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My granddad has an Ace Service .22LR. He is interested in knowing it's production date. I have looked on the net and cannot find any info on its serial number. The number is:

SM19625


If you can help me I'd appreciate it. Thank you.


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I would assume its a Service Model from the 70 series. But I don't know for sure since I own 0 of the Ace models unfortunately. Good luck in the quest Ryno.
 

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The Ace was made only just before/during WWII, and for a time in the '70's or '80's. If it's an early one, it will probably have the Stevens rear sight (some apparently had fixed sights), while a late one will have the Accro sight. Based on that low serial number, I'd bet the gun was made in the 1938-1940 period. Does it have any military markings? Is it blued? Parkerized?
 

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His was made in the late 70's to early 80's. The last ones made before the end of WW2 were in the SM13000 serial number range.

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dsk,

This is the page I found before. According to the site:

1935 SM1 - SM9 Blued finish.
1936 SM10-SM85
1937 SM35-SM640
1938 SM490-SM1260
1939 SM850-SM1560
1940 SM900-SM1587
1941 SM1588-SM2714
1942 SM2715-SM3836 Large gaps in production
SM3837-SM3839 Scrapped or Not manuf.
SM3840-SM3843 Colt's Shipping Dept.
SM3844-SM3845 No record
1945 SM3846-SM13803 Parko-Lubrite finish.


As you can see the serial #'s listed go up to SM13803. The serial # on my granddads gun is higher so I assume it is newer than 1945. But how much? I can't seem to find any info regarding later models.

Thanks,


Ryno

[This message has been edited by Ryno (edited 05-23-2001).]
 

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Like I said, based on that high serial number . . . Oh, well.
 
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