nicly put together
This is a discussion on My two new J-frames plus a Smith family photo within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Good evening all. I thought I would stop by and show you guys/gals my two new J-frames that I picked up in the past week. ...
Good evening all.
I thought I would stop by and show you guys/gals my two new J-frames that I picked up in the past week. From the info I have gathered, with the help of others, these two seem to be fairly rare.
The first one is a PC 460 .38spl. Picked this one up NIB at a local gun show this past Sunday. Apparently S&W only produced 450 of these in 1994. It came with Eagle Secret Service grips which I like a lot. The barrel was done by Mag-na-port. The barrel and cylinder look to be parkerized If anyone is familiar with this particular model I would love to know a little more about it. I may have to pick up the Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson fairly soon.
The next one is a factory bobbed 36-2 DAO. I picked this up from my FFL yesterday. The condition of this one is 95% or better. Besides being factory bobbed, it sports a matte black finish as opposed to the traditional blued or nickel models. I believe this was a limited run done by S&W in 1989.
Both of these came with all original boxes, paperwork, warranty cards, etc.... The 36-2 even had the original receipt from June 1989 for a total price of $384 and some change. Some time when I am bored I might look up the consumer price index for 1989 and figure out what that would equal in 2012 dollars(I can be a nerd like that, lol!)
Here is a "family" portrait with all of my Smith's together.
Pictured are the PC460 and the 36-2as well as my 60-7 Lady Smith in .38spl, a 686-4, and my Chiefs Smith .45. I have a 681-3 as well but it has become my "tinker" gun and is disassembled down stairs.
nicly put together
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Ah.............the Smith Brothers......I know them well.
Great finds, and great collection of Smiths too!!!! Sweet!!!
I'm particularly digging the bobbed hammer Smith. Something you don't see every day.
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Like them all but the Chiefs Smith .45 is outstanding. Thanks for the post and great photo's.
congrads on your recent additions nice family photo
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You have been a busy little iron buyer this week. Dig the .45
Yes the Smiths are a fine bunch. Very photogenic.
Great looking family.
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Thank you all for the kind words. It's taken some time to figure out and find certain models and dash numbers. I've kind of turned into a "dash snob," lol!
Very cool. i am a newbie smith snub owner. Bought a model 36 nickel finish this week. I feel like a little kid at Christmas time.
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Nice family, but be careful, there could be lots more little dashes on the way.
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A pal has two of the 460s, with consecutive serials. Other than the barrel porting, and the stocks, there is nothing else special about it that I know of. Personally, I have no use for a ported barrel on a carry piece, but they ARE very nice renditions of the J frame art.
Are you sure your 36-2 doesn't have single-action capability? Just curious, because the several similar M-37s I have examined did. Thumb-cocking with the bobbed hammer is tricky, but doable...