Originally Posted by akviper
The 36 also had a limited run with no lug semi-heavy three inch and regular (except for the high front sight) two inch barrels. Some of the guns were numbered as the Model 50 but some were numbered Model 36 even thought they were the same guns.I know of a version of each NIB sitting in a safe in a gun shop in Anchorage but the owner will not part with them.
Yes, they showed up sporadically between 1955 and 1975:
There was a run of 14 in '55-'56 of target Chiefs. They are pre Model 36, flat latch, may have 4 screw frame.
Another 198 in '59. Model 36, 2" Sq Butt, flat latch.
1006 in '66. Model 36, 2" Sq Butt, flat latch.
568 made in '73 and stamped Mod 50, 2" Sq Butt, regular thumbpiece.
The last 213 were 3" HB no lug, Sq Butt stamped 36-1 made in '75.
All targets after that had 3" full lug barrels and rd butts starting in 1985 with the black one showed above.