Got me a Nice Flat Latch 3 inch S&W 36

Got me a Nice Flat Latch 3 inch S&W 36

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    Got me a Nice Flat Latch 3 inch S&W 36

    I just got me an other J frame today. It is a 1950's flat latch J frame 36 with a 3 inch barrel. I love this thing.
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    Nice, congrats.
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    The 3" 36 is a classic. It makes that little j-frame into a tack driver. Nice find!
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    Great find!

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    What drew me to it was the 3 inch barrel.This may become one of my primary carry guns.
    Have Fun and Shoot Straight !!

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    That's a good-looking Chief's Special. The 3-inch versions are much underrated. One can generally hide them just as well as the more popular 2-inch versions and they offer a bit more barrel for a smidgeon more "oomph" and, more importantly, their ejector rods offer a full stroke to clear empties.

    Do you know what year it was made?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    That's a good-looking Chief's Special. The 3-inch versions are much underrated. One can generally hide them just as well as the more popular 2-inch versions and they offer a bit more barrel for a smidgeon more "oomph" and, more importantly, their ejector rods offer a full stroke to clear empties.

    Do you know what year it was made?
    I think 1958 or 1959 but I am not sure The serial is 215326
    Have Fun and Shoot Straight !!

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    Very nice looking gun.Those older revolvers are just super sweet.

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    Nice little 36.
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    A very nice piece.
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    A true classic! I should offer you decades of problem free service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWO GUNS View Post
    I just got me an other J frame today. It is a 1950's flat latch J frame 36 with a 3 inch barrel. I love this thing.
    Hard to beat format (3"). The classics can be a revelation.

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    Nice find...great looking revolver!
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    Sweet!!!
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    Looks barely used. Great find.
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