S&W Model 36-1


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gutterman
February 19, 2011, 05:15 PM
Picked up a used SW 36-1 in mint cond. and there is a stamp on the top of the barrel shroud that reads "ECCSA Penn NJ". Is anyone familiar with this marking? The finish on the gun is a matte blued finish, which makes me think it may have been a law enforcement piece or a military sidearm. Make sense?

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Ron James
February 19, 2011, 05:54 PM
Don't know, might be a LEO turn in but definitely not military.

mgmorden
February 19, 2011, 10:25 PM
It's an importer's mark. Any gun imported into the country has to be engraved with a mark by the importing agency. Typically this is only for large lots of pistols - often surplus (military or police). Given that the S&W was originally manufactured here, it had to have been exported out and then back in.

Lucky Derby
February 20, 2011, 04:44 AM
A standard M36-1 does not have a barrel shroud.

bannockburn
February 20, 2011, 03:54 PM
I think this is an importers marking for ECCSA Pennsauken, New Jersey. I found several references on other gun forums to this marking on some surplus Mauser rifles and a S&W Victory Model revolver. The Model 36-1 may have been exported some years ago and then brought back to the U.S. by ECCSA.

gutterman
February 20, 2011, 05:43 PM
thanks for the feedback.

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