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Model 36 .38 cal. Nickle Plated S&W

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Marshall, Mar 4, 2004.

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  1. Marshall

    Marshall Member

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    OK guys, how's $395.00 for a LNIB 99.9% beautiful S&W Model 36 .38 cal. Nickle Plated Revolver? I believe it's a 1 7/8 or 2" bbl?

    That's all the info I have at this point. If it didn't look new or better I wouldn't be asking.

    TY
     
  2. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    It's true, really nice factory nickel S&W's are
    getting a little harder to find. A model 36 in
    99.9% condition could be real tough to find?
    But ask yourself, do I want to spend these
    $$$ on this S&W 36; or do I want to look for
    a LNIB "old model" stainless steel model 60
    in .38 Special for about the same price?

    I say this, and offer as an example my very
    own 2" S&W .38 caliber model 60. I bought
    this little gem LNIB, without the box, tools,
    and warranty card for $249.95 OTD. Mind
    you, this is a very clean, and pristine little
    S&W. Would I trade it straight-up for a 36
    thats a dead ringer at 99.9%? I think not,
    cuz I prefer stainless over nickel.

    And a little nostalgia, the model 60 was the
    very first stainless steel handgun introduced
    by Smith & Wesson.

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  3. Marshall

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    Thanks Ala Dan!

    It is true, I did find one, stock S&W timber and all. The thing is, I am not a S&W revolver aficionado, I don't know what period these nickle Model 36's were made? Also, is +P ammo a problem in them?

    Actually, I prefer blued but, finding a 99.9% one is a bit*h. The nickle screams beauty and, I have a lot of stainless revolvers anyway.

    TY Sir! :)
     
  4. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Yes sir, you can shoot a limited amount of
    .38 Special +P loads in a S&W model 36. I don't
    think anyone would recommend a steady diet of
    +P factory fodder in these little J-frames.

    And its true also, that nickel is very pretty if
    kept clean! :uhoh: :rolleyes: :D

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
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    Last year I picked up a 1971 vintage nickle-plated Model 36 with a 3" tapered barrel and a round butt for $300.00. The finish is nearly perfect, but it needed some cleaning and polishing inside and some new springs. I got a Milt Sparks Summer Special and carry it now and then.

    Shortly after I bought it, I called S&W to verify its vintage, and got to talk directly with Roy Jinks. He confirmed the date and the fact that the M36 could indeed withstand a limited diet of +P ammunition.

    Ron
     
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    TY sir!
     
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    2003 Gun Traders Guide says $242 for one in excellent condition and $307 for one in mint condition. If it is a 5-screw, small trigger guard, and SN 1-2500, then $295 for excellent condition and $369 for mint condition.
     
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    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    Att: Marshall

    The 2nd edition of Standard Catalog Of Smith & Wesson
    by Supica & Nahas say's $375 for NIB, and $300 for EXC.

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  9. Marshall

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    TY again guys!

    I made an offer, he came down some but not to where I thought was reasonable. I passed. TY again for your assistance!

    ;)
     
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