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When Was My Gun Made? Firearm Dates by Serial Number

Updated on August 23, 2017

What year was your gun created?

How to search for your firearm or gun date of creation or manufacture via it's serial number. There is unfortunately no one stop shop for this task but hopefully with the help of this lense you will be able to find your firearm by manufacturer below and follow their link in order to track your weapon. Use the links below and please have your model and serial number handy so you can provide it on the corresponding pages in order to find out when your gun was made.

Colt Pistol Serial Number
Colt Pistol Serial Number

Colt Firearms

Visit Colt 1911 Website

Colt is known for creating some of the highest quality firearms including the 1911 pistol supported by numerous other awesome standard and tactical pieces of equipment, from rifles to shotguns.


Not able to locate the date of manufacture for your Colt firearm? Well we did some digging and found that Colt offers an archival service for a moderate fee to locate all records of your original Colt shipment. They provide every spec about the gun, who is was shipped to, when it was shipped, and even how many other firearms were shipped at the same time as yours. You can find the order form and specifications of Colt Manufacturing's archival service here.

Browning Pistol Serial Number
Browning Pistol Serial Number

Browning Firearms

Visit Browning Firearms Website

Browning Firearms has created and manufactured firearms from shotguns, rifles, rimfires, and pistols including many other gun related accessories.

How to find your Serial Number

Use these videos to find the serial number on your gun or firearm.

Glock Pistol Serial Number
Glock Pistol Serial Number

Glock Firearms

Visit Glock Perfection Website

Here you will find the Glock Talk forums where you can search and chat with individuals who own glocks and can share information with you on finding out "When was your glock made?" Just click the register link on the top left to start.

Makarov Pistol Serial Number
Makarov Pistol Serial Number

Makarov Firearms

Visit Makarov Website

Makarov (PM - Pistolet Makarova) - Here you will find the serial number break down by letters and numbers in order to find out when you Makarov firearm was created. This is as simple as matching red to red, blue to blue, or 1 to 1. Ensure you have your serial number handy and visit this site to begin.


Marlin Rifle Serial Number
Marlin Rifle Serial Number

Marlin Firearms

Visit Marlin Lookup Website

Visit the link above to find out when your Marlin firearm was manufactured. The website is straight forward and all you have to do is type in the serial number to your gun and BAM you are presented with the date of creation, simple as that. Marlin firearms are kept in a database along with other manufactured firearms for easy reference.


Remington Shotgun Serial Number
Remington Shotgun Serial Number

Remington Firearms

Visit Remington Society Website

Firearm dating information about Remington series firearms and guns provided by the Remington Society. You can reference the above website in order to date your firearm by the numbers and letters in the serial number and also learn how to read the serial number to know what each number and letter stands for, just like in a drivers license number.


Sears Rifle Serial Number
Sears Rifle Serial Number

Sears Branded Firearms

Visit Sears Firearms Website

This is more of a cross reference for Sears branded firearms as well as just about every other manufacturer. This cross reference can be used to figure out which Sears firearm was created by which manufacturer as a mirror model of their own. Then use the links on this lense to look up the firearm that your Sears Firearm is most like to find out the year of manufacture.

Taurus Pistol Serial Number
Taurus Pistol Serial Number

Taurus Firearms

Visit Taurus Firearms Website

The Taurus Model Number Lookup System will help you find detailed information about your Taurus Gun. Enter the serial number (no spaces) of your firearm and click on "Search" to identify your model. (You must click the "search" button to get your results.


Winchester Rifle Serial Number
Winchester Rifle Serial Number

Winchester Firearms

Visit Winchester Lookup Website

Similar to the Marlin lookup tool above (and provided by the same website) comes the Winchester lookup tool. You can simply visit the above web site and type in your serial number off of your Winchester firearm and TADA the date is quickly retrieved from their database and displayed on your screen. It doesn't get much easier than that.


Military Firearm Serial Number
Military Firearm Serial Number

U.S. Military Firearms

Visit US Military Firearms Database Website

Select whether your firearm is a handgun or a long gun and choose the appropriate link to be directed to oldguns.net look up tool. Once there simply search for the date your firearm was created by typing in the serial number in the box.


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If your firearm manufacturer was not listed or covered in this lense. Please vote "other" below and add a comment as to which firearm you are looking for and I will do my best to find and update the information on this lens for you.

