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Ala Dan
February 17, 2001, 12:45 AM
Greeting's All:

I came across a Smith & Wesson square butt Chief's Special
(model 36) tonight with serial number 270885; with no alphabet prefix. This weapon is in rough shape, but I would
like to know the approximate date of manufacture?

Thanks In Advance,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

Mike Irwin
February 17, 2001, 01:54 AM
The serial number records in "The Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson" are kind of sketchy, but doing a little extrapolation I'd say 1961-1962 time frame.

Ala Dan
February 18, 2001, 12:41 AM
Thanks Mike, I appreciate the information.

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member