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    Cool Model 19-3 Production date

    I suspect this has been answered several times and I did a search but did not find what I'm looking for - close but not quite. I have a S&W Model 19-3. The serial number is on the butt, also in the crane area - just the numbers are on the butt, the crane has the model number and serial number - Model 19-3 2K905**. It also has the number 81722 on the left front side of the butt, butt is square with large "target??" grips - looks all stock. It has a 4 inch or so BBL. I found where 1K******* were 1970 on and suspect 2K is in the 70's but am hoping someone can narrow it down a bit for me. My Dad bought it new but I was long gone out of the house and the state so it was awhile before I found out about it. Shot very little.

    While were at it I'd like to get the same info on a Model 36 I have. I got it used from a shop in Northern California in the mid to late 70's but don't have any idea how old it actually is. It is a square butt, 2" bbl, Serial #J6091** no dashes, has mod.36 - no dashes just the period between the d and 3, on the frame in the crane area and 37372 on the crane. I did some more looking and it does not have a flat cyl release, has a round main spring, wooden grips have serial # but no "J". Shot Mucho! Came stock with the small narrow wood grips, now has round pachmyer grips.

    What ever you can do to help will sure be very appreciated.

    LBM
    Last edited by motovate; 01-23-2013 at 03:31 AM. Reason: adding info,
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    Your model 19-3, 2K905**, is a 1972 gun.
    I believe theModel 36 J6091** is a 1976-77 gun.
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    Model 19-3 Production date

    Good morning and welcome to the forum.

    Your Model 19 left the factory in 1972, while your model 36 Chief's Special left in 1977.

    Hope this helps.

    Shaun


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    Model 19-3 Production date

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forester View Post
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    Yeah but he's going to take a nap later
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    Thanks to both you and grasshopper I appreciate it a lot. I was surprised to find out the K Model was older then the Mod 36 but I did figure out that it was probably 1978 when I got the Mod 36 so it wasn't too "used" being a 1977 - heck it might have been new and I just don't remember. It sure looks used - I used to keep it in the glove box of a Toyota FJ40 4x4 until I pulled it out one day and it had surface rust all over it - so much for WD 40 which is what I was using at that time - it had been raining and the glove box leaked. Made me sick but a lot of cleaning with some good gun oil and keeping it dry did the trick although it sure messed up the bluing. I've considered getting it reblued just never did - kept it oiled up and shot it. Was/is a good little backup. The K 19 is like new - barely shot - gonna keep it that way.

    Thanks again.


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    Good morning and welcome to the forum.

    Your Model 19 left the factory in 1972, while your model 36 Chief's Special left in 1977.

    Hope this helps.

    Shaun


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    Last edited by motovate; 01-23-2013 at 05:29 AM. Reason: spelling
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    to the forums from the Wiregrass! Please post some pictures...we love pictures of guns around here.
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    Red face Mod 36 Photos

    Trying this out - here are some photos of the Mod 36 I refered to in this thread.Name:  Small R Side Pach Mod 36.jpg
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    If this works out I'll dig out the Model 19 and do the same - it is in much better shape.

    Thanks again for the help.

    LBM
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    The 36 took a beating for sure but now you get to brag about what character it has.

    It will look better once you put those wood grips back on.
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    OK looks like the Mod 36 went through OK so here is the Mod 19. I sent 9 photos but it looks like it only took 5. Basically can see the gun fairly well with 5 so here it is.

    LBM
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