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Then it has to be a 1969 J frame Chief's special. Open the cylinder and look inside the Yoke cut and see what the model number is.

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Wow good call on the model number. Completely missed that. '69 Chief's Special sounds awesome. Anything special with the Chiefs? The yoke says "MOD 36-1", then under that "23532" "M" "Z".
 

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Wow good call on the model number. Completely missed that. '69 Chief's Special sounds awesome. Anything special with the Chiefs? The yoke says "MOD 36-1", then under that "23532" "M" "Z".
The other stamps are inspection and assembly markings which all mean nothing once the gun is completely finished & assembled
 

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Hi and welcome to the forum! Your wife got a nice revolver from her grandfather. Congrats and enjoy!
 
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It's definitely a chief special. The date can only be nailed down by an historians letter. However, our reference, the Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson, fourth edition, says 1969. S&W was known not to ship in serial number order. So it could have been later.

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Hello everyone, I'm brand new here, and I felt a little shy about creating an entirely new post just for my question when it seems that a lot of other people have a similar question: When was my handgun born?

I just came across this (I hope I managed to load the pictures correctly) SW 586 no dash, SN appears
ABE0308. Being old myself, I always like to know how old my things are. If someone can help, thank you for your help, if not, thank you for your time.



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