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Smith and Wesson Serial Number Date of Manufacture J Frame Revolver Lookup

Smith and Wesson J-Frame Revolver

For models 36, 37, 38, 49, 50 and pre model number versions.

Year-wise Serial Numbers

  • 1950 = start at 1
  • 1952 = 7369 - 21342
  • 1953 = 28916
  • 1955 = 55050 - 75000
  • 1957 = 117770 - 125000
  • 1962 = starts at 295000
  • 1969 = ends at 786544

J serial Prefix Serial Numbers

  • For models 36, 37, 38, 49, 50.
  • 1969-1970 = J1 - J99999
  • 1971-1972 = 1J1 - 999J99
  • 1973-1974 = J100000 - J250000
  • 1975-1976 = J250001 - J370000
  • 1976-1977 = J370001 - J610000
  • 1977-1978 = J610001 - J670000
  • 1979-1980 = J670001 - J760000
  • 1981 = J760001 - J915400
  • 1982 = J915401 - 1J18600
  • 1983 = 1J18601 - 1JXXXX

Model Changes

  • 1955 - 4 screw side plate ends
  • 1957 - stamping of model number at 125000
  • 1966 - flat latch ends
  • 1968 - diamond grips end
  • 1975 - heavy barrel standard
  • 1982 - end pinned barrel