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      frankie cuskey 12 hours ago

      trying to find the age of my FA 91, serial no. 00-4917

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      Ralph Bell 5 days ago

      What can you tell me about this 22 cal 6 shot revolver made in Germany sold by Jones Import Columbia SC sr# 485416

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      Kyle Jesse 7 days ago

      Recently purchased a Browning CZ Model 83, .380 serial number 37948

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      mikekammel@gmail.com 12 days ago

      What is the date of manufacture of a Savage Model 430 over and under shotgun, s/n 5379 D? I realize they were only built between 1937 and 1941.

      Thanks.

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      Mark McCullough 2 weeks ago

      I just bought an H & K 300 .22 WMR rifle, serial # 008202

      and wondered what year it was made? No other lettering indicating year/make, etc is anywhere on the rifle.

      Thanks

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      matt 2 weeks ago

      I have a Carl Walther 7.65 made in Zella Germany...Serial # 206054...Left side eject..Can anyone tell me when it was made?

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      Professor 3 weeks ago

      top-break, five-chamber, .38 cal, stamped along the top barrel with: Iver Johnson Arms & Cylce Works,

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      tim hiestand 4 weeks ago

      27523D

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      Geraldine Whittemore 4 weeks ago

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      Hayden Smith 4 weeks ago

      makarov 9x18 SN EV0577

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      Steve Fisher 4 weeks ago

      Colt 38 Special Detective SN 98794

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      Rene 5 weeks ago

      HK P2000 SK 9 MM Serial No. 121-018529. Thanks.

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      Jason 5 weeks ago

      I have a iver Johnson long colt wondering what yaer it # 36623

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      Jay Andre 5 weeks ago

      Why isn't Ruger in there? One of the greatest Single Action Gun Manufacturers, EVER!!!!!

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      Del Dunn 5 weeks ago

      I have a Mauser P-08

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      Philip Grimsley 5 weeks ago

      Was wanting to look up when was my gun made for a Ruger SR1911.

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      Peter fede 5 weeks ago

      2 items -Winchester model 70 , I entered the serial # I hit submit the field went blank I did it twice, The next item was sake no info

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      David 5 weeks ago

      my dad told am next generation to hold this gun, his pass me a double barrel shotgun without hammer, 12 Ga, rickard arms co, schenectady NY, serial 42183, want to know more about the shotgun but i can't find anything on internet, please help me to know "where and when" about this heritage.

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      William 6 weeks ago

      I have a Palmetto single barrel 12 ga. shot gun Ser. 75509 I would like some info on Yr. made and manufacture I believe it was made by Davenport arms

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      Ray 6 weeks ago

      I have a Bay State single shot 12 gag.. serial number A608759.. would like to know date it was made..

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      Carlos 6 weeks ago

      Looking for what year my gun was made, it is a 300 Savage, but no ser. number?

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      Rick 7 weeks ago

      I am searching for the year of manufacture for a Colt National Match 38 Special ser #8923-MR.

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      Ryan 7 weeks ago

      I am looking to find info on an Astra A100 L 9mm pistol

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      Diane 8 weeks ago

      I am trying to see the gun heritage rough rider.22 serial number p85054 is the gun that has been past down from generation

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      Muck82 8 weeks ago

      I was trying to find out what years the Iver Johnson 55A target 22cal double action revolvers were produced? Any information would be appreciated.

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      Dallas Harper 2 months ago

      22 Remington LR serial number b2682758

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      kevin miller 2 months ago

      i'm wanting to find info about a rohm gmbh double action revolver serial number 135705 says made in germany number 68 on frame in front of cylinder with circle, bottom of grip right behind trigger gaurd has a 4 on it

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      dennis try 2 months ago

      mfg date pls. hs1162642

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      frankie cuskey 2 months ago

      fa91 serial no. 004917, when was this gun made?

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      John 2 months ago

      Henry H001

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      Francisco Olvera 2 months ago

      fholverag@gmail.com I got a single shot shotgun with number A1017135 close to trigger and EASTER ARMS (ALMOST ERASED) on a side I want to know year of manufacture, brand and model, if is possible. Thank you.

