Help identifying age of pistol

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About 14 years ago I inherited a S&W model 38 airweight, 38 special revolver. Was wondering if I could identify the approximate age of the pistol. I think it's from at least the 80s and possible older. The serial number is 1J22453 any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

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any help?

J serial Prefix serial numbers.
For models 36, 37, 38, 49, 50.

1969-1970 = J1 - J99999
1971-1972 = 1J1 - 999J99
1973-1974 = J100000 - J250000
1975-1976 = J250001 - J370000
1976-1977 = J370001 - J610000
1977-1978 = J610001 - J670000
1979-1980 = J670001 - J760000
1981 = J760001 - J915400
1982 = J915401 - 1J18600
1983 = 1J18601 - 1JXXXX
 

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According to the Standard Catalog of Smith&Wesson 4th Edition:

Year Serial Number
1983 1J18603 - xxxxx

So 1983 or 84 is my best estimate.
 
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any help?

J serial Prefix serial numbers.
For models 36, 37, 38, 49, 50.

1969-1970 = J1 - J99999
1971-1972 = 1J1 - 999J99
1973-1974 = J100000 - J250000
1975-1976 = J250001 - J370000
1976-1977 = J370001 - J610000
1977-1978 = J610001 - J670000
1979-1980 = J670001 - J760000
1981 = J760001 - J915400
1982 = J915401 - 1J18600
1983 = 1J18601 - 1JXXXX
Great, thanks!
 
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