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    Carl Darnell is offline Titanium
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    Default S&W serial#/date of manf.

    Where can I find a list telling the manufacture date for the serial number on a S&W model 36 Chief Special?

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    deth502 is offline Plastic
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    for $30 the factory offers a "Letter of Authenticity" for your pistol.

    http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/w...ectionId=10504

    other than that, ive heard its hard to date a s+w exactly due to them using a strange numbering system. dont know for sure if its true or not.

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    Carl Darnell is offline Titanium
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    Thanks for the info. I searched the web and found nothing of help. I may have to pay the piper.

    Thanks again.
    Carl

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    Default S&W serial/date of manufacture


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    huntinguy is offline Cast Iron
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    I don't know about the exact date but, I called Smith and gave them my Sn. and they told me the year.

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    Carl Darnell is offline Titanium
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    Huntingguy, that sounds good. Do you have the number you called?

    I have mine and my uncles mod 36. I know when I bought mine and I have a vague idea of when my uncle bought his. He's dead now so I can't ask.

    How did you find the number if you don't still have it?

    If all else fails I will join and seek the info on the S&W site above.

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    huntinguy is offline Cast Iron
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Darnell View Post
    Huntingguy, that sounds good. Do you have the number you called?

    I have mine and my uncles mod 36. I know when I bought mine and I have a vague idea of when my uncle bought his. He's dead now so I can't ask.

    How did you find the number if you don't still have it?

    If all else fails I will join and seek the info on the S&W site above.
    I think I just called S&W customer service.

    http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/w...ectionId=10504

    By Telephone:
    1-800-331-0852 (USA)
    Mon-Fri 8:00AM-8:00PM Eastern Time

    The number is from the link above. I am pretty sure that is the one I called. I had an early J frame I wanted to convert to a 32HR so I called... It is possible I got in contact with the custom shop... (No they wouldn't convert it...)

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    Carl Darnell is offline Titanium
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    Thanks huntinguy, I'll call them monday.

    Why don't you reline the barrel and make a new cylinder???

    My dad had a S&W .32 kit gun with a 4" barrel. The kit gun is a J frame. You may be able to find a kit gun with a snub barrel or you could snub it yourself.
    I ended up with dads guns and gave the kit gun to my sister.

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    huntinguy is offline Cast Iron
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    It is the same gun as you mentioned but with a three inch barrel. The gun is perfect, not even a wear mark. Maybe it has 100 rounds through it.

    My daughter (13) shot it a few times then it went back to its owner. I thought it was going to stay with me, that is when I called Smith. I just wanted a little more power out of it.

    I really like the 32. great kids gun, makes bigger holes than a 22. impresses the kids more.

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