Most of the guns that got a model number had a pre-model number name. Thanks PizzaBob you brought up the point that I found - the numbers just don't make any sense. The one behind the trigger also has a rounded head while the one underneath the grip panel has a flat head. Unlock additional features, and fewer ads while browsing. Please recheck the serial number.
The media attention gathered by the. I found one in acceptable shape on GunBroker and the serial number provided by the seller did not match any particular date. Since the older I-frame was not able to handle this load, a new frame was designed, which became the J-frame. Approximately 615 Model 36-6 Target variations were produced. . Five years later, M36 Chief Special was, once again, used to. Use a screwdriver which is made for that size screw to not scratch or otherwise affect the value of the gun.
They are all built to the length that will accommodate. And finally a parkerized finish. I thought these were neet examples of classic snubbies from the 60's. Army Ordnance through the lend lease program to Britain for distribution. The Colt Detective Special is gone but not forgotten, as is the , but the diminutive J-frame snubnose remains one of the most popular personal defense handguns in the world. Part of this contract was cancelled, resulting in a large number of these being sold to a wholesaler, who then re-sold them for civilian use. I don't think Smith would stamp a model number on a gun sent in for repair.
He says, in post 4, that the number on the bottom of the grip is in the 400,000s. Is there anyone that I can send photos to that may be able to help me? To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Come for the info, stay and make some friends. He was deadly accurate with it and used it to shoot rats and mice. A large number of Model 37 variants with a lanyard ring attached were made for Japan.
If the grips are original to the gun, and have a diamond around the screw, then it was produced prior to 1968, when these were discontinued. A 3-inch 76 mm barreled version design went into production immediately, due to high demand. Thanks for visiting and we hope you become a regular! The Chiefs Special J-frame was developed from the very popular. A pre-Model 36 is a Chiefs Special made before 1957. The gun on the left is a 66-1 that was made in 1980. Membership is free and we welcome all types of shooters, whether you're a novice or a pro. Note: You can find all kinds of variations, with additional war and post war markings.
The safest course with the Model 36 is to stick with standard pressure loads if you choose to shoot it. I have a 36 that by this was made in 1957. Postwar production serial numbers are prefixed with the letter S. The gun on the right is a 66-2 that was made in 1985. The following numbers are 9093. They will usually have no property marks. It was available in either a blued or nickel-plated finish.
If that doesn't work, then you could try to contact a gun shop and see if they can help you. The Chiefs Special was the first 5-shot J-frame. These countries include the Union of South Africa 21,347 , Canada 45,328 , and Australia 8,000. This was produced with a blued finish, imitation ivory grips, and 24k gold plate engraving. It was based on the revolver and was made with a 5-inch 13 cm barrel and fixed sights. In response, introduced the large frame.
If you look at about a half inch past where the barrel meets the frame, you'll see a small pin on the gun on the left. I found A reference dating the debut of Square butt at serial 28,000 in 1953, but that is all I can come up with. The revolver is stamped with model 36 inside the hinge which I see means after 1957. My wife purchased a model 36 before we were married from a gun show. The gun is; I believe a 2 screw? The Victory model revolvers participated in various roles from guard duty to riding in a shoulder holster with fighter and bomber pilots. Thanks Guys, I have learned a little on smith numbering.