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Old 01-07-2017, 08:20 PM
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I have a model 36 with the serial # J253704. What was the aprox date of manufacture ?
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Welcome to the forum.....

Build date 1975.
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Is this a "Chief" model ? Thank you for the info, much appreciated !!
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Correct, the ".38 Chiefs Special", assigned and marked as model 36 in 1957, with model number designation beginning at ser# 125,000.
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Hello, I have one with serial J851xx, pinned barrel

Does anyone have an approx date for this?

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