Model 36 38 spcl

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  1. cbrown

    cbrown New Member

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    Hey guys I have a mod 36 38 spcl and i am trying to determin the value
    This was given to me by my grand father and i just saw in the rifleman mag they had a story on the mod 36 being a chief specail.

    The serial number is J566271

    Thanks in advance!!
  2. Jolly Bill

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    cbrown,

    Looks like your S&W model 36 Chief's Special was made around 1976-77.

    To give you a realistic ballpark value for the gun, we need more info: barrel length, amount of blue, correct grips, general overall condition and some pictures.

    That said, I would expect it to be worth in the $100 - $350 range for a FAIR condition gun with some sins to a near mint M36.

    Got some pix?

    Jolly
  3. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

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    depending on the gun like jolly said the value will vary significantly. but in good condition 350 is about right
  4. cbrown

    cbrown New Member

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    i will post up some pics this evening when i get home
  5. cbrown

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    here are some pics
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  8. Oneida Steve

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    Nice gun. It would sell for about $325-$350 around here.
  9. johnlives4christ

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    cbrown, what do you plan to do with the gun? you gonna sell it? keep it? carry it?

    i cant tell for sure but it doesnt appear to have been refinished... that means its in 98% condition. it doesnt appear that it's been fired, but you can see a tad of finish were on the cylinder lug from being opened some.

    if i were you i'd cherish such a gun that was given to you by your grand father. would love to have like that
  10. cbrown

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    john thats what i plan on doing just cherishing it.
    it was his carry gun but i would imagien it was not fired more then one time when he first got it and that was it.

    i have shot it one time my self
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    awesome. it's in good shape for a gun that's been carried. is there any chance it's been refinished? i dont think so, but im just surprised that a gun that's been carried is in such premium condition
  12. 3/2 STA SS

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    KEEP IT. Beauty. Slick up the trigger for DAO and it is a great carry piece.
  13. cbrown

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    no it has never been refinished that i know for a fact
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    cb, got any plans to carry it?
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    im not to sure the grip is very skinny compared to my newer 38 it sits kinda funny in my hand,
    i think ill just take it out every so often and fire it off :)
  16. oscarmayer

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    the great thing about these smith and wessons any J frame grip will fit and there are hundreds of companies and as many designs to pick from
  17. cbrown

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    hmm that is a great piece of info
  18. johnlives4christ

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    cbrown. there is also a little grip adapter thing that would be period to the gun. there was a another recent thread about the model 36 that showed a pic of this little gadget. i dont remember the name of it. but here is the link and you can see the thing

    http://thefirearmsforum.com/showthread.php?t=82186&highlight=chiefs special

    i would put one of these on the gun if i was unhappy with the grips, it would not detract from the value of the gun, and if i remember correctly they are removable
  19. oscarmayer

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    pachmayr used to make a grip adaptor but now only tyler does. it's called the tyler t-grip, come in various colors and is priced right
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    IF you decide to use it as a carry gun, this is how my summer time concealed carry M-36 is set up. The 'Packy's' allow for a comfotable grip. Mike

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