Smith & Wesson Pre-Model 36

Sold For $441
Manufacturer: Smith & Wesson
Caliber: .38 Spl
Barrel: 2″
Bore Condition: Good
This is a Smith & Wesson Pre-Model 36 Chiefs Special revolver in .38 SPL. Serial number-63202. This revolver is in great condition and sports a Hogue rubber grip. Introduced in 1950. Matching serial numbers on the butt cylinder, and barrel, only the original wood grips are missing. 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. A 3-inch (76 mm) barreled version design went into production immediately, due to high demand. It was available in either a blued or nickel-plated finish. It was produced as the "Chiefs Special" until 1957, when it then became the Model 36. The "Chiefs Special" continued to be manufactured as a separate variant.