what s&w revolver is this?

Discussion in 'Revolver Handguns' started by crossfire027, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. crossfire027

    crossfire027 New Member

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    I was given a s&w revolver by grandfather. could someone tell me year and model thanks! The serial is j672xxx.
     
  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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

    Welcome here. Head over to the New Member Introductions forum and introduce yourself to the gang. :cool:
     

  3. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Uh, J-frame. .38 Spl was the most common caliber. Pics are essential.
     
  4. crossfire027

    crossfire027 New Member

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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
     

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  5. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    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.
     
  6. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    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?
     
  7. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    Looks like a square butt 3" 36.
     
  8. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    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.
     
  9. crossfire027

    crossfire027 New Member

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    Okay, i'll get it out and look at it tomorrow.
     
  10. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    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".
     
  11. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    I'm thinking the same thing. I have a relative with one almost exactly like that.
     
  12. RadioActiV

    RadioActiV New Member

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    Looks a lot like mine!
     

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  14. skullcrusher

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    The Model 10 has a more bulbous or rounded front sight. Not elongated and tapered like that. At least that is what my Model 10, 4" .38 Spcl has.
     
  15. crossfire027

    crossfire027 New Member

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    yep it's a model 36, i found what you guys were talking about. thanks for helping me, I'm just getting into revolvers so i don't know very much yet.
     
  16. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    crossfire, where it has the number, is it a 36? If so, is it just the 36 or is it something like 36-1?
     
  17. crossfire027

    crossfire027 New Member

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    it says 36-1, does that mean something different?
     
  18. NGIB

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    The "dash" number represents an engineering change. Whenever S&W updates a model, they update the dash number. Your -1 means it's the first upgrade from the basic model 36...