Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >

Notices

S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980 3-Screw PINNED Barrel SWING-OUT Cylinder Hand Ejectors


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-21-2021, 02:42 PM
Cal44 Cal44 is online now
Member
Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames  
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Northern California
Posts: 3,350
Likes: 5,124
Liked 5,900 Times in 1,720 Posts
Default Square Butt J Frames

I like square butt J frames.

My question is, were there ever any square butt centennials or hump back bodyguards (like the 49, 38, 649) made with square butts?

Here are few of mine:

36-1 3"
37-0 3"
31-1 2"

I also have a 37-0 2" but no picture of it.

Please post pictures of yours.

Square Butt J Frames-square-jpg
Attached Thumbnails
Square Butt J Frames-square-jpg  

Last edited by Cal44; 02-21-2021 at 03:14 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 9 Users Like Post:
  #2  
Old 02-21-2021, 03:19 PM
EldoEsq EldoEsq is online now
Member
Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames  
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Long Island
Posts: 61
Likes: 114
Liked 57 Times in 22 Posts
Default

Only have one...36

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
The Following 8 Users Like Post:
  #3  
Old 02-21-2021, 04:02 PM
MetalMan MetalMan is offline
Member
Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames  
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Central Ohio
Posts: 1,025
Likes: 1,449
Liked 2,340 Times in 673 Posts
Default

Need to get a better photo of this one....

Model 36ND ca. 1983....
Attached Thumbnails
Square Butt J Frames-1110a256-968f-4433-9ac3-48da742611ec-jpg  

Last edited by MetalMan; 02-21-2021 at 04:06 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #4  
Old 02-21-2021, 04:28 PM
Absalom's Avatar
Absalom Absalom is online now
SWCA Member
Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames  
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Oregon
Posts: 11,348
Likes: 8,221
Liked 22,857 Times in 7,200 Posts
Default

Also only one: A 1959 Model 36, ex-NYPD.


Square Butt J Frames-cdef19cd-a970-4d72-97ec-a5a50070a03c-jpg
Attached Thumbnails
Square Butt J Frames-cdef19cd-a970-4d72-97ec-a5a50070a03c-jpg  
Reply With Quote
The Following 7 Users Like Post:
  #5  
Old 02-21-2021, 05:29 PM
hittman77's Avatar
hittman77 hittman77 is offline
Member
Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames  
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 2,226
Likes: 1,365
Liked 3,311 Times in 1,019 Posts
Default

36 w/period correct Tyler T ..... this is just how I bought it from the original owner. He added the T when new.

Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Like Post:
  #6  
Old 02-21-2021, 11:48 PM
two-bit cowboy's Avatar
two-bit cowboy two-bit cowboy is online now
US Veteran
Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames  
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: the hills of ol' Wyo
Posts: 4,670
Likes: 10,177
Liked 10,564 Times in 3,078 Posts
Default

No, S&W didn't make square butt Centennials or Bodyguards.

Here are a few of my favorite square butt Chiefs:

October 1953 Airweight, 29522, 1 of 923 with an aluminum cylinder

May 1956, 55693, Bright blue finish

October 1959, Model 36

December 1962, Model 36, nickel
Attached Thumbnails
Square Butt J Frames-1953-sb-airweight-r-jpg   Square Butt J Frames-56-3-inch-bright-blue-5th-flat-latch-jpg   Square Butt J Frames-59-mod-36-6th-flat-latch-jpg   Square Butt J Frames-36-271969-shipped-december-62-jpg  
__________________
Wrangler of stray Chiefs
Bob

Last edited by two-bit cowboy; 02-21-2021 at 11:51 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 8 Users Like Post:
  #7  
Old 02-22-2021, 12:09 AM
NavySCPO's Avatar
NavySCPO NavySCPO is offline
US Veteran
Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames  
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Carrollton GA
Posts: 538
Likes: 1,259
Liked 1,429 Times in 313 Posts
Default J-Frame Square

My two favorites...Probably because they are the only two I own.

Model 36 no dash from 1971.

Model 60 John Jovino from 1984.
Attached Thumbnails
Square Butt J Frames-72199337-ded1-482e-baf3-75cd6944e6ef-jpg   Square Butt J Frames-0f392ad6-36c3-4049-b3d3-e72515137797-jpg  
__________________
Danny
SWCA #3370 - SWHF #672
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Like Post:
  #8  
Old 02-22-2021, 01:07 AM
ISCS Yoda's Avatar
ISCS Yoda ISCS Yoda is offline
US Veteran
Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames  
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Dallas, Texas
Posts: 6,572
Likes: 1,672
Liked 9,134 Times in 3,337 Posts
Default

I had a square butt nickel M36. Bought it from a former Oklahoma LEO in the early 80s for 125 bucks. Carried it a lot in a specially built briefcase, way before the concealed carry law was passed. I never really liked it so I gave it to a friend when he told me he wanted a J frame for his wife. Actually, that was fun, because I mailed it to his house out of state and I think he fainted when he opened the box. Long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.

He's long gone now, and more's the pity, he was one of the best friends I ever had. We swapped a lot of of guns through the mail over the years. Bad boys! Vietnam vet, LA Sheriff's Office retiree, gun dealer at some point in time, super gun knowledgeable, and all around great man. I still miss him.

But thanks for the memories!
__________________
Come and take it!!

Last edited by ISCS Yoda; 02-22-2021 at 01:09 AM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Like Post:
  #9  
Old 02-22-2021, 02:00 AM
JP@AK's Avatar
JP@AK JP@AK is offline
US Veteran
Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames  
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Palmer, Alaska
Posts: 11,784
Likes: 3,919
Liked 12,784 Times in 4,917 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cal44 View Post
I like square butt J frames.

