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Old March 29, 2013, 05:46 PM   #1
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Model 36 $180 otd good deal?

Refinished, worn, timing is okay(not tight) barrel is clean no pit cylinder walls clean. Hammer is bubba'ed some about 50% of the lenght of a regular hammer.

$180 worth it for beater?
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Old March 29, 2013, 05:57 PM   #2
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If it functions reliably then yes.

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Old March 29, 2013, 06:05 PM   #3
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At that price, I'd take two. Or three.
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Old March 29, 2013, 06:11 PM   #4
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If it shoots buy it. Great home project. The hammer can be replaced, get some good cold blue from Brownells and have at it. Good luck and have fun with it.
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Old March 29, 2013, 06:36 PM   #5
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The Model 36 I saw up here is $499.
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Old March 29, 2013, 11:37 PM   #6
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This looks about the roughness of it, different grips those, those pachymer ones? roughly same marks on the barrel as the one I saw. The hammer spur is half that though. The pinned firing pin looked a little weird./// ??
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Old March 30, 2013, 07:33 AM   #7
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Perfect candidate for Art's Belgium blue from Brownies. Someone really bubba'd the hammer. I can see cutting it for a "pocket" pistol but that looks to have some sharp edges.

Estate find, ubber cheap.

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Old March 30, 2013, 08:22 AM   #8
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Refinished, worn, timing is okay(not tight) barrel is clean no pit cylinder walls clean. Hammer is bubba'ed some about 50% of the lenght of a regular hammer.
$180 worth it for beater?
Worn finish usually indicates carry rather than excessively shot. Remove the rest of the hammer spur (it is useless as the proverbial mammary glands on a boar hog). A hammer spur on a S&W double action, especially a gun that is intended for defense, lacks logic. I would jump on that gun at that price and use it as a practice, and/or a carry gun. Unless it has been shot loose, it is not a "beater".
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Old March 30, 2013, 08:38 AM   #9
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I'll take the bubbified one!! Been looking for a beater 36 to try a couple things on any ways.
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Old March 30, 2013, 12:03 PM   #10
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I would be on it like Rosy on a buffet.
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Old March 30, 2013, 02:16 PM   #11
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Nice find. I found a rough Colt DS several years ago in a pawn shop for 150 OTD. When I got home and cleaned it up, the "pitting" turned out to be some very old tape residue. You can still find a bargain if you look hard and long.
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Old March 30, 2013, 03:45 PM   #12
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I'd get on that like ugly on squid.

Oh--wait a minute! I don't have $180!

Damn.
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Old March 31, 2013, 08:55 PM   #13
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I traded a well-used Springfield XD 40 subcompact for a near-new nickel plated SW 36-2 last year. It didn't come with papers or a box, but boy, is it a thing of beauty! I put a Tyler T-Grip on it and qualified with it for an off-duty and BUG. My wife has her eyes on it (it IS shiney after all) so I'm looking for an LCR right now.

Monitarily I may have lost, but I didn't need that .40 anyway once I had possession of my XDM40 3.8 compact.

Both parties to the trade walked away happy.

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Old April 1, 2013, 01:49 PM   #14
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KenW.,
You didn't lose any money on that deal, I promise you!
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Old April 1, 2013, 04:40 PM   #15
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Hi,
I bought a model 36 no dash with very little bluing and pitting on parts of the frame. I paid $100 for it including tax. Too be honest model 36s are not worth that much unless a person finds a 3 inch model. Even an excellent condition one with box to me is worth no more than $325 to $350. They are very common and S&W made a ton of them. I would offer no more than a $100.
But that is me.
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