Dating a sampw model 19 Laroque salope
Hud's date (1975) agrees with the SCSW, but as always only a factory letter will provide an exact shipping date.
Value is dependant on a bunch of factors, region, actual condition (impossible to judge without the gun in hand) - the original box, papers and tools will always help, but S&W made a bunch of 10-5's from 1962 to 1977 and NIB ones are not that hard to find.
The gun is built on Smith & Wesson’s medium K frame and has a 4-inch barrel.Jinks gets the backlog down (now at about 20 weeks) and when applications for letters are again accepted the fee will increase to .Engineering changes are indicated by - numbers, the -5 changed the front sight width to 1/8" from 1/10", the -6 on the heavy barrel model 10 eliminated the screw above the trigger guard.bought a smith and wesson model 10-5 with a 4 inch barrel in the original box, looks like its been well taken care of, the original cleaning kit is still sealed up, i want to take it to the range (got some rounds for it, remington 130 grain fmj) but i want to know how old it is first, perhaps what its worth?serial number off the butt is D745xxx Thanks for all the help.
The SCSW (Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson) serial number/date tables are approximate, based on infomation provided from several sources, both Messr.