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      Sal (sniper001353@yahoo.com) 2 months ago

      My father-in-law gave me a 32 cal six shot S&W revolver and need help identifying year and model as I need a part for it. Its a 32 cal lg six shot with a 2 inch barrel it has 5 serial numbers on the barrel and in front of the trigger 55278 no letters it has some moose antler with a 66 on the frame and a eagle stamp on barrel with the letter N under the eagle and it was made by Gerstenber U. Eberwein in Gussenstadt Germany so the gun says.The gun loads/unloads from the right side thru a swig out lever the cylinder is fixed and does not open or swing out in any way, your HELP would be appreciated

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      Pete Kramer 2 months ago

      Despite researching Browning site, I can't find the age of my Browning Semi-Auto 16 gauge Serial Number A8664

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      tim 2 months ago

      Remington model 600 18.5 barrel length venteleted ribe

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      David Ferrell 3 months ago

      I have a .22 Heritage revolver serial # T20247.....how old n ts it worth .... Plz n Ty

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      Dan trauth 3 months ago

      What year is my colt official police 38. Serial 691995

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      Bill wright 3 months ago

      What year is my sa 22 browning.01810pw146

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      durand godwin 3 months ago

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      Larry R, Newill 3 months ago

      Beretta .9mm model 92FS stainless steel.

      Serial No. L 20158 Z

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      David Burd 3 months ago

      I have aPARAORDACNE WARTHOG ser#P204445 can you tell when it was made?

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      mike puleo 3 months ago

      can you tell me what year my smith & wesson was made #438538

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      Earl Ratliff 3 months ago

      I have a S&W K22 with the serial number 17003. Can you tell me when it was manufactured .

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      Brian Mangham 3 months ago

      I have a Tangfolio 9mm ta90. Looking for the manufacturing date. Looked up several sites with no luck. S/n is G01457.

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      How do I find out the manuf date of a rifle? 3 months ago

      Does anyone know?

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      Dee 3 months ago

      I have a Carl Walther pp ,how can I date to see if it's ww2

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      jay 3 months ago

      looking for info on my stoeger 12ga. only # i can see is 28664

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      Badgerbase@charter.net 3 months ago

      I have a hi standard dura-matic how old is it please...s/n is 500414

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      Jtl 4 months ago

      I have a Ruger 10/22 I would like to know when it was made seril number 231-91166

      In

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      rmd 4 months ago

      i have a remington 30-06 can't see the model number due to the scope mount bolt action is a mauser , serial no. 3519392 i wouldd like to know when it was made

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      DOUGLAS STARK 4 months ago

      I have a northeast firearms 410 serial number 262721 wondering how old it is.

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      Jsw 4 months ago

      I got a Excel 12ga single shotgun

      #37502XG wondering how old

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      JW 4 months ago

      Winchester/.270 caliber/bolt action/ serial number Z-20761

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      veronica 4 months ago

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      Chris 4 months ago

      S number is 25809

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      Dennis smith 4 months ago

      Can u tell me how old my 300 savage model 99 is. #629233

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      Mauser Werke AG Oberndorf a N 7 x 57 serial number 124016 4 months ago

      I am trying to find out the value of this rifle and when it was made

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      Allen Morton 4 months ago

      Remington model 11 12 gauge shotgun serial # 239804, when was it made?

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      bill russo 4 months ago

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      john 5 months ago

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      Howard Austen 5 months ago

      lc smith 12ga double barrel shotgun. sn# 178860. Hunter arms mfr fulton, nc

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      Gene priddy 5 months ago

      Stevens model 59A 410 bore

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      Bill Hardiek 5 months ago

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      Marc Griffin 5 months ago

      Hopkins and Allen Model Double Action #6 Serial 2388

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      Stephen Troop 5 months ago

      I have inherited Meriden firearm, serial number L99980. I cannot see the caliber marked on it. Where should I look if there is one. Also, what year is it and some background on the gun. What it is primarily used for?

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      F. A. Mickley 6 months ago

      I inherited my grandpas H & R 7 shot 22 special revolver serial #527623 . How old is it and where can I get a barrel hinge pin? I like to carry it on my trap line.

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      Dennis tremblay 6 months ago

      trying to find a mfg date on my dads old savage 745 serial no 130874 can you help

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      Glenn 6 months ago

      I got a old pellet gun all it has is a serial number how can i find out about it

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      samantha chaple 6 months ago

      I would like to know the value of a colt automatic caliber .380 hammerless. colt's PT. FA. MFG. CO. HARTFORD. CT. U.S.A. PATENTED APR.20,1897 DEC.22,1903.

