The later floating J series beginning in 1973 has 7 characters; J plus six numbers. This variant had a 3-inch full lug barrel with adjustable sights and a blued glass finish. In 1969 they started the-J-Prefix before the serial numbers. It is the same gun as you mentioned but with a three inch barrel. Just pretend it's at the beginning of the number for date identification. Thanks huntinguy, I'll call them monday. The smith has a 423,5xx number on the but of the grips but has the matching 78,xxx number under the grips on the same piece of metal.
Turned out the 36-1 is Nickle plated! Sounds good, I will let yall know. It was available in either a blued or nickel-plated finish. Returns less shipping are accepted within 3 days of when the item is delivered with signature confirmation. Successful Bidder Instructions: You will be invoiced by the morning following the sale. He says, in post 4, that the number on the bottom of the grip is in the 400,000s.
I need some help on year identity on a 36-1 serial 5j8032. You will receive an automatic notification with a tracking number upon shipment, to let you know that we have received funds. Does anyone know if they still used the Diamond on the grips in 1964? I traded into a 5' Model 10 from 1960 that is one of my most accurate 38s. I have a 36 that by this was made in 1957. The guns were blued, with case-hardened hammers and triggers, or nickeled. In a stroke of marketing genius, it was decided to let some of the potential purchasers name the new revolver. Those pre 36's and 36's are pretty neat little guns.
Hellstrom instructed his engineers to turn the Terrier into something that could handle the more potent. The 'pinned barrel' was eliminated in 1982 - this was simply a pin driven through the topstrap of the frame, above the barrel's forcing cone, that prevented the barrel from moving. It is one of several models of J-frame revolvers. I know when I bought mine and I have a vague idea of when my uncle bought his. I kinda agree with the estimated values. Greatest Handguns of the World Krause Publications, Inc. Type of Finish: Blue Finish Originality: Looks Original Bore Condition: The bore is Bright and the rifling is sharp.
One trip to the range and I knew it had become a permanent addition to the collection. The firearm history would be fun to have if I planned on keeping the pistol but I don't think I want to spend the fee then sell the gun in the future. The aluminum cylinders proved to be problematic and were abandoned in favor of a steel cylinder. A large number of Model 37 variants with a lanyard ring attached were made for Japan. Your Chief's Special is a nice one. The Model 10s were standard with 2', 3', 4', 5', and 6' tubes with a few 2.
Some of the 4' barrels were heavy and all of the 3' were heavy I think? Adjustable sights and 3-inch barrels are occasionally encountered. 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. The sides of both have been jeweled. The side plate screw heads are still sharp, but show signs of being turned. I asked him if he is sure of the j location not being the prefix and he said he's sure.
I think it just recently went up. Membership is free and we welcome all types of shooters, whether you're a novice or a pro. The left grip panel has a chip missing along the border outside the checkering at the top rear. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. .
I thought it was going to stay with me, that is when I called Smith. I have looked in my Smith Cat. Why don't you reline the barrel and make a new cylinder? It is not a 'target', as that would be a Model 14 'K-38' with a heavier barrel and adjustable sights. They produced these things for 2 decades so I'd say the later 70s would be a good guess based on that serial number. I was going to sell it and wanted to know more. Overall Condition: This revolver retains about 95% of its metal finish. It is your responsibility to ensure that the gun is legal to own and receive in your area.