Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

S&W 38s: The Old and New

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by PRM, Dec 24, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. PRM

    PRM Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Messages:
    2,060
    Perfected Model .38 S&W that dates to 1914

    Model 36-1 1978 edition.

    A good Smith & Wesson .38 is hard to beat...
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Cornhusker77

    Cornhusker77 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2008
    Messages:
    234
    Them's purdy :D
     
  3. Remllez

    Remllez Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2011
    Messages:
    980
    Excellent example of hand fitted beauty!! The craftsmanship is representative of an era never to be seen again.

    Thanks for sharing !!
     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2012
  4. bannockburn

    bannockburn Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2007
    Messages:
    14,173
    A couple of nice Smiths there, especially the one coming up on the century mark. Great looking grips on both of them too!
     
  5. PRM

    PRM Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Messages:
    2,060
    The Perfected is a S&W Classic. I bought it in 1982. I carried it as a back-up pistol when I was a Deputy Sheriff throughout the 80s and 90s. It still goes with me as a off duty gun at times. They are some of the best top breaks that Smith put out. In early 2000, I had a high end restoration/reblue done on it. The grips are Sambar Stag from the mid 80s. Its still one of my all time favorites. Locks up like a bank vault and has a pristine bore and chambers. My daughter just started her career as an LEO. Guess she will one day wind up with it. Although, I doubt she will ever carry it - this younger generation are caught up in the current polymer offerings. :)
     
  6. exdetsgt

    exdetsgt Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2008
    Messages:
    264
    Location:
    Bisbee, AZ
    Beautiful guns, PRM. I'm a former deputy sheriff, too. Started out with a Model 10 6" duty weapon. After I made detective it was a Model 36. However, like your 36-1 I had never seen one with a 3" barrel until I walked in a LGS recently and there was one with a square butt (and I'd never seen one with a square butt before, either), so I bought it. Our armorer (I'm currently an Arizona Ranger) looked at it and said it had been infrequently carried (virtually no holster shine) and perhaps never fired (no rotation marks on the cylinder), so I'm happy. I put a pair of rosewood grips on it just for the heck of it.
     

    Attached Files:

  7. richardKatts

    richardKatts Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2011
    Messages:
    104
    Location:
    Life NRA member in TN
    1988 Model 37 S&W

    DSC00255_zpsa4795747.gif

    Purchased for $200.00
     
  8. exdetsgt

    exdetsgt Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2008
    Messages:
    264
    Location:
    Bisbee, AZ
    Fine looking Model 37, Richard. I neglected to mention that my Model 36-1 is 1981 and came with the original grips, like yours. Although the rosewoods are handsome, they're longer and therefore print more if you're wearing an untucked shirt. So I went back to the standard grips that came with it and added a Tyler T.
     
  9. earlthegoat2

    earlthegoat2 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2008
    Messages:
    4,514
    Location:
    SE GA
    Looks abused but really only very very used. Model 38

    SDC12256.jpg
     
  10. BYJO4

    BYJO4 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,776
    A really nice pair of Smiths.
     
  11. Flint Ridge

    Flint Ridge Member

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2009
    Messages:
    199
    Location:
    Flint Ridge, Missouri
    Don't you mean really old and old? I don't see a new Smith in that picture. Love the old one's myself.
     
  12. PRM

    PRM Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2008
    Messages:
    2,060
    LOL...Guess some terms are relative.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page