Got it...37-2

This is a discussion on Got it...37-2 within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; well I went back and got the 37-2 today. I was able to get it for 350.00 not the best price but a lot cheaper ...

Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Got it...37-2

  1. #1
    Member Array 22RSSIX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    midwest
    Posts
    128

    Got it...37-2

    well I went back and got the 37-2 today. I was able to get it for 350.00

    not the best price but a lot cheaper than a 642/442.

    I just need to find non +P ammo the shop was out and walmart does not sell anything other than the bulk pack.

    I seem to of missplaced my camera. Once it is found I will post some pics.

    There are only two ware spots on the gun, one is the ring they get on the Cylinder where the Indexing tab sticks up from the bottom of the frame. That might not be ther correct term. The other is from the ejector end where it rubs on the back of the frame as it closes.

    lock up is tight with no forward or back movement, the side to side lock up has a little movement. it is a lot less than my 66-7 so it is good in my book.

    Now the G/F got really mad, I was emailing her from my Blackberry with the price and asking in a way, but more of seeing if she would of been cool with me buying it. Her e-mail to my blackberry was unclear.... I was looking for a YES or NO answer if she would be ok with it. well I thought her no answer was an ALL CLEAR. She first said that she wanted me to sell it, but by the time we got off the phone she said that I might be able to keep it.

    I just need to sweet talk her some more....

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    1943 - 2009
    Array Captain Crunch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    10,371
    Congrats! Good buy!

    Find that camera!

    Indexing tab sticks up from the bottom of the frame.
    It's called the cylinder stop.


    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

    Rudyard Kipling


    Terry

  4. #3
    Assistant Administrator
    Array P95Carry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    South West PA
    Posts
    25,482
    That sounds OK - all in all a good purchase considering what you have. I think you will enjoy it greatly.

    For sure - the cylinder drag marks from the stop are all but unavoidable once a gun has had any use much at all - and yes the ejector mark on recoil shield - likewise.

    I think the G/F needs a loving but assertive talkin too
    Chris - P95
    NRA Certified Instructor & NRA Life Member.

    "To own a gun and assume that you are armed
    is like owning a piano and assuming that you are a musician!."


    http://www.rkba-2a.com/ - a portal for 2A links, articles and some videos.

  5. #4
    Member Array 22RSSIX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    midwest
    Posts
    128
    She is better about it now...

    I am going to sell the XD9sc to balance things out. The XD9sc was for her and she does not like it. So it has been listed.

    I cant wait to try it out. I bought a box of WWB 100ct stuff but no one had any std .38spl hollow points. I can't carry it until I get a holster for it.....now I need to spend money and she will Bit** about on that.. I can't win

  6. #5
    Member Array Waynefi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Northern Ohio
    Posts
    35
    22RSIX, I ran out of time to post this yesterday, so better later the never. Glad you got it.
    Here are 2 pics of mine, and a list of the product codes. Mine shown is the #149968 which is the 2005 revolver, which is also double action only, I don't think that came out before. They would look to be some of the last Model 37 built, as they were discontinued in '06. These were certainly special, as they had forged parts and no lock. Earlier discussions on the S&W board figured these to be built with left over parts, since these were 37-2, and that factory stopped building the 37-3 to build the special order for Japan as mentioned before.
    But the 37-3 was +P and the original -2 was not. The versions built for the Japanese were -2, but the extras of those were sold earlier, and if you look at the chart below, that was a different product code. The product code is on the original case if you got that with the gun.



  7. #6
    VIP Member Array artz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    2,351
    thats a handsome snub nose !
    " Refuse to be a victim, make sure there is a round chambered ! "

    Just call me a pessimistic optimist !

    U.S. Navy vet 1981-1992

  8. #7
    VIP Member
    Array simon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Oregon
    Posts
    3,018
    Nice snubby!

  9. #8
    Member Array 22RSSIX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    midwest
    Posts
    128
    I got a box, but not the orginal one.

    the old owner must of had a few 37's this box has a product code of 149968, serial number DAA9558.

    My serial number is DAC12xx. it must be a late 05 early 06 if it ran that long.

    I am going today to gander mtn to find a useable holster until i can find a good quality one, along with some good non +P ammo, speed strips or speed loader.

  10. #9
    Member Array roadsiderob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Albuquerque, NM
    Posts
    199
    I pocket carry a 442. For an inexpensive pocket holster I took an Uncle Mikes IWB and cut the belt clip off. It works fine until I can find an IWB that works for me. Cost me about $12.

  11. #10
    Member Array estimber's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    North East Coast of the South
    Posts
    109
    unless you are against +p ammo, you can carry +p ammo in it and occasionally shoot it out of it without any problems. I carry a 1968 vintage model 36 SB and shoot standard WWB or something like that for practice, I carry the Speer GDHP short barrel round in it for CCW. Fine guns, I recently bobbed the hammer of my 637-3 to make it more CCW friendly.
    If we treat every gun as if it was loaded, then why not treat every individual as if they are armed.

  12. #11
    Member Array 22RSSIX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    midwest
    Posts
    128
    I did read that some folks were told some +P was ok from Smith and Wesson. I went and bought some Hornaday 158gr JHP/XTP. I have not shot it yet, but I am hoping to go this week when I go to Michigan for vacation.

    Police officers did fine with the standard stuff way back and I feel good using what the gun was made for. I want this to last and do not want to risk anything.

  13. #12
    1943 - 2009
    Array Captain Crunch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    10,371
    Try this load, #20C/20, from Buffalo Bore Ammunition.

    +P performance without +P pressure.


    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

    Rudyard Kipling


    Terry

  14. #13
    Member Array Waynefi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Northern Ohio
    Posts
    35
    Thanks Terry,

    I always forget about the alternate stuff out there. Their 38 and 38+p has some nice real world numbers..

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

s&w model 37-2

,

s&w model 37-2 bobbed hammer

,

s&w model 37-2 p

,

smith and wesson 149968

,
smith and wesson 37-2
,
smith and wesson model 37-2
,

smith and wesson model 37-2 bobbed hammer

,
smith and wesson serial number 37-2 buh
,
smith and wesson stock number 149968
Click on a term to search for related topics.