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Old 09-22-2011, 11:27 AM
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Hi all. I just picked up a Mod 36, no dash, pinned barrel, ser #7J91XX. I would like to find out the year it was made. Its been refinished by Smith so no real collector value or anything.

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Old 09-22-2011, 11:40 AM
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It is one of the "floating J" SN guns, probably from 1971. In that year and 1972 these had a six-character SN with 1-3 digits in front, the letter J, then 2-4 digits following. Confusing, isn't it?
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Hi all. I just picked up a Mod 36, no dash, pinned barrel, ser #7J91XX. I would like to find out the year it was made. Its been refinished by Smith so no real collector value or anything.

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What's the refinish code (stamped into the side of the butt under the stocks)?
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What's the refinish code (stamped into the side of the butt under the stocks)?
Which stamp and on which side?
On the left side there are the following stamped:
3
1
B
H
63580
M

Right side has
L in a rounded triangle
A in a circle
K

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If it was refinished before (about) 1980, it would have a 3- or 4-digit month/year or R-B (refinish, blue) stamping on the left grip frame, under the stock panel. If it was more recent work, there would be no stamping.
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Yea it was just refinished in the last month or so.
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