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April 22, 2006, 12:47 PM
I picked up a mint model 36 s/n J609xxx. I would like to know the age. It appears unfired.

Is there a webb site that list dates / serial numbers for Smith and Wesson handguns? Colt has..........


Thank you

April 22, 2006, 02:07 PM
Your model 36 was made in 1976-77, according to The Standard Catalog of Smith & Wesson by Jim Supica & Richard Nahas.

For what it's worth to any other readers, S&W started the "J" serial number prefix in 1969 with "J1" on the Model 36.