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S&W model 36

o b juano b juan Member Posts: 1,941 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited August 2018 in Ask the Experts
I recently bought a model 36 S&W, fully gold plated, fully engraved, with pearl grips. The gun appears to be nearly perfect. How can I learn of this gun's value? I could email numbers and photos to anyone who could help.

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  • o b juano b juan Member Posts: 1,941 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I found this in my safe cannot remember when, where or how much i paid.

    Its Serial is BPM 1776 model 36-7
    what is the meaning of bpm and when was it produced ?

    Thanks O B Juan
  • o b juano b juan Member Posts: 1,941 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Looking for an opinion on this revolver for sale. Can you tell the age by the pictures and would this be a decent deal or a little high?
    It's a sweet little gun, with nice grips that you don't see every day. I just don't want to pay too much for it.

    http://tampaguntrader.com/viewad.asp?id=50177568810100836
  • o b juano b juan Member Posts: 1,941 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I would like to replace the stock hammer on my Model 36 with one of the bobbed style hammers. The original configuration doesn't look like it could be cut down and still operate with the pinned striker. Any suggestions as to replacements? Where one could be purchase from? Thanks.

    Kick it. Don't kiss it.
  • o b juano b juan Member Posts: 1,941 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Picked up a model 36 I have been drooling over last week, thing is in excellent shape and is a true 36 no dashes. I am curious about the trigger pull, this thing seams to have a hair trigger when firing SA. DA seams ok, compared to my Colt Det. Does anyone know on average what the normal pull should be ? Can't tell if anything has been done to it, bet prefer a little heavier trigger than what it has in SA. Thanks for any input.
  • o b juano b juan Member Posts: 1,941 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Was it also made with a 4" barrel?
  • charliemeyer007charliemeyer007 Member Posts: 7,348 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I think its a date code. So is it a Lady Smith? circa 1990's.

    I think they made the first LS on blued 36.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smith_&_Wesson_Model_36
  • o b juano b juan Member Posts: 1,941 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    it does not have ladysmith on it that i can find / small grip
    and 1 7/8 barrel.
  • rufe-snowrufe-snow Member Posts: 18,517 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    In the early 80's. Smith went to a alphanumeric serialization. Making figuring out actual DOM, much more dicey? My WAG, is your revolver was manufactured in late 1993.
  • iceracerxiceracerx Member Posts: 8,809 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by charliemeyer007
    I think its a date code. So is it a Lady Smith? circa 1990's.


    Weren't/aren't the 'Lady Smiths' stainless steel Model 60's?
  • Laredo LeftyLaredo Lefty Member Posts: 13,437 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    BPM is part of the serial number.
  • dfletcherdfletcher Member Posts: 8,084 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by rufe-snow
    In the early 80's. Smith went to a alphanumeric serialization. Making figuring out actual DOM, much more dicey? My WAG, is your revolver was manufactured in late 1993.


    Agree it's 1993 - the "Dreaded Triple-Alpha Serial Number Ranges" listed in SCSW shows combinations before and after, but skip over, the BPM arrangement. Typically. [}:)]
  • nmyersnmyers Member Posts: 16,368 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    The first (modern) Ladysmiths were model 60, & I believe were the most manufactured. About 10 other LS models were made, blue & stainless, revolvers & semi-autos; number made was small, especially with unusual barrel lengths.

    Obviously, ob's gun is not a LS, but there were some M36LS's made.

    Neal
  • o b juano b juan Member Posts: 1,941 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    well i know more about it now. thanks o b juan
  • asopasop Member Posts: 7,254 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I have Mod. 36 with Ser.#52798 that I've been told was purchased in 1985.
  • rufe-snowrufe-snow Member Posts: 18,517 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by asop
    I have Mod. 36 with Ser.#52798 that I've been told was purchased in 1985.



    It might have been bought in 85? But if it doesn't have any letters, in the S.N.? It was made in the 50's.
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