View Full Version : Finding history of your guns?

03-12-2009, 11:11 AM
I've already done a search here, and on other sites but no luck. Is there a source where I can put in the serial numbers to find the date of manufacture, how many made ect...? Thanks


Gator Monroe
03-12-2009, 11:17 AM
1911 forum & Surplus rifle(Forum/board) are a start ...:thumbsup:

03-12-2009, 11:30 AM

03-12-2009, 12:04 PM

03-12-2009, 1:12 PM
Depending on which manufacturer and how old the gun is, you success rate will vary. Many makers offer a service for a fee ($30-$80) to look up their records to see when the gun shipped and any historical info - such as the configuration of the gun, finish, where it was shipped to, etc.

If you have a Smith & Wesson, post the serial number in the format of K-123xxx and I or others can probably give you the year (or year-range) of manufacture.

For Colts see http://proofhouse.com/colt/index.html