S&W snubbie question for the wizards

S&W snubbie question for the wizards

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    S&W snubbie question for the wizards

    I just bought a used S&W J frame .38 spl stainless steel revolver 1 7/8" barrel, round butt. In the crane area it's serial # and model # are stamped as is usual. The model # there is 640. When I went to the S&W website, the model 640 is a 357 Magnum revolver. The revolver I bought is definitely NOT a .357. It is essentially as new (another "one box'er") no holster marks, no circle of wear at the cylinder lock area on the cylinder. It has a serial # that begins with BSM Then a 4 digit number beginning with 1. Any idea how old this "new" revolver is?

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    S&W 640

    Early 1990'S.
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    I'm no wizard. But it looks like it was (is?) available in both calibers:
    http://www.gunshopfinder.com/smithan...onmodel640.asp

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    Thanks for the information, it is appreciated.

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    Where you describe the serial and model numbers, is the a dash plus a number after the 640. I believe the 640 was a .38spl until
    -1 then it was .357mag.

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    it is an older one. at one time the 640 was in 38sp. then s&w made it into the 357mag. they did the same with most of their j-frames. don't remember the year they made the change.
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