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crossfire027 06-23-2010 05:19 AM

what s&w revolver is this?
I was given a s&w revolver by grandfather. could someone tell me year and model thanks! The serial is j672xxx.

CA357 06-23-2010 05:41 AM

Clear pictures of any markings and an overall shot of the revolver would be very helpful.

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robocop10mm 06-23-2010 12:45 PM

Uh, J-frame. .38 Spl was the most common caliber. Pics are essential.

crossfire027 06-23-2010 11:57 PM

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here's some pictures of the gun, my camera isn't focusing right right now so i cant get more detailed shots

General_lee 06-24-2010 12:24 AM

Looks very similar to a model 10 to me, I may be wrong as I don't have my Gun Digest close at hand right now.

Pop the cylinder out and look on the frame right below where the barrel starts, the model number should be there.

CA357 06-24-2010 12:27 AM

If you open the cylinder, on the front strap of the frame, there will be some numbers. That may help further. However, a pre Model 10 won't have a model number in there.

It does have a pinned barrel. Are the charging holes at the rear of the cylinder recessed or beveled a bit?

M14sRock 06-24-2010 03:15 AM

Looks like a square butt 3" 36.

CA357 06-24-2010 03:33 AM

I'm looking at my snubbie Model 36. It really looks very much the same, except mine isn't P&R'd.

Crossfire, open the cylinder and inside the frame. If it's a 36, there will be numbers in there.

crossfire027 06-24-2010 07:33 AM

Okay, i'll get it out and look at it tomorrow.

robocop10mm 06-24-2010 12:29 PM

That is a J-frame (5 shot). Model 36 most likely. The location of the flutes on the cylinder are different on the model 10 (K-frame, 6 shot).

Yours is in about average condition (if the photos are accurate). The 3" barrel is less common than the normal 2".

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