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Old 04-06-2013, 09:05 AM
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Hi all, I just recieved this gun from a family member. Could anyone please tell me a build date? This is a very clean gun but I think it could be older than me......

I have all the original paperwork

serial #j12686

thank you in advance
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:23 AM
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Sorry, that's not a medium frame .357 Model 19.

It's a J frame (small), probably a five shot .38 Special.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:25 AM
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I'd say 1969

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Don't think that is a Model 19 in .357

J frame .38 special Model 36 - Chiefs Special? I only have one J frame, so not my area?
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:27 AM
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Hi all, I just recieved this gun from a family member. Could anyone please tell me a build date? This is a very clean gun but I think it could be older than me......

I have all the original paperwork

serial #j12686

thank you in advance
joel
While the instruction sheet is for a Model 19, your revolver is a J Frame Chief's Special with square butt. Model 36, 38 Special caliber. Just a guess, but 1969 seems close as to build date.

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Old 04-06-2013, 09:31 AM
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Open the cylinder and see what if any numbers are there. That is not a 19 as others have stated. It does look like a Chief to me.
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I'm not sure how you can be confused. The manual may say .357 Magnum, but if you will look on the barrel of the gun you will see .38 S&W Special. The manual don't go with that gun.
It's Model 36 Chiefs Special 5 shot. Enjoy your new gun.
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Old 04-06-2013, 06:14 PM
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Thank you all,

It does say .38 on the barrel and mod 36 inside the revolver, yes obvious. I didnt even look at the barrel I was just excited and wondered how old it was. My bad I was going off the info sheet provided. Is there a way to get the correct information sheet for this gun?

At least I was right about it being older than me....(only by 2 years)

thank you again

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You could post in the Wanted To Buy section. It shouldn't be hard to find one.
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