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DOB on a Smith 36-1?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by wuluf, Aug 4, 2006.

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  1. wuluf

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    Can anyone tell me the mfg date on a 36-1 serial J3608xx? It's blue w/a 3" barrel...
     
  2. XBT

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    I think 1976.
     
  3. Ron James

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    XBT is right on the money, your Model 36 was made 1975-1976
     
  4. wuluf

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    Thanks!

    a knowledgable bunch, these gun nuts! many thanks...
     
  5. Bulldog

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    Would anyone be so kind as to help me out with mine?

    SN: 535Jxx.

    Thanks in advance.

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. XBT

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    Bulldog, I am far from being an expert on this, I’m just looking up the dates in my copy of “The Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson”. I am not seeing anything close to your serial number in there. Possibly someone more experience will read this and help you out.
     
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    1971- 1972 1J1-999J99

    This serial number range is often over-looked by people looking through the SCSW beause it is out of the "normal" serial number set-up.
     
  8. Bulldog

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    Thanks. That jives with the "Prices effective July 1, 1971" printed on the parts list in the instruction sheet. :)
     
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