Model 36 38 spcl

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by cbrown, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. cbrown

    cbrown New Member

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    Nov 6, 2008
    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

    Jolly Bill Member

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    Aug 28, 2008
    Upstate NY
    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

    Apr 28, 2008
    Kentucky
    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

    87
    Nov 6, 2008
    i will post up some pics this evening when i get home
     
  5. cbrown

    cbrown New Member

    87
    Nov 6, 2008
  6. cbrown

    cbrown New Member

    87
    Nov 6, 2008
    here are some pics
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  7. Oneida Steve

    Oneida Steve Well-Known Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Upstate NY
    Nice gun. It would sell for about $325-$350 around here.
     
  8. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

    Apr 28, 2008
    Kentucky
    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
     
  9. cbrown

    cbrown New Member

    87
    Nov 6, 2008
    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
     
  10. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

    Apr 28, 2008
    Kentucky
    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
     
  11. 3/2 STA SS

    3/2 STA SS Active Member

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

    cbrown New Member

    87
    Nov 6, 2008
    no it has never been refinished that i know for a fact
     
  13. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

    Apr 28, 2008
    Kentucky
    cb, got any plans to carry it?
     
  14. cbrown

    cbrown New Member

    87
    Nov 6, 2008
    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 :)
     
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