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N Series N Frames: N1 – N60,000………….......1970-72 N60,001 – N 190,000…...1972-74 N190,001 – N430,000…...1975 – 77 N430.001 – N 550,000…..1978 N550,001 – N580,000…..
22000---------1942-1945 None Post-War S Series N frames: S62,489 – S67,999……..1946 - Early 1947 S68,000 – S71,999………. In one known example a gun with serial S136431 was not shipped until June of 1958.
Any information on decoding these numbers would be appreciated. The ebb and flow of different competing companies taking turns playing lead and catch- up is a characteristic of the firearms industry indeed all industries even today.
They stole most of my guns, so I know they were heavily armed by the time they left!
As you mentioned, unless badly misrepresented, you're getting a great buy! Enjoy and don't look back I got the gun but it cost me more than I expected.
The 6" models are more scarce than the 4" models, and being N-I-B adds to the value. I picked up a first year 5 screw pre-M28 a while back in a trade They are mighty fine shooters indeed.
Late 1952 – Early 1952 S86,000 – S94,999…….…Late 1952 – Early 1953 S95,000 – S102,999…….
The problem is I did a search and found this on another forum, the number only went up to N932,999 ============================= I started feeling woozy about 70 from the meat location and decided it was not worth risking the lives of my two dog, other drivers on the road and my own life so I had ONStar find me a motel near the meet location. I made an agreement and unless there is something that has been miss represented by the seller I will not back out of the deal I don't think 0 is overpaying at all. If it was a little earlier vintage and with a 4in barrel it would be an 0 pistol all day long here in Dallas. I made an agreement and unless there is something that has been miss represented by the seller I will not back out of the deal I am leaving my house in about one hour, I guess I have to admit that I am over paying @ 0. If the general opinion is that I am overpaying I want this gun even if I am over paying. By the way I already agreed on a price and am driving over to pick it up Sunday Afternoon, what is this thing worth?
In one known example a gun with serial S136431 was not shipped until June of 1958.