S&W J frame snubby - square butt?


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TurboJeff
July 24, 2008, 04:27 PM
I've got an old model 36 from the mid to late 60's. This one has a square butt. I inhereted the gun quite a few years ago. I never really noticed a difference in the grips until I picked up a 642 this year.

Are square butted J frame snubbies fairly common? I just haven't noticed before.

I can post a picture tonight if anyone wants me to.

Thanks

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csmkersh
July 24, 2008, 04:36 PM
Yes, square butt Model 36s are common.

Elmer
July 24, 2008, 04:41 PM
Yup... very common. Back before all the custom grip choices were available, the square butts were a popular choice for something a little easier to hang on to while shooting.

FCFC
July 24, 2008, 05:04 PM
Are square butted J frame snubbies fairly common?
If the question is pertaining to J-frames in general today, the answer is: not very common.

With older Models 36 and 60 is where you see them.

skoro
July 24, 2008, 06:31 PM
Are square butted J frame snubbies fairly common?

My old Model 37 (alloy j-frame) is a square butt. Seems S&W kinda went through phases with the square-round butt styles. There are plenty of both in circulation.

Sistema1927
July 24, 2008, 09:55 PM
I also have a Square Butt Model 37, vintage 1980. It fits the hand very nicely, especially with the addition of a Tyler T-Grip.

velocette
July 24, 2008, 10:41 PM
You mean like this:

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/RogerS_photo/firearms12-07037.jpg


They are quite common. Not quite so much now but a few years back, they were more common than round butt snubbies.

Catalina25
July 24, 2008, 10:48 PM
T-grips and Chiefs, big +1. And as a matter of fact my mid 60's sq.butt 36 got a round butted sibling this afternoon. Tom


velocette that is a real nice three incher

M2 Carbine
July 24, 2008, 11:05 PM
Are square butted J frame snubbies fairly common?

Not common enough that Crimson Trace makes a laser for the square butt Model 36.
I've got a couple I'd like to equip with CT.

Shade00
July 25, 2008, 01:12 AM
Dunno how common they were, but I will chime in and add that I have a square butt 3" nickel Model 36, flat latch. It's a very nice gun.

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