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      Warren Taldo 6 months ago

      I inherited a old Smith & Wesson .32 Regulation Police Hand Gun with a 3 1/2 inch barrel. As far as I know this gun has never been fired it was purchased by my wifes Grandfather and passed on down since. I would like to sell it since I don't have a need for it. But it would be nice to find out how old it is. It was purchased in 1926.

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      fred jerger 6 months ago

      I have a savage 110fp 308 tacatical serial #f456338 trying to find date of manufacture ,having a hard time finding an extractor repair kit for it maybe you can help. thanks in advance

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      richard 7 months ago

      I have a model 1895 mauser 7x57 and would like to know manufacture date and history

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      joe johns 7 months ago

      ruger p85

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      ????? 7 months ago

      don't know the year for my h&r double action revoler model 04.32.6 shot thanks

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      John Prevost 7 months ago

      Looking for Model #94C Stevens single shot shotgun I cannot find the serial #

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      anoymous 7 months ago

      i have a 12 gauge that was Frankensteined but the receiver serial # is L1033048 do you know what this is

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      Harry 7 months ago

      I have a LC Smith H94633 double barrel 12 gage 36" barrel how old is it?

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      Mario 7 months ago

      What year was this Remington 1100 12ga made serial number is M772618V

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      Jwilson@bayshoreford.com 7 months ago

      A friend before passed 2 years ago last August left me an old muzzle loader and I can make out PR 0296 on the barrel. Can you help me identify?

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      ron brown investi 7 months ago

      need date of manufacture of a handgun. Brand: blue Jacket. .22cal. patened 1871. mod/ or s/n T1287

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      Steve sewak 8 months ago

      Randall ser number rf04588c. What model? What year?

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      Ricky V 8 months ago

      I have a CBC model SB 20 gauge. Serial number C972022. I am trying to figure out when it was made.

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      Wicked Angus 8 months ago

      I'm looking for the manufacturing date of a .38 spc model 10

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      Howard Fanjoy 8 months ago

      I have a savage model 99f serial no.728660. Want to know year made?

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      lee 8 months ago

      i have an lc smith trying to find year and model

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      Robert 8 months ago

      Auto Ordnance no. KN6468

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      ron 8 months ago

      colt serel number 408962

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      Coolio 8 months ago

      S&w 39-2 serial A200xxx any info like yearmade

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      Henry Robertson 8 months ago

      I have a H&R revolver pistol, the name on it is "

      the American", the ser.# is 1285. made in Worchester Mass. by H&R Arms Co.

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      john washington sr 9 months ago

      I have a sw mod 36 revoler 3" barrel original wood handles serial # is 151J53, when was it manufacterd?

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      ken dockins 9 months ago

      when a pistol was made by its serial #

      walther ppk/s 380 S&W

      6241bac

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      ALONZO 9 months ago

      I have a Walther p twenty two trying to find some kind of history on it , can you help me

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      Gilbert 9 months ago

      I'm looking to find the history of my Charter Arms Undercover 38 special serial number436033

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      Chad 9 months ago

      Looking for a year on my FB Radom vis mod 35 serial #H7512

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      Walter E. Copak 10 months ago

      Magnum Research Desert Eagle .44 mag

      s/n# DK0001060

      Made in the USA

      Does anyone have any Idea when this handgun was manufactured

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      Joey B 10 months ago

      I'm looking for the manufactured date of a Smith & Wesson airtight 38 Special.

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      springfield armory serial numbers nm 191379 10 months ago

      what date gun made

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      anonymous 10 months ago

      I have a Connecticut Valley Arms gun here and it say it was made on sept.10 1850 I would like to know how much it worth It's in good condition and it still shoot...

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      Roy Hopkiins 10 months ago

      Ruger 44 mag super blackhawk. serial #80-26319

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      Scott Gagnon 10 months ago

      I have a Mauser 71/84 serial # of 3845 trying to figure out what year it was man trying to figure out what year it was manufactured does anybody have any idea what year it was made

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      jacksmith 10 months ago

      1917 eddiestone 30-06 yr. mfg.

    working