What years were the smith Wesson model 43 air-weight 22 made and what are they worth today?
1954-1974. What it's worth depends on overall condition, box, manual, accessories, finish, grips, how bad you want to sell it, how bad someone wants to buy it, etc.. Price range from 200-600
There really is no way to know exactly when it was made. Smith and Wesson makes parts in batches and there is no guarantee that a frame made today will be built today. The closest you can come is a date showing when it shipped from the Smith and Wesson wareshouse. This particular serial number was shipped @ 1958.
There really is no way to know exactly when it was made. Smith and Wesson makes parts in batches and there is no guarantee that a frame made today will be built today. The closest you can come is a date showing when it shipped from the Smith and Wesson waresouse. Without a detailed description, to include all features, no way to give an estimate.
Call Smith and Wesson toll-free at (800) 331-0852 during business hours; when you get the "choose a department" phone-menu, hit number 7 (at least as of today, October 23, 2009.) When someone answers, simply ask, "Can you please give me the date-of-manufacture for a serial number?" They will kindly do so.
What is the year of manufacture of a smith and Wesson model 41 with serial number 25752 and what is the value of this gun today?
Your Dickson Howa Golden Bear is a copy of the Sako Finnbear. Dickson was a US importer who brought the Howa rifle in from Japan. The Howa is a good rifle. The Golden Bear is the same as a Smith and Wesson Model 1500 and Mossberg Model 1500. Weatherby Vanguard is very similar also. There was a recall on some Howa/Smith and Wesson rifles. The flaw was that closing the bolt could cause the gun…
I am not sure what you have, although there is someone out there who probably can answer that, just from what you have described, because it is probably a S&W 1855! The answer to your question is simple; in 1855, Smith and Wesson was a private company (as it is today) and, at that time, they had very little or no manufacturing capabilities, just a whole lot of ideas, inventions and patents. In 1855, Springfield…