Please post pictures of yours.
I, too, prefer my J frame revolvers with square butts. I frames too. I find I'm able to shoot them better than the round butts, since they fit my hand better and put my trigger finger in the right place with less effort.

I carried this Model 36 of 1964 vintage for several years:


I no longer carry it because I was able to purchase old ivory stocks for it from a fellow SWCA member. If I ever had to use it for defense, I didn't want those ivories to end up in a PD property room. I don't have a photo of it wearing ivory.
__________________
Jack
SWCA #2475, SWHF #318
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Like Post:
  #10  
Old 02-22-2021, 05:37 AM
VaTom VaTom is offline
Member
Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames  
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: SW Virginia
Posts: 1,416
Likes: 5,980
Liked 3,183 Times in 871 Posts
Default

Great revolvers all. Don't forget the J frame square butt 22lr. The only J frame I have. A 1981 Model 63. Took me some time to find the square butt J frame target grips but found them (NOS) on Ebay a few years back.
Attached Thumbnails
Square Butt J Frames-img_2029-jpg  
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Like Post:
  #11  
Old 02-22-2021, 06:45 AM
Kurusu's Avatar
Kurusu Kurusu is online now
Member
Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames  
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Portugal
Posts: 5,295
Likes: 35,408
Liked 16,388 Times in 4,333 Posts
Default

Only have one J frame.

A 31-1 3 "

Square Butt J Frames-20210222_103854-jpg

Square Butt J Frames-20210222_103827-jpg
Attached Thumbnails
Square Butt J Frames-20210222_103854-jpg   Square Butt J Frames-20210222_103827-jpg  
__________________
Expect the unexpected
Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Like Post:
  #12  
Old 02-22-2021, 11:23 AM
saemetric's Avatar
saemetric saemetric is online now
Member
Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames  
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Deming and Columbus, NM
Posts: 1,455
Likes: 956
Liked 3,095 Times in 693 Posts
Default

A model 63.


Reply With Quote
The Following 5 Users Like Post:
  #13  
Old 02-22-2021, 12:12 PM
reccpd101's Avatar
reccpd101 reccpd101 is offline
SWCA Member
Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames  
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 559
Likes: 937
Liked 763 Times in 296 Posts
Default

There are several grip manufactories who make round butt to square butt conversion grips that feel and look like stock J frame square butts. I've had several on J frame Centennial & Bodyguard models over the past 50 years. For me they feel better with a T grip. One manufacturer is Altamount. Herretts custom makes their detective stocks to achieve round to square or at least they used to.
__________________
SWCA 3417 HF 642 NRA-TC

Last edited by reccpd101; 02-22-2021 at 12:45 PM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #14  
Old 02-22-2021, 12:25 PM
Baltimoreed11754's Avatar
Baltimoreed11754 Baltimoreed11754 is online now
Member
Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames  
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 175
Likes: 42
Liked 300 Times in 105 Posts
Default

Pardon my ignorance but is there such a thing as a lightweight J frame with a square butt? I have a 342-1 and several pre model 10 square butt snubnose rebolvers. All the nice revolvers posted here look like steel frame guns.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #15  
Old 02-22-2021, 12:29 PM
gnystrom gnystrom is offline
Member
Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames  
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: MN
Posts: 1,715
Likes: 878
Liked 1,910 Times in 785 Posts
Default

Mod 36, (1961)
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Like Post:
  #16  
Old 02-22-2021, 12:36 PM
Cal44 Cal44 is online now
Member
Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames  
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Northern California
Posts: 3,350
Likes: 5,124
Liked 5,900 Times in 1,720 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Baltimoreed11754 View Post
Pardon my ignorance but is there such a thing as a lightweight J frame with a square butt? I have a 342-1 and several pre model 10 square butt snubnose rebolvers. All the nice revolvers posted here look like steel frame guns.
In my initial post I posted a picture of a Model 37.

Model 37s are Aluminum frame AirWeights. I have two of them with square butts.

Below is a 2" 37. Weighs a little over 14 oz.

Square Butt J Frames-37-0-short-jpg
Attached Thumbnails
Square Butt J Frames-37-0-short-jpg  
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #17  
Old 02-22-2021, 12:45 PM
reccpd101's Avatar
reccpd101 reccpd101 is offline
SWCA Member
Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames  
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 559
Likes: 937
Liked 763 Times in 296 Posts
Default

The model 37 is the only one I am aware of
__________________
SWCA 3417 HF 642 NRA-TC
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #18  
Old 02-22-2021, 01:09 PM
Baltimoreed11754's Avatar
Baltimoreed11754 Baltimoreed11754 is online now
Member
Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames Square Butt J Frames  
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 175
Likes: 42
Liked 300 Times in 105 Posts
Default

Thanks, another Quest begins. Where did I put my coconuts? Clop-clop.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Square Butts Onomea The Lounge 11 01-26-2015 10:56 PM
I like square butts, I cannot lie waffles S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980 22 06-15-2014 08:18 PM
Snubby butts: Round vs Square Kensterfly S&W Revolvers: 1961 to 1980 13 12-23-2013 07:59 PM
Are there any square butts left? Cal44 S&W Revolvers: 1980 to the Present 7 06-07-2013 03:15 PM
Round vs. Square Butts danski The Lounge 39 10-27-2010 03:32 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 07:50 PM.


Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.42 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)