Hello all - first posting
While I have fired different weapons over the years, I have never owned one until recently. I was just handed down a revolver that was my grandfather's. As best as I can tell, it is a .38 S&W Chiefs special model 36 with 3" barrel.
I cannot seem to find anything about the serial number ATF-2600-xxx on the butt. Does the ATF prefix mean anything? My grandfather was a policeman for a while, and he may have carried this then.
Markings include "Marcas Registradas" on the side.
No markings on the cylinder
and it looks like some markings were removed from the yoke
I would love to know when the revolver was made, and any other special history. It looks to be in pretty good shape, so it should be usable, but it has not been fired in probably 10 years or more.
Thanks for any info.