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? regards S&W stainlss 38's...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Mike Sr., Nov 6, 2006.

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  1. Mike Sr.

    Mike Sr. Member

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    I have been under the impression S&W 38 special revolvers in model 36 were Blue Carbon steel and the stainless version model 60 was introduced in 1965 and a few of these stainless 60's saw action [my era] in VietNam.

    Now I am seeing on the auction sites model 36's -not model 60's- that are stainless...is seeing believing ?


    What's the real fact on 36 in stainless vs 60 in stainless...

    Why the heck would smith make BOTH?
     
  2. winchester62

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    The model 36 that looks like stainless is nickel plated. Sometimes they are advertised wrongly by the seller. Great little guns BTW..:)
     
  3. Starter52

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    W62 is correct. Some folks don't know nickel from stainless.

    If a S&W is stainless, the model number will start with a "6". 60, 66, 629, etc.
     
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