Smith & Wesson 36-1

Sold For $655
Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Caliber: .38 SPL
Barrel: 3″
Bore Condition: Excellent
This is a Smith & Wesson Model 36-1 revolver in .38 S&W SPL. Serial number- J820275. This 5 shot Model 36 is in great condition and comes with the original box and factory paperwork. As shown in the photos, the box is also in great condition for its age. The Model 36 was designed in the era just after World War II, when Smith & Wesson stopped producing war materials and resumed normal production. For the Model 36, they sought to design a revolver that could fire the more powerful .38 Special round in a small, concealable package. The new design was introduced at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) convention in 1950, and was favorably received. A vote was held to name the new revolver, and the name "Chiefs Special" won. It was produced as the "Chiefs Special" until 1957, when it then became the Model 36. This revolver has proved to be reliable and popular for personal protection due to its size and weight.