have ended 1977. If the first character is a C:

                C1 - C233,999………….....1948 – 52
                C236,004 – C261,483…….1953
                C277,555 – C314,031….…1954 – 56
                C402,924 – C405,018…….1957
                C405,019 – C429,740…..1958 – 59
                C429,741 – C474,148…….1960
                C474,149 – C622,699…….1961 – 62
                C622,700 – C810,532…….1963 – 65
                C810,533 – C999,999…..1966 – 67

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Not OP. I just rotated OP's pic.
                Oy

                https://i.imgur.com/dAOOrnw.jpg

                Forgot pic

                see rainman's digits here

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Firearms can be re-serialized in the event of damage to the serial number.
                Since you recently passed the 4473 and didnt obliterate it yourself, the ATF will probably play nice and allow you to reserialize

                However, some downsides
                >atf processing time is several months to get the permit slip
                >you have to take it to licensed ffl engraver and pay your own money
                >even if you get original lgs to pay for engraving, the future resale value of a re-serial revolver will be pennies on the dollar of a clean one

                Much easier to get your lgs to take it back for full refund and get a clean one

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I just checked my 10-2 and the number on the crane is different from the serial in the but it the grip. Crane number is presently an assembly number it something.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Should I call the gunstore that sold it to me? I had assumed it was re-serialized or something to that effect.
            What serial did they put on the 4473?

            Defaced serial = federal felony

            18 USC 922 (k)
            >(k) It shall be unlawful for any person knowingly to transport, ship, or receive, in interstate or foreign commerce, any firearm which has had the importer's or manufacturer's serial number removed, obliterated, or altered or to possess or receive any firearm which has had the importer's or manufacturer's serial number removed, obliterated, or altered and has, at any time, been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.

            So your FFL did committed a felony unless theyre massachusetts and are 100% certain the gun never left masschusetts. But mass has laws against serial defaicng too so then it would be a state felony

            What he could do is report it to the ATF then potentially get a bag off of it, right?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Should I call the gunstore that sold it to me? I had assumed it was re-serialized or something to that effect.
            Don't call, email the gun store to establish a written record. Tell them that they sold you a weapon with a defaced serial number, then immediately bring it back to the gun store and get all of your money back.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        If the serial number has been removed then you're in deep shit. If you really don't know where the serial number is on smiths, check the base of the grip, on the crane or near the crane, or under the grips on the frame.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          most "removed" serials are easily restored, not a huge issue

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        it is a felony to possess a firearm with a defaced serial number

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          the scenario is fake, goofy. it's a blatant slide thread.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    post multiple images
    scribble a physical timestamp
    try not to dox your NC CCW paperwork

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >it is a felony to possess a firearm with a defaced serial number

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      woah watch out everyone, we got a real boogaloo boy over here. Careful, I bet he's on all kinds of watchlists and would totally shoot an ATF agent!

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