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Smith 686-5 Serial Number date

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by adamsredlines, Mar 18, 2021.

  1. adamsredlines

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    Ok, so I know they were made from 1997-2001ish...who has "The Book" to tell me what year mine was made?
    I think the first 3 letters will tell you, right?
     
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    My most current issue is packed up(moving Tuesday). The issue I have at the office might cover it. I’ll check tomorrow
     
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    @adamsredlines The -5 ran from 97-01. If I had the letter code, I can give you the specific year
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    We’ll just do it this way though
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    Message me the letter code and I'll look it up for ya.
     
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    Letter code was CCL but I dont see it on his list???
     
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    Give me until this afternoon
     
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    Do you have the box? Many times the end label will have a date code. (It's a Julian date.)
     
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    Most likely 1998. (SCSW 4th Ed., p. 491) It falls between CCK and CCM prefixes which are hard dated to 1998.
     

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