Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-07-2017, 04:03 PM
No Quarter No Quarter is offline
Member
Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36  
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 50
Likes: 12
Liked 146 Times in 18 Posts
Default Little Help Please SB model 36

Folks,

I picked up this really nice model 36 a while back. Sadly, no box or anything. Gun is truly in amazing shape with the faintest of turn lines.

Anyhow, I would like to get a born on date for this gun. I think it might be a 50's gun, but not 100% sure. Grips are original to the gun and in great shape. Flat latch, etc. Serial number visible in pics = 37349X.

Any additional info would be appreciated. I do not find much about the SB versions. Personally, I like the feel of these grips better than the the RB version.

Any and all comments welcome. If I remember right, I think I paid $450 for it.

Thanks in advance,

NQ
Attached Thumbnails
Little Help Please SB model 36-2017-10-07-14-49-57-jpg   Little Help Please SB model 36-2017-10-07-14-49-46-jpg   Little Help Please SB model 36-2017-10-07-14-50-09-jpg   Little Help Please SB model 36-2017-10-07-14-50-35-jpg   Little Help Please SB model 36-2017-10-07-14-50-17-jpg  

Reply With Quote
The Following 8 Users Like Post:
  #2  
Old 10-07-2017, 04:15 PM
Frank121 Frank121 is online now
Member
Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36  
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 289
Likes: 352
Liked 628 Times in 137 Posts
Default Link with some model number and date ranges

Link with some model number and date ranges

Production date of a S&W Model 36... [Archive] - Michigan Gun Owners Community Forum
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-07-2017, 04:21 PM
murphydog's Avatar
murphydog murphydog is offline
SWCA Member
Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36  
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 16,740
Likes: 28
Liked 5,965 Times in 3,696 Posts
Default

It is probably from late 1964 to early 1965. Enjoy!
__________________
Alan
SWCA 2023, SWHF 220
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-07-2017, 04:52 PM
heater1 heater1 is offline
SWCA Member
Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36  
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: San Clemente, CA
Posts: 219
Likes: 150
Liked 54 Times in 25 Posts
Default

Agree with Alan, I have 338531 which shipped in 4/64 so late '64 early '65 appears about right.
__________________
Pete Janssen
SWCA #2239
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-07-2017, 04:55 PM
JP@AK's Avatar
JP@AK JP@AK is offline
US Veteran
Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36  
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Palmer, Alaska
Posts: 8,166
Likes: 2,466
Liked 6,155 Times in 2,658 Posts
Default

Model 36 #3538xx shipped in September, 1964. There is your basic time frame. So, Alan's "late 1964 to early 1965" is about right.

The SB is common and, like you, I find it to be easier to shoot well than the RB version.

The flat thumb piece on yours is the third style, and is consistent with the serial number and an early '60s ship date.
__________________
Jack
SWCA #2475, SWHF #318
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-07-2017, 05:07 PM
gmborkovic gmborkovic is online now
Member
Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36  
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: VA & SoFL
Posts: 3,608
Likes: 203
Liked 1,846 Times in 1,088 Posts
Default

What a great hip pocket carry gun. And a fair price.
__________________
Mike 2796
SoFo Bunch member
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-07-2017, 05:23 PM
JohnRippert JohnRippert is offline
Member
Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36  
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Meadows Place, Texas
Posts: 2,079
Likes: 3,710
Liked 4,729 Times in 1,295 Posts
Default

An old school black T-grip would complement that one nicely, and make it fill the hand better.



Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #8  
Old 10-07-2017, 07:26 PM
No Quarter No Quarter is offline
Member
Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36  
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 50
Likes: 12
Liked 146 Times in 18 Posts
Default

As always, thank you to all for the information. This little heater is going to get her baptism by fire at the range this week!

For whatever reason, I have Tyler's on all of my RB Js, but prefer the feel of just the stock grips on the SB. I have a little treasure trove of T grips i have accumulated over the years. If necessary, I have a gloss black one on deck just in case.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-09-2017, 12:22 AM
two-bit cowboy's Avatar
two-bit cowboy two-bit cowboy is online now
US Veteran
Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36 Little Help Please SB model 36  
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: 7,880' in Wyo.
Posts: 1,477
Likes: 4,135
Liked 3,007 Times in 900 Posts
Default

Congratulations. That's a dandy for a terrific price.

Enjoy,

Bob
__________________
Loaded? Yip! Itís not a hammer
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tulsa Gunshow this Saturday: Model 63, Model 60, Model 351PD, Model 500 retiredsquid GUNS - For Sale or Trade 1 04-08-2010 04:29 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:13 AM.


© S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2015
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)