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.