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S&W Hand Ejectors: 1896 to 1961 All 5-Screw & Vintage 4-Screw SWING-OUT Cylinder REVOLVERS, and the 35 Autos and 32 Autos


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Old 03-10-2020, 10:07 PM
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I bought this little jewel off of a friend today on a whim. It is in really nice shape. It is a 36 no- for sure. Has round butt and its grips are serialized to the gun exactly. Flat latch and pinned barrel. Has a N stamp under the ejector on the cylinder. The grips are beautiful for the age.
Serial is 28367X. I'd like to know its manufacture date and its rarity and approximate value for my knowledge. Thanks in advance folks.
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Lovely nickel gun!

Itís surely worth what you paid for it.
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Lovely nickel gun!

Itís surely worth what you paid for it.
Well I paid $350.00 for it. I sure hope it was worth that...lol
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Well I paid $350.00 for it. I sure hope it was worth that...lol
You did well!!
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Any thoughts on its value or born on date?
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It is welll worth $350. Probably worth $500 maybe a bit more. That is one nice specimen if it has been fired it surely hasn't been fired much.
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Dates are sketchy for that time frame, but I would guess around 1960-61. Hopefully someone with more info will be along soon.
As to value, I think in the $700 range. Nice find!
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Certainly one of the best examples I've seen in awhile, in today's market, you could probably put a 1 in front of that price.
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It is amazing what some of the vintage S&W guns sell for in today's market. Nice to see that people appreciate how great and timeless these fine guns are. I would take a Smith over most others anyday.
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Any thoughts on its value or born on date?
It's impossible to tell when it was manufactured. All one can tell is when it was shipped.Without the complete serial number all you'll get is a guess, and that could be 5 or 6 years off.
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I might suggest you take your friend out for a nice steak dinner at a place of his choosing...
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Any thoughts on its value or born on date?
Before anyone jumps in with "it's value is what you paid for it", I would guess in the $550 range.

As Don stated, the ship (sales) and manufacturing date can be far apart, but a good guess on the latter would be 1962-'63. Enjoy!
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Thanks for sharing!
I’m not as well-studied as many, here. So, I’ll not venture a guess on value.

I will say, however, that deals are out there if one is patient. That’s been my experience for years.
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Thanks gentlemen for all the info as always. I need to find some of those little S&W clear plastic stands, but the shotgun shells work for now...lol
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That's a dandy, congrats.
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Beautiful example in amazing condition... and for a fantastic price!
Congratulations are surely in order for this one!
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That's a beauty!

Congrats.

Early '60s ship date, I'd guess, and I'd say $500-$750 would still be reasonable.

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Well I paid $350.00 for it. I sure hope it was worth that...lol
What ammo did you use when you loaded it, put it to his head, and offered $350?
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a Worn out 36 brings 400.00 in Clt nc.
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Very wonderful looking model 36. Like was said in Mooresville area a model 36 with blue wear is over $500. it is a 3inch maybe that plays into the price.
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You did great, congratulations.
I have to agree with Murphydog about the value of this fine nickle Mod 36.

If you tried to sell it here at $700 or 1K it will sit forever. With good reason.

I don't think you could sell it on Gunbroker for those prices, either, unless you got very lucky.
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