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Old 05-11-2017, 08:07 AM
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I have a mod 36 with a full underlug 3'' barrel with adj sights and Hogue grips any imfo would be helpful is it +P rated holsters ?
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Old 05-11-2017, 08:23 AM
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Welcome! There were (edit) 615 model 36-6 Target revolvers produced by report. The 36-7 (2" fixed sight) produced at the same time was + P rated, but if you call the factory they will probably say "no" to yours, understandable for a 28 year old gun they can't examine and nervous lawyers. If it is mechanically sound, limited + P use should be fine.

Best bet for a holster would be a custom one fitted for your gun. Hope this is helpful.
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This thread is over a year old, and since that time I have learned that the # of 36-6 mfg were not 615, but 2000, Per Roy.

The 36-6 is a limited edition from 1989. SCSW3 states only 615 were made (I cannot find anything in the SCSW4). The only negative thing to say about the 36-6 is the matte black finish, which seems to wear fairly easily. You will probably need to find a custom holster, I can recommend Lobogunleather (a member here), to be very accommodating. They are near perfect is size, weight and balance as a plinking, woods carry, or home defense gun.

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You have a fine little revolver there. Many fellow forum members own and cherish that variation ofthe model 36.


Typically Smith and Wesson stands by any Model numbered J-frame to be capable of safely firing 38 Special +P ammunition.

The more powerful ammunition will slightly accelerate wear and tear on the firearm so that may be a factor to keep in mind.

Holsters will be much easier for you to find if you look for them to fit the 3" Model 60. Many holster manufacturers will not even be aware that these 615 full lug Target variations of the Model 36 revolvers were ever manufactured.

As you can see the 3" Model 60 Target has near identical proportions. It was manufactured in both 38 Special and 357 Magnum. The Magnum being about 1/8" longer. Not an issue for holster choice

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Regarding the Model 60 Target, was that a very limited run too? A 60-? Also, did the Magnaporting come from the factory? Other than that, it looks like a stainless copy of the 36-6. Nice gun!

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Regarding the Model 60 Target, was that a very limited run too? A 60-? Also, did the Magnaporting come from the factory? Other than that, it looks like a stainless copy of the 36-6. Nice gun!
Many, many thousands of the 3" Model 60 Target have been made over the years. They began way back in 1990 in 38 Special at the -4 engineering revision (product code 102298). That is the year after the 615 3" Model 36 Target were produced at the -6 engineering revision.

The 3" Model 60 Target revolvers are still being produced today in 357 Magnum (product code 162430).

My factory Mag-Na-Ported version is a Lew Horton Exclusive offering from 1997 called the Model 60 Small Hunter (product code 102432). Only 182 were ever produced. It is just the only 3" Model 60 Target that I have photographed for comparison.

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Welcome to the Forum

You have a fine little revolver there. Many fellow forum members own and cherish that variation ofthe model 36.


Typically Smith and Wesson stands by any Model numbered J-frame to be capable of safely firing 38 Special +P ammunition.

The more powerful ammunition will slightly accelerate wear and tear on the firearm so that may be a factor to keep in mind.

Holsters will be much easier for you to find if you look for them to fit the 3" Model 60. Many holster manufacturers will not even be aware that these 615 full lug Target variations of the Model 36 revolvers were ever manufactured.

As you can see the 3" Model 60 Target has near identical proportions. It was manufactured in both 38 Special and 357 Magnum. The Magnum being about 1/8" longer. Not an issue for holster choice

I called S&W a year ago about my 3in Model 36-1. They told me no +P unless it is stated on the barrel. Lawyers instructed them I'm sure. I have read enough here to know for defensive purposes they are fine. For target practice, I use standard pressure except a couple cylinders of Gold Dot short barrel to stay proficient.
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Got old I bought new in '89. Box, tools, vapor paper. Since only 615 were made any idea of current value? Not selling, but need info for insurance.
THX in advance. B.-
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... need info for insurance....
With box in excellent condition, $900 would not be unreasonable for a product code 101549.
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I have a 101549 with box, paperwork and tools all in excellent condition, perhaps ANIB. Is this a keeper for future price appreciation or should I consider selling if I could get a price as estimated above?
Thanks for any opinions.
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As a rule, a collectible limited edition S & W revolver of any kind will likely only appreciate in value, so if you keep it I think there is little if any downside potential. There are all sorts of reasons to sell (insert type of collectible item here), but in this instance your 36-6 has not yet hit terminal value, if that makes sense.
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I keep an eye on the Internet market. Asking prices seem to range from the Kernel's $900 up to silly money (double that), but I don't see any movement in that range. I picked up mine earlier this year for $750 shipped. Not a steal, but I felt okay about it.

Mine's going nowhere. Nifty little thing.

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I think I'm going to sell my 36-6. It has some finish wear, and I have the original Hogue grips, any idea of a value?

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Probably something in the range of $600 to $850 depending on location and details. I wouldn't call it rare, but it is kind of an uncommon desirable variation to those who are educated.
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I think I'm going to sell my 36-6. It has some finish wear, and I have the original Hogue grips, any idea of a value?

I love the grips,very nice.
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I paid $750 for each of these. 36-6 and 60-4. I was glad to get both of them. I've seen a small number of the stainless guns but this is the only blue one I have ever seen. (I have the original grips for both but like these better. I do not have the boxes for either).



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I donít want to hijack this thread, but can you tell me about this group? Who made them? Very nice.


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I don’t want to hijack this thread, but can you tell me about this group? Who made them? Very nice.


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They are Thailand specials, from EBAY.

They feel even better than they look.
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They are Thailand specials, from EBAY.

They feel even better than they look.


I suspected Thailand because of the bright emblems...but didnít think that it could be. Really like those.


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