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S&W Model 36-1

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by gutterman, Feb 19, 2011.

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  1. gutterman

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    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?
     
  2. Ron James

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    Don't know, might be a LEO turn in but definitely not military.
     
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    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.
     
  4. Lucky Derby

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    A standard M36-1 does not have a barrel shroud.
     
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    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.
     
  6. gutterman

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    thanks for the feedback.
     
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