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Discussion in 'Handguns' started by LAZY EYED SNIPER, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Veritas

    Veritas .410

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    My 629 Classic Champion 6,5".
    I installed a Wilson Combat Custom-Tune Spring Kit and changed the grip to a hogue.
    My favorite ammo is the .44 Magtech (44A)
    I love this S&W! :)

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  2. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Oooooh, nice!

    That's one helluva sidearm you've got there. I love the non-fluted cylinders on the 629's...
  3. Veritas

    Veritas .410

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    Thank you!

    The cylinder was next to the micro blasted finish the reason to take this one. ;)
    This morning i'll go to the range and take him with me...
  4. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    I understand completely. Here's my snub-nosed PC 629...

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  5. KentuckyWindage

    KentuckyWindage 20g

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  6. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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  7. KentuckyWindage

    KentuckyWindage 20g

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    New little toy with big brother
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  8. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Very nice!

    I've always valued having a plinking/training pistol with the same feel as your primary. Helps with overall muscle memory and shooting mechanics. To have one in the exact same platform would be awesome! Congratulations Sir...
  9. KentuckyWindage

    KentuckyWindage 20g

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    Thanks! Yea it was my intension on buying the .22 more trigger time on the same platform. I love this little gun! New updated pic, now with stippling and thumb safety removed :mrgreen:
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  10. AggieSigGuy

    AggieSigGuy .22LR

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    Smith & Wesson

    My Smith & Wesson .38 Chiefs Special Model #36 with a 2" barrel


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  11. LAZY EYED SNIPER

    LAZY EYED SNIPER Overwatch Staff Member Global Moderator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    Love that Chief's Special ASG!

    Very nice...
  12. tcecil88

    tcecil88 .30-06

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    Very nice! I have always had a soft spot for snubbies!
  13. nitesite

    nitesite Average Guy Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    AggieSigGuy~

    If you would like to know what month/year your Model 36 was made, post your s/n with the last few digits as an "x" and I'll look it up.

    Is it a 36, a 36-1, 36-2 or what? You'll see that inside the open cylinder crane. I love the Chiefs Special. I've hit 12" gongs at 100 yards shooting them.
  14. AggieSigGuy

    AggieSigGuy .22LR

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    Serial is BBT64XX.

    It says MOD 36-2. What does that mean?

    Thanks
  15. JoeRotella

    JoeRotella .270 WIN

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    Hey KW - Nice Guns - I'm a huge S&W fan, I have the M&P 45, I love it - thinking the "sheild" is my next.
  16. nitesite

    nitesite Average Guy Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Well, I'm no expert but let me delve into your fine Chiefs Special a bit....

    The Chiefs Special was first produced in 1957

    It was designated the Model 36
    beginning with serial number 125000
    In 1962 a slight hammer change was made at s/n 295000
    In 1966 they changed the thumbpiece from flat to what yours wears

    In 1967 the Model 36-1 version came out

    It was basically a 3" heavy barrel version
    These were produced until the mid-1980s

    The Model 36-2 came out in 1988
    It had a slightly tapered barrel from the dash-1 heavy barrel and reverted back to a 2" length.
    The dash-2 also redesigned and simplified the cylinder yoke retention system

    Your S/N was made somewhere between Oct 1988 (beginning with BBT2293) and Feb 1989 (when it changed to BDC000), I'm betting somewhere around Christmas 1988.

    For $50 you could ask Smiff and Western for a letter from their Historian of records Roy Jinks which would put an exact date when it shipped from the factory and to which dealer it was sent. All I have to go on is my Standard Catalog of Smith and Wesson 2nd which groups s/n by fairly general ranges.

    Anyway, I hope you enjoy knowing a little more about your fine revolver!
  17. SHOOTER13

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    Well done nitesite...
  18. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 Guest

    Since we're talkin' S&W revolvers...here are a few I own:


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    This M629 N-frame is done in stainless steel with a 4" barrel and sports recoil taming Pachmayr grips. S&W introduced the stainless steel version of the Model 29 in 1978.


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    This M13 K-frame is an unusual specimen, usually sold blued...it is nickel plated and has a 3" bull barrel. It came with wood grips ( round butt ) which I since swapped for Pachmayrs. This M&P model was introduced by S&W in 1973, and was issued to the FBI before they switched to semi-autos.

    Both are pre-lock...
  19. AggieSigGuy

    AggieSigGuy .22LR

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    Thanks nitesite. I thought it was a little older than that but the s/n doesnt lie.

    My mom carried it for several years. I inherited about 6 years ago and have kept it put away since then.
  20. nitesite

    nitesite Average Guy Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    You are most welcome. Glad to help.

    Shooter13,

    Isn't a 4-inch N-Frame one of the greatest revolvers ever built? And in a great caliber, your is. Awesome!

    Now that 3-inch Model 13, that's a really neat gun. I've always had a soft spot in my heart for 3-inch bull barrel round butt K-Frames. Talk about perfect balance in your hand!

    Side story: I once owned a Model 10-8 3" HBRB that was pinned. A major gun collector who specialized in S&Ws tracked it down to me all the way from Washington State. He offered me a lot more money for it than I believed it was worth and it's now his. He has a particular fondness for S&W revolvers and especially the M&P and Model 10 and all its many different offerings.

    Here's a pic he sent me of my revolver safely at home with it's brothers and sisters, every one of them distinctly different from the next. Mine is fourth row down second from left.

    This is just his Model 10 collection. I'm not kidding!

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