snubnose .38 special smith and wesson

Discussion in 'Pistol ID & Value' started by white_guy, Dec 7, 2009.

  1. white_guy

    white_guy New Member

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    i need some help identifying this pistol. ive been looking on the internet and the only one i can see any similarity is the model 10. this was my grandfathers pistol and i know its old, but i have no idea of the year or model. it has the smith and wesson trade mark stamp on it, 1 inch barrel, serial number j96957 if thats of any help. any help would be appreciated, thanks..
     
  2. Pistolero

    Pistolero New Member

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    5 shot or 6 shot revolver?

    Blue finish, nickel finish or stainless steel?

    Open the cylinder and look on the inside of the frame and see if you see a mod. #
     

  3. white_guy

    white_guy New Member

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    ahh ok i see it its a model 36, and its a 5 shot revolver blue finish.
     
  4. Blamm-O

    Blamm-O New Member

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    I think it depends on condition/year. I've seen old model 36 guns here in MA starting at $299 used, and up depending on condition/year. S&W generally holds value as it's not made out of cheapo pot metal. They have recently re-released the "classics" as can be seen on their site...

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  5. white_guy

    white_guy New Member

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    alrite well with the serial number (j96957) can anyone tell me about how old this gun is? and tell me an estimate on how much its worth? as far as condition goes its been kept in pretty great condition, no rust or scratches. like i said above its a model 36, says made in usa, marcas registrad (not sure what that means) and has the smith and wesson trademark stamp.

    Thanks
     
  6. WDBradley

    WDBradley New Member

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    First NEVER post the full serial number, leave out the last three digits.

    The value depending on condition ranges for $170 to $425.
     
  7. romer12

    romer12 New Member

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    as said, depends on condition. however, I would guess at $450 if good condition................. and your model 36 is called 'J frame'
     

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